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Munchkin
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Hi guys n gals.

Thinking of possibly changing my D1 lighting. Which works best & where do I get it and the price please.

The Bones cdi or the Rex Caunt now supplied by Rusty Rooster.

My lights are supposed to work via the magneto. Ive had installed a battery that works from the magneto to the lights.

Is it worth changing I dont ride far on the BSA just town & back day time only. And a ride out here and there.

Are there any benefits to changing.

 

THX

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If your bike is a reliable starter and the lights work well enough for the riding you do, then I wouldn't change it. The old adage applies - "if it aint broke, don't fix it..."

Having said that, I have a Bones system and it works just fine.

Current bikes......1958 D5, a 77 Suzuki GT250 and a 77 Honda CB125S. I have a B175 in the workshop and a 76 Honda C90 waiting its turn. A 1980 Honda CB400N waiting for MOT.  Everyday ride is a 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster. 

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From an ignition and price point of view they are all pretty much the same, they all work ok
where they do differ is the lighting output
Bones is 40watt arguably no better then you have now
Electrexworld is 55watt
Rex C is 60watt
Powerdynamo is 100watt
if you are manly / only looking for brighter lights
55watt headlamp + 20watt tail = 75watts before you allow for your indicators and battery charge
you could use LED lights which use a lot less power on any of the above or on your bike as is
just seen your edit, dont know about Rusty Rooster

i-agree"if it aint broke, don't fix it..."

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mike p5xbx said
...............on your bike as is
just seen your edit, dont know about Rusty Rooster

i-agree"if it aint broke, don't fix it..."  

I believe that Rex handed over production of his electronic ignition system to Nick Bramley (Rusty Rooster) when his wife was ill. Its the same system I believe, just rebranded.

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Ah I did wonder why there was a line through Rex caunt. I certainly didnt do it.

 

Anyway by the by. What Id like are brighter lights, my banty has yes indicators argh I know but with some car drivers an arm isnt enough.

I have a 6v battery in the tool box with the rectifier, and is wired to the magneto, when theres not enough power I also have something that is wired to the battery and I can plug a battery charger into it to put in a bit more charge.

Not sure what to do as I have seen posts where ppl brag on about how it makes the bike better.

Just seeing if its worth it.

 

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The cheapest first option would be an LED stop / rear bulb and side light bulb, as mentioned above.

They will draw less current than a normal style bulb and thus free up a bit more power for the headlight to be brighter.

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Anderzander said
The cheapest first option would be an LED stop / rear bulb and side light bulb, as mentioned above.

They will draw less current than a normal style bulb and thus free up a bit more power for the headlight to be brighter.  

Completely agree with above post,Electronic ignitions without doubt are a revolution for old bikes,but I tend to only fit one when the original system is at the end of its useful life and being unreliable,once fitted any running problems are down to something other than ignition problems they really are a fit and forget system but at approx £300 a time can you justify it?

If my opinion is worth anything,my bikes don't really run any differently with IE than with a well set up points system,but peace of mind is nice to have,but does come at a price!

The debate goes on regarding which one to buy,Bones, Electrexworld Rusty Rooster etc,I have used two of these both worked well but Electrexworld let me down in the way of after sales service (details on request).

So the decision as always is yours,one interesting point though in favour of these systems,have you ever seen a used one for sale?they really are that good!

cheers from a long winded Digby

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Thanks folks, I currently have temporary indicators on using 6v, they are 12v but have 6v bulbs il look into led.

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