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The BSA Workshop => Singles => Topic started by: TIGER on 18 April, 2017, 22:56:30

Title: C15 rear light
Post by: TIGER on 18 April, 2017, 22:56:30
I am experiencing difficulty fitting a bulb to the rear light.
As you know this is the stop and tail type I am on 6 volt, although I am using an offset bulb
in a similar type holder the pins do not align.
I thought the fitting may be different for 6 volt ? So tryed. a 12 volt bulb same no fit ?
Some of you may remember this bike came in boxes so not the original light.
Sorry to witter on but are 6volt and 12volt bulbs the same type of pins.
Thanks in anticipation.
Regards
          Tim
Title: Re: C15 rear light
Post by: JulianS on 19 April, 2017, 09:28:51
Tail/stop bulbs come in 2 different fixings.

Almost all are offset type and the pins are the same for 6 and 12 volt. Then there is a very rare level pin type but I have not seen one and doubt your bike has one of these.

What type of rear light is it? If Lucas or Lucas type you can look into the bulb fitting and see the paths for the bulb pins. See photo.

The centre contact is spring loaded and you should be able to push it inwards against the spring.
Title: Re: C15 rear light
Post by: TIGER on 19 April, 2017, 22:41:57
Thanks Julian.