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Old 05-22-2016, 04:25 AM   #1
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Hi I want to convert my 51 panhead to 12v . At the moment , it's got a 32e style gennie (albeit the police one with the chrome fan cover on the end- 6V).I've got a 57 up 12v big twin/sporty gennie available also. If I bought this would it fit/work?
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Old 05-22-2016, 06:23 AM   #2
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Yep,change your bulbs and and coil to 12v and you should be good to go

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Old 05-22-2016, 06:24 AM   #3
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One question,is the 32e 12v?

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Ignore above post and you'll need a 12v voltage reg too.back to my coffee

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Thanks! Much appreciated.
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if your 12V genie is a model 65 (or an upgraded model 61), you will need to helicoil the mounting bolt holes in the 12V from 5/16" by 24 to 1/4" by 24 and use the old mounting strap and bottom shim.
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Question....... Why do ya wanna change from the 32E 6v to a 12v???

I have used 32E generators for years and if set right and wired correctly (VERY IMPORTANT!!!!) they are a Damn good generator, ...
many dont like them because they dont understand them or wire them as if they are a 12v and have trouble,
they need to be wired without short cuts and need a 22a (factory battery) to work right,
I have never had a reason to complain about them,
Once set up, output is fine and lighting is more than ya need in most situations....
(i have to admit I am a tad Biased towards them though,...)
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Sorry I call bullshit on the battery.
6v works well
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Sorry I call bullshit on the battery.
6v works well

''Bullshit'' is a tad harsh a word to use,
The reason you SHOULD (I Didn't say ''HAVE TO'')use a 22a factory type battery is that as there is no regulator (only a Shunting relay)the Battery itself acts as a heat sink and ''buffer'' for the charging system,... you can get away with smaler batterys, but in the long run they dont seem to last and often over heat, boil, dry out and need more maintainance than the original type do,... even if you adjust the 3rd brush for a low output.
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Question....... Why do ya wanna change from the 32E 6v to a 12v???

I have used 32E generators for years and if set right and wired correctly (VERY IMPORTANT!!!!) they are a Damn good generator, ...
many dont like them because they dont understand them or wire them as if they are a 12v and have trouble,
they need to be wired without short cuts and need a 22a (factory battery) to work right,
I have never had a reason to complain about them,
Once set up, output is fine and lighting is more than ya need in most situations....
(i have to admit I am a tad Biased towards them though,...)
Hmm, sure you are right- it's just that i've a box full of new bits (coil,dizzy etc.), and thought it would be an improvement. I ain't running the mech. rear brake or the handshift either.
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coming in to 3rd year on this €22
i looked at 12v because eating batteries at €150 a pop
this is my solution.(i will not alter my casings thought about maching bolts sleeves etc)
16 years on solid reg.(solder failure at 2 resoldered)
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ride the bike most days to supermarket and some times i go further.
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If you have a real generator repair place, the old school tradesman kind like I used to work in, they can change your field coils in your 6 out for a 12 volt set. That is if the parts are still around, which they should be. Then you will need a reg and change yer coil, and bulbs. The wiring is stouter, as in heavier gauge on a 6 volt system, so yours is essentially over built harness wise.
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