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I've got a question about my '51 Panhead winter project.
When I bought it, the seller told me that it had been converted to 12V. I never bothered to check, rode it for 3 weeks, then took it apart.
Now I'm putting everything back together and found out that the generator is actually 6V.
Would it make sense to convert to 12V? What are the advantages/disadvantages?
Tips and opinions welcome...

Thanks,
-Marc
 

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Thanks for the info. It's not a resto, so originality is not an argument.
The brighter light and being able to find universal 12V parts on the road are good reasons to move to 12V.

I was going to replace all the cables anyhow and I'm not going to use the horseshoe tank, so I can overcome the bigger battery and some other wires.
I also like the "Franks" type regulator because that will save me some wires and a 'box' that I need to place somewhere.

Will the sparks also be 'stronger'? My carb was not really set up properly, but I've been kickstarting myself nearly to death when the engine was hot...
If that will also improve, I think I'll go for a 12V system.

-Marc
 
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