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Changes to AJS/Matchless Lightweight 12V conversion Introduction

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Introduction
The electrical system on an AJS/Matchless Lightweight leaves a bit to be desired. The charging system is primitive and the 6V electrics mean that the headlight is poor. Fortunately, the alternator has plenty of output and it's easy to convert the system to 12V operation. [ … ] The Wipac alternator is a two-phase, xxw affair. You can connect the three output wires straight into a three phase rectifier. This will work just fine (and has the advantage that you don't need to puzzle out which alternator wire is which...) [ … ] Read on for more information...
Conclusion
To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.Now you can enjoy easier starting and brighter lights!
To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.Now you can enjoy easier starting and brighter lights!