Delta torpedo budget led conversion


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ReVo

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 26, 2013
197
20
Novi, United States
#1
Here is another little mod I've been making on my typhoon project. I got a rough delta torpedo fender light with a fender set I bought here on the cabe. The case was a tad messed up and the reflector lens was toast. It did still work, but I wanted something a bit more reliable and cost affective for batteries so I decided to convert it to led.

I started by looking online to see if anyone else sold a kit or had plans to do this... That was a failed attempt... So in the name of science and adventure and all that jazz I set out in search of parts. I went to a local department store and picked through all the 3 volt led flashlights they had and found one which had a lens of the same size as the fender light. Then came the fun part. I dissected the flashlight and stole the bulb and lens.

After much tinkering and a few failed attempts at salvaging the ground switch system I opted for a new age solid state switch from radio shack. I drilled two holes in the main case for it where the ground switch used to be. I then fabricated a new ground terminal which will be riveted on after paint. I also had to modify the innards as well. I moved the front spring piece back to help accommodate the longer bulb. I also disabled the case ground system with electrical tape. A bit of soldering later and I had a working light!

I'm only in about 15 bucks as it stands, too. I'm excited to get the rest of the bike painted and back together so I can throw this on!

-Ron-
 

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mike j

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 3, 2013
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5,397
Tuxedo Park, United States
#2
Nice job & good thinking. There are so many battery acid melt downs out there, it's good to see new & creative ways of bringing them back. Can't wait to see it all together. Nice to see something new on this thread also. It's like Siberia here!
 

ReVo

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 26, 2013
197
20
Novi, United States
#3
Thanks! I completely agree. Taking the best of yesteryear and mixing it with modern technology... It's almost like perfecting perfection. =) I just finished it today, it looks and works great!

-Ron-
 

ReVo

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 26, 2013
197
20
Novi, United States
#7
Thanks! Hopefully you all will be seeing this on the finished bike soon. =)

-Ron-
 

GiovanniLiCalsi

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 29, 2012
3,006
744
Alameda, California
#11
Has anyone stuck an LED light inside a carbide lamp.
I have a few of them and it would be cool to use an LED light module that could be used.
 

ReVo

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 26, 2013
197
20
Novi, United States
#12
Looks fairly easy, looks like I might try it
The flashlight I used was a 3 volt black and decker. The switch was a radio shack #275-0406. I used a piece from a stamped steel brake caliper clip for the ground terminal. Hopefully that helps you some. =)

-Ron-
 

Gary Mc

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 5, 2011
2,297
115
Buford GA
#15

ReVo

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 26, 2013
197
20
Novi, United States
#17
Thanks for all the positive feedback, guys. I was expecting mixed results when I posted this at first... Felt I was treading into uncertain territory by messing with an original piece. Perhaps I will post some more of my ideas and concepts for this bike as I finish it up. =) Really happy to have found the cabe! Great site with great people!

-Ron-
 

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