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Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Dimitrios_231 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:49 pm

Mark,if I was Tino or Vittorio,I would have sent you at least one free kit,minimum,
this mod is going to help their sales,a lot,
I ordered mine after reading your post (the epic one :) ;) )

Almost done,
need a small tie wrap and to use the resin.

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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Dimitrios_231 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:32 pm

Job's done :D :)
Mr Captain rocks 8-)
Thanks

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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Wack » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:06 pm

And then there was two 8-)
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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Dimitrios_231 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:08 pm

:D ;)

Checked the correct length of the wires,cut them and fitted the bullet terminals.
I used the test bike that I only have for this task :mrgreen:
It was a good time to also check the fitment of a new velocity stack on a spare right handed Amal,
mmmm, I'll have to make one more hole on one more original SX200 panel,sorry Mr Innocenti :lol:

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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Jamjo » Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:36 pm

Nice clean work , going to have a pop at this as well but don't think my surroundings will be that clean and tidy :lol:
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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Dimitrios_231 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:41 pm

It's not a beauty contest :)
the only thing that matters,is to work ;)

Some of the regulators that can be used.

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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Dimitrios_231 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:47 pm

I strobed it earlier,so far everything is fine,
I'll report about the lights later...

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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Dimitrios_231 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:23 pm

Testing finished,
lights are very bright and steady,night riding is safe,not afraid of the dark :) I use standard type bulbs front and rear,no led,no halogen,
my Lucas are also working perfectly but I'm not going to remove the covers,
I'll do in the future a similar conversion on another lammy that has the Lucas spots uncovered,I'll post a video then.

Exhaust,carb,cylinder and gearbox are working in harmony,I'm satisfied.

Teaser video.



The rattling noise is from the inner front disc at the hub.
Use hearing protection ;)

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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Captain Pugwash » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:20 am

Result 8-)
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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Jamjo » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:10 am

Looks great , I tackled mine and to my surprise I went quite well. Other tan fixing the cable tie on the wrong side so hindered refitting but soon sorted . Thanks Mark (Captain ) and Dimitrios for all the input :D
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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Dimitrios_231 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:25 am

That is great James,join the club :) ;)
I haven't done anything,Captain is the man,
thank you Captain (again :) )
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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Dimitrios_231 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:09 pm

The ultimate disguise,modern 12V Italian DC variable ignition with vintage look.

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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby jonashford » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:48 pm

This isnt a varitronic, its a casatronic?
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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Dimitrios_231 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:15 pm

Casatronic/Parmakit ;)
the stator is similar to Varitronic.

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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Dimitrios_231 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:10 pm

The complete variable DC conversion,
modern technology,vintage look,
it wasn't easy but I prefer it this way.

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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Nelly » Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:16 pm

Lovely job.
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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Dimitrios_231 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:37 pm

Cheers ;)
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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby gazza » Wed May 18, 2016 5:33 am

Hi i'm interested in attempting this conversion I have recently done a re-build and have a varitronic and as i'd added a couple of pathfinders i decided to add a battery and run everything via the battery (DC - from bgm pro regulator) apart from the main headlight (AC). I tried to use a relay to operate the DC circuit i.e when ignition switch is on operate the relay, but as it was AC and only giving an output of around 8v the relay(12 v dc) would not operate correctly and chattered.
Quick question what output does this conversion give at low revs ie tick over- will it drive a 12v dc relay ? And would there be enough power to run 35w headlight, dc horn, led rear light, and occaisional pathfinder (either fog or spot)?
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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Adam_Winstone » Wed May 18, 2016 5:54 pm

Over the last couple of years I've been changing away from DC setups (12V and 6V), for the maintenance-free AC option, so have no intention of playing with these but thought I'd drop a line to say, "What an interesting read!" Very informative and up to the Captain's usual high standards. Dimitrios has done a fine job with his setup too :)

Nice work guys and thanks for sharing.

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Re: Variatronic "Wassell" conversion

Postby Dimitrios_231 » Wed May 18, 2016 8:43 pm

:) The hardest part of the project was to wait for the Italian post to send me Tino's vintage look CDI for Varitronic.
Captain did a fantastic job with the mod.

Gazza, it will probably support original lamps but it will be much better if you use LEDs at the pathfinders.

A video with AC 35W headlight and 12V LEDs Lucas fed from the battery :) ,
DC is much much better now but I don't have a video,all the lights are steady even at tickover.

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