In a message dated 5/13/02 10:38:49 AM, ELandpapa@aol.com writes:
<< Hi Gang: My 1984 U8 came equiped with a Union generator, The head and taillight must be Halogen ,since they're quite bright, I have also heard that any generator bulb will blow at excess speed,but at age seventy this is no longer a problem for me. While we're talking about lights, I'am looking for a battery operated taillight that would be period correct for my 1977 Record Ace. If any of you have one for sale please let me know. Cheers, Ed Landreth, Norfolk, Va. >>
My 1983 Herse came with a Sanyo BB Generator (very smooth and quite though it's showing its age) powering a Soubetez block generator front lamp carefully wired through the rack, mudguard and frame with a halogen bulb. The rear lamp was a fender mounted with hidden wiring ( we sell very similar rear lamps for about $10.00 that work for restoration and general use well).
For battery lamps this late model Herse had a Large reflectored Varta White front flashlight mounted to the back with a custom bracket and a square rear Berec lamp brazed to a bracket bolted to the bottom of the left chainstay to clear the low rider panniers and still provide illumination.
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