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Old 02-16-2015, 01:47 PM   #1
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Kymco A125 Lighting Issue / Question

Hi guys,

I'm looking for ideas. My A125 keeps blowing headlight bulbs. I'm getting tired of replacing them at almost $20 per, and last time I broke the plastic holder. I'd like to figure out some way to rig up an LED light instead.

The Internet sells gazillions of LEDs, but I'm no electrician, so I don't know where to start. I don't neeed a high / low beam. In fact, I don't really even need anything that works at night, just something to keep the man off my back. I'm looking for a $10 solution. Any ideas?

As a note, I still have 12v up there so I can use the power supply from the bike. But I don't need to. I'd be just as happy with a bicycle headlight rigged to an on/off switch.
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Old 02-16-2015, 03:28 PM   #2
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keeps blowing headlight bulbs
Test charging volts.

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Old 02-16-2015, 09:18 PM   #3
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You ve got a short somewhere that grounding out the bulb causing it to blow. Beyond learning how to use the volt meter a simple thing that can be done in 1 day is to take off all the panels . Then look at the wiring loom . Trace every wire back to battery. I would guess the issue is a wire has the rubber casing wearing through. This means that eg when you turn the wheel fully one way that wire in the front part of the loom hit metal blowing the bulb. You ether have to learn to trace faults yourself with a volt meter ( 15 bucks for one ) or Pay through the nose to have someone do it for you.
As for you 10 bucks Idea it's asking for you do die when someone hits you. About the only other thing you can do is wire up a LED AUto running light that is 20 bucks .
Only way to fix is tracing the wiring loom.
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Old 02-17-2015, 01:15 PM   #4
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Check how much voltage is going to your headlight while your engine is at idle and at full rev. It shouldn't go over ~13v or so. Your voltage regulator is probably toast. The Agility uses a 4-pin regulator/rectifier and the chinese models fit. Easy fix.

Also the regulator is the small silver box with fins bolted to the frame under the headlight area.
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:20 AM   #5
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Check how much voltage is going to your headlight while your engine is at idle and at full rev. It shouldn't go over ~13v or so. Your voltage regulator is probably toast. The Agility uses a 4-pin regulator/rectifier and the chinese models fit. Easy fix.

Also the regulator is the small silver box with fins bolted to the frame under the headlight area.
I used to work for a Kymco dealer. There WAS a VR recall at one point on that scooter....your symptom sounds suspicioulsy similar to those affected by those bum VRs.

IIRC the VR on that scoot was mounted in the headset?
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:55 PM   #6
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I used to work for a Kymco dealer. There WAS a VR recall at one point on that scooter....your symptom sounds suspicioulsy similar to those affected by those bum VRs.

IIRC the VR on that scoot was mounted in the headset?
+1

I think it's there too (was it somewhere close to the horn? I forget.)
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:52 PM   #7
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So I jammed a$6 LED light into the headlight socket and wired it to the existing wires. Works like a champ and bright as all get-out. cool!

I wonder if it will hold up. I'll let you know.
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:47 PM   #8
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What light did you use?

What light did you use, and where did you get it?
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just a random set of lights from eBay.

301253156823

Well, that link didn't work, but that is the item number.
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As a note, it ain't a perfect solution. The light is bright, but it doesn't throw much light down range. I would say it's slightly worse than the stock lighting, which was pretty sucky to start with.
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