> Ron is exactly right. There are three coils in the mag. One
> is for ignition, one for power and the other I guess supports
> the power (maybe another 6v mag [6 + 6 = 12]). Does that
> mean it is DC and is a generator? Contrasted with the 6v AC
> that has to be rectified? How and why you are so smart I
> dunno. Years of 2 stroke fumes I suppose.... I will update
> everyone if it works. Just so you can laugh if I screw up >
> then I'll say shit again, maybe even the F word.
Probably Castrol R.
I don't think you can hook the coils in series for 12 volts because they are not phased correctly to do that.
One of the coils is for head/tail/instruments, the other is for stop/horn. Both are ac coils. The diode is a zener diode which is a voltage regulator, not a rectifier. It clips the ac if it exeeds 6 volts, sort of like a lamp dimmer in your house. You must remove it if you switch to 12 volts.