you ride your Dragster at night, then you probably realized quickly
that the headlight was underpowered. Even with the high-beam switched
on (available only on the Dragster 125 and 180), it's sometimes
hard to see far enough in front of you to ride safely. You can
solve this problem by changing the stock headlamp bulbs for brighter
high-intensity 'blue/white' or 'gold' bulbs, the bulbs used in
this example are available from Chiselspeed
you can see the difference in these before and after pictures
(below), when riding your Dragster in the dark however, the difference
is like comparing day and night! The stock bulbs are a dull yellow,
while the new bulbs are a brilliant white with a hint of blue
- much like the headlights on some later model European cars.
Stock Bulbs - Low Beam.
Blue Bulbs - Low Beam.
Stock Bulbs - High Beam.
Blue Bulbs - High Beam.
Installation: changing the headlamp bulbs on an Italjet
Dragster is easy! Changing the bulbs only takes a couple of minutes.
There are a total of three bulbs in the front headlamp assembly.
The two larger outer bulbs are the main headlamps, and the single
smaller bulb in the middle is the standard beam. The main headlamps
are dual-filament, which means that a single bulb produces both
the low and high-beam settings. The following explains how to
change the two outer headlamp bulbs:
1. Make sure your scooter's key is turned to the 'off'
2. Locate the two grey plastic bulb fixtures above the
front wheel, underneath the plastic housing under the headlamp.
You do not need to remove any pieces of the body for this procedure.
3. Grasp the grey plastic bulb fixture firmly, and rotate
it counter-clockwise until you hear a "click." Pull the fixture
out of the headlamp assembly and down so you can access the bulb.
4. You do not need to remove any of the wires or tabs to
remove the bulb. Press down on the front of the bulb and rotate
it clockwise to release it from the fixture. Pull the bulb out.
5. Insert the new bulb, making sure to take note of the
two different sized tabs on the bulb stem. It will only fit inside
the housing one way.
6. Press down on the front of the bulb and rotate it counter-clockwise
until the tabs on the bulb stem lock the bulb into place.
7. Re-insert the grey plastic bulb housing into the headlamp
assembly, then rotate clockwise until you hear the fixture click
8. Turn your scooter's key to the 'on' position and test
your new bulbs!
Words & Pictures: Steve Jenkins.