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Old 02-06-2009, 09:02 PM
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Default Re: Got a generator today - Now a question

Originally Posted by Racing421 View Post
2Door, love that Model A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The donuts are there, spokes sandwiched. If you look at the pic, you can see the inboard side. The other one is hidden by the sprocket.
Thanks, Racing,
I want to try the gen thing too. I saw a cheapo at the bike shop for $16. It was a 6V and 3watt. That should be just enought to 'trickle charge' my batt while riding and as far as draining the batt while at rest, if I find I need it, I'll put a diode in the circuit to eliminate that. Let me know how your system is working.
I was also wondering if there was a way to drive one of those little friction type generators from the engine; either belt or friction driven. but the tire mount would work too.
keep in touch,
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