Re: Jim's Sprocket Adaptors "Great Value"
My experience with mag lighting isn't good. Our trail bikes in the 60s and 70s would have a head and tail light and if one burned out or had a vibration failure the other one woud burn out as the voltage went sky hi.
Originally Posted by Down_South
No worries Jim. Thanks for making these parts. I'm glad that you offer some high quality parts for these little engines. I wish somebody would make a magneto that would run headlights with a stable voltage and amperage through the entire rpm range of the engine. I don't know, maybe it will happen and maybe not. I'm not an electronics expert but wishful thinking never hurt anybody.
Of course my Honda doesn't have a lighting wire. but I think the solution is the same? The engine needs a voltage generation source and a regulator, plus a battery as both a storage source and help regulate the voltage. I doubt in the case of the Honda that the magnet in the flywheel has enough field on its' outside diameter to mount a lighting coil? Can't speak for the 2 strokes.
It might be possible for someone like Jim to modify flywheels to include one or two magnets in the outer diameter to drive a lighting system?
I have thought for some time about a direct mechanical drive for a generator or alternator. The only rotating face on the Honda is the flywheel as the Grubee transmission takes up the output shaft. Then you are faced with a rotating surface running up to 7500 RPM. Hard to get that down to a usable speed for the electrical system.
I am sure there is someone here that has an original ideal, I feel locked in to my experience and thus no original thinking.
Need a young mind with a free spirit. )
Easy does it, but do it!