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6 volt lights for motorized bicycles

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Old 10-04-2009, 11:57 PM
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I have been reading about the white wire on the mag for lights hav'nt tryed it but found a 6 volt genenerator that mounts in the engine. I got it from Wonderful Creations off of ebay. I also found a 6 volt rectafier regulator off ebay. I hav'nt installed these yet but will send updates when I do. The mini-gen was $42 with shiping the reg and wire harness was $40 and the sla batt was a little over $30. I bought a bullet light set to run. I am currently gutting the headlight and instaling a 6 volt led light that I had hanging around and will use the eng kill switch as the light switch since I you a toggle on the ground side of cdi as a kill switch I hope when it's done it will look sharp and bright. and hope to post some pics of the finished project.
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Sounds like a great idea. I've been thinking about doing something like that myself. I just ordered the same generator the other day and hope to hook it up to some sort of battery pack that then connects to a switch then to a lighting system. I'm not too great with electronics but yea, something I hope to accomplish.

When it is done, let us know how it turns out.
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I'm curious to know know what kind of performance you get from the light and the engine. I've been contemplating buying a huge rechargeable flood light to mount on my bike.
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When you install it push a lead wire through the front of the grommet into the eng. Then solder it to the gen. wire than pull trough. It's the easyest way to get the wire trough. You need to have a rectifier regulator to have it hooked to a bat. because it produces 6 volt A.C.
The engine is not effected since the gen is only using the magnet in the eng.I run L.E.D.s so it's what it is. will post pics soon .
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Aquari,
I've been useing 6v sla batt on my ride for quite some time. I can get 7-8 hrs. with no recharge system. Right now I just recharge over night. Guess that I should recharge(trickle 250ma.) from the w-wire. using a diode and current limiting resistor. However it's pretty easy just to plug in when I put it away.
I use a 7-1/2V 300 ma. bulb in a fog light housing. I also have a 56 led light mounted in case I should loose the primary light from vibration(haven't yet 5Mos.). I also have brake and t-signals hooked up to the batt.
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Search in this forum 500 lumen light under $10..

It works great and it has a lot of power...
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I have been reading about the white wire on the mag for lights hav'nt tryed it but found a 6 volt genenerator that mounts in the engine. I got it from Wonderful Creations off of ebay. I also found a 6 volt rectafier regulator off ebay. I hav'nt installed these yet but will send updates when I do. The mini-gen was $42 with shiping the reg and wire harness was $40 and the sla batt was a little over $30. I bought a bullet light set to run. I am currently gutting the headlight and instaling a 6 volt led light that I had hanging around and will use the eng kill switch as the light switch since I you a toggle on the ground side of cdi as a kill switch I hope when it's done it will look sharp and bright. and hope to post some pics of the finished project.
I'm curious how you plan to use the kill switch for a light switch. The kill button is a normally open momentary switch. That means when you push the button it closes the circuit for as long as you hold the button but opens it when released. Not what you want for a light switch. A single throw, single pole toggle would be a better choice.
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Aquari,
I've been useing 6v sla batt on my ride for quite some time. I can get 7-8 hrs. with no recharge system. Right now I just recharge over night. Guess that I should recharge(trickle 250ma.) from the w-wire. using a diode and current limiting resistor. However it's pretty easy just to plug in when I put it away.
I use a 7-1/2V 300 ma. bulb in a fog light housing. I also have a 56 led light mounted in case I should loose the primary light from vibration(haven't yet 5Mos.). I also have brake and t-signals hooked up to the batt.
it'd be great to see a wiring diagram/parts list for this lighting system you've got, particularly one wired with that diode and current limiting resistor. I think that's something we could all use here in Michigan, as all motorized vehicles here apparently have to have turn signals and brake lights..
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Momentum,
I wired my system on the fly and didn't make a sketch. However I will draw one up and send it to you.

I am working on a new design that I think will be the ultimate lighting, turn and brake system.
Of course keeping it simple and cheap to build is always my goal.
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6 Volt lighting circuit. In the drawing you will see "Headlight", this is a incandesant center light. That is only used under special conditions(rain,snow or other national emergency).
The LED lights are 21 Leds each. Their are four of these, two on the front h-bars, near the grips and two outboard on the rear. The front ones run all 21 leds and bilnk off for turns(I use them both daytime and night).
The rear lights use 9 of the 21 leds for running lights that blink off for turns. The remaining 13 leds function as brake lights.
The 21 Led light units (4) cost $4 ea. including shipping.
The brake sw is mounted on the dual brake lever.


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it'd be great to see a wiring diagram/parts list for this lighting system you've got, particularly one wired with that diode and current limiting resistor. I think that's something we could all use here in Michigan, as all motorized vehicles here apparently have to have turn signals and brake lights..
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