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Old 10-12-2012, 12:11 AM
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Hmm,

I had first tried using the white wire to power a light... and blew out several LED's and a couple incandescent bulbs in the process

I'll have to look into this other wiring for a kill switch that you speak of though.
If you try to run a LED straight off the white wire you will blow it out. Now as far as the bulbs go are you sure you had the correct voltage rated bulb for the voltage output of the white wire?
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:44 AM
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If you try to run a LED straight off the white wire you will blow it out. Now as far as the bulbs go are you sure you had the correct voltage rated bulb for the voltage output of the white wire?
I know for sure I didn't

I had a 3v bulb and a 7.5v bulb
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:15 AM
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I know for sure I didn't

I had a 3v bulb and a 7.5v bulb
A 3V bulb will just burn out. A 7.5V will work but not very bright. I've never found a good way to get a good bright headlight off the white wire. You can make it street legal, but if you're trying to get a bright headlight you will probably need to go in a different direction. I quit messing around a long time ago and just run 12V batteries. I run a headlight, tail light, brake light, turn signals and horn. The 12V 7.5 amp hr battery lasts more than a week, then I just plug it in to charge overnight.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:19 AM
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I think I'll just stick with the battery setup since it's much brighter than anything the engine can put out
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:36 AM
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rolled my bike into the shed,may ride it once more before winter,strained a tendon/pulled the bicep in my right arm,lifting fallen trees off the road.had our first snowstorm of the season,something short of a disaster.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:04 AM
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Rode to work yesterday. Came out at the end of the day to a flat rear tire (despite thorn-resistant tube and tire liner). Thought about it for a minute and tried pumping the tire up to see if it was a slow leak. Seemed to hold air, so I gave it a shot and started my 4.5 mile trip home. Stopped about half way and pumped it up again. Made it! (not much air to spare). Oh, and it's friction drive!
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:57 AM
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Installed my honda friction kit on a test bike today, hope it runs!!!
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:18 PM
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VIKTR, Good idea.

Tooljunkie, Sorry to hear it, hope yer feeling better soon. I live in California so there are still a lot of sunny days in winter. If the suns shining, I'm riding.

Noisydad, Poo Poo happens. Glad yer baby got you home safe.

Mexican, Good Luck.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:29 AM
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Well I bought (ordered) my pulleys for the primary drive on my bike finally and worked out the sizes needed. The one coming off my output shaft will be a 2.3" which will go to a 4.45" pulley on the jack shaft. This will give me a jack shaft speed of 1808.98 RPMs from an engine speed of 3500 RPMs. Here is the formula I used to get these figures:



RPM1 = RPM of Driver
RPM2 = RPM of Driven
D1 = Diameter or tooth count of Driver
D2 = Diameter or tooth count of Driven

RPM1 * D1 / D2 = RPM2
3500 * 2.3 / 4.45 = 1808.98 RPMs

1808.98 * 14t / 40t = 633.14 RPMs going to a 24" wheel.

Then I used the Gear Ratio Calculator program that has been listed on this forum before to get my final output of 5.53:1 with a top speed of 45.2 MPH. Now I don't really think I will get that top speed, but it would be great if I could.
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:32 PM
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Well I bought (ordered) my pulleys for the primary drive on my bike finally and worked out the sizes needed. The one coming off my output shaft will be a 2.3" which will go to a 4.45" pulley on the jack shaft. This will give me a jack shaft speed of 1808.98 RPMs from an engine speed of 3500 RPMs. Here is the formula I used to get these figures:



RPM1 = RPM of Driver
RPM2 = RPM of Driven
D1 = Diameter or tooth count of Driver
D2 = Diameter or tooth count of Driven

RPM1 * D1 / D2 = RPM2
3500 * 2.3 / 4.45 = 1808.98 RPMs

1808.98 * 14t / 40t = 633.14 RPMs going to a 24" wheel.

Then I used the Gear Ratio Calculator program that has been listed on this forum before to get my final output of 5.53:1 with a top speed of 45.2 MPH. Now I don't really think I will get that top speed, but it would be great if I could.
45 (.2) mph would be great. But if ya just get 40mph out of it, thats plenty fast enough for a bicycle, dont'cha think? 35 or so is fast enough for me, (and I'm just a little crazy.) Good luck with it anyway.
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