Alternator ideas

ultralight01

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/322111682279?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
This generator is what I'm thinking of using to charge a 12v 4.5ah battery running a lot of thing (24W headlight, turn signals, and other lights. Thankfully I can save the battery juice for when it's dark)

So, I have 3 places I could put it.
Make a belt from the 79cc shaft to the motor.
Make a belt from the jackshaft to the motor (there's a 3x speed reduction here compared to the above)
Friction drive on the wheel.

I'll use a diode and a regulator for the generator.
Which sounds best?
 

KCvale

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Sure you can add a power generator to your bike, why not?
You already use the least efficient way there is to transfer power to your wheel, why not burden your engine more with the least efficient way there is to charge a battery?
 

KCvale

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Thanks, KC, for the negativity.
What do you suggest I change? What's more efficient?
I'm only here to learn.
I am happy to help, thats why I hang around here.
That post was my salty some call it is way of greeting you grounded to real life first, and helping from there bud, you have my interest ;-}

Post some detailed pics with out a messy background and lets see what what have to begin with bud, and we can look at the ways you can make some changes for the better for you ;-}