Headlight question

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by marioaz, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. marioaz

    marioaz New Member

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    Already installed 12v, 7ah, SLA battery. Currently using portion of Porter Cable flashight.
    Question: does a utility light throw a poor light pattern for use as headlight?
    Don't want to blind traffic with a flood light while they try to kill me. Walmart has a utility style 4 1/2" heavy plastic model that's only $13. A chrome 4 1/2" headlight can be found online for $40+. A small chrome Optronics driving light would work, but a larger light would look cool on my Point Beach commuter.

    The number one danger I've encountered is a driver giving a glance, seeing a bicycle, and not realizing I'm moving at 15-20mph.
     
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    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    Walmart has a 4 1/2"? flashlight with 6v battery for $3.50,could get one of those and swap out the bulb for a 12v bulb and not use the battery and use your battery instead.
    just mount the light straight,center and pointed slighty down toward the road.
     
  3. marioaz

    marioaz New Member

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    Good idea but I need a real headlight for function and looks. Work is 2.5 miles, one way, and other running around. Headlight/taillight, day and night, use approx 30-40 minutes per day max.
     
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    I use a common 12v20w halogen bulb (3/$10 at the hardware store)
    mounted in a driving light fixture
     

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    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    That's real good looking Jag you got there Bill!!
    I usually move the twist grip shifter to the left side of the bars. (it kinda balances out the look of the bars) ;)
     
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    thanks VB :)
    old pic, still had 2stroke on it, and I have a thumb/lever shifter now
    was the best showing light I could find
     

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