magneto powered lights

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  1. saetta

    saetta New Member

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    I have a front and rear light on my bicycle powered with the white wire. I installed a toggle switch as well. Both lights work and do not stall the motor. my question is this, Does running lights off of the motor's electrical system do any harm to it? Should their be a resistor?
     
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  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    It won't hurt a thing. You may experience a slight reduction in performance with the lights on, but that's the worst to expect.
     
  3. jcvs

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    Go you have a diagram for the wiring ? Or description-just the white wire ? and what-A 12 volt light ?

    Thanks
     
  4. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Prolly just the white wire, I'm runnin' Norm's awesome head&taillight combo like that: http://motorbicycling.com/f23/lights-7306.html

    Only "problem" I have is I need to rev it just a little at a stoplight or w/e, I could fix that by turnin' up my idle speed a hair... *shrug* honestly I never even think about it lol
     
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