street bike lighting

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  1. xXNightRiderXx

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    Hi guys, new here in the electrical world, and i need some help in wiring a lighting system. what i want is a 6v system, as i am connecting a motorcycle alternator to my engine. I need some good headlights, including daytime runners, some good turn signals, and brake lights. i also want to put a radio on there, along with some frame and engine lighting. How would i go about wiring this?

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  2. ultralight01

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    12v would work much, much better for what you're going for. You'll need a 4-5 amp hour battery and a 12v generator like this:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/322111682279?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    I use that setup and this headlight: http://www.ebay.com/itm/261375862928?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    which is insanely bright. You can run the generator off a belt going to any engine or jackshaft shaft. Or, put it on your rear tire to work as a friction generator. You also need a voltage regulator http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-A...ash=item2efb888d04:g:tlEAAOSwUKxYgYEU&vxp=mtr

    to charge the battery.

    Choose your turn signals off eBay (the bolt on type) and buy this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-...ash=item28240c387b:g:x3YAAOSwImRYIzff&vxp=mtr

    You'll be completely set besides a brake light
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/iLumenox-SS...244937?hash=item2efa901fc9:g:I0gAAOSwtfhYrlS4

    That's the easiest option I've found, it fits in your V brake caliper. The other option is to wire a switch to go right under the brake lever, so when you pull it it sends current to any red light you choose.
     
  3. xXNightRiderXx

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    I have decided on components for the light and charging system. A 12v sealed motorcycle battery, a 110A 12v alternator for a Chevy Blazer with a built in regulator, a flasher relay, a combination brake/tail/turn signal/license plate light, a turn signal and headlight switch, a spring activated brake light switch, and two hi/lo headlights with fog lights. Now, I just need to buy them, the bike, the engine, a belt, a pulley to attach to the engine, and a belt tensioner. I will also need to modify the engine a bit to do this, using a flanged rod connected to the engine fan. The rod will be modified to accept a belt pulley. This will give me total visibility, as well as allow me to connect multiple accessories as I see fit.
     

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