Too Big???

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  1. tvc15

    tvc15 New Member

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    cvlt1On the fence with this and would like an opinion or 2...

    This is a 6 in. dune buggy light from Harbor Freight, seemed like a good deal and I was looking for something slightly larger than the standard bicycle headlight... Thought is also looked a little retro to me.
     

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  2. r00t4rd3d

    r00t4rd3d New Member

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    Thats looks good. How are you going to power it ?
     
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    corgi1 New Member

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    It is a good looking lite ,compliments the tank and fender well
     
  4. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Those lights always look awesome next to a springer fork(^) Nice ride!
     
  5. tvc15

    tvc15 New Member

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    lithium ion and a cree LED
     
  6. r00t4rd3d

    r00t4rd3d New Member

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    I think I know how you could power it in all its glory. Im a dirt bike guy before a MB guy. Some older dirt bikes only had 6v for lights , same volts as the white wire to power lights with these engines.

    With a dirt bike all you have to do is get a 12v regulator/rectifier and a small 12v battery. You run the 6v line from the stator to the reg/rec then reg/rec to the battery. This trickle charges the battery from the 6v engine line and allows you to run 12v lights from the battery. Ive seen this done lots of times when people restore old dirt bikes but want to run newer , brighter 12v lights.

    I bet it would also work with these engines.

    A reg/rec like this :
    Ricky Stator

    And a battery like this :
    Super Mini Moto Pocket Bike 12 Volt Battery Parts 49cc: eBay Motors (item 170269544430 end time Sep-26-10 02:01:22 PDT)

    Then you could run the 55watt H3 bulb that comes with that light and any other 12v stuff. You could hide the battery and reg/rec under your seat.

    :)
     
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  7. tvc15

    tvc15 New Member

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    alternator?
     
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    r00t4rd3d New Member

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    Opps I meant stator. The part where the white wire comes from ......

    On these engines they are called magnetos ?

    :)
     
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  9. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

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    The headlight looks perfect!
    I have a black rubber shelled one the same size that I am contemplating on using.
    I just gotta figure out an LED conversion for it that will actually put out a decent pattern and brilliance.
     
  10. tvc15

    tvc15 New Member

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    Im doing some design work with a major flashlight company at the moment... if i get some secrets i'll share :)
     
  11. tvc15

    tvc15 New Member

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    Thanks guys!!!!
     
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    GearNut Active Member

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    Thank you very much!
    All the ones I can find so far are not very well suited for a reflector style motorcycle or utility lamp.
     
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  13. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    I like it. How does the chrome seem? How did you mount it?
    SB
     
  14. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I think it works well with the look of your bike! (^)
     
  15. MotorNut123

    MotorNut123 New Member

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    that light looks sweet. that thing will be totally bright when riding. i want a bullet headlight but not as big. but that looks great on that type of bike.
     
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    meowy84 New Member

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    Wow, that bike looks awesome. BTW, where did you get the fenders? What bike are they from?
     
  17. tvc15

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    Fenders are from Electrabicyles.com
     
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    killercanuck New Member

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    Lamp looks sweet on your ride, if its bright enough keep'r for sure. :) How many watts/what voltage is the cree? would they run off our 6v white wire?
     
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    I have a bunch to tryout... 1 watts... white wire only works if the cycle is groung right ( I aint got no kill switch)... any idea how I might wire this... I was going to go with batteries
     
  20. killercanuck

    killercanuck New Member

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    I remember this thread:
    http://motorbicycling.com/f6/wiring-up-light-17669-2.html#post178667

    Should help, eh?
     

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