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Old 12-21-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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street legal 50 folks

in process of piecing together my street legal stunt 50 and came into a problem.

what kind of setup are you guys using to actuate your brake lights? lever mounts off other bikes that have a switch?

any recommendations for a decent tailight that doesnt poke out too much so i wont grind it down when trying to lay it back?

yes i know baja designs sells a kit. but im not paying $500 for lights and wires that i can get elsewhere and wire up myself.
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i used the "kill" switch on the headlight switch. it's not rigged to any lever but when they ask me to hit the brakes during inspection, i hit the brakes and push that button.
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I made an "L" bracket and mounted it to the bottom engine mount. On the bracket, I used a normally-on push button switch. I rigged it so that when the brake pedal is up, the button is depressed turning off the circuit. As soon as you press the brake pedal, the button goes to its normal position and engages the circuit.

You can also buy "scooter" brake levers from ebay, $9 with a switch built in.

I have the foot and the front hand brake on mine both wired.
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i used the "kill" switch on the headlight switch. it's not rigged to any lever but when they ask me to hit the brakes during inspection, i hit the brakes and push that button.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:57 PM   #5
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I made an "L" bracket and mounted it to the bottom engine mount. On the bracket, I used a normally-on push button switch. I rigged it so that when the brake pedal is up, the button is depressed turning off the circuit. As soon as you press the brake pedal, the button goes to its normal position and engages the circuit.

You can also buy "scooter" brake levers from ebay, $9 with a switch built in.

I have the foot and the front hand brake on mine both wired.
Awesome thanks. I think I will just get a decent "scooter" lever setup and call it a good.

Its not a problem to get my inspection (I work at a shop). Just for the streets and the law man.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:33 PM   #6
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I think I might use the Honda chf50 (metropolitan) controls. Its comes molded with the lever/brake switch/engine control.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:51 PM   #7
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As far as brake light I use the $10 led strips on the tard as it gets wrecked alot and just wire them in normal. Works great and super bright and also are flexible so make it easier to mount
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:29 AM   #8
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Acerbis taillight setup I found at CG.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:11 AM   #9
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same light I have
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:41 PM   #10
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im bout to set this on fire. i cant get it right. i got a ricks stator with one yellow wire coming out. i got a few rectifier regulators and such. 2 wire, 4 wire and 5,6 wire. i cant get none of them to work right. i get proper AC voltage output of the stator. it rectifies into DC just fine, but it cannot regulate. it will produce 20+ volts reved up and blow up lights n . im very well mechanically (auto tech) inclined and this is me off!! what am i doing wrong?
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:48 AM   #11
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Alas. After some research going nowhere ands a night of sleep. I got it.
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what ended up being the problem? my fiddy isn't street legal, but i have thought abt it...
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Well from my knowledge of street bikes, they run on DC. Apparently my 50 runs on AC and works just fine. Regluator that I had i assummed to be wired up "inline" with the lights. That's wrong. One goes to ground and the other to stator output lights run on AC current... go figure. Goes against all I know about autos and streetbikes.
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Well from my knowledge of street bikes, they run on DC. Apparently my 50 runs on AC and works just fine. Regluator that I had i assummed to be wired up "inline" with the lights. That's wrong. One goes to ground and the other to stator output lights run on AC current... go figure. Goes against all I know about autos and streetbikes.
Yessir. It's a shunt type regulator. It basically grounds out anything over 12v. That's why one goes to ground and one goes to the power.

The way the stator is wound it produces AC. One pole is wound clockwise then the next is opposite.

I guess my pm didn't go thru to you. Just saw my PMs were full. So I pressed send then exited with looking.
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Thanks for the help.
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