noob in need of help

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by 2fast4u, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. 2fast4u

    2fast4u New Member

    hi im adam, there is a lot of talk about the white wire used for lighting but it is all to confusing for me so i was just wondering if someone can explain it to me how i can run a light from the white wire pics would be really helpfull ty

  2. eljefino

    eljefino Member

    You should title your post "white wire light" or somesuch.

    It is easy to go overboard. Any light that's too powerful, in other words, that you could actually see by, will kill the motor. This is perhaps the conundrum that is confusing; people continue to have "bright ideas" to cheat the system but they're just, IMO, focusing a weak beam differently.

    What exactly is confusing? Volts/amps/watts, how the wiring goes?

    We'd like to help but your questioning is not the best.

    By far the easiest thing is to find a self-grounding light from a car, motorcycle, or bike dynamo headlight. It too will have one wire. connect that wire to the white wire, with a switch in the middle if that pleases you. Done.
  3. jared3377

    jared3377 Member

    Welcome to MBc!!! :grin:

    I agree with eljefino. However, I would add my own input: the white wire is worthless (to most of us here on the forum). It's output is only 3 watts, which is very little. :cool:
  4. eisle89

    eisle89 Member

    How about resistors to a group of LED's ??
  5. Sounds good.
    Or go to Wal-Mart by a Head light and Tail light set ( $14 ) Put nickel
    ( rechargeable batteries in it ) .Solder wires to both units use a resistors at 5 volts so the extra will pass charging the batteries.

    Just a thought.


  6. eisle89

    eisle89 Member

    So the white wire is 3 watts ?? For sure ?? How many amps ??
  7. jonboy2five

    jonboy2five Member


    just get a battery powered light or a helmet light and be done with it...
  8. eisle89

    eisle89 Member

    Way too easy ... wouldn't learn anything that way