working brake lights

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by billy270, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. billy270

    billy270 Member

    ok well i am not the best when it comes to electrical but i am looking for a kit are some one who sells a kit.... so ill have working brake light sand head light u know the norm

  2. Flattracker

    Flattracker Member

    Brake light kit

    It'll be a whole lot easier to build it yourself. I've seen cheap UGLY tail light kits on ebay that I wouldn't mount on anything.

    They look like cheap trash which they are. Most bicycle accessories will vibrate loose, not operate properly, and break when very lightly bumped when installed on a motorized bicycle.

    The brake light switch that I use was salvaged from one of those 7 function brake/tail signal light units that you can see on ebay.

    The electromagnetic interference generated by the bicycle engines CDI, and spark plug wreaks havoc with most non shielded electronic accessories designed for bicycles.

    My 7 function LED brake/tail, signal light now sits in a box on a shelf having been deprived of the only part that will function on a motorized bike. The cable mount brake light switch.

    If you look hard enough you can see the brake light switch in the photo. It is on the rear brake cable between the brake shoe arms, and its adjusted by the same type stop that your clutch cable uses.

    I assume that you care what your stuff looks like, so you'll have to build it because it aint sold for bicycles (yet).

    J.C. Whitney sells lights that you can use. I included a good picture from JC Whitney for yall to see. They come in dual filament, and single filament.

    All you'll need is something that uses a dual filament bulb.

    Buy a switch that can be used for the brake light. Wire one filament to the headlight switch, wire the other filament to the brake light switch. Depending on what light you buy, You may have a third ground wire, if not it uses a negative chassis ground. Check out the light I bought on ebay. J.C. Whitney sells them too. They're called "accent lights" or auxcillary lights.

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    Last edited: Jun 28, 2010
  3. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    flattracker, does that 'accent light' have one filament or two?

    For a brake-light switch, you can fit a brake lever from an electric bike. Many, (including mine), have a built-in switch, to cut power to the motor when the lever is pulled. (Not sure if they're N.O. or N.C. contacts, though. Hopefully N.O.)
    ZBike Australia sell them, but Steve usually only sells spares to buyers of his bikes. (Could ask though.) Pic below:-

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    Last edited: Jul 1, 2010
  4. Flattracker

    Flattracker Member

    flattracker, does that 'accent light' have one filament or two

    J.C. Whitney sells both single and dual filament versions of this light. Its listed in their motorcycle lighting section.
  5. billy270

    billy270 Member

    well am just geting it out there i am shure there are pep who are wanting the same product i might start working on some thing cus its a safty issue an like back rds and thing like that
  6. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    Thanks. Found 'em.

    Auxilliary Marker Light
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2010