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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hello all need some other inputs here ok i want to build a trailer to pull behind my bike on long trips but i have read about our Electrical systems not being all that great would the extra lighting be to much draw for the Electrical stsyem the only lighting would be tail lights maker lights and of course the truns any help would be great thanks .........gcgoff
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Hi gcgeoff

To reduce the load on the system I would look at the range of LED units on the market, very low current draw compared to bulbs.

I think i saw somewhere on this forum that there is about 10amp spare capacity in the charging sytem. Given that the charging system is pretty fragile i would try to minimise the additional load and give a thorough check to the electrical system and definately relocte the R&R,

Make sure that you fit a voltmeter so that you can monitor the charging system.

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Agree with Davit on this one
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There are also some great ideas for trailer fabrication on the net too. LEDs are the way to go w/no worries on taxing our system for max light output. Try your local truck stop for a good selection and better pricing than auto stores.

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There are also some great ideas for trailer fabrication on the net too. LEDs are the way to go w/no worries on taxing our system for max light output. Try your local truck stop for a good selection and better pricing than auto stores.

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Now why haven't i been looking at the truckstop for my lights...sheesh...i go there every friday for burgers n fries with my wife
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Hey thanks guys i have moved the R/R some time ago well it looks like i'll get some LEDs
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If you have no other electrical add-ons...a set of 1157 type lights should not be enough to tax the system.

You have about 70 watts to play with, so add up the total watts of the tail lights and the brake lights on the trailer running..

In retrospect, as your brake lights are only on intermitently, they would not pose that much of a problem if they indeed caused you to go over that 70 watt threshold.\

LED's are fine of course, but it seems difficult (and expensive) to find ones that are very bright. Pulling a trailer behind a bike is not something that cagers expect, so having the BRIGHTEST lights you can put back there would be my top priority.


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Hey KM thanks for the imformation i do have some LEDs that i have put on the bike for looks like to shine on the motor and wheels so i can be seen better from the side view
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I picked up some marker LEDs (from truck shop) in chrome housing that have 3 superbright leds each- very bright and look good too. Pack of 4 for $19. Fits my budget and beats paying bike shop prices.

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