Has anyone put turn signals in their headlight?

I'm looking at turn signal options for my electric Garelli. I was looking to get a light with turn signals built-in and I can only find 5.75" headlights that look on the cheaper side. They are designed for Harley's usually. Currently, I have a standard 5" headlight now with an LED bulb to save on electricity. But I have a taillight that has turn signals in it so I figured why not use them.

I was also looking at Pin LED turn signals, but I want more visibility.

Any thoughts? I hate using hand signals.

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That's a fucking gnarly build, what's the motor/battery/controller setup?

The problem with putting turn signals in your headlight is that you'd need to shut off the headlight every time the flashers are on since you wouldn't be able to see the flash. From a safety perspective it's just not a good idea. Integrated into the taillight is fine because the taillight isn't illuminating the road for the rider, it's just there for others to see you better.

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Hero Puch Turbo Sport headlight! Here’s mine with the blinker on.

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Blinkers & lights off.

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Pushrod Fifty /

Bar end signals, you only need 2, and it wont matterfor the flasher if LED.

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Thanks! That makes sense about the light.

I have a Goldenmotor 72v, 3kw motor and controller, with a custom-made 21ah battery. I get about an 18 mile range. Doing it again, I would go at least a 30ah and change where and how the battery is stored on the bike.

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Oh, I can't do that because of my throttle grip on one side and my rearview mirror on the other. I think I'll just do a turn signal mounted off of the headlight bracket.

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> Will G Wrote:

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> Thanks! That makes sense about the light.

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> I have a Goldenmotor 72v, 3kw motor and controller, with a custom-made

> 21ah battery. I get about an 18 mile range. Doing it again, I would go

> at least a 30ah and change where and how the battery is stored on the

> bike.

Did you use 18650 cells and spotweld them together or what? That's how we built the battery pack on the race bike we built. We won the electric class at Pike's Peak the year after this picture was taken:

I've been wanting to do an electric moped for a while but it's just so expensive to get one with the range and speed I want.

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Overpriced Parts /

Damn Seth, that Puch Hero Turbo Sport Is rad !

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cool! seems easy with electric, already got a DC power source. Def want LED so you're not wasting power. I'd do those premade harley ones, seems easy. also mini blinkers are cheap and easy and slim and you can get clamps (or 3D print em) to mount to the forks. of bolt em thru the headlight ears

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> Nick Haber Wrote:

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> Did you use 18650 cells and spotweld them together or what? That's how

> we built the battery pack on the race bike we built. We won the electric

> class at Pike's Peak the year after this picture was taken:

> https://car.osu.edu/sites/car.osu.edu/files/media/rw-3xdevilsplayground_web.jpg

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> I've been wanting to do an electric moped for a while but it's just so

> expensive to get one with the range and speed I want.

Sweet motorcycle!

Yeah, I used 140 18650 Samsung 30q cells, wired 20s7p, and spot-welded them together. They were wrapped in Kapton tape and foam with a 100amp BMS.

With parts, tools and a donor bike it cost me about $2500, but I thought that was cheap compared to the ONYX eMoped with slightly better stats. The biggest investment is definitely the batteries. What I really want to make is an electric car. But don't have room/money/time to invest that much in it. (edited)

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> Will G Wrote:

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> > Nick Haber Wrote:

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> > Did you use 18650 cells and spotweld them together or what? That's how

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> > we built the battery pack on the race bike we built. We won the

> electric

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> > class at Pike's Peak the year after this picture was taken:

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> https://car.osu.edu/sites/car.osu.edu/files/media/rw-3xdevilsplayground_web.jpg

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> > I've been wanting to do an electric moped for a while but it's just so

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> > expensive to get one with the range and speed I want.

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> Sweet motorcycle!

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> Yeah, I used 140 18650 Samsung 30q cells, wired 20s7p, and spot-welded

> them together. They were wrapped in Kapton tape and foam with a 100amp

> BMS.

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> With parts, tools and a donor bike it cost me about $2500, but I thought

> that was cheap compared to the ONYX eMoped with slightly better stats.

> The biggest investment is definitely the batteries. What I really want

> to make is an electric car. But don't have room/money/time to invest

> that much in it.

That's awesome, I've crunched the numbers and have made many excel spreadsheets when I decide I want to build one and that's about the price I always came up with. The lack of cheap good batteries on the market is definitely a killer. Maybe if some breakthrough in batteries hits the market I'll build one.

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> Overpriced Parts Wrote:

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> Damn Seth, that Puch Hero Turbo Sport Is rad !

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> https://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/file.php?1,file=226578

I love it, Ken! 49cc, 3.5hp, & 37mph stock. India made e50 clone. Cushy ride, too.

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^ That is a super cool bike, were they imported here, or strictly a grey-market thing?

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> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> ^ That is a super cool bike, were they imported here, or strictly a

> grey-market thing?

I’m not really sure. There’s not a ton of info on them that I can find. There’s some on Myrons. The speedo is in kmh only. I can’t find a US style vin plate, but it does have a 17 digit vin stamped in the frame by the seat. I haven’t tried to title or license it yet. I don’t know for sure what year it is, but the carburetor is stamped with 12-2005. It’s not a 12mm carb, it’s 15. So I assume that’s the date of manufacture. I’m wanting to put the 64 cc Hero Puch kit treats has with huge transfers. Should match the cases nicely, I believe.

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Overpriced Parts /

> Seth B Wrote:

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> > Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> > ^ That is a super cool bike, were they imported here, or strictly a

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> > grey-market thing?

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> I’m not really sure. There’s not a ton of info on them that I can find.

> There’s some on Myrons. The speedo is in kmh only. I can’t find a US

> style vin plate, but it does have a 17 digit vin stamped in the frame by

> the seat. I haven’t tried to title or license it yet. I don’t know for

> sure what year it is, but the carburetor is stamped with 12-2005. It’s

> not a 12mm carb, it’s 15. So I assume that’s the date of manufacture.

> I’m wanting to put the 64 cc Hero Puch kit treats has with huge

> transfers. Should match the cases nicely, I believe.

17 digit is the vin

Late month 1981 made (1982 model year) and up puch maxis in states came with 17 digit vins

Re: Has anyone put turn signals in their headlight?

Why not replace the headlight bolts with some small led turn signals like most older motorcycles have?

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That's a good idea. Now... which ones to buy...

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> Will G Wrote:

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> That's a good idea. Now... which ones to buy...

Yeah there is a million options to choose from. I have had good luck with most emgo products. Seem to be alot better built than most other china stuff.

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https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3083598

the 3d print designers should put turn signals on this

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I work on Li battery raw materials as part of my job. It's definitely always changing and improving VERY quickly but I don't see any big step changes in cost or availability anytime soon. I think recycling will be a big one and I like to see more focus growing there, but unfortunately that only drives up the purchase cost (while reducing environmental and human costs)

Probably the big cost drop will be as more retired rechargables hit the used market you can DIY some cheaper stuff. But you're looking at a big performance deficit vs new. You'd be paying maybe half the cost or less, but you're only be getting maybe 70-80% the capacity. If you're OK with bigger heavier packs and spending time instead of money I think cheaper battery options will start opening up more and more.

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