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Hi all,

I've been considering doing a headlight project on my CR125, not that I ride a ton at night, but it happens and I'm bored so what the hell.

I would like to wind my own lighting coil that could be added into the stator. I've been researching the whole thing a bit, one thing I keep running into is where can you buy the components for a from scratch DIY.

I know i can source a lighting coil from Ricky Stator or some other source, but that takes the fun out of it.

Any ideas? Or general suggestions on my project?

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I guess the real challenge is getting or making a suitable core. I can't think of an easy way to make a good one. Winding the coils is not hard, but it is time consuming. I have wound many transformers and some motors back in the day. Of course, I had a lot more time than sense back then :thumbsup:

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Ya, the core was really what I was not sure how to find or make.

I definitely can agree with you, I have way to much time...

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With the info. given so far and your desire for time consumption if I were you I would call ricky to see if he would sell me just the core. Any chunk of dense iron should work but the design and space will be the hard part for a one off situation.

How about rob an old xl of similar size and use the cores from that.

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You need "magnet wire" and a core which is hopefully already on the stator or can be placed on the stator.

If you have the dual coil style of stator, you're really asking for a hard time and you should just buy one from the pros.

If you have a single coil, find a way to add a second coil from any bike that will fit. In the photo below, there's normally only one coil. I bought a second coil and installed it on the bottom half.

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If you have the style with multiple arms, as long as one arm is empty, wind it and you're set. Like this one has three arms available.

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After you've got the stator taken care of, you'll need a rectifier/regulator and a battery of some type no matter which style you have to run DC lights.

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i get my magnetic wire and potting compound from these guys, they are down the street from me, but they ship anywhere.

http://www.circuitspecialists.com/

http://www.circuitspecialists.com/magnet-wire

and this stuff works well if you want to pot it

http://www.circuitspecialists.com/832ht-375ml.html

sweet thanks iv been looking for that urethane coating for a few weeks. only becasue i dont need large quantities that 2oz bottle should work perfect.

z

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