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HardlyDavidso...
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PostPosted: 13:52 - 15 Mar 2019    Post subject: eBike brake light? Reply with quote

Hey guys,

I was thinking of wiring up a brake light and possibly indicators.

Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: 14:47 - 15 Mar 2019    Post subject: Re: eBike brake light? Reply with quote

I'm guessing it's not fully road legal.

That being the case, you might want to question if you want to make it more obvious what it is.
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HardlyDavidso...
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PostPosted: 15:34 - 15 Mar 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

at 1500W and >30mph probably not Razz

Mmmm, that is a point I was thinking on. Also, the DVSA spec for mopeds is that indicators are optional so probably good to follow on from that logic.

So, just a rear light wired into the battery yes but brake light as well?
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PostPosted: 15:48 - 15 Mar 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can register it as a motorbike to make it legal.

Though it's easier if it's 1000W or under.

I can see the utility and have thought about similar.

But I can also see the downsides.

How about a brake light and indicators to go on a helmet, if you wear one? Makes it less obvious.
(Not sure if such things exist - I've 'invented' them in the past, so sure others have too Smile .)
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PostPosted: 15:59 - 15 Mar 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get lids with indicators and brake lights built in, aftermarket stick on ones must exist and I might do some looking on Google later.
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HardlyDavidso...
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PostPosted: 03:46 - 16 Mar 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a dig through my parts bin and found I bought a bicycle rear light with indicators ages ago. A tiny little Chinese made thing, controlled by a wireless switch clipped to the handlebars.

Probably sensible to stick with that rather than draw attention to the thing Smile As it is I have to slow down as not to embarrass the smaller cars Very Happy
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PostPosted: 16:46 - 02 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lidl are selling lids with brake lights and indicators.

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLidl.htm?articleId=21302&ar=6
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