Racebike rear light

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  1. Backmarker

    Backmarker Piston broke

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    So, just received a notice to say that this year we need a rear light, MotoGP style, to be permanently mounted to the race bike in case of rain.

    http://www.250gp.it/en/press-area-250-gp/press-releases/item/179-nuova-norma-luce-posteriore.html

    So, need to fit a rear light. simple, small and ligght weight as I can and that preferabley has it's own power source (not excited to tap into the bike electrical circuit, and has no battery in any case) .
    A pushbike light would seem the obvious, but the 3-5watt rating is proving a little difficult, bicycles are typical 0.5w!!

    So, anyone have any ideas? It only need to last an hour max..
     
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  3. SCC

    SCC Old slow and forgetful

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  4. alphamike

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  5. GrahamB

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    3W with modern technology is huge ! Wonder if they have any way of verifying that ?
     
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  6. rjo

    rjo Not biting

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    You just need to be able to get into it to wire up a switch, unless you can reach the switch on the unit. Only shower proof though.

    "and possibly (but mandatory) controlled by a switch located so as to allow the rider to turn on and off the back light while on the bike."
     
  7. mikesbytes

    mikesbytes ~(:-))-[Oo

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    What are the other riders using?
     
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  8. Backmarker

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    Agreed GB, given that they say 10-15w incandescent !! 3w is more than 21 w conventional !!And yeah, no way of verifying ;)

    Mike, new rule so everyone is in the same situation. Moto GP, they make what they want !!
     
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  9. Backmarker

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    That was a mistake RJO, I read the italian original document and it says "optional, but not mandatory" .. Big typo hey !
     
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  10. GrahamB

    GrahamB Decaying member

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    One of the Moto2 mechanics said they just stuck on a bicycle light when it rained. You could include a (switchable) resistor to ensure sufficient sonsumption in case of a test :)

    Or you could get a string of LEDS and turn the bike into a xmas tree

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  11. Backmarker

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    Think I'll go the bike light route..
     
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