Post by vacationer on Sept 29, 2020 18:44:44 GMT -5
Yo yo! Athens, GA man here. New to the forum. Got reeeeally tired of Reddit's scooter sub with all its "new scooter owners" posting pics of perfectly functional brand new Tao Tao's and very few people giving good advice.
I'm (hopefully) near the end of quasi-rebuilding a 2009 50cc 2T TGB Key West that I got for $160. It's been almost a year and a of a ride due to the fact that I knew almost 0 about automobiles before I started. Here's what's been done:
- new air filter (DIY tube to carb) - cleaned carb - removed small BB from oil pump - new hoses and gas cap - new kill switch - new handlebar switches, grips, ends and mirrors - new taillight and blinkers - custom license plate - replaced throttle cable - added cig lighter and phone charger - decoded some really wonky post-factory wiring - replaced ignition coil, main switch, turn relay and starter relay - new horn - DIY alarm system - fans
Yet to come: - secret kill switch - lights inside seat bucket and over carb - sound system maybe - big bore - new muffler otw - kick stand kill switch/alarm - new stator
Really glad to be here. I've got the bug and forums are the only antidote.
Last Edit: Sept 29, 2020 18:45:37 GMT -5 by vacationer
Post by vacationer on Sept 29, 2020 17:59:02 GMT -5
I've switched out my brake lights and blinkers with LEDs. Headlights and dash lights remain.
I ordered a playback module that's rated for 80Wx2 (stereo) plus 100W for the sub.
1. If I don't max out volume, I won't be using all 260W, correct? 2. As long as the resistor size can keep up with the output of the stator, what's the drawback of a more powerful stator? 3. And just to satisfy my curiosity, would increasing the engine's power, say with a big bore, also increase my ability to put out electrical power?
Post by vacationer on Sept 29, 2020 15:02:48 GMT -5
My stator is toast, so I'm looking to upgrade while I have the opportunity. 2009 50cc TGB Key West 2T originally with 4 pole stator. I'm hooking up a lot of lights/other appliances, so I need some serious output. I know that a stator upgrade can also require a new magneto/rectifier/possibly CDI.
Now, I'm very committed to figuring this out. There's plenty I don't know, but I learn very quickly. Manual gives very little info, but here's what I can tell you.
- The only info my manual gives about the current rectifier is "AC 13V,DC14.5V". I assume this means "AC 13V in and DC 14.5V out". - Current stator has 3 wires: 1 to CDI (distinct from pickup coil wire), 1 to rectifier, and 1 to rectifier/auto choke/lights. - Rectifier has 4 wires: those 2 from the stator, 1 to the battery/ignition switch, and 1 ground. - CDI has 5 wires: that 1 from the stator, 1 from the pickup, 1 from the ignition switch, 1 to the ignition coil, and 1 ground. - Ignition switch has 4 wires: that 1 to the CDI, that 1 from the rectifier, 1 to turn relay/horn/fuel gauge, and 1 ground.
Questions: 1. Does a 4-pole stator have fewer phases than an 11-pole? If so, will a matching magneto and a 3-phase rectifier solve this discrepancy? 2. What's it take to incorporate a full-wave rectifier into this scheme? 3. A 7-wire rectifier should be easy to incorporate into my existing wiring scheme, no?
If I seem clueless to you, don't give up on me. Condescend to me, but at least leave an explanation before you go. Thank you!