I am posting it in this forum for the gadgets, home-made jerry-rigged setup. Light and GPSbars.jpgbatterypak.jpg
The GPS is held on by a rubber band to a custom wood mount. The reason I did it this way is so I can take the GPS off the bike easily and put it my pocket to go into a into a store. I have a black flashlight that I am going to replace the blue one with. I used the blue one because I didn't know if it would work as I wanted, and that flashlight has a really loose switch which is why that piece of tape is there. The tape on the handlebars in other spots were where the old mini-lights were attached and I used the tape because I was using metal hoseclamps and didn't want to scratch the paint, I just have to cut the tape off. Also, the taped connections to the 9V adapter thing will be soldered. I really wanted to test this in the worst possible conditions before I started soldering and using shrink wrap. For me, the worst possible condition is Roosevelt Blvd, it is heavily tree-lined and pitch dark (on the pavement, you'd have to have a death wish to ride on the blvd in the street) and the tree roots push up the pavements and crack it up and leaves uneven spots and downed branches. It performed perfectly. I will probably also use black wire for both the positive and negative since it will match the bike. Also, that battery pack is going to be moved to my rack, once it arrives from Amazon.
The drawback of using the GPS is it isn't very accurate with heavy cloud cover and the backlight kills the battery life. But I can attach the GPS to the computer and do stuff, though I haven't done any of that.
So I wanted to put up a couple pics of my ghettomobile and how I had to make due with what I had and made it work.