Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Recumbent
Reload this Page >

Is It Possible to Mount a Headlight onto Shimano Steps eMotor?

Notices
Recumbent What IS that thing?! Recumbents may be odd looking, but they have many advantages over a "wedgie" bicycle. Discuss the in's and out's recumbent lifestyle in the recumbent forum.

Is It Possible to Mount a Headlight onto Shimano Steps eMotor?

Old 08-17-23, 03:48 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Queensbury, NY
Posts: 178
Likes: 0
Liked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Is It Possible to Mount a Headlight onto Shimano Steps eMotor?

I have a Shimano Steps mid-drive motor on my tadpole trike - meaning the motor is located in front with the pedals. I'd like to get a good headlight for the trike and the best place to mount it would be on the motor itself - but I'm not sure if this is possible. Has anyone done this? It doesn'tt mattter how it's powered - separate battery for it would do.

If so, which specific headlight (and mount) did you use, or which might you recommend?

Thanks!
newbert is offline  
Old 08-20-23, 07:16 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
DeadGrandpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Carolina
Posts: 1,221

Bikes: Too many, yet not enough.

Liked 319 Times in 205 Posts

I made a headlight mount from a short piece of PVC conduit, a flat strip of aluminum 3/4" x 1/16", and a few screws. There are three plugs in the top of the motor housing. Leave the middle one alone, but remove the other plugs, front most and rear most. Under the plugs you will see some female machine screw threads. All I did was wrap the aluminum strip around the PVC, then bend as necessary to establish a flat tab to match the holes in the motor casing, drill holes through the strip and insert screws. I put a small sheet metal screw through the strip into the PVC to hold in place. Paint to match. It will look like a handle and most lights for handlebars will work.

Edit - I use Knog Road Blinders, because I like the way they flash, although they have several modes of light: spot, wide beam, both at once and alternating flash. I have one 9 years old and it works like new.

Last edited by DeadGrandpa; 08-20-23 at 07:21 PM.
DeadGrandpa is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.