Tusk Enduro Lighting Kit on WR450F...Please HELP
Posted March 03, 2013 - 07:30 AM
Posted March 03, 2013 - 09:44 AM
Take the factory lead for your headlight and run it through the switch in your Tusk kit.
So the factory wire goes to your tusk handle bar switch, then from your switch to your headlight.
On a stock bike it has to be done this way. Once you upgrade your stator/float your ground you could then run it off the DC side.
Posted March 03, 2013 - 03:26 PM
Your bulb has 3 wires. A high beam, low beam, and ground.
They prob put that solder as a jumper across low and high beam to get more light.
Posted March 03, 2013 - 04:14 PM
Posted March 03, 2013 - 04:57 PM
I went to autozone and got a new H4 right angle socket (5.99) when I did my install to keep things nice and neat.
Posted March 04, 2013 - 03:34 PM
also that other plug i was talking about is a 2 pin molex plug that looks to be OEM with a blue/yellow stripe and a black wire. this plug is mounted underneath the speedo. it is not plugged into anything, the pins are exposed and they have a piece of solder across them..... does anyone have any clue why this is like this?
thanks for the help
Posted March 05, 2013 - 04:56 AM
Posted March 07, 2013 - 12:19 PM
float your ground on your stator and upgrade your rectifier before you hook your headlight up to 12V.
Edited by n16ht5, March 07, 2013 - 12:19 PM.
Posted March 08, 2013 - 10:49 AM
i want to know if its ok to add a hot lead from the 12V source to the control switch, connect the hi/lo wires to the bulb and ground the headlight using the switched ground used in the tusk kit? To me, this will then power the headlight when the rest of the lighting is on and off when its all off. Ive actually tried it already temporaily and it worked fine, but i was unsure if anyone else has done it this way? would i need to upgrade the fuse given with the tusk kit, seeing how that lighting kit is fused.
what would be the purpose of floating a ground the AC magneto to hook up to the 12v circuit? why wouldnt you just utilize the 12v DC circuit thats existing?
Posted March 08, 2013 - 04:14 PM
Because some people like to needlessly complicate things and jump to solutions for problems that are not there.
why wouldnt you just utilize the 12v DC circuit thats existing?
What you outlined will work provided you fuse correctly and the wires are large enough to handle the total current (I think they should be). What I did on my 04, which is the same electrical system as yours, was run a lead from the existing headlight, to the switch input, wired the output to a new socket available at an auto parts stare very cheap. This way the headlight works whether the rest of the system does or not.
Do you have a multimeter? Manual? Using both you should be able to figure out what the PO did as these are fairly simple bikes.
Edited by miweber929, March 08, 2013 - 04:15 PM.
Posted March 09, 2013 - 11:28 AM
I also found this other plug that I have not been able to identify yet even with the wiring diagram. I mean its on it but doesn't say what it is. It's a 2 wire plug mounted on the front of the triple tree with the other 6 or 8 plugs up there, that isn't plugged into anything but has a piece of solder across the pins. Any idea why anyone would do that?
Posted March 09, 2013 - 12:35 PM
If the lights run on DC you will not be able to use the magneto wires as these are all AC until it goes through the resistor/regulator.