What parts do I need for WR426F brake-light?
Posted January 20, 2004 - 08:26 PM
Posted January 20, 2004 - 09:20 PM
I just bought a brand-new 2001 WR426F and haven't even had a chance to take it to the dirt yet. I know that the stock tail-light is supposed to be a dual-filament bulb with an extra wire that can be used to run a brake light. What parts and part numbers do I need for sending the signal back to the tail-light? I searched the forum for this topic, but really didn't find any answers. Someone had told be to get the wiring harness/switch from a Honda XR or XL and hook it up to my brake pedal. What is the word from you guys on the best set-up? Thanks.
This is what you need brake switch .
Hook the one wire on the switch to some juice. Find the spare wire running to the tailight and hook the other wire to it...bleed the brakes and ride.
Posted January 21, 2004 - 06:02 AM
Posted January 21, 2004 - 06:15 AM
Posted January 21, 2004 - 07:55 AM
Posted January 21, 2004 - 05:20 PM
Disconnect the 2 wires under the seat. You'll have to make a jumper wire with some 2 strand wire and bullet connectors to get power to the switch circuit. The power needs to come from the "tail light" power wire, go into the switch, come back out and go to the 3rd wire(brake light filament). It takes about an hour.
Since this is a parallel circuit, voltage will remain at 12v. Current draw is too low to consider for the size wire they use(overkill). Heat shrink over the wire to make it look nice and zip tie the wire to the frame to keep it out of the way.
You'll need a license plate light. If you're anal, jump more power off of the tail light circuit for a white LED. The rest of us would just grind an opening in the bottom of the tail light lens with a bench grinder so white light comes out and call it good. At least that's what we do in AZ.
Posted January 21, 2004 - 08:27 PM