Any burnt regulators for the '03 WR ???
Posted February 09, 2004 - 03:35 PM
Have any of you 2003/04 WR 450f owners experienced any burnt regulators/stators or even headlight bulbs.
If so was it an isolated incident or did there seem to be a design problem or anything?
My reason for asking is in regards to the dual sport kit that I ordered. They tell me that if I run AC power from the regulator to the headlight using the kit that I will experience burnt out headlight bulbs and even regulators.
The thing is... that is how the bike is in stock form (AC to the headlight).
I think they are telling me a story. I'm just not exactly sure why.
Posted February 09, 2004 - 03:47 PM
Posted February 09, 2004 - 04:12 PM
There are 2 AC sources coming from the magneto on the 03. One is a low current AC source which is converted to DC and regulated to 12 volts for the ignition and house keeping. It can't handle power of the lights too. The other is a higher current AC source which is AC regulated to 12 volts to run the lights. I have been told that the higher one can only handle 60 watts or so (stock bulb is 55 watts?)
Hope that made sense.
The question is; How many watts can the regulated source handle? Anyone figure it out yet?
Posted March 29, 2004 - 01:47 PM
Posted March 29, 2004 - 02:55 PM