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WR426 Street Legal wiring question


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  • 1slowDR

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Location: Indiana

Posted September 15, 2016 - 11:45 AM


I have a 2001 WR426 that has been converted to street legal, I've gotten the police inspection done and have it registered. Now I would like to remove the added battery pack and go back to AC power only. I know DOT mandates the lights have to turn on without the bike running but I'm not worried about that. My plan is to run a Trail Tech 8" race light with the boatman conversion kit to avoid blinding people, and then do an LED taillight and signals, from what I've researched I believe my stator puts out 130 watts so I should be ok by my calculations but I'm not good with electricity. So my question is will this work or is it a terrible idea?

  • FatCowKiller

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29 posts
Location: Illinois

Posted September 19, 2016 - 09:24 PM


I don't have a good answer for your question but I recently converted my wr450f with the tusk enduro kit and trail tech vapor, make sure to get a wiring harness unless you really like individual wires. I tried to piece together a kit on the cheap and it was a nightmare an honestly not worth the time and I ended up wasting money. To calculate if it will work you would need to know how much power each component draws and depending whether they are in parallel or series may make a difference too. but from what it sounds is that your using the battery with no external power so I think you should be ok, don't take my word on it though........



  • 1slowDR

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42 posts
Location: Indiana

Posted September 20, 2016 - 06:10 AM


Thanks for your reply, it has a kit on it I believe, it has a battery that looks to be made up of a bunch of AA batteries, that is really my biggest problem with the whole thing. I bought it already converted, So I don't know who made the wiring harness on it.

  • FatCowKiller

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29 posts
Location: Illinois

Posted September 20, 2016 - 07:05 AM


Your wr does not have a stock battery? like as in the one you would see in a car? The external packs that look like their made of AA's are usually added to the yz models because they have no stock battery.



  • Spiritwalker2222

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290 posts
Location: Ontario

Posted September 20, 2016 - 10:57 AM


WR's didn't

 

Your wr does not have a stock battery? like as in the one you would see in a car? The external packs that look like their made of AA's are usually added to the yz models because they have no stock battery.

WR's didn't have a battery until 2003. The year it got electric start.



  • 1slowDR

    TT Member

42 posts
Location: Indiana

Posted September 20, 2016 - 11:47 AM


Yep, it's a kicker only precisely the reason I don't want a battery, it seems an unnecessary complication to me.

  • cjohnso

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Posted September 20, 2016 - 06:54 PM


Does the trail tech 8" light run on dc or ac? If dc you need a regulator rectifier to convert the ac to dc. The taillights and blinkers need dc. You can run just a regulator rectifier and no battery if that's how you want to do it. I recommend a battery though. The AA batteries are part of the Baja kit or whatever kit is installed.

  • cjohnso

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Posted September 20, 2016 - 08:15 PM


1slowDR you can message me with any wiring help needed. Just got mine all wired up without doing a stator mod because it is not needed!!

  • 1slowDR

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42 posts
Location: Indiana

Posted September 21, 2016 - 06:12 AM


The Halogen one will run on either DC or AC from what I read, I'm also looking at the Baja Designs Squadron, but I think it's DC only. Thanks cjohnso I will definitely take you up on that

  • Baja Designs
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Location: California

Posted September 21, 2016 - 10:30 AM


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Edited by Baja Designs, September 21, 2016 - 10:31 AM.


  • FatCowKiller

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Location: Illinois

Posted September 23, 2016 - 05:41 PM


<<<Ignore this comment, I misread and try to delete>>>>


Edited by FatCowKiller, September 23, 2016 - 05:43 PM.





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