05 and newer wr450 stator mod?(electrex)
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Posted December 26, 2005 - 09:53 PM
i installed an electrex kit on my bike this summer, and i know there used to be a stator mod that had to be done to the wr's, i did a search but the bikes were all 04 and older, there was no notes with my kit, the only reason i ask is that i was riding the other day and the bike would barely run, i limped it home, it was only charging at 9 volts, then i charged the battery until it was 12.3 it think, started the bike and it charged at about 14 volts. maybe my battery was drained some other way before i left, but maybe the stator won't keep up with the headlight/tailight etc? just wondering if this is an issue with the 05 and up electric start models
Posted December 27, 2005 - 06:49 AM
The stock DC charging circuit will not support lighting. It is designed to provide enough current to charge the battery and that is all. I think most of the DS kits now out either keep the lights on the AC output or convert the stator/regulator to run DC only. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think there is anything different electrically on the '05 vs the 03/04 models.