99 400, electrical, calling Rick in Orlando!!


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  • Brettv

Posted January 05, 2006 - 02:46 AM

#1

G'day everyone after reading through a lot of posts im in the process of wiring up a bateery and DC to my wr400. to anyone that may know, more specifically Rich (checked your website very helpful!) what do i do about the earth?? its got me stumped,
this is what i want to achieve
CDI on AC (coil, etc)
lights, horn, blinkers etc on DC
my dilema is, it seems that the regulator is earthed to the chassis, if i chuck a rectifier in, and wire in a battery, will my battery also be earthed?
i was under the impression that the DC light circuit would run a floating ground back to the battery.
if you look at the wiring diagram of a wrf400, the stator is earthed and also the black wire coming from the regulator, i know there is an earth wire attached at the coil, but is there another earth wire coming from the regulator earthed somewhere?
i can imagine how confusing this is. Rich, if your out there, i need your help!
cheers - Brett

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  • ncampion

Posted January 05, 2006 - 07:26 AM

#2

You need to un-ground the stator. Then use the chassis ground for all the DC. Check Baja Designs website, they have a wiring diagram for doing that. If it's not there, let me know, I can send you one. It's easy to do, just one wire from the stator ground to the regulator, then everything is DC.

  • Rich_in_Orlando

Posted January 05, 2006 - 12:52 PM

#3

Brett,

It's very simple. All you have to do is find a good point to tie in a ground (earth) wire. Get a 16 or 18 AWG wire and connect it to a good point on the frame. That wire goes to one of the AC poles on the rectifier. After that point, all the lights' grounds connect to the DC (-) from the battery. It says this on my website but it's buried deep in one of the paragraphs.




 
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