Posted January 14, 2006 - 05:17 PM
Thanks for the information.
Posted January 15, 2006 - 09:39 AM
04' is 120W. I will run Acerbis DHH with 2 ea 50 watters and it lights up poretty good
Woh!! My 03 AC stator coil maxed out when I tried to run 90 watts. Little over 60 watts is the most I can add without the light starting to dim. (55watt headlight is stock) Never been able to find an officail rating on the AC stator. I THINK my system is working OK?
Posted January 15, 2006 - 11:58 AM
Why would you want to ride HID from stator ? it would not work because it takes almost 15 amperes to light it up. Take it from battery like I do.
Posted January 15, 2006 - 05:22 PM
An HID light runs on DC only and uses about 35w to 50w. It can run off the battery, but will eventually run the battery down because of the ~25w charging circuit. BTW, a 35w HID puts out way more light than a 55w halogen.
The solution is to convert to 100% DC which will increase the DC output to ~80w. Info here.Trail Tech
This is what many of us do to our KTMs to get extra power to run better lights, a radiator fan, grip warmers, GPS, and other misc junk.
edit: I forgot to mention that I just got a new WR450 to replace my XR650 Baja bike. Using the Trail Tech DC conversion, stator rewind, and their flywheel with high strength magnets - 110w DC should be available. Also, I'll probably get the 4 oz lighter flywheel ($130) to give the WR a little more snap.
Posted January 15, 2006 - 11:28 PM
Does your battery stay charged?
I have been running a HID on my bike for a month now. I measured charging so that HID was on and also my helmet halogen. With 35W helmet halogen charging voltage dropped to 12.5V but with 20W halogen it stays over 13V which I think is the lowest if you want to keep your battery charged. I haven't done any stator mods so far and don't see any reason to do so either. HID and helmet halogen is enought light for me