LED Light bulb replacement
Posted March 11, 2006 - 10:08 PM
Posted March 12, 2006 - 10:39 AM
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Posted March 13, 2006 - 10:18 AM
4 slits cut with a hack saw and spread the tabs out ward.
Posted March 13, 2006 - 07:42 PM
Posted August 21, 2006 - 03:08 PM
Posted August 21, 2006 - 03:55 PM
Posted August 21, 2006 - 04:31 PM
I also have the brake light switch wired up to work.
No modifications were nessesary just pluged it in.
Posted August 21, 2006 - 07:13 PM
Posted August 21, 2006 - 08:55 PM
I didnt notice any more light up front. The 2 systems are wired parellel, so the rear becomes DC with the LED bulb, the headlamp will remain AC. But I suppose it will free up a bit of current for charging. But I think the lighting coil which runs the lights isnt even the same system that charges the battery. In fact, I'm almost willing to bet on it. But in reality, it should free up some current for the headlamp by going LED for the tail lamp. The orignal poster mentioned he was interested in using the LED's for turn signals. Wont work unless you get a solid state flasher or LED bulbs and hook up a resistor to increase the load to match the 1156 turn bulbs. Also, the tail lamp LED bulb is just a 1157 LED replacement, most basic bulb out there.
Did anything happen to the front headlight (AC) when you put in the diode-rectified LED taillights? Did the front headlight brightness change at all?
Posted August 21, 2006 - 09:53 PM
if you dont have a batter in your wr
it doesnt take much to ad one and convert your ac to dc!
oh and by the way guys kragens is also schucks if you are on west coast and in washington area
i bought an ac to dc rectifier at radio shack thanks to guys on Thumper talk
and converted over i bought a 15 dollar no maintenance battery at napa
its size was 2" by 2-1/2" by 5 "
and it fit down one side of my air box
without blocking the air filter
i bundled battery up in section of a rear tube i had flattened!
and i was able to add my blinkers and my horn and have had no problems
as far as adding the led tail light sounds like a great idea
but for me its one step at a time
*(yes my wr400f is plated and street legal in washington state ((in middle of replacing my rear rim but other then that its the burrito wrap! good to go!)
Posted August 21, 2006 - 09:58 PM
on the new wr's with electric start
i beleive there is an ac and a dc that comes from your stator
dc offcourse charges your battery for your starter
best way to tell for sure is
if your lights are running from ac current
the head light will brighten when you are in high rpm's
and dim when in low rpm's
if it is a constont light it is running off of the
battery and thus it is running dc!