Help a newb with mounting some accessory lights
Posted October 04, 2007 - 06:32 AM
I have done mechanical stuff before but electrical stuff is a bit of a mystery to me still. I'd appreciate pointers.
I'd like to be able to run it when bike is on, both with low and high beam. Seeing that the wattage is relatively low I thought I'd just wire it with the low beam but I'd like to have it when high is on too... but if that is too much work I guess I could forget about that...
Any ideas? As in - where to splice exactly - where the wires are and which color?
Posted October 04, 2007 - 07:18 AM
Posted October 04, 2007 - 07:53 AM
theres a connector in the headlight cable bundle thats unused. it has a brown wire (+12V) & black/white stripe wire (-12V or Ground). this powers up when the key is in the on position. the only thing to watch out for is if you lock the steering & turn the key to the park position, it will be switched on.
Sweet! What I needed, thanks!!
I'll report back when I get this one!
Posted October 04, 2007 - 09:13 AM
Posted October 04, 2007 - 11:15 AM
Yeah - Trailtech has several models (both 30 and 13W) that have integrated ballast and all. Example:
Yea it's a little pricey but so is my head!
Posted October 04, 2007 - 11:49 AM
Posted October 04, 2007 - 03:53 PM
sorry to hijack, but after doing a search, I've come up with a thousand different theories as to what kind of extra draw the DR can handle. I've thought about adding a pair of Hella 500's to the bike, but I may be dreaming. any thoughts?
Yes, darkness and silence very soon. The DR650 has a 200w stator on a good day.
Posted October 05, 2007 - 04:42 AM
Posted October 05, 2007 - 05:00 AM
If you got rid of the stock light, you could run 1 Hella 500 (I believe they have 2-55W bulbs). As stated a pair is probably way over, although I have never pushed it too far so who knows. I have never seen good data on what the bike draws. The output spec is 200W and I believe I am close to that. Since my LED tail light quit last weekend (really was just a little corrosion) and the only spare I had was a filament bulb, I am now at 55W light +55W light +35W handwarmers +8W tail + 3W tag light for a total of 156W. On top of that is the ignition, vapor computer
good to know. i need more illumination. does yours light up the road pretty well?
Posted October 05, 2007 - 06:49 AM
Posted October 05, 2007 - 04:00 PM
Posted October 05, 2007 - 07:05 PM
I think I'm gonna get the SMCR16 HID flood and put them where the front reflectors are now seems like a good place to me.
exactly what I am thinking