Cheap Light Help

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  • MaxPower

Posted November 17, 2007 - 03:28 PM


[COLOR="Green"]Without dropping buck for a trick Baja Designs headlight system and rewound stators, I thought I would ask you all if there is anything I could do to tweak my stock lights without creating a nightmare.
I think the WR puts out a decent beam, but more is always better. I ride it on the road and people just dont see me. And when its warm enough, I like to ride at night

I would like to get something better for the tail light also even if I have to spend a little more on that.
Maybe I should just stay off the road.[/COLOR]

  • jerryls

Posted November 17, 2007 - 08:09 PM


Go to a car parts store and buy a xenon bulb. Its about twice as bright as the stock one.

  • Thumper_Bloke

Posted November 17, 2007 - 09:41 PM


Yep, you have a few extra watts, you can run a little more lighting without rewinding.

I also recommend red or orange reflectors on all sides of the bike.
Look at the reflectors front and rear.


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  • dmoney1074

Posted November 17, 2007 - 10:16 PM


I got an acerbis cyclope... its got two 55 w bulbs... I swear its brighter than my truck, but it dims at idle real bad.... thats on my 426 though. I'm sure w/ a battery (like a wr450) it wont dip at idle as much. The brightest light Ive seen on a dual sport was on a xr 650 with a battery, rewound stator, and a huge, ugly, round headlight... It was blinding!

  • bicyclebob

Posted November 17, 2007 - 10:54 PM


Take out the taillight lamp and replace it with 2 two led trailer marker lamps. One for the taillight and one for the stop light. Try searching this forum for headlight replacement. I built my own from some driving lights and have it posted on here.

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  • tweav

Posted November 17, 2007 - 11:17 PM


you do know that the rewiring kit for you stator is only 40 bucks.It only took me an hour and a half to install the was very ez

  • krokii

Posted December 19, 2007 - 11:20 PM


hey, need help too!!!
i'm putting a CYCLOPE too,do i need to do rewiring kit for my stator or its ok stock?and looks lie i have to buy a switch hi-low?
thank you!!!!

  • tweav

Posted December 20, 2007 - 12:13 AM


you can always just try it but it will be close to running out of juice .as far as a high low switch you can just pick high or low and wire that one only . Me myself I would get a switch and a stator rewiring kit ,I don't like doing things twice . if you rewire the stator it's an ez light hookup thru a switch is also a kill switch for the bike . so when you turn the lights off the battery is also off. Are you road riding with turn signals?

  • ncampion

Posted December 20, 2007 - 09:25 AM


If you really want a good light, forget about the Halogen lights althgether. Go for the HID system. They only draw about 35 W while on but they do draw about 100 W during a brief startup so you need a battery that can handle that. These conversion systems are getting really cheap. (check the link) This gets you enough hardware for two motorcycle setups. You do need a 12V DC electrical source so you will have to rectify your stock AC current which is easy. These lights are VERY bright and all the Baja racers use them.

  • krokii

Posted December 20, 2007 - 02:29 PM


well im thinking for signals too,does that matter much,they dont take much power, or atleast thats what i think. where i should buy the rewiring kit from?
thank you!

  • tweav

Posted December 20, 2007 - 04:51 PM


My 07 wr450 I just got all the pieces and wired it myself. mainly because no one really offered a kit that fit right at the time ,I'm not really sure that someone do now.
here's a parts break down of that.

26 blaster key switch
59 turn signal switch
16 led turn signal relay
26 led turn signals X 2 sets
8 horn
5 isolation relay
18 hyd. brake light switch x 2

then I used wire I had and solder and shrink tubing

Now My 2006 crf250x I bought a wrong baja designs kit off of e-bay for 200
the kit I got was for a 2002-2004 crf450r alot of the stuff in the kit was over kill .So I mildly rewired the kit . the kit was for a bike with no charging system . so I pulled the voltage regulator and the battery and some brackets then I had to get a front brake light switch and added a circuit for that.
so I did that bike for like 220 or so.

as far as what looks better the wr wins hands down . but the crf was much easier


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