Headlight Lens/Bulb Question


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  • chambers

Posted December 01, 2007 - 01:20 PM

#1

On my Wr400 (02) I am looking for some more light, question is what wattage can I upgrade the bulb to and also is the lens glass or plastic on the standard light as I dont want to change the bulb and end up melting the lens

Thanks guys

  • bigdrtrdr

Posted December 01, 2007 - 03:56 PM

#2

Order a PIIA 80/80 Super White. Fits into the stock headlight socket and housing. Its far brighter than stock.
All Pre 03 400s and 426s have more than enough stator output to run it.
Ive had one in my 01 WR426 for three years.

  • chambers

Posted December 02, 2007 - 09:39 AM

#3

Thanks, I just had a quick looks and have seen a couple of different moels just wondering if anyone knows the type. Also on the one that I have seen it says the bulbs are 24v, will they still work with no problems and without melting the headlight casing?

  • SXP

Posted December 02, 2007 - 12:14 PM

#4

Order a PIIA 80/80 Super White. Fits into the stock headlight socket and housing. Its far brighter than stock.
All Pre 03 400s and 426s have more than enough stator output to run it.
Ive had one in my 01 WR426 for three years.


Careful here :thumbsup: The 400s have an 80W stator, while the 426s have a 120W stator. The 426 stator can be retrofitted as a drop in replacement on the 400s. In stock form you would be running at the very limit of the stator with an 80W bulb.

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  • chambers

Posted December 02, 2007 - 12:21 PM

#5

oh well so that would put out the idea of a more powerful light and heated grips

what would happen if you were tryin to draw more power than the generator put out (stupid question?) would it simply not put any more out?

  • bigdrtrdr

Posted December 02, 2007 - 05:29 PM

#6

Careful here :thumbsup: The 400s have an 80W stator, while the 426s have a 120W stator. The 426 stator can be retrofitted as a drop in replacement on the 400s. In stock form you would be running at the very limit of the stator with an 80W bulb.


Didnt know that, However my buddy has been running the same bulb for the same time as me in his 2000 wr400 without issues.
The glass lens does get warm, But no melting.
I got it from Baha Designs as a direct replacement.

  • Morty

Posted December 03, 2007 - 08:33 PM

#7

Careful here :thumbsup: The 400s have an 80W stator, while the 426s have a 120W stator. The 426 stator can be retrofitted as a drop in replacement on the 400s. In stock form you would be running at the very limit of the stator with an 80W bulb.


Any idea what is the output of the 07 wr450f?

  • SXP

Posted December 21, 2007 - 09:29 AM

#8

Careful here :banghead: The 400s have an 80W stator, while the 426s have a 120W stator. The 426 stator can be retrofitted as a drop in replacement on the 400s. In stock form you would be running at the very limit of the stator with an 80W bulb.


Correction (for the record in case someone stumbles on this thread in the future): In the United States 1998/1999 WR400s put out 80W while the 2000 WR400 and 2001/2002 WR426s put out 120W.

Sorry for the misinformation:bonk:

  • ncampion

Posted December 21, 2007 - 11:13 AM

#9

Check out my comments on this thread: http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=574563

I tried the bigger light (55/65) on my dual sported WR and it was tough to keep the battery charged at all. This is the hot ticket!!




 
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