Baja Designs rectifier overloaded/battery exploded
Posted November 21, 2002 - 11:19 AM
After talking to Baja Designs, they said it was a bad rectifier and they would replace it and the wiring...warranty.
So just an FYI don't go out and buy the parts, just send it back to Baja Designs.
Posted November 22, 2002 - 06:16 AM
Posted November 22, 2002 - 03:45 PM
Posted November 23, 2002 - 02:00 PM
My B.D. kit is 3 years old with never a single problem. It still uses the original battery, too, and this is a bike that sits in a freezing cold trailer through the long Iowa winters. What more can I say?
I appreciate the warning about overloading the rectifier if you run with the headlight off. Good post.
Posted November 23, 2002 - 11:21 PM
I am running all stock and original stator and wiring...In stock form, the WR already powers a 60/55 watt head bulb and a tail bulb. My battery has enough charge to feed the lights for about a minute or 2 after engine is off, and the head light is at full brightness from about 2500 RPM's (just above idle)... It's good to hear yours is still good after 3 yrs!
Posted November 24, 2002 - 02:05 PM
Posted November 26, 2002 - 09:14 AM
Dose anyone know if the WRs is a permanant magnet genarator? I imagine it is, if so the Rectifiers in those see quite large voltage at higher RPM but still its the Regulator that has to drop the voltage.
Hey how many watts is the stock 99 WR headlight and has anyone found a decent fair priced replacemnet for it?