Battery wr400.How to???
Posted October 08, 2008 - 02:34 AM
I own a wr400 2000 modeland i am keen on putting a batery in it so i can have electric start, run led's etc etc.
So i was wondering how i can put a battery in it.
Do i need a diffrent flywheel or anything
Cheers guys thanks for the feedback
Posted October 08, 2008 - 05:21 AM
Posted October 09, 2008 - 10:22 AM
Or you can just get one of those small emergency lighting batts, put it in the airbox, run your LEDs and charge it every few weeks - they hold lots of juice.
Speaking of Juice - OJ got his!!!
Posted October 09, 2008 - 05:06 PM
Posted October 09, 2008 - 07:43 PM
Posted October 10, 2008 - 02:33 PM
Posted October 10, 2008 - 05:25 PM
www.farplaces.com much interesting info on rectifying your wr's power and making it work.
Excellent page! thanks for the link!
Posted October 11, 2008 - 02:23 AM
Posted October 11, 2008 - 05:00 AM
Im guessing the Australian delivered WRs must have a rectifier on board already ? anyone know if it is on all the lighting or just the indicator circuits ? Any ideas on its current capacity ? Ive been pondering the addition of a battery on my WR400 for a while now, just the catalyst I need ! I need DC for my GPS and maybe charger for the UHF.
Don't plug that GPS in yet. I'm ignorant of the Aussie bikes but why do you think it has a rectifier? There's no logical reason it would have one if there is no battery. Unless. Do you have a horn? If so trace that power back to a rectifier. It will be DC. I saw a simple setup here for GPS/cell charger that would give you what you want. Gotta run a Reg/Rec to get 12v DC then run the power through a diode to a small battery. The diode is a one way path only allowing charging power in and stopping power from going back to the lights. Then pull power of the batt. to your electronics. Nicads would be smaller/lighter but a lead acid batt. would last longer with the large amount of charging cycles.
Posted October 11, 2008 - 03:19 PM
From what I can gather the rego gear was fittted in Aus pre delivery, it is a good setup from a wiring point of view, quite tidy etc, I dont have an Aus wiring diagram only the original WR diagram which is the same as a US delivered one.
Posted October 12, 2008 - 02:15 PM
Posted October 13, 2008 - 02:41 AM
Posted October 13, 2008 - 04:09 AM
Posted October 13, 2008 - 05:50 AM
I thought these bikes came stock with a regulator bolted to the left side of the frame right infront of the gas tank?
They do but to get DC you need to install at rectifier
Posted October 13, 2008 - 03:23 PM
Well i cant find any sign of the DC. My bike seems to be all AC. the horn is actually missing, its cable and bracket is there though as is the horn button etc. Could it be possible Yamaha Aus used a DC horn with a basic diode bridge built in to rectify the AC to DC but only at the horn ?
I guess so. One just big enough to run a horn could be small. Have you talked yourself out of a battery?
Posted October 13, 2008 - 11:24 PM
I have bought the bits and will put it in on the weekend. Let you know how it goes.
Posted October 15, 2008 - 01:59 AM