YZ426 HID setup.


13 replies to this topic
  • motarded426

Posted February 02, 2009 - 05:14 PM

#1

Hey folks,

so I am piecing together an HID kit/street legalization kit for my '01 426 (all i really need in CO is a headlight/taillight and a horn) . After searching here is what I came up with regarding what I need for my bike.. PLEASE correct me if I am wrong, there have been a lot of posts regarding this issue, so I am just trying to summarize/synthesize the info all together. Here's what I'm thinking:

1. Dual 4" Baja Designs 4" Fuego HID's (already have one, should I only run one?)

2. WR stator, flywheel, CDI (what year and model for best output?)

3. TrailTech regulator/rectifier

4. Baja Designs Rear taillight/license plate light

5. NiCad battery?


am i missing anything? no turn signals required here in CO.....

Thanks for all the help
:lol: :)

  • shawnbassett26

Posted February 02, 2009 - 05:48 PM

#2

I would like to know as well. Im going to run lights on my YZ426 motor and would prefer not to run a battery too. I have also heard of conflicting storys between CDI no CDI WR stator cover... etc....

~Shaw @ BMS

  • grayracer513

Posted February 02, 2009 - 08:41 PM

#3

Most contemporary HID's require DC current. Batteries are advisable so that the lamps don't repeatedly shut off and reignite at an idle.

  • motarded426

Posted February 02, 2009 - 09:13 PM

#4

Most contemporary HID's require DC current. Batteries are advisable so that the lamps don't repeatedly shut off and reignite at an idle.


I guess that's were I'm getting a little mixed up still.. The WR stator will output DC current, yes?:lol:

I just want to make sure that all components are copasetic, so it's not that big of a headache.:lol:

thanks!
:)

  • grayracer513

Posted February 02, 2009 - 09:20 PM

#5

No. All magneto generators produce AC current only. To use a battery, or other equipment requiring DC, you have to add a rectifier to the system, to convert AC to DC.

  • motarded426

Posted February 02, 2009 - 09:28 PM

#6

No. All magneto generators produce AC current only. To use a battery, or other equipment requiring DC, you have to add a rectifier to the system, to convert AC to DC.


Perfect, that 's exactly what i needed to know..

In turn, the WR setup + rectifier will work with the HID lamp. great.

Thanks for the clarification, with all the posts on it, I got a little convoluted..

  • 2001YZF426Rider

Posted February 03, 2009 - 10:06 PM

#7

i dont think you need the cdi though if you float the pink wire, if im not mistaken.

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  • MotoPhotog

Posted February 04, 2009 - 06:47 AM

#8

I hear you guys. I have a plate for my yz.... but i havent even ridden it down the street yet because this whole stator/regulator/rectifier blah blah blah, makes my head...... :lol:

:) ugh.................frustrating.

  • britgeetarlad

Posted February 05, 2009 - 01:39 AM

#9

I just got my 01 wr426f stator and plan on doin the same thing....do i need to get a Wr flywheel or will the yz426f flywheel do the job ?....wonderin here

  • grayracer513

Posted February 05, 2009 - 06:02 AM

#10

You need the larger flywheel as well.

  • honyam83

Posted February 05, 2009 - 05:25 PM

#11

Hey motarded426 where @ in CO I'm in NOCO fort collins area maybe we could ride some time.

  • motarded426

Posted February 05, 2009 - 07:12 PM

#12

Hey motarded426 where @ in CO I'm in NOCO fort collins area maybe we could ride some time.


For sure man, I'm calling SOCO ('springs) base now, but i spend the weekends in Denver/Boulder...

I'm totally down to ride, just gotta get this whole headlight/stator thing done.. My time frame is to have all lighting and legalization stuff done (i'm already plated) is April-ish..... I'm collecting parts right now...:)

  • Terrain Rider 4z

Posted February 05, 2009 - 07:40 PM

#13

Not trying to rain on your parade, but have to ask why you are going HID. Don't get me wrong, the light is awesome, but most do not use/need it. I went the whole 9 yards with my old 426 with the WR stator, flywheel, CDI, wiring harness, TT reg/rectifier, and a 1.1 amp AA battery pack from Batteryspace.com. The light output was awesome, but I never used it and felt like I was going to break my $500 headlight. On my KTM I threw on a Baja Designs halogen set up, saved myself the cost of going DC, and still find that I have plenty of light for the riding I do. I would save my money and buy an MR16 HID helmet light which provides much more useful light. If you still insist on HID the Trail Tech X2 is only $300. I don't know any of these HID lights to be considered street legal.

  • motarded426

Posted February 05, 2009 - 09:38 PM

#14

Not trying to rain on your parade, but have to ask why you are going HID. Don't get me wrong, the light is awesome, but most do not use/need it. I went the whole 9 yards with my old 426 with the WR stator, flywheel, CDI, wiring harness, TT reg/rectifier, and a 1.1 amp AA battery pack from Batteryspace.com. The light output was awesome, but I never used it and felt like I was going to break my $500 headlight. On my KTM I threw on a Baja Designs halogen set up, saved myself the cost of going DC, and still find that I have plenty of light for the riding I do. I would save my money and buy an MR16 HID helmet light which provides much more useful light. If you still insist on HID the Trail Tech X2 is only $300. I don't know any of these HID lights to be considered street legal.


I live in the mountains, and need the most amount of light; i've got 55w HID's on my S4 and wouldn't have anyting else. I really want to do this build right the first time in my eyes...:lol:

if it breaks, it breaks; they run baja with them, they can handle a colorado summer :)... i'm not worried about the street legal nature either, cops don't even patrol where i live....:lol:





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