My Wr400FL


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  • Dchdmn

Posted September 07, 2009 - 11:19 PM

#21

its already registered as a street bike. (previous owner rode it on the streets and managed to not use turn signals). :busted:

  • bakeyz426f

Posted September 08, 2009 - 03:04 AM

#22

an led tail light only uses about 1 watt i think i read in one of these forums. get a 35 watt head light and and led tail light and i would think you could still have enough power to run a turn signals with an 80 watt stator.

  • Sider_steve

Posted September 08, 2009 - 08:06 AM

#23

its already registered as a street bike. (previous owner rode it on the streets and managed to not use turn signals). :busted:


So all you really need to do is wire up turn signals?
And the voltage regulator?

  • pablo83

Posted September 08, 2009 - 11:44 AM

#24

So all you really need to do is wire up turn signals?
And the voltage regulator?


This bike already has a voltage regulator for it's lighting circuit, but it's all AC. This works fine with headlight/taillight, but I'm not sure if it will work with blinkers and it won't work with a battery.

You'll need a rectifier to convert the system to DC if you want a battery. The Baja Designs kit does this, but there are some modifications required to the lighting coil. They are not difficult, but they require some soldering. You can buy the regulator/rectifier separate and it's not too expensive ($37 I think) if that's the only part you need.

I used to have the Baja Designs install manual around here, but it seems to be lost. I'll take another look around for it.

  • Sider_steve

Posted September 08, 2009 - 12:55 PM

#25

This bike already has a voltage regulator for it's lighting circuit, but it's all AC. This works fine with headlight/taillight, but I'm not sure if it will work with blinkers and it won't work with a battery.

You'll need a rectifier to convert the system to DC if you want a battery. The Baja Designs kit does this, but there are some modifications required to the lighting coil. They are not difficult, but they require some soldering. You can buy the regulator/rectifier separate and it's not too expensive ($37 I think) if that's the only part you need.

I used to have the Baja Designs install manual around here, but it seems to be lost. I'll take another look around for it.


Pablo is correct in order to charge a battery with DC current, you would need a rectifier.
In all the posts I read last night about past TT members Installing lights and batteries, not one mention was made of a rectifier. But the lighting kit they were using came with one. Had to look that up after I read pablos post.
To operate blinkers you will need a steady DC supply voltage and a flasher relay.
The type of flasher relay to use will depend on the type of turn signals you have standard bulb flashers or LED flashers. They run in price from $8 to $15.
the standard models come in 2 styles 2 pole or 3 pole.

  • Dchdmn

Posted September 09, 2009 - 07:00 PM

#26

This bike already has a voltage regulator for it's lighting circuit, but it's all AC. This works fine with headlight/taillight, but I'm not sure if it will work with blinkers and it won't work with a battery.

You'll need a rectifier to convert the system to DC if you want a battery. The Baja Designs kit does this, but there are some modifications required to the lighting coil. They are not difficult, but they require some soldering. You can buy the regulator/rectifier separate and it's not too expensive ($37 I think) if that's the only part you need.

I used to have the Baja Designs install manual around here, but it seems to be lost. I'll take another look around for it.


So if I convert it to DC will i be able to run a speedometer and keep my current head light and tail light. I already ordered the regulator, and a key switch.

Pablo is correct in order to charge a battery with DC current, you would need a rectifier.
In all the posts I read last night about past TT members Installing lights and batteries, not one mention was made of a rectifier. But the lighting kit they were using came with one. Had to look that up after I read pablos post.
To operate blinkers you will need a steady DC supply voltage and a flasher relay.
The type of flasher relay to use will depend on the type of turn signals you have standard bulb flashers or LED flashers. They run in price from $8 to $15.
the standard models come in 2 styles 2 pole or 3 pole.


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  • Dchdmn

Posted September 09, 2009 - 07:04 PM

#27

So all you really need to do is wire up turn signals?
And the voltage regulator?


Correct.

  • pablo83

Posted September 09, 2009 - 07:28 PM

#28

So if I convert it to DC will i be able to run a speedometer and keep my current head light and tail light.

headlight/tail light: yes
speedo: I don't know, what speedo are you running?

  • Sider_steve

Posted September 09, 2009 - 07:29 PM

#29

So if I convert it to DC will i be able to run a speedometer and keep my current head light and tail light. I already ordered the regulator, and a key switch.



Links?


I am a little lost on the spedo question,thought those were driven off the front wheel?
What brand/model regulator did you order?
And I am not giving you a link until you tell me if the turn signals are led turn signals or standard bulb style.
I started answering questions that first night without enough information.
I want to make sure what I tell you is correct.

  • Dchdmn

Posted September 09, 2009 - 07:30 PM

#30

headlight/tail light: yes
speedo: I don't know, what speedo are you running?


Ah, never mind. It accepts AC/DC (my bad..)

Btw - I dont have it yet but this is what Im planning on
http://www.motorcycl...400F-Parts.aspx

I am a little lost on the spedo question,thought those were driven off the front wheel?
What brand/model regulator did you order?
And I am not giving you a link until you tell me if the turn signals are led turn signals or standard bulb style.
I started answering questions that first night without enough information.
I want to make sure what I tell you is correct.



Yeah im sorry it was dark out then and it is now, ill go check right now but whats the best way to tell i fits AC or DC? O.o

Oh, and I ordered this - http://www.motorcycl...-Regulator.aspx

  • Sider_steve

Posted September 09, 2009 - 08:33 PM

#31

LOL it was late that night.
Here is the link I forgot to put in the message about the wiring diagram.
http://www.supermoto...ead.php?t=63540

  • Sider_steve

Posted September 09, 2009 - 09:27 PM

#32

Here are 2 links for you to check out.
First one is the battery. https://www.bajadesi...ry, Nicad Wired
Second is a signal relay. https://www.bajadesi...Signal, Flasher
DO NOT use this relay if your turn signals are LED style.
I think you can just add a diode bridge rectifier off the stock stator and bang you have DC. Looking for the right one for you and it hasnt been easy.




 
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