Posted May 09, 2003 - 11:09 AM
Posted May 09, 2003 - 02:00 PM
I have a 55/65 watt bulb up front, and under a load, it spews out plenty of light, but low-speed single track when dark, is scary.
First off, I believe that the '98 WR stators are less powered than the newer, maybe something like 80 vs 120 watt output, or something like that? Is up-grading to a higher out-put stator a solution?
Also, a neighbor of mine is thinking that my rear light probably draws about 10 watts, and maybe 15 when I am using the brakes. He says that if we convert that over to LCD, the draw is reduced to 2-3 watts.
Are these the solutions to better lighting at night, or are there other directions?
Posted May 09, 2003 - 03:08 PM
Posted May 09, 2003 - 03:15 PM
Yep brandon, you are rite about the lcd lights,they draw less power(i have been told they are real sturdy too!),now you guys may think this is a crazy idea but when i was watching the dakar rally on tv this year i saw a guy get help from some other folks when his lights got broke after a fall,he rode of into the dark with some spot lights taped too the top of his crash helmet!,looked real good (you go where you look remember)now i`m sure with a little bit of cunning this could be perfected to be mounted to the peak of a crash helmet(those little after market headlights should work ok)and plug it in just behind you at the rear of the seat!,what do you think?
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Posted May 09, 2003 - 05:01 PM
Posted June 02, 2003 - 06:54 PM
I'd be interested in any info, links etc. on HID lighting systems. The stuff I have found looks big and heavy!
Does anyone know the output Watts/Amps of the 98 WR400 stator?
Posted June 03, 2003 - 07:56 PM
Posted June 04, 2003 - 05:05 AM
I have read that you can replace the stock bulb with an 85 watt HID bulb. I did ride in the dunes with the stock light and found it plenty bright. The problem I had was turning and not seeing where I was going, so I tried tapeing a flashlight to my helmet and it helped. I did buy a 3 bulb led unit for this but havent had a chance to use it. The HID bulb would be nice though.
HID just isn't in my price range for what I need. A helmet light seems to be a better (more affordable) solution. I have been looking at the Lead-Dog helmet light. Lead-Dog makes a great light that you can wire into your electrical system and mounts to the helmet. Adds 35 watts of halogen light to your system.
Lead-Dog helmet light
I changed out to an led taillight bulb. It works great and is durable and bright!