trying to convert ac to dc on my 84 200x need help please
Posted 02 July 2011 - 12:17 PM
Posted 03 July 2011 - 10:01 PM
First you need to float the ground. What this basically does is it de-grounds the lighting coil from the frame, and runs the ground to its own wire. You need to figure out which wire is the ground lug, then solder up your own wire to it, and heat shrink it.
Next you need to find out which wire is the positive and then tape it together with the negative wire (at this point, because it's AC, it is not positive or negative).
Now wire in your voltage regulator/rectifier unit, then make your own custom positive/negative wiring harness for lighting. Might be best to run a 12 volt battery in the system as well, so that you can turn the lights on without the bike running. All you have to do is run the positive/negative leads from the voltage reg/rec to the battery, then run leads off of that to power your lights. This will keep the lights lit up at a constant level too, so there's no dimming when you are idling. A battery in the system will also allow you to run LED's, HID's or whatever other DC only accessories you might want to run
Some things to note are that the stock stator is plenty to power just a headlight and tail light. When you start adding other components to it, like batteries, blinkers and a horn, the stator probably will not have anywhere near enough output to keep the battery charged. Ricky Stator makes a higher output stator for the bike, and they are really good about their products. Never had an issue from them.
Posted 04 July 2011 - 09:38 PM