Posted August 14, 2011 - 10:15 AM
Broke old healight on a tree. Bought new polisport headlight. Old headlight was dual 50w halogen that never ran very bright because 100w of lights on a 55w stator just doesn't jive. Old headlight hooked up with a nice, tidy little plastic connector all pre-wired and stuff. New headlight is totally different. Polisport. Has a running bulb (im not hooking up) and 3 bare metal terminals to hook up in a rubber boot for the main headlight.
1. Which of those two wires (black or blue) is the power/live/POSITIVE wire?
2. IF i rigged the power wire to both the hi and low beam terminals would it draw 35w x 2 = 70 watts?
Posted August 14, 2011 - 12:15 PM
If I understand you correctly, wiring both 35w lights to come on at the same time will indeed draw 70w
In case you're curious:
Posted August 14, 2011 - 01:04 PM
I Assumed blue to be power from that diagram also, which I googled before I started installation. I wired only 1 on... not sure if its a high beam or a low beam but im sure I can fiddle with that when fall comes and I need to ride in the dark.
The reason for the confusion is that Black is usually the power wire in household wiring, and blue is Secondary or "take-off" power within appliances or fixtures. White is Negative or return, whatever you call it. Green or Copper is ground. Just saw what I typically use as two power wires and was a little confused.
Posted August 14, 2011 - 06:03 PM
Depending on how your light is set up, you might not ever need to wire the hi/low to come on at the same time. What model is it?
Posted August 15, 2011 - 12:34 PM
On my '99WR400 installed and wired new headlight, front fender, kickstand, and left side hand grip, because it always smacks a tree or gets laid down on a rock and the normal rubber ones rip, resulting in moisture under the grip and the grip slipping around on me.
Pics to follow...
Posted August 28, 2011 - 06:01 PM
Posted August 29, 2011 - 05:19 AM
I ... anyone have any suggestions on where to get a new top bearing? Didn't see it in the supplies list for the top end kit from wiseco... I don't like paying for Yamabrand if I don't have to.
If you are talking about the small end of the connecting rod, it doesn't have a bearing. The hole in the small end serves as it's own bushing of sorts for the piston pin, and has a slot cut into the top to help keep the pin lubed.
Posted August 29, 2011 - 11:48 AM