running without the headlight


24 replies to this topic
  • GuyGraham

Posted October 19, 2011 - 08:37 AM

#21

Fired off this question to Yamaha UK technical support, via my local main stealer

Reply back form Yamaha, was that it will cause issues
They said if I wanna remove headlight, then I will need a resistor wired in to replicate the headlight resistance.
apparently, the <07 WR's that have the headlight switch have a resistor built into the switch which takes the load when the power to the bulb is cut

Managed to get a headlight of fleabay, so its all academic now anyway

  • WR_Dave

Posted October 19, 2011 - 09:21 AM

#22

How many years does it take to cause an issue since mine has been off with the switch for about 5 years and 8,000 kms of riding! Not sure when the problem is going to show up !!!! Good Luck with your new light.

WR Dave

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  • GuyGraham

Posted October 20, 2011 - 03:42 AM

#23

re-read the above post

If you have an on - off switch, according to the information i was given you won't have an issue, so its not going to show up!

The +07's have the headlight wired on all the time running directly off the stator, have no headlight switch

  • W R

Posted October 20, 2011 - 04:05 AM

#24

My son's 06 WR 450 did not come with a switch either. He wanted the bike to look more like a YZ so I made a new bracket to move the headlight in and put a number plate in front of it. I also wired in a switch so that if it gets dark out he pulls one pin to remove the number plate and then flips a swtich to turn on the light. It has been running that way for about one year now with out any problems.Posted Image

  • W R

Posted October 20, 2011 - 04:07 AM

#25

Not sure what happend to the first photo so here it is.Posted Image




 
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