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Old 10-20-2014, 06:45 PM   #1
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Xr650L is getting a new race light.

Howdy! I have a 2002 xr650L I just ordered an 8" baja designs halogen race light for. Can't wait to get it on and post some pics in the 650L thread! But here's the question, I'm a noob when it comes to wiring and electrical on bikes. From what I found searching the forums this light should be pretty easy to wire up once it's here but I can't find any real instructions. Is there a website or maybe a thread that can kinda give me a step by step on how to wire this light up to the stock switch? Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:52 PM   #2
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Howdy! I have a 2002 xr650L I just ordered an 8" baja designs halogen race light for. Can't wait to get it on and post some pics in the 650L thread! But here's the question, I'm a noob when it comes to wiring and electrical on bikes. From what I found searching the forums this light should be pretty easy to wire up once it's here but I can't find any real instructions. Is there a website or maybe a thread that can kinda give me a step by step on how to wire this light up to the stock switch? Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
Post in the XRL thread and you'll get more help.
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:54 PM   #3
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Post in the XRL thread and you'll get more help.
I guess that makes sense haha thanks! Will move.
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:22 PM   #4
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You'll need to connect to the ground and a hot wire. May be able to pull the wires from the stock headlight plug and either direct plug or may have to add a connector. Not sure what the back of the new light looks like. You will lose the Hi/Low, but will have a much improved light. You can add some AdvMonster or similar lights for the high beam and/or running lights:

Here is a similar set up, although this was with an automotive light that did have Hi/Low..I still wired the aux lights for high beam

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Old 10-20-2014, 08:02 PM   #5
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You'll need to connect to the ground and a hot wire. May be able to pull the wires from the stock headlight plug and either direct plug or may have to add a connector. Not sure what the back of the new light looks like. You will lose the Hi/Low, but will have a much improved light. You can add some AdvMonster or similar lights for the high beam and/or running lights:

Here is a similar set up, although this was with an automotive light that did have Hi/Low..I still wired the aux lights for high beam

Thanks for the help. So there's only 2 wires that go to the stock headlight now? Or is there 3 (high,low,ground) but I'll only need 2?
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:16 PM   #6
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There are three, hi/lo/gnd. I used the stock headlight switch however, I ran it thru a ADVmonster waterproof dimmer switch. This allowed me to adjust the low beam intensity or turn the lights off completely. If you want more detail or pics PM me. S
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