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Old 10-13-2010, 08:07 PM   #17896
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I have purchased a Trail Tech 8" race light....gonna work on the install as time permits... but, this bad boy has two yellow wires coming off the light...the bike has 2 yellow, 2 black, and one green. I have no clue which wires go where...
Is my assumption correct that the Trailtech 8" lights have only one setting? No high/low beam, correct? If that is the case, you will wire it to either your high or low beam and then only that position will give you all of your light. The other position will cut power to the light so you won't have any light.

Another WR was running either the 8" trailtech or the 8" baja mainly offroad, but occasionally on the street and said they didn't get flashed very often for it being too bright, but that must be when the light was aimed pretty low. My guess is that when adjusted for putting the most light to the road and down the road, you will be blinding other drives. And with now "low beam" as a backup, offroad and/or very deserted roads will be about the only courteous places to ride (unless you point it down so low that it's not really doing what it was made for which is flooding everything in light).

I have to say, thought, that the pictures of that WR fitted with the 8" light looked absolutely fantastic.

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Old 10-13-2010, 08:47 PM   #17897
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Thanks for all the replies guys. I took one Yellow (marked II) and one black (marked II) and wired it up. The bike has to be running for the light to turn on but it works. And man does it work...very bright. It turns on in the "high" position. I had to get creative with my blinkers, speedo and the girth of wires under the light....I love the look. I'll post some pics tomorrow.

Again, thanks for the quick replies....WRR/X riders are the shiz.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:06 PM   #17898
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If you feed off the green(?) wire that heads to the switch on the handlebar, it will stay on no matter what light setting. Thats where I tapped for my heated grips (thanks to BigDog's setup), its the feed from the battery to the headlight.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:50 PM   #17899
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MiXu,
If you didn't do it while installing, loosen all the bolts a bit and then, as you tighten the two front bolts one at a time, push/hold the case saver towards the case. There is a little play there and if you just tighten the bolts while the case saver naturally sits, you are giving up some sprocket/chain clearance.
Thanks Chadx, I'll try that.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:19 PM   #17900
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8" Race Light

Here are some quick pics of the Trail Tech 8" Race Light on my bike. The install isn't plug and play, but I really dig it. I still have some straightening up to do behind the light.



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Old 10-14-2010, 04:58 PM   #17901
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I've got it started.. but i'm taking my wife to the airport this evening, & will be busy for a few days.. don't know if i can get back to it until later. The Birthday Ride needs my full attention. I'll tremble & won't be able to type when i'm relaying what happened on that ride..

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What kind of front tire is that? diggin the look
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:06 PM   #17902
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Not a bad showing for the oldest guy on the smallest bike

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Old 10-14-2010, 07:17 PM   #17903
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Here are some quick pics of the Trail Tech 8" Race Light on my bike. The install isn't plug and play, but I really dig it. I still have some straightening up to do behind the light.

Were you able to keep the stock gauge cluster as is, or did you have to relocate it? Any pics of what you did to it?

I'd love to throw a little more light down the road...
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:37 PM   #17904
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boy both of these WRX's on this page are making me strongly reconsider selling my WRR. I have a pair of X wheels and that Trail Tech light looks freaking killer!

both of these bikes...do not suck.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:46 PM   #17905
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Wow Very Cool looking bike!

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Old 10-15-2010, 07:03 AM   #17906
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Thanks for the compliments guys. These bikes are so customizable and easy to work on...very fun bike to own.

Skierd, I did indeed have to move the instrument cluster. Not the easiest of things to do but it is do-able. I also had to reverse mount my blinker mounts (very easy). Yamaha really likes their instrument mount where they put it if you know what I mean...I had to break out the dremel just to get the thing loose. I basically took the stock headlight off and unplugged (a breeze). Unbolted speedo from mount (basically 3 nuts). Then I had to "dremel" the instrument mount off of the bike, no head on the bolt holding it on. As of right now, my speedo is "zip-tied" to the light brackets in two locations until I get a permanent mount made up. I have most of the wires and cabling zip tied and put between the forks behind the light. The wires were already pretty neat from Yamaha, so not a lot of cleanup is needed.

I'll try and post up some more pics Saturday while I'm tidying up the wires.
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:16 AM   #17907
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Gosh, looks like home to me.

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Scotty,

Cool video! It's definitely like an alien landscape.

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Old 10-15-2010, 09:42 AM   #17908
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How much stiction is normal in the front forks? I just put new Hel braided lines on my R and locked up the front brake to check the feel. When I push down on the front end I get a considerable stick/slip feel at the initial push and another when it comes off the bottom. If this were a mountain bike I would be rebuilding the fork. I never noticed it before, so I'm not sure if it has always done it or not.
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:04 AM   #17909
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Here are some quick pics of the Trail Tech 8" Race Light on my bike. The install isn't plug and play, but I really dig it. I still have some straightening up to do behind the light.

Wow that looks great. There is always something about the black frame on the X that I like. Maybe it's because it's not as common as the R frame and if all I saw was the X, then I'd think the R silver bits looked great (they both do, but you get my meaning).

The light, different shroud graphics and black frame and fork give you a great unique look. I'd think about the 8" of there was one with a high/low beam available. I wonder how that would work/combine with the kydex front fairing that Duke fabricated? Hmmmm. I've actually been toying with an different headlight setup, but price is holding me back. I'd have several hundred dollars into it and I rarely ride in the dark (I avoid it all together if I can reasonable avoid it) so probably not the best use of my funds. Rather than swapping it all out, I might just consider adding one supplemental light that I can use or bring if I plan on doing some night riding.
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:28 AM   #17910
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"Wow that looks great..."

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Nice looking bike!

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