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Old 01-24-2013, 06:57 PM   #32686
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I run my heated grips off the headlamp circuit, but run my heated gear plug off its own circuit off the battery. I don't think there's enough spare amps in the headlamp circuit for a heated jacket's power draw, and wouldn't want to risk the headlight blowing in the middle of a ride to find out.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:30 PM   #32687
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Thanks for the replies on the seat height. I think I'll be happy with it, now I just need to wait on a sweeeet deal.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:47 PM   #32688
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i've have some heated clothes that i want to use, gloves and a jacket,i was wondering what wire to tap into for the power.i have heard that the power wire going into the headlight hi/lo beam switch is a good one as it is only hot when the bike is running.does this have enough power to run both the headlight and my heated gear.
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+2 Like mentioned above. rideonjon,
Your headlight is fused for 15 amps. Your jacket and gloves nominally use 7-10amps depending on brand and if used together. Your headlight uses 4.4 to 4.8amps which would put it very close to circuit overload. It is best that heated clothing has its own circuit; fused with or without a switch, depending on whether you do/don't have a rheostat to control heat.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:29 PM   #32689
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thanks for the responses i just wired it direct to the battery with an inline fuse 15A,seems to work fine.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:15 AM   #32690
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Thank you all for the tire advice.... Ya I forgot that tire selection could be as bad a an oil thread. I think I'll put on the Kenda 760 and see if I like them plus I got them here just sitting in the garage.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:08 AM   #32691
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hello all,,,new on the forum just picked up this WR 250R and have yet to ride it athough it now has 1500 miles on it,,(in the back of my p/u from idaho to west texas) good reviews on it, so i look for to some good rides ,,now,,are there fender bags available for it ???
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:23 AM   #32692
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hello all,,,new on the forum just picked up this WR 250R and have yet to ride it athough it now has 1500 miles on it,,(in the back of my p/u from idaho to west texas) good reviews on it, so i look for to some good rides ,,now,,are there fender bags available for it ???
Front, like for a spare tube; and rear, for tools, camera, water, and such. Many to choose from.

I use a Moose bag up front, about $25; and a Chase Harper 8800 bag in the back, about $40. Wolfman, DirtBikeGear, quite a few others make similar products.

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Old 01-25-2013, 09:23 AM   #32693
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thanks for the responses i just wired it direct to the battery with an inline fuse 15A,seems to work fine.
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I do that also. Pluse since it's direct, I can also use that plug for a battery tender if the bike ever sits, or to run a small compressor to air up tires, heck I even use it to charge my cellphone/ipod etc. for a couple of hours when I touring on the little bike. It's nice to have an unfused connection to battery.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:31 AM   #32694
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I do that also. Pluse since it's direct, I can also use that plug for a battery tender if the bike ever sits, or to run a small compressor to air up tires, heck I even use it to charge my cellphone/ipod etc. for a couple of hours when I touring on the little bike. It's nice to have an unfused connection to battery.
I assume you mean "unswitched", not "unfused"?

You should always fuse those connections, especially the ones that are right to battery.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:33 AM   #32695
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Front, like for a spare tube; and rear, for tools, camera, water, and such. Many to choose from.

I use a Moose bag up front, about $25; and a Chase Harper 8800 bag in the back, about $40. Wolfman, DirtBikeGear, quite a few others make similar products.

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Back (kind of smushed down in this pic):
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:31 AM   #32696
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I assume you mean "unswitched", not "unfused"?

You should always fuse those connections, especially the ones that are right to battery.
These electrical connections are a bit of a mystery to me. Anyone have any recommendations of sites that have some basic wiring info? One specific to the WRR would definitely be a bonus.

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:51 AM   #32697
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Just get one of these. http://www.fuzeblocks.com/. Tap into your plate light wire, good ground and power from the battery and wire accessories as required.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:52 AM   #32698
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I do that also. Pluse since it's direct, I can also use that plug for a battery tender if the bike ever sits, or to run a small compressor to air up tires, heck I even use it to charge my cellphone/ipod etc. for a couple of hours when I touring on the little bike. It's nice to have an unfused connection to battery.
You might take a look at a Fuzeblock for the simplest of wiring all your stuff.
You really only need to wire a + wire to the + on the battery and a - wire to the - on the battery, then one more to a switched wire (one that is hot when the key is turned on like the tailight). After that it's a piece o cake.

http://www.fuzeblocks.com/index.php?pid=2
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:53 AM   #32699
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Fuzeblockism

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:53 AM   #32700
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These electrical connections are a bit of a mystery to me. Anyone have any recommendations of sites that have some basic wiring info? One specific to the WRR would definitely be a bonus.

Thanks.
Eastern Beaver has a really simple 3 circuit that works great for adding accessories to the WR. Complete with relays and fuses. It's available in two configurations, 3 switched circuits and 2 switched/1 unswitched

http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Wi...3_circuit.html

I've used it on the WR and a DR650, makes wiring super easy
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