wiring up wr300 for duel sporting

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  1. firecrotch

    firecrotch Been here awhile

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    hey out there, got a plate already and duel sport kit for my wr300. I needed to rewire the thing and soder wires this time around as I had issues this last year with tail lights sometimes either faiding or connectors rusting out.
    I currently run the led and tail lights off a battery. I figured while I was in there to get a voltage regulator from trailtech and hook it up to battery to charge while I was riding. Then I thought...heck cant I just skip the battery and power all led's and blinkers etc using the voltage regulator? Or would it still need to run off battery?
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  2. DangerDane

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    Did the bike come stock with lights if so did it come with a battery? If no battery and you put a battery in it you will need a regulator rectifier to change AC to DC. I hope thats some help im no expert by far.
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  3. firecrotch

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  4. DangerDane

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    Thats what i did.

    2004 KTM 250 exc road legal all most just need mirror and brake switches

    I had to add a battery so my brake lights would work at idle. It was all dim didn't think i would like to sit at stop light half throttle.

    what is a wr300?
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  5. firecrotch

    firecrotch Been here awhile

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    it husqvarnas answer to ktm 300
    [​IMG]
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  6. RebelYell

    RebelYell Been here awhile

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    I know this is a long shot but has any one in nj dual sported one of these wrs?to all the folks that dont know nj is run by the same socialists that run kalifornia.
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  7. CoyoteCowboy

    CoyoteCowboy Easily Distracted

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    Not trying to be a dick, but how in the hell is that Old's Cool? :huh
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  8. DangerDane

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    not every one can buy a new bike its just a toy i can't be making payments on something that don't drive me to work or make me money. Old bikes are cool but 5 to 15 year old bikes are fun i dont race i dont need the best thing at the time. new bikes need the same maintenance done.

    I would buy a new four stroke dual sport if i could and im planing on it in three to five years from now if it works out.
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  9. DangerDane

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    your Mom
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  10. CoyoteCowboy

    CoyoteCowboy Easily Distracted

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    Easy there noob, just asking a simple question. There's better places to field questions about modern two strokes, and careful about slinging shit about family members around here. That'll get ya a vacation :deal
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  11. firecrotch

    firecrotch Been here awhile

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    That IS old school tech. It's an 09 husky but late 80's two smoke tech.:clap
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  12. Euromad

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    Cowboy's right- it's too new to be in Old's cool. Not really 80's tech either. The '85 Wr250 I had was the first year for liquid cooling, single shock and front disc brake. Husky put a water jacket ed cylinder around their old air cooled bottom end.
    When the kickstarter was moved to the right side there was a complete redesign with more design changes in the early 90's then '02, then '08 I think. The 300 came after that.
    If it's water cooled, modern suspension, disc brakes it really doesn't belong here. I would expect you would get more relevant info from the Thumper area. I've posted a few two stroke threads there.
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  13. DangerDane

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    Sorry about that some people like to have an older neat bike and have a newer one they ride a lot. Projects are fun too.
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  14. 13.1

    13.1 Shaken not Stirred

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    here's a thought---what we all want here is answers :evil

    and i would bet that there are a lot more people that have purchased and installed lighting
    on one of them thar "newer" type bikes recently than an older 2-stroke.

    Hmmmm......to me (and i don't know dick)
    i would bet that an appropriate answer would pop out much quicker if this was posted up, or even moved over
    "to that other section" that Euromad said. This is about that crazy electrical stuff, not 2-strokes. Grab the knowledge of all those 4stroke guys

    ...besides, all that new tech Trail Tech stuff did not even exist way back then!
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  15. ibrockn

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    I've been trying to ask this question on the CafeHusky forum, but my posts have been awaiting moderation for over a week. The administrator seems to be MIA over there.
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    I recently purchased a used 2010 WR300 that has no lights as my first Husky. I am intent on adding a headlight, tail light, and brake light, and had thought that all WR300 had a lighting coil and the yellow wire. When I got the bike home, I discovered that it does not have a yellow wire and only has four wires coming out of the right side case running up to the CDI box on the frame:
    red, green, black/red, and red/white. Also as you might guess, has no regulator/rectifier.

    So, that led me to looking at posts and searching for information about how to add the lighting coil, but can't seem to find anything for this bike in particular.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
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  16. Kevin K

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    I don't know how or why Pre 2014 Husqvarna are by passed for bikes that cost thousands more. They are great bikes
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  17. Euromad

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    I don't know either. My 2000 was a great bike. Not Old School tho...
    Ibrockn , you should be able to order a lighting coil from your dealer. Halls Husky will set you up. that, a battery and a voltage regulator and you can install lights.
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