XR650R electricity

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  1. azcagiva

    azcagiva new orange flavor

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    I did a little work on the bike today. I am still waiting on the gasket for the stator so I decided to do what I could.

    I installed a small relay for the lights. I made a small wiring harness and ran it to the front of the bike. The relay is set up so it will trigger when I ground the wire I ran to the front of the bike. I also installed the small regulator/rectifier that I had.

    Here is a pic of the under seat area
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    Anyone have any recommendations for a small handlebar switch?

    -John
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  2. winterhk

    winterhk *Disminuya Su Velocidad*

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  3. Behindbars

    Behindbars Let's Ride

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    I have a switch from Paul at Highwaydirtbikes.com I really like it.
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  4. winterhk

    winterhk *Disminuya Su Velocidad*

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    How do you like that hydraulic clutch? Got any more pics of it? Any issues?
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  5. Behindbars

    Behindbars Let's Ride

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    Actually that is a LH rear brake. No clutch lever. I run the Rekluse.
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  6. azcagiva

    azcagiva new orange flavor

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    I was able to get the stator back on the bike today. I finished the wiring and fired it up. The battery at rest is around 12.5 . With the bike idling and the light on its 12.39, a little throttle and the voltage is 13+.

    I think it is gonna work. Now I just have to get the switch and mount the ballast. Hopefully everything stays together.

    I am happy with the light and it is stupid bright, hurts to look at the reflection on the wall.

    -John
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  7. Road Hog

    Road Hog anger management

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    putting a big light on is the best thing you'll do. the day will never end
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  8. haggeo

    haggeo Been here awhile

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    i have a similar battery mounted on my bike using a tray sold by Baja Designs. the tray goes mounted above the engine behind the stator. the way yours is set up looks good but it will take a pounding, i wonder if it will hold in the long run. this is the best picture i have right now of my set up, the battery is right behind the e-start (previous owner install) i'd like to get rid of but love when i'm too hot and tired to kick :D it's a great location for the battery, well protected and solidly mounted to the engine.
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  9. azcagiva

    azcagiva new orange flavor

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    I thought about mounting the battery under the tank like yours, but the battery that I have was a little too big. What battery are you using? I was thinking that mine may not hold up so I need to keep my options open.

    -John
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  10. haggeo

    haggeo Been here awhile

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    i have the yuasa YTZ 7S.
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  11. azcagiva

    azcagiva new orange flavor

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    Finished the bike today. I really like the highway dirtbikes switches that I got. I tied one into the kill switch to slow the dirtbags down if they try to steal it. That and the padlock through the rear rotor should work.

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    -John
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  12. 4play

    4play Next?

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    I have a BD 125w x 2 stator. I was running half AC, half DC. I have decided to convert to an all DC system & a HID headlight setup. I talked to BD, they said I could combine the AC leads into one input to the rectifier. On John's advice I have a 250w RS rectifier coming and I'm looking at a smaller battery option to help light a 40w HID
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  13. 4play

    4play Next?

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    My buddy John with me as his helper built a light cage for my XRR.
    I'll be using the same KC reflector as he's using on his with a 55w HID. For now I have it mocked up with his spare BD halogen.

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    Thanks John!
    I need a bit more battery to run it & possibly a wiring upgrade. It only needs 55w's to run, but it seems to need way more than that to warm up.
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  14. DRBImagery

    DRBImagery Have cameras, will travel

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    Im running a different harness system that the BD, I didnt like the quality of the BD stuff and I found a very cool, well designed harness built by Vancouver Super Moto in Canada, its pricey but worth it, good peeps to deal with over the phone and excellent service. Im running a split ac/dc system with dual 5 3/4" 55 watt lamps up front in a Simpson offroad fairing. will post pics in a while,,,,,great thread going here! Gotta love the XR crowd
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  15. *Ck*

    *Ck* Goin south...

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    hey drb, where about in alberta are you?
    I just picked up the same kit, vancouver Supermoto right?

    Anyways, i'm having an issue with my headlight ( not working) let me explain:

    HAve 200w stator spit into 2x100, 1 ac system for headlight, 1 dc system for everything else, dc system is workin perfect.
    The ac system gets power through a single wire that goes from one of the stator coil wires to the stock ac regulator that was replaced with a dc one that came with the kit.
    So...power from stator plugs into the positive (white/yellow) on the regulator and then from the positive dual female end a wire goes to power on headlight.
    theres a wire from the negative on the headlight that goes to a negative on the ac regulator and a wire that grounds to the frame from the negative dual femal end.

    Now, from what i've been reading i need to "float the ground" (ie. take it off), will this solve my problem?

    cheers

    Ck
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  16. DRBImagery

    DRBImagery Have cameras, will travel

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    I would call them, they are very good at the tech stuff on the phone,,,my system is totally different from yours in how its wired, sorry.



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  17. 4play

    4play Next?

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    I would try clipping the ground from the AC regulator. I ran my AC system isolated, with one leg to each side of the bulb & it worked great.
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  18. DRBImagery

    DRBImagery Have cameras, will travel

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    From what I understand the Vancouver system isolates the DC side, which is why I thought he was best to just call them.


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  19. *Ck*

    *Ck* Goin south...

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    figured it out. I guess some of the connections that came with the headlight weren't installed properly.
    And just for reference, The AC system i'm using does use a traditional ground. That is when running a single wire out of stator attached directly to a wire on the coils.

    Cheers

    Ck
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  20. 4play

    4play Next?

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    Glad you got it figured out!
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