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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by JustinT, Nov 24, 2008.
Hey guys, anyone have experience with Plating a currently non street legal XRR in california?
From my research unless you have a time machine, its impossible. They changed the policy several years ago.
Buy one that already has a current plate. That's what I ended up doing.
I already have a hi-output stator a the BD kit with battery. My entire bike is running all DC including the headlights.
It has the standard ni-cad baja design battery that is so popular.
I am looking to add several accessories and was wondering about the batteries capacity. The majority of the accessories will only be used when the bike is running. I'm looking to add:
B.D. Squadron headlight. 44 watts (4.2 amp)
Fan (5 amp)
Possible heated vest.
I will be running most of the accessories through a Denali fuse box.
Does anyone see a possible concern, especially with the little ni-cad battery?
It all depends. Slow riding you may drain the battery, quickly. If you are keeping the rpms up, I don't see an issue as long as you do not exceed the stator's output. I would not expect it to put out a full 200w except when in the upper end of revs.
I myself would not have a helmet light. To much weight causes neck fatigue. Change that LED to a 50w HID and you will not need the helmet light.
Actually, the LED light should be enough to replace the existing headlight and should produce more visible light than the 50 watt HID bulb, be less finicky and last longer.
I agree. The HIDs are voltage sensitive where the LEDs operate great from 9-40 volts and have close to the same draw. The new LEDs are super bright.
What kind of helmet light are you planning on using?
The ni-cad battery has very little storage. With the bike off and all the lights on the battery will die pretty quick.
Less problems yes. More light no.
Finally got one. Been lurking on this thread for some time now. This thread is a gold mine of information on this bike, thanks! Anyways bike is 2002 CA plated and appears to have very low miles. Decent set of mods so far. One thing it seems to be running lean. I got an excessive amount of decel popping. Got worse when I pulled the spark arrestor. Could be an exhaust leak too. Need to check it out.
Side note: Anyone interested in the 4.6 tank? I would like to go to the Sahara tank. PM me.
HID puts out a ton of light for little wattage.
Couldn't you run Lithium Ion batteries?
Nice bike - looks pretty mint :)
I think decal popping is from running rich? Un-burnt fuel. So opening your airbox would make it leaner, but I think this is a terrible mod - just lets in more crap. Invest in jetting - the standard kit is listed on the pig-pen site :)
Im not sure about the make of helmet light. Im open to LED (lighter and smaller) or HID. Does anyone have any experince with make/model? Let me know your preference/thoughts.
As for litium battery, who makes one small enough?
Ready for two weeks in Morocco.....
Again, I know Lithium Ion's require some special care, so you'd want to research running a stator to a lithium ion, If it worked, awesome because the cool thing is that all Lithium Ions Pack way more wattage into a much smaller form factor. + they come pre-charged, and have way less maintenance. I have em in my FZ6, CRF & my Kymco Scooter.
IF your trying to do something on the budget, and want to take a stab at something first without investing a bunch of cash, just amazon - "lithium ion motorcycle battery" it'll give you amerage capacity.
If you want to good stuff, go with a shorai. Super Lightweight, tiny and 5 times as powerful as the stocker nicad. But it was pricy, mine came in just over 100 Bucks.
I'm not sure why you think that opening the air box is a terrible mod....
I would rather have the engine sucking more from the side of the bike (ie. air box mod) than right by the rear wheel/mud guard where it is OEM.
I found the air box mod to be one of the best.
I noticed that in soft sand it can suck in enough fesch-fesch that it'll pretty much entirely block the air filter in one hit. Having the stock "non-direct" airflow to the filter seems to keep the filter cleaner for longer from the really fine dust/fesch-fesch.
Or at least that is what it seems like - just based it on my own drilled airbox versus my mates stock one - his filter was way less dirty after a day riding the big sand dunes :)
Fair enough. Did you use the fine mesh for the cutouts? The original team Honda mod has a very fine mesh which would stop anything but fine dust.
I guess Johnny Campbell and his homies didn't have to worry too much, being at the front and travelling at 100 mph over the Baja dust!
I do. However, this is unrelated to light output.
For your helmet light?
Look at the RC battery packs. Smokin hot performance, lightweight and cheap. Nitroplanes.com is a good source as is RCdude.com.
3s battery packs work perfect. The only draw back is they need special chargers, but they are also cheap. Charge rates can be in excess of 10A for some batteries.