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Author Topic: 1980 XT500 BUILD  (Read 23882 times)

Offline pidjones

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #240 on: Jan 22, 2019, 07:17:06 »
Turning radius and cable interferrence shouldn't matter while on one wheel, but I do like the new bucket. Yes, there are others lurking. Watching. Taking notes.
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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #241 on: Jan 28, 2019, 00:00:36 »
I'm lurking too, just have nothing of merit to post.  :)
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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #242 on: Jan 28, 2019, 02:32:57 »
awesome thanks guys.
everything is working great and super happy with the bike. but im having a wiring issue and its driving me nuts.

ill post something shortly about it.

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #243 on: Jan 28, 2019, 16:48:58 »
Quick electrical question: I’m installing a led rear tail light,
do I need a led light resistor?


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Offline Sonreir

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #244 on: Jan 28, 2019, 17:42:50 »
Not usually. If the tail light was designed to work on a 12V system, they're almost always a straight swap.

Some of them are only a two wire system and require a resistor and some wiring to make them work for both running light and brake light, but that's rare. I've only come across that style a handful of times in the past five years.
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Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #245 on: Jan 28, 2019, 17:57:06 »
By the way it’s a 12v led light and I have done a 12v convention for the lights only.


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Offline Sonreir

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #246 on: Jan 28, 2019, 18:00:21 »
Sounds good to me, then. Hook it up and it should just work.
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Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #247 on: Jan 28, 2019, 18:03:07 »
Awesome , thankyou so much for the advice!


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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #248 on: Jan 28, 2019, 18:04:32 »
I have another quick question.

My headlight is very very low and Dim, but as I give the bike some throttle, the headlight lights up bright.
Do you know why that is.


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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #249 on: Jan 28, 2019, 18:15:59 »
Not uncommon for a lot of dual sports and dirt bikes.

Usually the lighting circuit is run directly from the stator and brightness will increase with engine revs. You can modify it to run from the battery and that will help. I recommend an LED for the headlight as well.
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