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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #250 on: Jan 28, 2019, 18:56:19 »
Get you a Trail Tech AC regulator to run your lights through. 

https://www.trailtech.net/7003-ac01

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #251 on: Jan 28, 2019, 21:26:40 »
Ok and so what will that do?


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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #252 on: Jan 29, 2019, 00:51:09 »
Ok and so what will that do?


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It gives you consistent power to your lights, so no more flickering or dim lights.  I think they make both the adjustable and fixed regulators.

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #253 on: Jan 29, 2019, 01:06:33 »
Ok, thatís interesting. Thanks for that I will definitely look into it.

I think there is something wrong with my wiring. Because the lights are so dim when the bike is running. They are almost off!

It that what itís supposed to be like?

I bought a bulb 12v headlight because itís the only one I could find that had a slim back to fit all my cables behind the handlebars etc. I had a h4 headlight but the casing of the headlight kept getting in the way of my cables so I had to remove it.


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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #254 on: Jan 31, 2019, 08:13:58 »
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.
Mckay, Sonreir is correct the headlight is AC and runs directly off the stator lighting coil so it is dim at idle and gets brighter with engine revs. If your going to mess with the electrical I would highly recommend you look at the XT forum for relevent posts and check out https://www.rexs-speedshop.com he is the expert on these electrical systems. LED signals and tail lights are useable with his 12v conversion kits but not LED headlights.  They will not like the AC current. Running anything additional off the battery is also problematic on stock stators as they barely make enough current to keep the small batterys charged as it is. Its all the tutorial pages. However If you end up ignoring all that and find a setup that works please post it up... Ive been looking for a headlight upgrade solution that works too ;) good luck

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #255 on: Jan 31, 2019, 10:09:37 »
x2 on the trail tech regulator. They know their stuff when it comes to dirtbikes and lights
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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #256 on: Feb 01, 2019, 02:33:38 »
yes, i will do, thanks for that. I have already purchased a 12v conversation kit from rex's shop.

Waiting for a new break light arrive shortly.

Im very close to finishing. just these last couple of things. and im done!

Thanks for the advice guys. im very appreciative

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #257 on: Feb 02, 2019, 02:34:59 »
hey guys!

Does anyone have a theory on this issue im having.
My ignition have 4 positions.

off / daytime running / night time riding (lights) / off

My rear break light works while on daytime riding position. But when i turn the key to night time riding position to use the lights. my break light stops working. turn it back to daytime riding. break light works again.

Also my break and tail light are both turning on at the same time. when break is pressed

i have hooked up everything correct as far as i know. just wondering if anyone has had an issue like this. and perhaps im missing something

 

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #258 on: Feb 08, 2019, 01:02:11 »
Ok problem is solved with the brake light,
Turns out the brake light I had was faulty. So I installed a new one. And brake light and tail light are working great !


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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #259 on: Apr 09, 2019, 03:42:02 »
Sorry to everyone for the long delay.
i have been waiting for parts. But everything is perfect now! sent it off for road worthy today, and passed with flying colours!
The bike is starting first kick! and running perfect. no complaints and loving every second of it.

Does anyone have any thoughts on tank paint options?