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Old 05-05-2007, 09:30 PM   #1
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A Wee Bit of Wee Help, Please

RocDoc and I are renting a couple Sis-Fiddies from Alaska Rider Tours next month. We're doing Denali (hopefully the weather will be clear. I know we'll have to take the shuttle in the Park), the full length of the Dalton Hwy, do the Polar Bear thang and swim in the Arctic ocean (shuttle again), go back south to Valdez, Seward, Keanai, do some fishing, kayaking, hiking, and camping throughout.

We've been planning the trip for a year and a half now, and we're getting the last of the loose ends taken care of.

In addition to the menagerie of stuff we're each packing for two weeks on two wheels, I would like to have a few items along just in case...

So, can youse Wee gurus please tell me:

Headlight bulb type #: __________

Tail light bulb type #: __________

Turn signal bulb type #: _________

Type of fuses?


And... where can I find an electrical diagram for an '05 - '06 Wee, without having to buy the whole manual?

I can't find one on-line. Can someone scan it and either post it or e-mail it to me?

Thanks.

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Old 05-05-2007, 09:37 PM   #2
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Go here:http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/VStrom.html

Scroll to bottom - wiring diagram and online manual.
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Old 05-05-2007, 10:13 PM   #3
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All right, that takes care of the wiring diagram, thank you.

In the online manual, I found the light bulbs in section 8-36, but it doesn't specify which bulbs are required.

Am I correct in assuming that the brake / tail light bulbs are #1157, and turn signals are #1156?

And what of the headlight bulbs? H2 perhaps?
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Old 05-10-2007, 11:30 AM   #4
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Bump.

What kind of bulbs are required for:

Headlight

Turn signals

Tail / brake light

???

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Old 05-10-2007, 11:32 AM   #5
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I replaced my stock headlight bulbs with Vision Plus H4 bulbs.

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Are the H4's stock or a new upgrade?
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:13 PM   #7
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Try the Strom forum, made by Stromers and used by Stromers, surely you will get more hits there before you leave.
http://11109.rapidforum.com/
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Thanks. I just figured somebody in-the-know would breeze through here, and I would be sure to find it again since I post here all the time anyhowz.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:21 PM   #9
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The headlights are H4's. I'm pretty sure the tail lamps are 1157 as you said and the signals are 1156's.
The fuses are the little mini blade ones. They are located under the seat.

Don't worry, hopefully your rented wee's won't be blowing fuses and leave you with no brake lights or guages for 2500 miles! (yeah, I had an adventure with mine, but it all worked out in the end).

Have a fun and safe trip. I rode my Wee to Alaska last June! It was a great trip!
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Thank you, BlueLightning.

I'm not expecting any trouble at all out of the Wee. I chose it (from the rental fleet) because Strommers here extoll the virtues of the Vee and Wee's reliability and capabilities.

And Alaska Rider Tours has a good reputation for maintaining their bikes also.

I just like to be prepared when I travel, and bulbs are small, cheap items that can be packed nearly anywhere. Having a spare headlight bulb is especially important (I like being able to see at night, silly me )

But traveling in Alaska (including a few days above the Arctic Circle), daylight to travel in shouldn't be a problem.

Thanks again.
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In the interests of packing light, the headlights, tail lights and brake lights are all duplicated, and unlike many Jap bikes, both headlights illuminate normally (ie when set to "stun", not "kill" )

Thus, unlike on my DR which only had one of each, I do not carry spare bulbs for these lights. If a light fails, I can just cope until I pull into somewhere sizeable enough to sell me one and retain a reasonable level of safety while I do it.
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That's all well and good when there are gas stations and parts stores every few dozen miles.

It's over two hundred-fifty miles from Fairbanks to Coldfoot, with precious few trading posts on the Dalton Hwy (who knows if they might have an H4 headlamp bulb?), and scarcely anything at all between Coldfoot and Deadhorse, another 250 miles or so.

I'll pack some bulbs, thanks.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:55 PM   #15
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That's all well and good when there are gas stations and parts stores every few dozen miles.

It's over two hundred-fifty miles from Fairbanks to Coldfoot, with precious few trading posts on the Dalton Hwy (who knows if they might have an H4 headlamp bulb?), and scarcely anything at all between Coldfoot and Deadhorse, another 250 miles or so.

I'll pack some bulbs, thanks.
Only 250 miles? Okay, no probs - your trip, your level of comfort! Good riding.
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