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Old 06-05-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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1982 XR200R 6v - 12v Conversion

i am trying to swap out the stock 6v head and tail light on a stock 1982 Honda Xr200R to a brighter 12v setup ... the bike has a street title and i just need a bare bones setup. . (no blinkers or horn or battery)


..... any detailed suggestions on how to wire it all up?

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(the possible parts list = ... 12v rectifier, mechanical pull brake switch, 12v hi/lo 8" bucket, a high discharge capacitor and a 3 wire 12v enduro tail light )

https://www.denniskirk.com/210301.sk...FaN9OgodBBkA5g

http://www.trailtech.net/regulator.html

http://www.oregonmotorcycleparts.com/BEC.html

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/universal-brake-light-switch
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:02 AM   #2
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You really shouldn't have to do much. If you wire in a capacitor, believe you will have to direct your lighting coil light to that, and then split the output to your respective headlight/taillight. I've done similar with my older TT500. Be warned; running said lights will work, but not too effective when both are running, especially you're brake light. Recommend putting a simple 2 way switch for the headlight just in case you run in the woods; that way your brakellight is somewhat visible.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:34 AM   #3
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The regulator you linked to is an AC regulator. If you use that, don't use the capacitor (Battery eliminator). That's only for DC systems.

If you want a DC system so you can use an LED taillight or power a GPS or something, get a regulator-rectifier and use the capacitor with it.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:38 AM   #4
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Id see if Ricky Stator still (or did) make a high output stator for it and get that and a regulator rectifier and the 12v sockets and all for it....do it right and you'll be happy and have piece of mind.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:48 AM   #5
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I'm not sure why you would use a rectifier or capacitor; you don't need either of those when using incandescent bulbs with AC current.

If you were converting to DC then they would be needed.

For either one you'll need a 12v regulator and likely a new stator.

The '82 or '83 XL200R used an AC system to power the headlight with a seperate system for the DC powered stuff and ignition was on it's own circuit. The headlight and ignition on the XL are close to what you already have; a wire diagram from the XL would be beneficial.

If you are using the factory tail light, it is probably a single pin and you can't get brake light function with just a switch unless you switch to a two pin socket. There is an option of using a resistor in the circuit with the single pin socket and using the switch to bypass the resistor when braking, causing the light to get brighter.

I have used LEDs for tail lights with AC current and I have yet to have one fail, they just visibly flicker a little bit while idleing.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:06 AM   #6
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i ended up buying only the trailtech regulator and tying it into the single wire powering the lighting system. works fine. brake tail (12v led) and headlight 12v (25/35w) work fine with no battery.
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i ended up buying only the trailtech regulator and tying it into the single wire powering the lighting system. works fine. brake tail (12v led) and headlight 12v (25/35w) work fine with no battery.
Did you change out the stator from a 6V to a 12V?

You say your XR200r has a street title. Did you change out or hook up brake light to the single bulb tail light?

How much brighter is the 12V vs. the 6v lights?

I have a 1983 XR200R. We need pictures .
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