XR650 Lighting suggestions plese

Anyone tried the Baja Designs Lighting Improvement kits or the Tecate Kit? Also, can I use a CR front fender on the XR? I would like a front black fender to cut down on the reflection. :) Thank you in advance

The BD lighting improvement kit is simply a Honda glass lens, a 55 watt H3 bulb and some wiring + connectors. The glass lens + H3 bulb is a huge improvement over the stock plastic lens for trail riding, but it's subject to breaking from a good roost.

The stock stator doesn't have enough power to drive a 55 watt H3 bulb to full brightness at idle or very low engine RPM, but it just takes a small twist to get to full brightness. To get full brightness at idle or to use a higher wattage bulb like 85 or 100 watts, you'll need to either buy a new high output stator, have your stator rewound for more output or rewind it yourself which is pretty easy to do with a little time and patience.

You can put this lighting improvement kit together yourself for a lot less by purchasing the Honda glass lens from your dealer (Honda PN# 33123-MK2-671) for as little as $22 depending on the discount your dealer gives you. This glass lens simply replaces your stock plastic light assembly and accepts a H3 bulb. The connectors from the plastic headlight assembly are different, so you'll need to buy some new connectors to mate with the H3 bulb, but you can get these at Walmart, Autozone, etc. The only thing left to do is to buy a $5 H3 bulb at your favorite auto parts store or even at Walmart. The rubber boot on the back of your stock plastic lens will fit over the new glass lens with some coaxing, but it's a tighter fit.

Buying a new stator will cost anywhere from $150 to $250 depending on where you buy it from. You can have yours rewound for about $100 or rewind it yourself for ~$25 to $50 depending on your material costs plus one evening of your time.

There's several places that will sell or rewind stators, but Ricky Stator has some of the best prices I've heard good things about his services. He sells a 200+ watt XR650R stator complete with the magnetic pickup for only $150 outright. Here's the link... http://www.rickystator.com/pages/XR650stator.html

If you want to rewind your stator by yourself, then go to the 'Pig Pen' at http://www.xr650r.us and click on 'Rewind Your Stator' for step by step directions.

If you're going to dual sport your bike, then you'll need a different headlight setup all together with a H4 dual filament bulb such as from UFO, Acerbis, etc.

my wife got me a "universal" front fender from acerbis. i had to drill holes in it and am running it just for something different.


the wife steals my bike...


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