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92 DR350 Dirt to Street Wiring Help!

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Hi all,

I am in the process of converting a dirt model 1992 DR350 to be street legal. I am doing the wiring myself without the help of a kit. (Please excuse the noob-ness, I am no electrician!)

Plan: Add battery. Run power to the battery for charging, run all lights etc from the battery.

Problem: From what I've read, I cannot use the stock dirt model Regulator/rectifier for this. I also cannot pick up a used street model reg/rec because there are a different amount of wires coming off the stator (?)

Main Question: Can I keep the dirt model stock reg/rec to run a lead to keep the battery charged and subsequently run all my lights etc? If no, can someone please point me to the reg/rec that I should be using for this scenario?? (all the places I’ve called are of no help at all!)

Additional Info:

-I am not using any LEDs. All incandescent bulbs.

-Already purchased headlight, dash unit, flasher relay from a parted-out street model DR.

-Already purchased after-market flashers, brake switches, hand switch controller, battery, horn.

-I copied a diagram I saw on another forum and modified it to apply to my situation (I left out the dash unit, although I need wires going to it for the hi/lo indicator and ignition)

 

Any help/advice is appreciated, even unrelated to the reg/rec question. I'm losing my mind trying to tackle this :bonk::bonk::bonk:

 

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you should post what state your in.

here in Texas, we only need headlight, taillight, brakelight & horn.

i plated my 94 DR350 a few years ago only adding a brakelight & switch to the stock lighting system.

what your trying to add will require a dual sport stator, regulator, and wiring harness

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28 minutes ago, plugeye said:

you should post what state your in.

here in Texas, we only need headlight, taillight, brakelight & horn.

i plated my 94 DR350 a few years ago only adding a brakelight & switch to the stock lighting system.

what your trying to add will require a dual sport stator, regulator, and wiring harness

PA. Need hi/lo beams, horn, and i personally want signals anyway. But I don’t think they’re required.  

I’m going to make my own wiring harness for all the additions, but I want to leave everything like cdi wiring as-is on the bike. That’s why i wanted to take a lead off the stator to charge a battery which will power all my additions separately from the rest of the electricals on the bike.  

I just don’t know if i can do that with the existing stock regulator..

apparently the stator puts out at 90w from what i’ve read. If that helps any. 

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the dirt stator barely has enough juice to push the low wattage HL & TL.

when you hit the brakes, the headlight dims. now i'm using a stock headlight & LED tail/ brake light, HL no longer dims with brakelight on

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10 hours ago, plugeye said:

the dirt stator barely has enough juice to push the low wattage HL & TL.

when you hit the brakes, the headlight dims. now i'm using a stock headlight & LED tail/ brake light, HL no longer dims with brakelight on

Do you run only off of the stator or do you have a battery?

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7 minutes ago, plugeye said:

just the stock stator & regulator.  no battery.

Gotcha. Yeah I figured that would be the case if I just tried to use the power from the stator, thus why I wanted to add the battery so it could help carry the load. I just need to figure out how to keep the d*** thing charged without cooking it at high RPM.

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18 minutes ago, 92RM92DR said:

Gotcha. Yeah I figured that would be the case if I just tried to use the power from the stator, thus why I wanted to add the battery so it could help carry the load. I just need to figure out how to keep the d*** thing charged without cooking it at high RPM.

the parts you have will not work. you need a rectifier to convert the AC to DC for the battery to operate and charge.

but i doubt the stator will be able to provide for anything more than the stock lighting

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I converted my 1990 DR350 dirt model to street here in Maine where we need *everything* (high/low, blinkers, independent front/rear brake lights, horn).

I added a battery and used a Trail Tech Regulator/Rectifier with the stock dirt stator.  It actually did okay but quickly decided to upgrade to a DR350S stator and VRR to get some extra juice for my Vapor speedo & charger.

I still have the Trail Tech VRR in basically new condition I could probably sell ya. I might also have a good DR350S stator & VRR off a 1990 DR350S parts bike I'm disassembling now. Was going to keep it as a spare for my other S model but might put it up for sale. They're getting hard to come by I didn't see any on eBay last I looked...

Its been a while since I did the conversion but I think there are some other cheap VRRs you can use with the dirt stator instead of the Trail Tech.

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