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Has anyone had any success with the Trail Tech Torch X2 Halogen Headlight on a KTM 450 EXC 2008?

If so, does the switch from the stock headlight to the Trail Tech Torch X2 Halogen Headlight require any changes to the wiring or the stator winding?

Also, a quick search online for the Trail Tech Torch X2 Halogen Headlight yields many different prices all over the map...

https://www.ktm-parts.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=K&Product_Code=36T370&Category_Code=PPELHL

Even on the same site (ktm-parts), I foudn conflicting prices...

https://www.ktm-parts.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=K&Product_Code=36E370&Category_Code=PPELHL

http://trailtech.net/msx2_kits.html

http://www.trailtech.net/36T2A-70.html

http://www.motostrano.com/trtex2hahe.html

I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything...

Thx,

Martin

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Has anyone had any success with the Trail Tech Torch X2 Halogen Headlight on a KTM 450 EXC 2008?

If so, does the switch from the stock headlight to the Trail Tech Torch X2 Halogen Headlight require any changes to the wiring or the stator winding?

Also, a quick search online for the Trail Tech Torch X2 Halogen Headlight yields many different prices all over the map...

https://www.ktm-parts.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=K&Product_Code=36T370&Category_Code=PPELHL

Even on the same site (ktm-parts), I foudn conflicting prices...

https://www.ktm-parts.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=K&Product_Code=36E370&Category_Code=PPELHL

http://trailtech.net/msx2_kits.html

http://www.trailtech.net/36T2A-70.html

http://www.motostrano.com/trtex2hahe.html

I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything...

Thx,

Martin

As long as you go with the Halogen model you won't have to do anything to your stator. The X2 Halogen will work with the stock AC circuit, the HID model will require a DC conversion or a aftermarket stator.

Either way plan on changing some wiring around behind the stock headlight, the EXC models have a spaghetti mess of wiring back there that will interfere with the mounting of the light. I went with a 8" race light but still had to move some wiring around. You can see pics of how I re-arranged the wiring here: https://thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=888321

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Has anyone had any success with the Trail Tech Torch X2 Halogen Headlight on a KTM 450 EXC 2008?

If so, does the switch from the stock headlight to the Trail Tech Torch X2 Halogen Headlight require any changes to the wiring or the stator winding?

Also, a quick search online for the Trail Tech Torch X2 Halogen Headlight yields many different prices all over the map...

https://www.ktm-parts.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=K&Product_Code=36T370&Category_Code=PPELHL

Even on the same site (ktm-parts), I foudn conflicting prices...

https://www.ktm-parts.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=K&Product_Code=36E370&Category_Code=PPELHL

http://trailtech.net/msx2_kits.html

http://www.trailtech.net/36T2A-70.html

http://www.motostrano.com/trtex2hahe.html

I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything...

Thx,

Martin

08 450 excr with the halogen torch - light is plug n play, the stock switch works with the top spot being the low beam and both lights are the high beam, i had already installed the 100 watt stator so am not sure of performance with the stock charging system, mine is now dc but tt site says ac or dc is fine with the torch halogen. its not a race light but blows away the stock ktm garbage. ­čĹŹ there is a wiring bracket behind the light (remove it) then zip tie the wires together to hold them in place, light will fit snug up and under the stock trip computer. i think i paid $80

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I have been playing around with lighting over the last two years and have come to find that if night racing or frequent night rides are commonplace for you HID or LED is the way to go. More expensive but worth it IMO. Halogens work fine but ther is nothing like the white light produced by HID or LED units IMO. But I guess like anything it is personal preference as well. Some don't like the brighter white light in dust. You can convert your halogen stuff to HID for under a $100 with a kit. But like others have stated you must float the ground and modify your existing lighting system.

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I'm with bigbend400 I just got done installing the x2 Halogen and the low beam works fine but when i turn the high beam on it is dim and also dims the low beam. It seems like 50 % of people say you need to upgrade the stator when you run this light and 50 % say it will be fine with stock stator. I have nothing on my bike wired to AC but the normal lights. Can sombody please give us some closure on this subject maybe with some kind of explination.

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