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Offline Wilde1yamaha

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Kx500 snowbike light
« on: December 24, 2019, 09:46:30 AM »
Hey guys I just picked up a light kit for the ol kx 500 and it's an AC low draw light you can just hook up no mods. My question is what wire do I tap into for power?

Offline alward25

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Re: Kx500 snowbike light
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2019, 06:42:09 AM »
Stock on the 500, there is none.  You need an upgrade my friend.  Or a battery that can run it for 4-5 hrs.
"Let there be light"

Offline Wilde1yamaha

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Re: Kx500 snowbike light
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2019, 02:30:13 PM »
This new light that came out ties into your electrical, I just need to know the output stator wire

Offline Speedway73

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Re: Kx500 snowbike light
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2019, 01:47:10 AM »
Can you post up pics of this light or at least the wiring instructions?

Offline motorman455

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Re: Kx500 snowbike light
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2019, 05:01:49 AM »
Do what I did and get a Ricky Stator 50W auxiliary coil. It easily bolts to the kx500 stator plate and has 2 wires which produce ac current for your aftermarket light. I also put a regulator and 12v lithium battery on to power a trail tech computer but you don't need to. Without the regulator your light may fluctuate brightness a bit at lower rpms.

Offline 1901306708

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Re: Kx500 snowbike light
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 03:40:02 AM »
it ties right in ey?

you're gonna need the ricky stator gizmo, or whatever they are calling the penton/pvl ignition system these days.

Offline motorman455

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Re: Kx500 snowbike light
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2020, 04:12:30 AM »
No need for pvl depending on the wattage requirements of your light. The ricky stator is 50w and has 2 wires of ac current to directly go to a light. I have mine powering a baja designs 25w led perfectly fine.

Offline Wilde1yamaha

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Re: Kx500 snowbike light
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2020, 04:54:18 PM »
This light uses either one or two watts, I just touched the positive wire to one of the stator wired until it turned on! It works on the stock stator

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Re: Kx500 snowbike light
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2020, 01:25:34 AM »
If it is really only 1 -2 watts that shouldnt be an issue for the stock stator but are you sure about that wattage? That is very low even for an led. Maybe its 1 or 2 amps which would be 12 to 24 watts? That will compromise your spark power if its that high.

Offline Wilde1yamaha

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Re: Kx500 snowbike light
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2020, 03:13:15 PM »
Ok guys doing some more research the light draws 1 amp

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Re: Kx500 snowbike light
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2020, 04:15:05 AM »
Ok guys doing some more research the light draws 1 amp

Here's how I did it. Works excellent.

https://www.kxriders.com/forums/index.php/topic,6603.msg49759.html#msg49759

*edit , sorry for all the missing images, friggin goddam  greedy pigs photobucket  changed over to a paid image host subscription or they delete your images.. 
« Last Edit: February 08, 2020, 04:18:40 AM by Polar-Bus »
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