KLR 650 journey

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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by Redback » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:16 am

Just a guess, Kaputar or the Pilliga maybe or Lake Keepit??
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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by Laurie » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:02 pm

:lol: no Warwick for a bucks weekend .

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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by Laurie » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:28 pm

I have ridden once early in the morning and the headlight appeared a bit dim ( could have been my tinted visor ) :ne_nau:
so i fitted some 400w flood spot lights with some 50mm bull bar light mounts to the fork legs
cost about $60 . Still need to test and adjust .

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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by 1coolbanana » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:54 pm

I hope you mean 40 W and not 400 W :shock: :lol:
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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by Laurie » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:45 am

400w 40000lm 6000k

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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by 1coolbanana » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:12 am

Hmmmm, 400 watts would not be physically possible, in size of those lights or in output.
You would melt your wiring, blow your fuses and set the bike on fire. :lol:
Your bike probably only make 250 watts.
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Re: KLR 650 journey

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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by 1coolbanana » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:56 pm

I dont want to be a dick but the way they advertise is criminal and it shits me no end.
Legit sellers dont get a look in when the advertise the same thing correctly at 4000 lumens and 40 watts because of these grubs.
The average punter gets ripped off so bad and so do genuine sellers who dont over inflate their specs to get your business.

Yeah, unfortunately its the typical Chinese grossly overrated marketing.
Theyve added an extra zero to the specs for lumens and wattage.
Its dodgy, its illegal, its deceitful, but nobody cares.

Cant argue with Ohms law.

400 watts at 14 volts = 28.8 amps.
The KLR generates at best 14 -15 amps total at best, 8 of which probably runs the bike, 12 with headlights on.
You would need wiring to the lights like battery leads to run 400 watts of anything continuously.
Your stock wiring would blow, melt or catch fire if you tried to pull such current.

You can easily test it with a multimeter in series and see what they draw.
Im guessing about 3-3.5 amps, 36-40 watts.
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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by Laurie » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:59 pm

Ok with the bike running and the multi set in series on 10 A i got 2.92
Bikes volts were 14.2
I am a multimeter newb

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Re: KLR 650 journey

Post by 1coolbanana » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:34 pm

Laurie wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:59 pm
Ok with the bike running and the multi set in series on 10 A i got 2.92
Bikes volts were 14.2
I am a multimeter newb
Cool....

Ok, that will be 2.92 Amps x 14.2 volts = 41.46 watts

Was that each or total?
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