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I am no longer making these. I sold my bike.

Hopefully the mods dont get mad, as I messed up the last write up and want to start fresh.

Things needed.

1-10amp SPDT Relay.It is also made by NTE. Can use one found at an automotive store. $5.99
1-1ohm 25 watt resistor, or 2-2 ohm resistors wired parallel.$1.49 http://www.nteinc.com/resistor_web/resistors.html
(THIS IS FOR 55-60 WATT BULBS. DO NOT USE 100WATT BULBS FOR THIS)
I used an enclosure to put the relay I used in it. $4.99
Should be able to find these at an Industrial Electronic Store.
5' of wire
Soldering Iron, and some Solder
1.5 hours of your time

www.active123.com is where I got my stuff. They are located in Canada tho

Add all the wire to the relay. Leaving at least 12" of length for the wires going to the headlights, and about 8" for the ones going to the resistor.



The relay should look like this

I used mostly all black wire so It looks closer to stock looking.

Then drill out holes in the enclosure. 3 on one side, 2 on the other.
Slide the wires through the holes until the relay is in the enclosure.



Should look like this



Flip over the enclosure. I put about 5 layers of electrical tape to protect it from the heat of the resistors.

Add the wire to the resistors. Make sure to solder the connections.


I then cut the wire, and added some heat shrink. Then taped the resistor to the enclosure.



The relay is done.


I placed the enclosure under the instrument cluster using some double sided tape. It is hidden and out of the way.


You can follow the first picture on how to wire it to the bike. Solder and heat shrink all of your connections


Stock With One light Low beam



With low Beam on 100% and High Beam on at 40%



With Both Lights on 100%




This can be done many different ways. This is just how I did it this time.
If I do another I might try to incorporate everything inside an enclosure.
 

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Kinda cool, thanks for the write up.
 

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Installation Instructions

Items Needed.



Wire Strippers

Soldering Iron

Solder

Heat Shrink

Heat Gun or Hair Dryer



  • Place relay under the instrument cluster where it will be mounted.
  • Move wire 1 to the low beam side, and wires 2,3 & 4 to the high beam side.
Low Beam Side

  • Cut Low beam side positive side at A(Black with white marks). Make sure to leave enough length so you can solder on new connections.( I added some more wire to mine)
  • Cut a piece of heat shrink about 1.5” long and place over the wire going to the bike.
  • Strip back wire 1 and both sides of A.
  • Solder all 3 ends together
  • Allow to cool a bit then move the heat shrink over the connection and shrink.
High Beam Side

Power the Light

  • Cut the High Beam positive side at B(Black with Blue marks). Make sure to leave enough length so you can solder on new connections.( I added some more wire to mine)
  • Cut a piece of heat shrink about 1.5” long and place over the wire going to the relay.
  • Strip back wire 2 and E
  • Solder Both ends together
  • Allow to cool a bit then move the heat shrink over the connection and shrink
Power the Relay

  • Cut a piece of heat shrink about 1.5” long and place over the wire going to the bike side at C.
  • Strip back wire 4 and C
  • Allow to cool a bit then move the heat shrink over the connection and shrink
Ground the Relay

  • Cut the High Beam negative side at D(Black ). Make sure to leave enough length so you can solder on new connections.( I added some more wire to mine)
  • Cut a piece of heat shrink about 1.5” long and place over the wire going to the relay.
  • Strip back wire 3 and D
  • Solder Both ends together
  • Allow to cool a bit then move the heat shrink over the connection and shrink
  • Remove the piece over the double sided tape and mount permanently


You are Finished


 

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DAMN that is awesome. When people asked about this everybody said it really couldnt be done correctly, but i guess people were wrong. Has this had any negative effects on your bike?
 

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The only negative impact I can think of, is you will go through more High beam lights. But on the other hand you are more visible. Other than that the bike runs as normal.

berzerkus said:
I have done this, and I must say it's one of the best and cheapest mods I've done.
Glad to hear you got it to work

I would be willing to make these for people. As i have a lot of spare time right now. But I'd like to get 5 to do all at once. Let me know if your interested
 

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Hey i'm trying to get 5 people together who are like me and do not have all the tools to put one of these resistors. Nate has stated if he can get 5 of us in a week he will make us one each.

So if your interested in having him make you one of these sign below, I know I'm not the only one here:

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Cool write-up, but I don't understand: What is the point of this mod? I read the post 2x but don't see an explanation?

Thanks!
 

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It allows both headlights on newer model 600rr's to be used in lowbeam mode whereas usually only one light is illuminated for lowbeams and both for high beams. Definitely looks much better at night - and stops all the annoying people saying "you have a headlight out" when I have my lowbeams on.
 

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whats the price anyhow? if its not to bad add me down for it!!!
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nate96 said:
I am gonna find out tomorow how much shipping is. As I have to ship one to another board member. Then I'll have a better idea of cost. The materials cost varies depending on what they have in stock. I am guessing shipping will be around the $5-7 range. So if I can get 5 people on the list. I can go down and purchase the stuff to give a total. I am guessing around 30 shipped.
Count me in for $30 shipped.

Also I have these lights currently installed on my bike which I believe the package says they are 100 watts.

Here is the link I got them from...
http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=11555

description states 55W @ 4,750K however the upper left package says 100W...which I will have to look at when I get home.
 

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No Problem Craig. I was going to make these so that even if someone put in a 100 Watt bulb that it wont have ane effects on the switch. BTW if you use 2 of these relays, you can have both lights dimming by using 100watt bulbs. I would have done it that way but I already spent money on new bulbs.

But you must get your power from an alternate power than from the low beam if using the 100 Watt bulbs
 

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I'm looking to have both lights at low beem, and when i flick the high beem both lights go to 100% or what they are currently set at when you click on high beem
 

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irocka600rr said:
It allows both headlights on newer model 600rr's to be used in lowbeam mode whereas usually only one light is illuminated for lowbeams and both for high beams.
Sorry, but I still don't get it. I'm not trying to be a ****, but why don't you just flip the highbeam switch and leave it on? Or is this some sort of trick to make BOTH lights BRIGHTER?

Thanks again.
 
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