1976 DT175 Headlight wiring question
downsouthoutwest wrote: Hi Mark, with a '76 DT175, how would the headlight have originally been wired? Do I need a rectifier to convert from Magneto AC to 12v DC?
The last owner ripper all electrics out except for Engine Start/Stop, and I'm trying to wire the headlight back in.
If you just want a headlight, leave it AC. Would be a good idea to install a regulator though as the 1976 came with one and had a higher output stator because they didn't have to worry about keeping the system as "balanced" as the earlier models.
Use a Yamaha hi-lo switch as it doesn't break contact completely when switching beams which could also blow the bulb. (Thanks to DEET for this info)
Yellow wire from stator will run the headlight.