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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Installing lights on a mini....

To install lights on our '03 Predator 90 (which is very simular to a DS-90), here's how I'd do it again....

1 - Purchase 12V rated toggle switch.
2 - Purchase inline fuse.
3 - Purchase 12v MR-11/20W automotive fog lights. For a picture, surf:
http://community.webshots.com/photo/...44077091YvhgRb
4 - Purchase 12v MR-11 10W bulbs. For a picture, surf:
http://community.webshots.com/photo/...89398535PAZfDQ
5 - With items from 1->3, install the parts. For pictures, surf:
Hard Wire via Top diagram of: http://community.webshots.com/photo/...83373282dBxgoZ
Switch: http://community.webshots.com/photo/...83373686wGAAwr
Front lights: http://community.webshots.com/photo/...83372615AHxNQe
6 - Use 2 x 20W bulbs in the factory lights. If it drains the battery, downgrade one bulb to 10W (see above 4).
7 - Run 1 x 10W and 1 x 20W bulbs. If it drains the battery too much, down grade both bulbs to 10W bulbs.

To allow tail light to use less power (thus allowing more power for front lights), replace rear bulb with LED bulb. For our LED rear bulb, surf: http://community.webshots.com/photo/...48560967RRGsmT

End Results on our Pred-90:
http://community.webshots.com/photo/...48850806iKnBSm
http://community.webshots.com/photo/...48850618ZNbrkA
http://community.webshots.com/photo/...48850884HgSkde

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If you want to run brighter lights (without draining the battery), contact folks who can provide a high output stator for your mini. Folks who come to mind are:
- Ricky Stator - see below.
- An experienced electrician who can re-coil your factory stator. If installing a higher output stator, then a better regulator may be required. It depends if your regulator was built to take more input power.

For pictures of other sites with mini-Quad light info, surf:
http://www.lt80lightkit.com/
http://www.xtreme-4x4.com/ATV_Lights.htm
http://www.jcwhitney.com/product.jht...590&BQ=atv
http://www.driving-lights.com/atv_light_kit.html
http://www.rickystator.com/pages/Lig...20systems.html

Notes
1 - The above folks also sell "bolt on" kits and/or generic kits that can be installed on your battery based 90cc system. As a suggestion, always try only use lights that stay 80% under your stator/regulator's MAX output. Thus, reducing stress on the factory stator and remaining 20% can be used to re-charge the battery. The Pred-90 stator system has a output range of 32 - 38 Watts. Our first stator was 36 watts and our replacement stator is 32 watts. Each mini is different.

2 - Some folks like installing a single light (re: http://www.lt80lightkit.com/ ) and others like dual front lights. For me, I like dual front lights much better. We replaced our original single lights with dual lights. Dual lights shine infront of the tires - where most young riders keep visual focus. A single light doesn't shine to the front wheel areas "as good".

Hope this helps....

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Re: Installing lights on a mini....

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If you plan to re-coil your own stator system, surf:

http://www.50mod.com/stator.php

http://home.comcast.net/~pgailunas/stator.html

This info might help....

Note: If re-coiling, may want to ensure your stator can "pump out" 90 Watts of power. Thus, allow you to install 2 x 35W front lights, Tail Light, Brake light and still have power left over to charge your mini's battery. For example, create the same system located at: http://www.rickystator.com/pages/TRX...ing%20kit.html

Hope this info helps as well...

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