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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 01:40 PM
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So a thought popped in my head "why did the volts come up - instead of + when I was testing the circuit"
So I switched leads and it all works great, I think my wiring harness is backwards

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PHILLIP...are those some kind of vinyl covers on your bags? They look nice.

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PHILLIP...are those some kind of vinyl covers on your bags? They look nice.
Yeah Ray I got those as a Xmas present from PH Customs but unfortunately they don't make them anymore

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Fast95, I understand the resisters, but why the diodes?
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So some wiring mods, some solder, shrink tubing and the Load Equalizer and success is at hand. My new rear End is finished!
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looks clean. great job
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post #27 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-30-2013, 11:53 PM
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This electrical talk is above my paygrade. If I just want LED running lights and signals, I just need to tap into the the existing signal wiring right? Just an easy splice and done?

Also Einstein, that plate frame looks amazing... a little too much scratch for me to justify to the boss though!

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I just need to tap into the the existing signal wiring right? Just an easy splice and done?
Depends on the LED you purchased and if you want it to do double duty like stop/turn and running light. If you only want it for single duty for stop light or running light OK. With the resisters and diode you can make a LED do double duty.

But for turn signals........you will need a load compensator or light controller, or a flasher that uses a relay to flash instead of the bi-metallic strip to make it flash, otherwise your turn signal lights will blink really fast..... I am sure you have seen cars and motorcycles both do that.

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Depends on the LED you purchased and if you want it to do double duty like stop/turn and running light. If you only want it for single duty for stop light or running light OK. With the resisters and diode you can make a LED do double duty.

But for turn signals........you will need a load compensator or light controller, or a flasher that uses a relay to flash instead of the bi-metallic strip to make it flash, otherwise your turn signal lights will blink really fast..... I am sure you have seen cars and motorcycles both do that.
I have, so if I just run a "run, brake and turn controller" or whatever they are called in the mix, all will be well then? Thanks

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Looks great, thinking about this project also.
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