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Old 08-03-2008, 01:36 PM   #76
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Well-grounded question

Hey guys:

Wiring up my Hella Aux lights, and can't find a solid ground in the headlight nacelle area. Thought the horn mount screw would do, but it won't.

Got everything dialed in, but no solid ground. (Used a jumper cable back to the engine, and the lights work fine.)

Got a suggestion? Better yet, a wire or a bolt? Don't want to run another wire back toward the battery if I can stay in the nacelle.

Going to my shop manual and wiring diagram now, but you guys are probably faster.

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Old 08-03-2008, 02:02 PM   #77
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Hey guys:

Got everything dialed in, but no solid ground. (Used a jumper cable back to the engine, and the lights work fine.)

Got a suggestion? Better yet, a wire or a bolt? Don't want to run another wire back toward the battery if I can stay in the nacelle.
Yes, use the frame ground at the bottom of this photo...just below the pinch bolt.

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Old 08-03-2008, 02:05 PM   #78
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I'm sure glad ...

You live so far away, Typsy!

That's TWO beers I owe you.

My LED flasher relay is on the way.



Was just futzing around down there, looking at the horn ground a possible ...

Will post up a pic of the final product soon.
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:31 PM   #79
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You live so far away, Typsy!

That's TWO beers I owe you.

My LED flasher relay is on the way.

Was just futzing around down there, looking at the horn ground a possible ...
No problem...I'll ride through your neck of the woods one of these days :)

You should really use the frame ground though. That's what it's there for.

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Old 08-03-2008, 02:33 PM   #80
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just did ...

use that frame ground.

now, gotta pull down the door on the bat cave to check light alignment...

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Old 08-03-2008, 03:06 PM   #81
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Otay, dudes and dudettes, here you go.

Hella FF50s been on my shelf for more than a year, waiting for the right app.

Handmade the right angle mounts off the turn signal stalks.



Wired them into the high beam switch. (Had already done the "low beam always on" wiring trick.)

Here we are at rest:



Here we are one-eyed:



Here we are with all photon torpedos launched.



Detail of the Shock Racing LED turn signals from www.newenough.com (this picture doesn't do justice to how bright they are):



All in all, a very sano install. The shape of the Shocks and FF50s compliment each other, but still stand out from the stockers.

Special kudos to Typsy for help with the ground point, and the new relay for the fast-flashing LEDs.

And Ohno for the FF50 tip.

And Sas for noticing how dim the stocker turn signals are in daylight.

And Princess for modeling duties.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:06 PM   #82
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How do the LEDs look with the Hellas on? Can you still see them bright boys?
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:12 PM   #83
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I like the Hellas, can you post a picture from the side showing the brackets you made?

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Old 08-03-2008, 07:51 PM   #84
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gotta take a peek at that

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How do the LEDs look with the Hellas on? Can you still see them bright boys?
the camera blows everything out. have to take a peek tonight and see.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:53 PM   #85
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detail shot, coming up

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I like the Hellas, can you post a picture from the side showing the brackets you made?

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gimme a second, i'll see if I can get a detail.
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:21 PM   #86
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brackets

sent big, so you can see them.

Paint is already taking a beating from the road. My son and I fabbed these out of some flat steel in the shop. Tapered the back edges so it wouldn't just be a flat L shape.

Holding up well over 4,000 miles (yes, it took a while for me to find time to wire the actual lights.





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Old 08-03-2008, 09:47 PM   #87
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:32 AM   #88
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she insists ...

... that when women wear those shirts, they are "tank tops."



and since this is not jo momma, we will not talk about her headlights.



does she look like she could pass a 600 on a good day?

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... that when women wear those shirts, they are "tank tops."



and since this is not jo momma, we will not talk about her headlights.



does she look like she could pass a 600 on a good day?

Yeah, you can tell her that it's a backpack and not a "purse" too.

I NEVER under estimate the riding abilities of women. Most times they are lighter, faster, and have larger stones than I do.
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