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Old 08-30-2011, 04:13 PM   #1516
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Just out of curiousity, where are they cracking?

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I have it on very good information that the replacement brackets are holding up much better !
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:14 PM   #1517
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OAKLANDSTROM: The detail that I need is showing which wire from the lights willl go into the relay, which wire runs from relay to the switch and which terminal on the relay gets power and which is ground. I have never installed anything with a relay that didn't have a diagram to follow.

I want to wire them to get power all the time (like the low beam), but with a switch
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:42 PM   #1518
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one wire to 12v+
one wire to 12v -

If it doesn't light up, swap the wires.
This. Light Emitting Diode = one-way gate. Hook them up backwards, nothing will pass.

Google 'relay diagram'.

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Old 08-30-2011, 06:26 PM   #1519
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I have it on very good information that the replacement brackets are holding up much better !
Did the lights vibrate at all where they were mounted?
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:39 PM   #1520
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Did the lights vibrate at all where they were mounted?
No ...

I had 2 other lights mounted up on my windshield mounts also, They never had a mount failure issue or any vibration issues.



I had 2 sets of lower mounts fail.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:05 PM   #1521
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No ...

I had 2 other lights mounted up on my windshield mounts also, They never had a mount failure issue or any vibration issues.



I had 2 sets of lower mounts fail.
what do you think it is about the lower mount position that's causing it to fail?
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:00 PM   #1522
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Did the lights vibrate at all where they were mounted?
It's a Buell. Have you ever seen one idle?
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:04 PM   #1523
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Nice diagram.

You have 2 options:
1) Hook them directly to the battery and put a switch in the middle. No relay required - however, you can leave them on and kill your battery.

2) Wire them like the above diagram. Make sure that the wire that says "IGN or battery power" is connected to something that only comes on when the bike is on (like the headlight or tail light wire).

The relay just acts like a remote switch. It won't send power to the lights unless it is getting power from the headlight wire (or whatever you use). You can't kill your battery, as the lights will turn off when you shut the bike off.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:04 PM   #1524
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Sweet diagram. Just what I need. Thanks!
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:44 AM   #1525
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Observe Polarity When Wiring LED Lights

The white wire should be attached to positive 12 volts. The black wire is ground. Try not to wire them up backwards.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:40 AM   #1526
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what do you think it is about the lower mount position that's causing it to fail?
Could be, The upper lamps have some dampening from the cowl.

To correct a prior statement, The lamps did not vibrate, The whole bike vibrates
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:01 AM   #1527
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I have it on very good information that the replacement brackets are holding up much better !
Did you bend them (s/s mounts) at all to get the angle you needed?

Or do you think it was the vibrations that did it?
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:29 AM   #1528
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I have it on very good information that the replacement brackets are holding up much better !
You got the only ones! your bike has so many on it there`s not enough left for mine. Last day of August and still no brackets for me. Next weeks trip is looking grim for getting the lights back on
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:50 AM   #1529
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LED failed

My pair of lights is just about one year old. I just had one side or one of the two lights fail- she's totally dark for no particular reason.

It was one of the second models perhaps, the one's where you have three posistions of intensity in the lights,

what's the procedure to get a replacement? warranty ?

It's also the end of August, and I would like to upgrade to the heavier brackets.

Thanks- I have been a big fan and supporter of these lights as they had certainly served well until just lately. Check my previous posts, happy as a clam till just now.
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:33 PM   #1530
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I have not searched the entire 100 pages for this so I thought I would post up if no one else had... Sorry if it is 205.

I got my new lights and then struggled to find a place to mount. Solution was to use the front turn signal mounts and relocate turn signals.





I got some small led turn signals and mounted them in my hand guards, above

The brackets for the turn signal are made exactly for these lights, with the wire going through the same hole used for turn signals. It was cool how suzuki designed these brackets for these lights knowing we would want to change them out like this in the future.



The led turn signals are little lastic lights with plastic nuts. Simple to replace if I break them. The big bonus was they use much less blinker fluid.



Now time to go out for a night ride in the woods
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