LED light options

WoodsWeapon

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#41
To ensure the wires wont pull out over time, I injected epoxy into the back side of each connector. The side that stays with the bike has a screw on cap with an Oring making it water tight. And the Alta seat thumbscrew allows easy access.
 

schwankl

silent but violent
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utah
#47
Are you referring to the single plug behind the number plate/light? What for switch did they use on it?
motominded had installed a switch which only had the lights and horn. In Utah dmv requires signals and plate light (and a few other changes) to be street legal, so I replaced their switch with a tusk that has turn signals too. Could not find the same domino light+turn+horn switch that exr has, or would have got that... if somebody knows where to get one outside the dealer+alta bs please let me know.

There are 2 main conduit / sleeves going to area behind the number plate:
1. throttle and run switch
2. display, map switch, and aux light - or at least thats what the red/black wire pair is labeled:
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revoltlution

Keep yer cool, don't get hurt, and never give up!
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#49
@schwankl @datadog @Rashid510 @Judaslefourbe
Does anyone know the magic combination of resistors to get an LED taillight to work. Currently (no pun intended) I get the single blink when the key turns on, then nothing.
Maybe need a perfectly sized thermistor to reduce inrush, while ensuring some minimum load.
BTW, I'm using the existing EXR taillight circuit.
@Philip remind me how to flip these pics for the future :)

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revoltlution

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#52
I would have to reach out to the guy who I did his rear LED tail light to see if I could find the resistor loads. (Its a big resistor, just dont remember the ohms)
Thanks @Trialsman I'll give this a go!
That looks like a 6ohm 50w resistor, one for taillight, one for brake?
12v / 6 ohms = 2 amps... Therefore 12v * 2amps = 2 watts (wasted). Might be worth trying a higher ohmed (high wattage) resistor to reduce electron waste. I'll do some experiments for the community and report back.