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Offline Mcfly

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Had my wrenching session today... all alone :-(
« on: March 14, 2012, 11:06:22 pm »
BUT the day was an overall success!!   :beerchug:

I finally completed my auxiliary fuse panel project: 

http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,31875.msg152355.html#msg152355

I installed a main breaker for the panel, and wired it through a relay to
turn all power off when the ignition is off...  everything is working well,
and I'm very happy with the end result.



I also put an LED running/brake light on the back... (pictures don't do it justice)



As I took off the rear seat cover, I got a chance to clean the crap out of the back
of the motorcycle, and straighten out the wiring back there.

I did my first oil and filter change.  Put in Mobil One Racing 4T (10w-40) and a
Kawasaki Filter.  I thought the oil light stayed on a tiny bit longer than I liked,
but it went off, and bike is running and shifting nicely.

I was hoping to install daytime running lights up front, but they're still in transit.

Gave her a thorough wash down, and a wax, and now Connie is sparkly clean.

The bike will have to go to Bike Week as is.  ;D  (Not complaining!!!)


An overall successful day!
« Last Edit: March 14, 2012, 11:07:54 pm by Mcfly »
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Re: Had my wrenching session today... all alone :-(
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 06:12:50 am »
Looks nice, very clean install!
Did you buy the block and put it in the box, or build it yourself?
where'd you get the LED light? I hate searching for those kind of things....

Lookin good

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Re: Had my wrenching session today... all alone :-(
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 11:19:31 am »
I had most of the parts 'laying around the garage'.  The box itself, and the relay I got at Radio Shack,
and the fuse panel inside was from Advance Auto Parts.  I have wire/connectors/soldering iron 'en mass'.
Its was a cool project, which also left (2) fused accessory power lines up front, for future farkles.

Bikelitez.com is a local company that sells all kinds of LED and/or HID lighting.  I got the brake/running light
from them.  They wired in the diode to make it a 2 stage light.
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Re: Had my wrenching session today... all alone :-(
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 06:57:05 pm »
I love that brake light.
Do you have part number(s) or price for the brake/running light?
Do you have a contact name and number that would remember what they did for you?
Thanks
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Re: Had my wrenching session today... all alone :-(
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 07:16:15 pm »
These are the two items needed to make that running/brake light:

http://www.bikelitez.com/product_p/stopper.htm

http://www.bikelitez.com/product_p/3wire.htm

If you call and ask, they will wire the diode in for you.  They're pretty
cool, and will work with you to try and get you what you want.

I used a dealer license plate trim, and ground off their logo... I painted
the trim, and mounted the brake light to it.  Looks a little more finished.

They also have one with amber turn signals on the ends.  I think our
bikes have bright and obvious turn indicators, so I went with all red.

http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f356/macblastr/acc/?action=view&current=trailer.gif

I found keeping the light below the plate works better, as it doesn't block
the license plate light, and stands out a little more.
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Re: Had my wrenching session today... all alone :-(
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 07:52:25 pm »
Another option is the Back Off 6" LED lightbar. Already wired as tail/brake, so no need for the extra wiring like the Bikelitez item.

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I've used them for going on 15 years. The one on my C10 failed two years ago on my Alaska run due to internal short caused by vibration. The one on my C14 is going strong. Like McFly, I mounted them to the bottom of the license plate.  It is actually brighter than the OEM tail lights on either bike.
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Re: Had my wrenching session today... all alone :-(
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 12:44:54 pm »
Thankyou.
I appreciate all the info.
Have a great weekend.