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Offline Locomotiveman

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Spotlights. Done. Bright!!
« on: July 17, 2017, 04:53:13 pm »
LED Spotlights installed and bright!! Keyed wire to taillamps tapped, all wires, fuse and switch in back except to LED's themselves. Tonight for aiming session. Tkx to all for advice...whether taken or not. Ha!! Locomotiveman
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Re: Spotlights. Done. Bright!!
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 06:13:57 pm »
I Grounded down low. Wires tucked in nice. Done B4 Sturgis...
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Re: Spotlights. Done. Bright!!
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 07:00:57 pm »
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Re: Spotlights. Done. Bright!!
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 12:47:03 am »
Yeah, I know...Couldn't wait to see if things lit up. But hey, plastic won't ground, so.... :nananana:
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Re: Spotlights. Done. Bright!!
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 01:59:28 am »
Tom, I'm appalled. Never seen my "old" bike so unbathed.
I like the lights.
Snowmobiles, I have a bunch.
Motorcycles-I haven't had anything except dirtbikes 30 years ago, so this will be all new to me.
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Re: Spotlights. Done. Bright!!
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 04:55:19 pm »
Yeah...I been riding..a LOT!! Just thru a storm right now. Nice 7/Gal. tank.
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Re: Spotlights. Done. Bright!!
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 05:02:45 pm »
Yeah, I know...Couldn't wait to see if things lit up. But hey, plastic won't ground, so.... :nananana:
Short of trying to ground through the plastic, that's about the worst ground you could come up with.   :-[
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Re: Spotlights. Done. Bright!!
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2017, 12:21:53 am »
Tomorrow..tomorrow.. Riding in rain today, but I just HAD to post the PIC. Believe it or NOT, it grounded fine while hanging from the brake line retainer loop too. MADE in USA 12Ga. stranded copper...miracle product?? 4" x 3/4" copper bar better, but...........
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Re: Spotlights. Done. Bright!!
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017, 09:17:21 am »
"Grounded fine" <> well grounded.

Run a ground back to the negative battery terminal.  Or, to the the spot where the coils mount to the frame.  (The bike uses this spot as a ground, too.)
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Re: Spotlights. Done. Bright!!
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 04:18:52 pm »
I DROVE 350/miles in the rain...so far so good. No jiggle-jiggle with the LED spots. Right turn signal pulses twice as fast now, but not the Left. Gonna test the LOAD now that I found my Fluke Multimeter.  Locomotiveman
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