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Wiring, LED, HELP!
« on: December 29, 2011, 07:55:35 am »
Was not sure where else to put this, But I am buying some LED/Strobe lighting. Each light is 3 LEDs on them, like the ones used on police bikes and cars. I have red, amber, and white.

I PLAN to mount them as such:

1) Daytime vis= 2 white, using the modulator, up front under the headlight OR on the grille above the headlight. (possibly on lower forks..not sure, daytime in town use only.)


2) TurningREAR & lower wattage/voltage=I am removing stock rear turn signals, and placing the amber ones on the bag inside the recess.


3) Braking-REAR & lower wattage= Putting one on the outside of L & R bags, and one on trunk. (see pic above)

Since I am using the modulator for the front white lights, I looked at superbrightLEDs an relays and modules to make it work. looks simple enough. Here is a video on the KIND, not exact lights I am getting: (same vendor)

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Anyone have the wiring experience to know if this will cause an overload, the at any one time, 5 lights max(daytime would be on.)

Rear brake light were replaced with 3W LED instead of stocker OEMs. Losing the OEM rear signals, and replaced the 2 front turns with LED 3/4w LEDs.   

I know this is a little complex. ANY good info is appreciated. Now to Google some...
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Re: Wiring, LED, HELP!
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 09:54:09 am »
If is difficult to give an exact answer as you did not provide technical specifications for the LED modules. In general LEDs draw less current than incandescent bulbs, but you will need to review the specs to be sure. If the combined current draw of all the LED modules you are adding is the same or less of the incandescent bulbs they are replacing you have no worries.

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Re: Wiring, LED, HELP!
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011, 10:00:04 am »
Let me start off by saying that I know very little about Connie's wiring system!

But if you're putting five lights on the bike, each of which runs 3w/4w, then you have a maximum potential load of 20w which is WELL within Connie's available power.  That's less than my Aerostitch Warm Wrap Grips, and Connie handles those with no trouble at all in addition to my heated vest (of unknown wattage, but almost certainly AT LEAST as high as the Grips).  I can't believe that an extra 15 or 20 watts is going to be any trouble at all for Connie's electrical system.

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Re: Wiring, LED, HELP!
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011, 12:24:31 pm »
Have to agree with majority here, the Connie should have no problems with the LEDs.  Just check the
modulator's draw.  That requires power too, and I'm not sure how much.
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Re: Wiring, LED, HELP!
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2011, 02:26:34 pm »
 I have a personal aversion and pet peeve with a lot of home - grown electical component installations. You have no idea how many times that I've seen 30 ft or wire when 3 ft was all that was needed. I've seen wires running to and fro, not taped, harnessed, or having any way to disconnect for future service work. PLEASE lay out you system in your mind, and on paper, properly fused and run in a clean professional manner. Consider things like future need to remove fairing pieces for valve adjustments, etc. Keep in mind that the cleaner / neater and more simple it looks, the more work it's going to take - but it'll be worth it. Steve
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Re: Wiring, LED, HELP!
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011, 02:56:25 pm »
I have a personal aversion and pet peeve with a lot of home - grown electical component installations. You have no idea how many times that I've seen 30 ft or wire when 3 ft was all that was needed. I've seen wires running to and fro, not taped, harnessed, or having any way to disconnect for future service work. PLEASE lay out you system in your mind, and on paper, properly fused and run in a clean professional manner. Consider things like future need to remove fairing pieces for valve adjustments, etc. Keep in mind that the cleaner / neater and more simple it looks, the more work it's going to take - but it'll be worth it. Steve


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Re: Wiring, LED, HELP!
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2011, 03:20:33 pm »
I have a personal aversion and pet peeve with a lot of home - grown electical component installations. You have no idea how many times that I've seen 30 ft or wire when 3 ft was all that was needed. I've seen wires running to and fro, not taped, harnessed, or having any way to disconnect for future service work. PLEASE lay out you system in your mind, and on paper, properly fused and run in a clean professional manner. Consider things like future need to remove fairing pieces for valve adjustments, etc. Keep in mind that the cleaner / neater and more simple it looks, the more work it's going to take - but it'll be worth it. Steve


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Re: Wiring, LED, HELP!
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2011, 03:21:38 pm »
I have a personal aversion and pet peeve with a lot of home - grown electical component installations. You have no idea how many times that I've seen 30 ft or wire when 3 ft was all that was needed. I've seen wires running to and fro, not taped, harnessed, or having any way to disconnect for future service work. PLEASE lay out you system in your mind, and on paper, properly fused and run in a clean professional manner. Consider things like future need to remove fairing pieces for valve adjustments, etc. Keep in mind that the cleaner / neater and more simple it looks, the more work it's going to take - but it'll be worth it. Steve


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To add to the fray, LED's usualy draw less power and you may need to change your turn signal flasher to acccomodate the lower draw.
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Re: Wiring, LED, HELP!
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2011, 04:42:04 pm »
RWJC:

You may have already checked, and if so, then ignore me, but be sure that modulating the auxiliary lights is legal.  Modulating the headlight is, but auxiliaries may not be.  I have modulators on both bikes, and while riding the Connie one day with it "on"' I actually "pulled over" a cop.  We had a short discussion while I educated him on the legality of headlight modulators and we had a good chuckle.
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Re: Wiring, LED, HELP!
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2011, 05:56:10 pm »
RWJC:

You may have already checked, and if so, then ignore me, but be sure that modulating the auxiliary lights is legal.  Modulating the headlight is, but auxiliaries may not be.  I have modulators on both bikes, and while riding the Connie one day with it "on"' I actually "pulled over" a cop.  We had a short discussion while I educated him on the legality of headlight modulators and we had a good chuckle.
The headlight will be modulated, and will be the only one "hyper flashing".

The rear amber lights will blink like a regular signal, just 8-11 x's brighter. Still low, and not right in the rear drivers face, should light up the ground nicely!

The read brake lights will have a pulsing effect that you see on many bikes, I am getting the mod from superbrightLEDs, it: "Continuous Pulsing Strobe module will cause LED lights bulb to flash 6x rapidly in 1 second. Use for LED warning/hazard lights."

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Re: Wiring, LED, HELP!
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Re: Wiring, LED, HELP!
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2011, 06:18:00 pm »
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Re: Wiring, LED, HELP!
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2011, 07:31:38 pm »
OK, the lights I am getting, EACH, they use/draw Only uses 60-100 Milliamps of power & produces 60,000-100,000 mcd. Hope that helps..
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Re: Wiring, LED, HELP!
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2011, 08:02:17 pm »
An electronic flasher will be neccessary to replace the stock flasher unit as the LEDs will not draw enough current for the stocker to function.  Providing the units are all internally wired with the appropriate resistance to make the LRDs work, you should have little or no problem with any of this hook-up.  The stock system is WELL capable of handling LOTS of LEDs... I mean LOTS of em.  Way more than you are talking.  As for what trips Steve's trigger on wiring neatness is stuff like my custom EFI wiring...
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Re: Wiring, LED, HELP!
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Keep it simple  :nananana:
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