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Old 09-12-2007, 04:13 PM   #1
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Need help hooking up accent LED lights!

So i think im going to get some LED lights for my bike but i kinda need help setting it up cuz i dont want to get shocked. How exactly to i hook up the kit to the power and are their any things i should know about before i start? please help
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Old 09-12-2007, 04:16 PM   #2
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disconnect the battery, no shock
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Old 09-12-2007, 04:22 PM   #3
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Do i disconnect the red or the black first?
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and is it the same when i connect it back again. black first?
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don't need to disconnect both just make sure it won't accidentally connect back.
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Now here is the big question, what color....orange or white? lol
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whichever one is legal
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whoa whoa whoa....legal? ive never heard of this before. What colors are illegal?
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i can't remember, do a search, you should be able to find it...something like can't have blue pointing forward or towards the front, only amber or red facing back...
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yea supposedly only red/amber can be on but the cant be facing forward, and only visible from the rear. MAYBE SOOOOO! preciate the help
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Alrighty... Blue is Illegal

REPEAT AGAIN... BLUE IS ILLEGAL....

An unspecified source told me that you also can't have the Led itself visible... Fine by me cause I love the look of the soft glow on the engine, tail section, etc without seeing the source... At night or parking infront of where ever you go, its so ssssswwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttt!

I'd post a pic but never shows up good....

Some on the NW side might rememeber the red busa I rode to the second to last event...

Pod kits and single leds.... Make sure you put a switch in there, typically on the ground side for less arc....
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12v wont shock you dont worry about that.an arc could burn you though.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:30 PM   #14
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Alrighty... Blue is Illegal

REPEAT AGAIN... BLUE IS ILLEGAL....

An unspecified source told me that you also can't have the Led itself visible... Fine by me cause I love the look of the soft glow on the engine, tail section, etc without seeing the source... At night or parking infront of where ever you go, its so ssssswwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttt!

I'd post a pic but never shows up good....

Some on the NW side might rememeber the red busa I rode to the second to last event...

Pod kits and single leds.... Make sure you put a switch in there, typically on the ground side for less arc....

grrr... the legal code in regards to light/color...

"(b) Except as expressly authorized by law, a person may not
operate or move equipment or a vehicle, other than a police vehicle,
with a lamp or device that displays a red light visible from
directly in front of the center of the equipment or vehicle.
(c) A person may not operate a motor vehicle equipped with a
red, white, or blue beacon, flashing, or alternating light unless
the equipment is:
(1) used as specifically authorized by this chapter;
or
(2) a running lamp, headlamp, taillamp, backup lamp,
or turn signal lamp that is used as authorized by law.
(d) A vehicle may be equipped with alternately flashing
lighting equipment described by Section 547.701 or 547.702 only if
the vehicle is:
(1) a school bus;
(2) an authorized emergency vehicle;
(3) a church bus that has the words "church bus"
printed on the front and rear of the bus so as to be clearly
discernable to other vehicle operators;
(4) a tow truck while under the direction of a law
enforcement officer at the scene of an accident or while hooking up
to a disabled vehicle on a roadway; or
(5) a tow truck with a mounted light bar which has turn
signals and stop lamps in addition to those required by Sections
547.322, 547.323, and 547.324, Transportation Code.
(e) A person may not operate highway maintenance or service
equipment, including snow-removal equipment, that is not equipped
with lamps or that does not display lighted lamps as required by the
standards and specifications adopted by the Texas Department of
Transportation.
(f) In this section "tow truck" means a motor vehicle or
mechanical device that is adapted or used to tow, winch, or move a
disabled vehicle."
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further... according to Cliff Burdette, it is NOT recommended to place any...lighting device that was not (from a legal stand point)

A> OEM equipped
B> Does not meet DoT standards.
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Never had problems with the busa(red lights), or the katana(blue lights) though the kat isn't written much.

I also don't make mine visible or shine against the ground; only a light glow on engine and where the exhaust once was.

Where do you live? We got a full shop to our advantage, but more importantly, we use a little battery with cables and a button to help install the leds. ur welcome to borrow it... don't worry about getting shocked. I would recommend using good insulation and best would be to solder and shrink wrap the connections if you have the ability; other wise weathering crimp adapters.

You can pm me for a number if you have any questions, most importantly, do it yourself or with eyes watching over you if you're still concerned cause you'll appreciate it that much more...


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got a pkg at the post office as we speak/the 3 million color leds with remote cant wait to put on.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:33 PM   #19
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houstonduc has that kit on his.....
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installed a kit sold by XLS "e bay" today.a snap.2 wired to battery the rest plugs.72 total leds.3 million colors.remote to operate.great looking too.60$ kit 22$ shipping from canada
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