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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 08-01-2017, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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Replaced the brick!

New guy here! So I found this on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It works good, I like how it looks, nice and bright. Lots of work, wiring and drilling, bending the light bracket to 90 etc, not plug and play. However I found this morning leaving for work if you start it with the brake pulled it kills the bike, has anyone with electrical accessories had this issue? I'm thinking it must have an internal over-current protector or circuit breaker. It requires a reset (pull battery -) and then starts fine as long as you don't touch the brakes. I think the LEDs pull too much current vice the dinky bulb it came with. Any other ideas?
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Here it is on the bike.
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Very cool!

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looks awesome man, hope you work out the electrical, that would freak me out!

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Other people mentioned you need a resistor for some brake lights. I have an LED strip tail light but just stripped the wire and connected to stock wire...Mine has no trouble.
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New guy here! So I found this on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It works good, I like how it looks, nice and bright. Lots of work, wiring and drilling, bending the light bracket to 90 etc, not plug and play. However I found this morning leaving for work if you start it with the brake pulled it kills the bike, has anyone with electrical accessories had this issue? I'm thinking it must have an internal over-current protector or circuit breaker. It requires a reset (pull battery -) and then starts fine as long as you don't touch the brakes. I think the LEDs pull too much current vice the dinky bulb it came with. Any other ideas?
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Leds pull less current. The bike is likely thinking the light is missing. You need to install a resistor.
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Other people mentioned you need a resistor for some brake lights. I have an LED strip tail light but just stripped the wire and connected to stock wire...Mine has no trouble.
Same with mine, LED running light and breake light, + integrated plate light, also LED. Never had such problem, and no need for any resistor.
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Leds pull less current. The bike is likely thinking the light is missing. You need to install a resistor.
My thought too, LED lights would never be able to pull more power than the stock light.
But I'm running LED light's too on the running light, breake light, and plate light, with no need of any resistors.
It sounds more like a wiring problem, connected one wire wrong perhaps.
But it's still strange that the bike does that thou...
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There are somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 LEDs on the board, and out of 3 wires I can't have wired it wrong, it works as it should Hi-Lo when you pull the lever, in a 12v system if it were wrong I'd have no light or it would be on hi only.
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So just tried it again several times, no issues, but bike is warm now..... Gremlins??
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