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New guy here! So I found this on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M0HRQ1G/ref=yo_ii_img?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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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/B01M0HRQ1G/ref=yo_ii_img?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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Put the brick back on and try to start it... that'll let you know if it's the new light, or maybe something unrelated just happened to go wrong in the swap.

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Put the brick back on and try to start it... that'll let you know if it's the new light, or maybe something unrelated just happened to go wrong in the swap.

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I had to do this when my original LED strip randomly failed.... got a replacement. Define toy try this.
 

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Might also try cycling the key, kill switch and kickstand a few times... maybe something got tripped and needs to be reset.

Then try starting it with the kickstand up, bike in neutral and clutch pulled in.

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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.
Ryan, can you post pictures of your LED strip + how to install + which LED strip you went with? I'm very interested in doing this.

Thank You!
 

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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.
Ryan, can you post pictures of your LED strip + how to install + which LED strip you went with? I'm very interested in doing this.

Thank You!
Here is a picture during the day. Integrated turn signals.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01GJGCR9U/ref=b2b_gw_m_bia_a1_1/147-4867249-9528469?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=135W0JQ8ZF0NE716XFDR

Very simple installation, just google "flexible led tail light strip motorcycle installation" on YouTube. It outlines what the wires are, only trouble if figuring out your bikes wire diagram but they are pretty universal. If you have any trouble just let me know and I can help. The daytime pic doesn't do it any justice, VERY bright at night.
 

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Can't get enough how good that LED tail light looks on the Rebel, if you can get a shot of it during the evening or at night.
 

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I didn't use the turn signal wires on my LED strip.
If your going to wire in separate LED indicators then cut or tape up the 'Yellow & Green.

Loom-------------------------LED strip

Brown----------------------- white = Running
Green+Yellow--------------- Red = Brake
Green----------------------- Black = Negative
 

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This is the setup I went with. Took quite a bit of modding, but overall it was pretty fun!
This looks like exactly what I'm going for. When you get the chance, could you post a few more pics? I saw the other one. Looks like you drilled out the rear fender bolts. I'm hoping to see how you mounter the brake light.

Also, did you use led turn signals? If so, did you add a relay or resistors?
 
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