|Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 - 02:27 pm: ||
Hey, I wanna add a led strip light to the area under the reflector on my top case . I don't want to modify the wiring if possible so I'm hoping to find connectors that I can use to connect the strip light to the bike .
Anyone have any experience with this?
|Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 - 03:20 pm: ||
I tapped into my brakelight under the seat, and ran a 2-wire jumper to the left grab rail, where I mounted a spare Gerbings coaxial heated clothing socket. Topcase has another jumper-pigtail terminating to the mating Gerbings plug. But it's only 2 wires; find a plug that looks OK to you and splice it in, so you can keep your removability on the topcase
|Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018 - 03:45 pm: ||
The connectors are commonly available Deutsch connectors and they can be installed in to the OEM harness by creating jumper harnesses.
I did this with my aux lights on the rear, creating a male and female end that fit the OEM harness but in between, I adapted my "witchcraftery" (cable hack) to light up my Whelen lights and other LEDs.
You will need a Deutsch pin crimper that isn't widely available (except online) but does make helluva nice crimps on the pins of the connector. It looks like some places offer alternatives to the $400 tool. I have the OEM tool that came in a kit for a job some years ago, otherwise I wouldn't have dropped $350-400 on it.
You can find Deutsch connector kits online as well that match the connectors HD/Buell used. When I was done making my jumper harnesses, I could remove my modifications in just a few minutes and return the OEM lighting schematic back to stock with ease.
|Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018 - 04:35 pm: ||
I recommend using Posi-Taps to tap into the brake circuit. Unlike Scotchlok taps, they are compact, make a secure connection, and will not cause trauma to the insulation or wire. Great products for temporary or permanent wiring & repairs. Some powersport shops carry them, as does Amazon.
(Message edited by dtaylor on September 21, 2018)