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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Stator wires and running lights

I have a few questions. See attached photos for reference:

1. Pick suggested I check the stator connections, and possibly bypass the stock connection and solder the wires together. I am assuming the plug connection at the bottom of the picture is the stator wires. Is that correct? If so, how do I disconnect it? I tried various things, but didn't want to force it.

2. I connected a license plate frame with brake lights. I have the brake lights connected, thanks to a lesson from Pic over the weekend. However, which wire do I need to connect to in order to have the LEDs function as running lights?







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as for question 2... I don't remember off the top of my head... I will dig into it tomorrow if no one else has answered you
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Stewart, the 3 yellow wires in Slim's picture are the ones. They do end up in that connector that you mentioned, but you don't need to remove it (but if you want to, there is a push clip on the bottom - if you have a medium sized pair of angled adjustable pliers (I think they're called channel locks - like these: http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&rh=n...20locks&page=1) you can get it off very easily. Those three yellow wires shown in the picture have bullet connectors, about right inside the red circle. You should check those connectors for corrosion.

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in your second photo you see a 3 pin connector under the seat with blue, red, and black wires.

Red is running lights
blue is brake lights
black is ground

The 3 yellow stator wires run from the top of the left side engine cover to under the engine/trans to the frame just in front of the battery box. there are 3 bullet connectors located just behind the header on the left side. those are the connectors you need to inspect for melting casing. Keep them from bunching up and melting together. if they are melted you can cut out the bullet connectors and just solder them together and heat shrink them.
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Thanks, everyone. With that info, I can take it from here (I think...).

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Final result: Givi top case set as brake light. LED license plate bracket set as running lights and brake lights. Thanks for all the help.

BTW, I couldn't get the stator wires disconnected. Didn't want to pull on them too hard. Will have some others take a look at an upcoming motorcycle gathering over Father's Day.

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Final result: Givi top case set as brake light. LED license plate bracket set as running lights and brake lights. Thanks for all the help.

BTW, I couldn't get the stator wires disconnected. Didn't want to pull on them too hard. Will have some others take a look at an upcoming motorcycle gathering over Father's Day.
I have the same problem trying to disconnect the bullet connectors between the stator wires. They seem to be charging the battery OK, and I don`t see any corrosion on them so I`m leaving well enough alone for now.

Which licence plate bracket (frame?) do you have?
I have been coveting one of these quad LED frames for a while now, along with a pair of their LED TAG BOLTZ.
(The $128.20 plus $20 price, plus shipping is all that is holding me back! lol )
http://www.customdynamics.com/quad_license.htm

I followed the example of a couple of other riders here, and removed the stock mounting bracket with the illumination lamp and moved the plate up from its "mudflap" position to directly below the tail light.

At this point the plate has no illumination except indirectly from the red glow of the tail/brake lights themselves. (two 1157 LED lights- each with 6 rear facing LEDs and 6 facing outward around the circumference)

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Sorry, didn't see your post until today. Here is what I got:
http://www.customdynamics.com/dualbar_license.htm

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