for a few LEDs this isn't really a bad idea. However, if you plan to pull much more wattage, I'd suggest not doing it this was since the wires on the running lights are pretty small gauge and can't handle a very heavy load. Hens, using them to merely switch a relay and using the Accessory leads to power what you need. They *SHOULD* be good for up to 10 amps since that's what Ma Kaw decided to fuse em at.I hooked into the right running light and then I got a toggle switch and mounted it in the right hand cover just above the reflector near the radiator cap. That way it was switched by the key and I could also turn them off.