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post #21 of 39 Old 05-05-2017, 04:55 PM
 
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@jason29307. Can you please recommend/ give me the title/ author of the books that you have read on the motorcycle electric and the carburetor stuff. Much appreciated.
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post #22 of 39 Old 05-05-2017, 06:40 PM
 
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Can anyone help me troubleshoot rewiring aftermarket headlight? I know for sure the lights gron wire is black and the bikes I green which I hooked up. The headlight also has a blue and red wire and the bike has white and blue for the headlight. My question is each time I connect the wires nothing happens when I turn bike on but the highbeam indicator glows blue faintly but when I try to switch on highbeam it gets brighter. Any help would be appreciated
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If you have a meter you can measure resistance at the headlight terminals. The highest resistance between any 2 terminals will be between the hi beam and low beam terminals. The third terminal will be the common (ground terminal) Hook your ground from the bike harness to the common terminal. Then each of the other 2 will turn on the either high or low beam. The low beam should have a higher resistance reading than the high beam when meaasured to the common terminal.

I suspect you may be connecting between the high and low beam hot terminals and then switching to one or the other to ground. Find the common terminal first and go from there.

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I don't have a meter. Is there any other way to figure it out without one
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Does it matter that it is a led light instead of the normal stock light
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Yes it matters a lot. LEDs are totally different from an incandescent bulb. You really need the manufacturers diagram because there are many more components in such a unit than just the LEDs themselves.

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Thanks. I guess I'll be doing alot of research this weekend and hopefully can figure it out
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While talking to people and making friends, there is alot that happens with any modification. Different things happen to your bike when changing a fender, a seat, lights etc...
I altered my Rebel within weeks of acquisition.

Granted I had already been riding for six years, three of those on a raked out chopper...so I already had a good grasp of how the various modifications can change it up.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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@jason29307. Can you please recommend/ give me the title/ author of the books that you have read on the motorcycle electric and the carburetor stuff. Much appreciated.
I got these two book on thriftbooks.com
and the basic motorcycle geometry book I got at one of the swap meets I went too.
Hope this helps..
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Thank you very much for the information Jason.
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