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Nvm about it fitting where the black connector is, that comes from the ignition module.

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Thanks very much for the pictures - That confirms the SP pin# are correct...

That connector (if holding the TSM with the connector at the top) is numbered starting in the upper left as Pin#1, below that is Pin#2 - So across the top you have Pin#1,3,5,7,9 and across the bottom you have Pin#2,4,6,8,10...

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Remember, the TSM feeds both front & back signals from the same wire (at the TSM - Violet for Left & Brown for Right) --- So, you actually have to get to the right spot in the wiring where you can insert the new R/B/T module without interrupting the wiring to the front signals - Only the rear signals should be fed with the output of the R/B/T module...


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Thanks very much for the pictures - That confirms the SP pin# are correct...

That connector (if holding the TSM with the connector at the top) is numbered starting in the upper left as Pin#1, below that is Pin#2 - So across the top you have Pin#1,3,5,7,9 and across the bottom you have Pin#2,4,6,8,10...

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Remember, the TSM feeds both front & back signals from the same wire (at the TSM - Violet for Left & Brown for Right) --- So, you actually have to get to the right spot in the wiring where you can insert the new R/B/T module without interrupting the wiring to the front signals - Only the rear signals should be fed with the output of the R/B/T module...


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No need to thank me, part of being a forum member. Even though I almost lost that little bolt that holds the TSM on lol darn big hands and tight spaces!!

I do appreciate all the help you've given me, I need to do my part and remember the Sportsterpedia but thank you for still helping me.

I'm guessing I need to follow the wires from the TSM and find where they split and travel to the rear fender and cut in there to put my R/T/B module, I want to stay away from anything that goes to the front of the bike? I'm glad you mentioned that, I thought I was going to be able to cut and splice near where they leave the TSM but that would of put me into some trouble.

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I noticed that there's 2 load equalizer connectors on the R/T/B module (top 2 connectors in pic), I'm assuming if I need another load equalizer for the front I can just buy a Kuryakyn equalizer and plug it into the open connector and then I'll be good to go? Idk why else there would be 2 different spots.

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So I started looking at the wiring so I could figure out where I need splice and solder for the 8 pin connector for the R/T/B controller. In my pic the wires come through the main harness, through the white connector and go to 4 wires which I see for to my rear lights. I splice after the white connector correct? I'll need to figure out which of the red and green wires is the running lights and which is the brake light. I also see there's no ground so I'm going to need to run my own I'm assuming.

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The wiring at the top of that connector (in your picture as oriented) comes from the TSM & also goes to the front lights - The bottom of that connector goes to the rear lights...

Use the color of the wire at the top to verify the wire functions at the bottom...
Violet - Left Side TSM Output
Brown - Right Side TSM Output
Red - Brake Light (both switches already in parallel)
Blue - Power from the Lights CB (On with Keyswitch ON)

Bottom Connector Wire Colors:
Gray (Violet Band) - Left Side TS Signal
Gray (Brown Band) - Right Side TS Signal
Red - Brake Light Signal
Green - Power for Running Light

My schematic (for 1993) shows that the bottom wiring uses Gray wire for both the Right & Left TSM connections, BUT ONE WIRE HAS A VIOLET BAND & THE OTHER WIRE HAS A BROWN BAND...

It also shows for that the bottom wiring uses a Red wire to the Brake Light & a Green Wire is used for the Running Light...

The rear lights ground thru the fender/frame - So all of the above signals are power (12v) when active - When the brake is pressed (or lever pulled) 12v power is sent to the brake light on the Red wire - the other side of the brake bulb is grounded right in the light housing to the metal fender/frame (which, of course, needs to make it back to the battery negative post)...

Before you install the R/B/T unit, you should verify you have a solid ground on the light housings (Running/Brake housing & each TSM housing) by putting your meter probes between the battery negative post & those housings - Use the ohms scale (with the Keyswitch OFF) to verify that you have a very low ohms reading...

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I've had the R/T/B module installed for a couple weeks now and everything seemed to be working as it should until I noticed one flaw. I have a 3 way key switch (off,on,on/lights) and I have no brake lights and when hitting either turn signal it just flashes all 3 back lights when I'm in the on position, it must be in the on/lights position in order for my brake lights and rear turn signals to work. Before installation I had brake lights in both on and on/lights, it's not a huge deal since I always run with my lighting on for more visibility but I was wondering if this is a common thing with R/T/B modules or if I didn't wire something correctly.

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