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You can tap into the wires right at the rear taillight. I don't remember the details but just spliced in with suitcase connector.
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I tried to pm Gene about the installation and where he got his strips for front and back, but his box is full!

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Well, I got it installed, but I may have to redo it.. I tapped into the "violet" wire of the right side tailight and...it works, but it also blinks with the right side turnsignal. I have to tap into the red wire with yellow stripe that occurs before the stop/turnsignal processor. Yep, on nightsters there is a stop/turn signal processor box due to the tailight set up on them.....who said "nightsters" weren't different!
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I tried to pm Gene about the installation and where he got his strips for front and back, but his box is full!

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Sorry, my box was full. Someone else just sent me a PM about it. I'll post soon with the details.

Been a little out of sorts lately. I crashed my bike three weeks ago... woke up in the ER with a concussion, amnesia, and 20 stitches in my head.
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Been a little out of sorts lately. I crashed my bike three weeks ago... woke up in the ER with a concussion, amnesia, and 20 stitches in my head.
Ouch! Glad you are okay(ish). How's the bike....Heritage or Sporty?
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Ouch! Glad you are okay(ish). How's the bike....Heritage or Sporty?
Thanks for your concern. It was the Nightster. I'm ok now, the swelling is down, no more headaches, just a little scar above my eye. I have been experiencing deja vu latley...several times a day and even several times in minutes. I hope I don't become like the guy in "The Dead Zone." LOL

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Ouch!! Glad to hear that you are okay...
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If im not mistaken, when I did my tail light it was the Red wire with a yellow stripe through it, was JUST the brake light....I wouldnt take that to the bank but im 90% sure
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If im not mistaken, when I did my tail light it was the Red wire with a yellow stripe through it, was JUST the brake light....I wouldnt take that to the bank but im 90% sure
Actually, you are 100% correct I made the change to the red wire with yellow stripe on Thursday and everything works great now!! I'll try and post a pict tomorrow. Thanks everyone for all of your help!
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If im not mistaken, when I did my tail light it was the Red wire with a yellow stripe through it, was JUST the brake light....I wouldnt take that to the bank but im 90% sure
I can't remember now what color the wire was. I thought orange and white, but not sure. I wanted a third brake only, to be off, independent of the run, turn lights, but come on with the two side lights only when I applied the brakes. That way, seems to be more noticeable from behind. So, I wired it into the orange/white? under the seat, but had a problem with the Kuryakyn load equalizer. The way it was wired, it melted it. I couldn't understand why, so got rid of the K load equalizer and reconnected the wiring to the H-D one...I think ahead of it. I'll have to take a look at it (under the seat) again as soon as I get my bike back. I'm doing a few repairs and repainting the tank right now.

Oh, one important thing, you need to remove the LED strip in the tube and carefully re-insert it at a 45 degree angle. Otherwise, it will be aiming down at the ground. There is an alternative that someone else here did and that was to use the LED strip they have that is more pliable, but the LEDs are exposed (like the type used as accent lighting, no tube). No need to rotate anything, but I don't think it's as elegant a solution. I have the LED strip inside the red tube. At first, I tried a clear tube thinking it would be less noticeable, but it was just the opposite. Because its dark under the fender, when the light (red tube) is off it actually looks more black, virtually undetectable underneath the fender.

So, long, story, short, what I did, was get their foot long tube and cut it to length--about 7", trimmed the LED strip to fit, rotated 45 degrees, and put the end caps on using a silicon glue, filling up any gap in the end cap so its water tight. The 3M adhesive on the back of the strip was all I needed to stick it to the fender, but I used it with the 3M adhesive activator which seems to make it hold much better. So get the activator, it's cheap.

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