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I have removed the taillight and want to go to run, turn, brake, all in my signals. After taking tail light out of fender I noticed that all wiring goes thru that. How did others splice to connect signals and add the run turn brake kit? Were you able to use the connection housing for the tail light and just remount it elsewhere? Any pics, links, or how too, would help. Thanx
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I need the same info. Chopped a spare fender, bought a sparto taillight and trying to figure out how to procede.
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The turn/brake module plugs in and any wire splicing should be done after it.
To run dual filament turnsignals, you will have to connect the smaller (dimmer) filament wire to the running light wire from the module. The brake/turn wires for the respective sides will connect to the larger (brighter) filament wire. Then there is a common ground from the module also.
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The new 07 nightster runs like that, without a taillight. It may be worth a visit to the parts department to see if there is a new module that runs the system without having to go through the circuitry in the taillight.

I have a run/turn/brake system on mine, but as I have a taillight, I just hooked the module into the rear brake light wiring harness under the seat, which just connected in-between connectors already there.
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You can simply cap off the red and blue wires since you don't have a taillight anymore. The turn signal wires need to be spliced together. Best to use some barrel connectors so that you can take the turn signals off in the future to do work on the bike.

Here's some pics of my under fender wiring with turn signals and a sparto taillight...



Make the male connectors on the harness ground, so you don't short if you ever disconnect the turn signals while working on the bike.



If you use barrel connectors like I did squish some dielectric grease into them to keep any water out.



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khaskins,

There's a little more info specific to sparto hookup in this thread...
http://www.xlforum.net/vbportal/foru...=sparto+wiring

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If you are a chicken about removing the circuit board (like I was) then all you need to do is trace the wires from the tail light up to under the seat where they connect. From that connection, cut the wires about 9" back toward the tail light and then reattach the plug. You can use the wires you just cut to lengthen the turn signal wires and reattach their plugs.

Once everything is reattached, there is enough space under the frame on the exhaust side to push the circuit board and wires on top of the oil tank. Be sure to use the dielectric grease for a weather tight connection. Good luck!

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The circuit board does nothing that a good splice can't accomplish. It's just an interconnect board.

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