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Old 03-28-2008, 11:56 AM   #1
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how to install an integrated tailight

hey guys my electrical skills are pretty bad, i started installing a clear alternative taillight with built in blinkers to get rid of my old red taillight and bulky blinkers but im not sure how to install it it has this one male connected with i plug into the female one and the brake light works fine, now im not sure how to attach the blinker wires to it, it has 2 wires a yellow and a blue with connectors at the end and the blinkers also have two wires a gray and yellow/black each... how i can only connect one of those wires im pretty sure... which one do i do it with yellow or gray?/// i open up the blinkers and the gray is on the outside of the light housing and the yellow/black going into and connects to the light.. thank you guys!!
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:45 PM   #2
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Not positive what your saying, but I read it with you saying there is both a yellow and blue wire coming out of the NEW rear light. In your paperwork for the light it should tell you what each is. It is most likely the positive wires, one for each blinker, and the ground is most likely routed out with the rear brake. To figure this out, you can take a power drill battery and connect the wires around to the terminals to see what works. I don't know much about motorcycles but I used to install electronics in cars at Best Buy. It might be easier for us to help you with some pictures maybe
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:48 PM   #3
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also, where did u get the taillight? I have a 95, somewhat similar...and I would like to do the same thing, the clunky rear blinkers are not very attractive
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:42 PM   #4
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ok i attached the wires from the tailight to the positive wires from the blinkers they work but they are blinking way too way... i dont know what to do
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:24 PM   #5
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way too fast*** they integrated blinkers are blinking way too fast... i connected the positive lead with the wires from the taillight but i have no idea what to do with the ground lead do i jsut cover it with tape it put it to the side or do i connect with witht something... when i make it do the 4 way blinkers they work fine... but then there individual either right or left there way too fast and im afraid this will burn something out.. thank for the help..
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:42 PM   #6
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You kind of lost me there, and I am kind of stumped. It's probably something simple, that is equally as easy to fix as it is to miss by accident. However, the ground I can tell you, needs to be attached to some part of the metal frame through a screw in the back...from there, I cant think of anything. If i think of something I'll let you know.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:19 PM   #7
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replace your stock relay with an led blinker relay and you will be all set......about $15 to $20

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LED-F...spagenameZWDVW
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:38 PM   #8
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The LEDS draw less current than the originals so the standard flasher flashes fast. (It's a feature of the standard flasher unit, when it flashes fast it let's you know you have a blown bulb, because you've taken the original bulbs away it thinks they're blown because the LED's don't put enough load on it. The electronic relay is the way to go, you can also fit load resistors too).
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:05 AM   #9
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wow that sucks i thought that i was just going to use the original relay and it was going to work fine.. damn... well that pic of the LED relay doesnt seem to be the same as mine, damn this is all confusing... well is it ok is i just let it blink fast... is there any complications to that.. thanks
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:19 AM   #10
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im doin the same kinda project as cyraxx but right now i am tryin to get the fender off the back of my 03 6RR and i cant get those plastic rivets out..how did u guys take ur stock fenders off without breakin anything ?

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Old 03-29-2008, 12:24 AM   #11
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Hey Cyraxx, It's the same when alot of imports bring in led turn signal from Japan to customize their cars in the past. Now they have resisters and capacitors built in with their lights. Getting back to your question about it damaging the lights or relay, No. I've had mine installed for 7 years, Clear Alternatives rear lights with a combination of led turn signals on my undertail and it blinks fast also. Remember Led's don't burn out because they don't have any filiment to burn. Fast blinkers also have the effect of getting drivers attention which is a good thing.
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:39 AM   #12
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Cyraxx, ljocorby and Steve_TSL are correct about regulating speed. Led's draw so little power to illuminate with little or no heat output, awesome! For me I've had no problems ever with unregulated current to the lights.
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im doin the same kinda project as cyraxx but right now i am tryin to get the fender off the back of my 03 6RR and i cant get those plastic rivets out..how did u guys take ur stock fenders off without breakin anything ?
I wonder what sort they are, like all standard ones?

Push in the pin in the centre of the head, pull the rivet out. Before putting it back in, push the pin back through it so it's sitting proud of the head. Push the rivet in, push the pin in flush, job's done.
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:59 AM   #14
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thanks steve ill try that later today
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:07 AM   #15
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I'm new to the forum....it's pretty solid.

I'd like to replace my integrated turn signals on my lime green 08 zx6r with the green, Clear Alternatives that I bought. I guess it's not as easy as I had hoped. Do I have to remove the front faring? Say it ain't so.

Any tips from those who have installed these?

It also sounds like I'll need to install the relays that came with it, if I want a normal blinking rate.
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