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post #1 of 50 Old 05-31-2017, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Eastern Beaver Headlight Relays

Just a post to say how easy it was to install the headlight relay kit on my 2014 Wee. Here are a couple pictures to show the difference. beforeafter. Brighter?


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post #2 of 50 Old 05-31-2017, 07:44 PM
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A far simpler way is to aim your headlights at the inside of a garage door. Mine were notably brighter with the relays than without.
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Dare I ask, how long it took you to install?

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Just a post to say how easy it was to install the headlight relay kit on my 2014 Wee. beforeafter. Brighter?
I bought a relay kit off the auction sight for $10.50. It took a couple of weeks to get here from China, but seems to work fine.
Now when I pull behind a Corvette, they melt.
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I am about to order mine up soon, put it off long enough.
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I am about to order mine up soon, put it off long enough.
Yep, you'll ask yourself, "why did I wait so long"
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Yep, you'll ask yourself, "why did I wait so long"
Have a big/long West trip coming up in July, and not frying my wiring or having other failures related to Suzuki's total negligence, will be one less thing I need to worry about.
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I stripped the EB relay kit from my old '09 Wee prior to trading it in, as the stealership declined to proffer a higher value for farkles v. no farkles. Removing the harness? 15 minutes. Installing it on my '15 XT was only tricky in one respect: routing the wires under the tank without popping the tank off the bike. A straight piece of 14ga solid wire threaded things nicely under the tank and right back to the battery. Total time was about 45 minutes, including the zip ties to tidy things up. Headlights are brighter, switch gear and connectors are protected, and if you squirt a little dielectric grease on the relay contacts they should last longer than the bike.

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Ypu installed the H4 headlight relays without the pc8 box, am I right?
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Yep. My '09 had a 3CS from EB, so I had to snip the connector off and replace it with battery rings to fit the Glee.

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