Tried to install front LED running/turn lights... - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Go Back   Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums > V-Strom Forums > Maintenance, Tech and Farkles. > Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc


Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc Electronics forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-18-2012, 06:23 PM
porsche4786's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NW USA
Posts: 636
Default Tried to install front LED running/turn lights...

This is on a 2012 Strom...

So about a month ago I ordered a set of LED light trips in amber. My plan is/was to mount them onto my barkbusters and use them as running and turn signal lights. I bought a kit that is sold to make them into 3 wires, instead of just two. Each strip draws less than 200mA. Basically they are a little dimmer for 'running' and full brightness for turn signals. My plan was to use the plug above the right turn signal (originally for a 12v outlet I believe, as a factory option), then run the hot wires from the turn signals to the corresponding side. I grounded everything thru one ground, the one in the plug above the right turn signals, but that didn't work, the turn signals wouldn't flash. I tried grounding the lights thru the turn signals separately, but that gave me the same results. The only way I can make them flash is if I hook them up as turn signals only. Any ideas on why they won't work for both running and turn set up like I was thinking?
__________________
2006 GSXR 600 - sold March 2013 (it was a sad day)
2012 Glee standard
2009 KLX250S
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-18-2012, 07:07 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Seattle
Posts: 989
Default

You might be able to garner some hints from the Admore installation directions on the Twisted Throttle website: clicky clicky
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-22-2012, 04:36 PM
porsche4786's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NW USA
Posts: 636
Default

I know which wires do what. Just not sure why it wouldn't work. Maybe because the accessory plug runs off the same circuit as the turn signals?

Sent from my MB860 using Motorcycle.com Free App
__________________
2006 GSXR 600 - sold March 2013 (it was a sad day)
2012 Glee standard
2009 KLX250S
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-22-2012, 05:12 PM
kiwi_outdoors's Avatar
$tromtrooper
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 1,253
Default no flash

did you leave the original turn signals in the circuit, or remove them?

you need significant current to make the flasher flash - lots of posts on that topic
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-22-2012, 06:10 PM
porsche4786's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NW USA
Posts: 636
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kiwi_outdoors View Post
did you leave the original turn signals in the circuit, or remove them?

you need significant current to make the flasher flash - lots of posts on that topic
Yes. Left stock turn signals inline. They worked fine. Just not the led's.

Sent from my MB860 using Motorcycle.com Free App
__________________
2006 GSXR 600 - sold March 2013 (it was a sad day)
2012 Glee standard
2009 KLX250S
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-22-2012, 08:52 PM
andreas's Avatar
$tromtrooper
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 2,903
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by porsche4786 View Post
Yes. Left stock turn signals inline. They worked fine. Just not the led's.

Sent from my MB860 using Motorcycle.com Free App
I have LED bulbs for my signals, needed a relay to have them work properly
__________________
FB MEMBER #133 - 2008 Wee
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-22-2012, 09:32 PM
porsche4786's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NW USA
Posts: 636
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by andreas View Post
I have LED bulbs for my signals, needed a relay to have them work properly
I was thinking about doing that if I couldn't figure out an easier way. Where did you secure your relay(s)? I can make them do signals only or running only. But can't get them to do both running and signals.

Sent from my MB860 using Motorcycle.com Free App
__________________
2006 GSXR 600 - sold March 2013 (it was a sad day)
2012 Glee standard
2009 KLX250S
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-22-2012, 10:00 PM
bbg.will's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 49
Default

You could try isolating the circuits from each other with diodes.
__________________
---
His -[INDENT][/INDENT]'07 Wee-Strom - '07 Kawi KLX250s
Her's -[INDENT][/INDENT]'13 Genuine Buddy 170i Pamploma
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-22-2012, 10:51 PM
kiwi_outdoors's Avatar
$tromtrooper
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 1,253
Default thats odd

Quote:
Originally Posted by porsche4786 View Post
Yes. Left stock turn signals inline. They worked fine. Just not the led's.

Sent from my MB860 using Motorcycle.com Free App
you could have connected each bank of LEDs separately across each front light bulb (turn signal) and it should have been fine - if the LED bank was 12V plug and play.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-25-2012, 11:16 AM
porsche4786's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NW USA
Posts: 636
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kiwi_outdoors View Post
you could have connected each bank of LEDs separately across each front light bulb (turn signal) and it should have been fine - if the LED bank was 12V plug and play.
Right, they did work when connected only to the turns. But then they weren't hooked up as running lights as well.

Sent from my MB860 using Motorcycle.com Free App
__________________
2006 GSXR 600 - sold March 2013 (it was a sad day)
2012 Glee standard
2009 KLX250S
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.5.2