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post #1 of 36 Old 01-09-2015, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Plug and Play Running Light Adapters - Info Needed

At the prompting of members here I have had discussions with Jim at Eastern Beaver and Brooks at 12 O'clock Labs about developing a plug and play running light adapter kit.

Jim passed on the project at this time, but graciously offered to provide advice. Brooks thinks he has what it takes to produce the kit, but needs some pictures of the connectors and information about the color of the wires.

I will take some pics of the connectors on my V2, but I suspect that the V2 may be different than the other Stroms.

So..... we need pictures of the last connector in line before the turn signals and the color of wires on the other Stroms .

Update: Until further notice we are discontinuing sale of the running light adapters, "plug and play" or otherwise.

I think they are a good idea and if you can work through the installation they a good thing to do for yourself and your passenger. We have attempted to make them more user friendly by teaming with other business entities, but have not been successful as of yet. I'm both sad and sorry to say that I can't recommend the current offering be purchased from anyone at this time unless you are very comfortable with cutting and splicing wires and willing to convert to LED light bulbs in the turn signal housings.

This is more work than many owners want to do. If you are really comfortable with electrical wiring and want to do the work you can ask us for them, and provide them at cost for now, but we have taken them off our website.

If you have purchased them from us or anyone else and find them to be more pain than you expected I suggest you ask for a FULL refund. Anyone having purchased them from us is welcome to a FULL refund if they want it.

Sadly, they are NOT "plug and play" for the stock turn signals and the maker has reversed his position on compatibility with the stock turn signal bulbs.

I'm still hopeful a good product can be made. On our end happiness is guaranteed. Unfortunately, I don't see how anyone could be "happy" with the current product as advertised vs. the reality of the design. Therefore, we are backing away from further sales.

I am hopeful that this will come to pass, but this first attempt was not successful. I will not offer turn signal running light adapters again until we have a fully compatible fully complete kit and easy to install kit.

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post #2 of 36 Old 01-10-2015, 07:41 PM
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I have the 12 Oclock Labs Running Light Adapters for front and back from SV Racing. They come with lots of M & F bullet connectors, which can be soldered or crimped on. My problem has been trying to use the K7 wiring diagram to figure out where to insert these into the wiring. In the rear, I would need to remove the rear fender to access the connectors and in the front I have not really got a clue how to do it short of cutting in or using PosiTaps. I have Labs Fixed Rate Flasher but have not determined where to insert it in to wiring. I switched to LED clusters, which are much brighter than the OEM 1156 bulb. I think Jim made the right call on this because only in the rear can you find running light power from the tail light. Anyway, the high flash rate I have now is attention getting, particularly with the 4-way flasher approaching an intersection or left turning driver.
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It certainly is easy to imagine a plug and play solution to the rear. All the necessary elements are close together.

I don't think it will be necessary to use the same switched source for the front as the rear. There are switched sources and grounds in the front wiring connections available.

The more I look at the wiring diagrams and connectors, the more it looks do-able.

I have been able to find Wee, Glee, and Vee wiring diagrams on line with Google. These provide the wire colors and functions, but we still need pictures of the connectors showing the orientation of the wires in the connectors.

I have the Vee2 data/pictures already. It may be the first to have a plug and play kit. Hopefully someone will come along soon with pictures or video of the connectors on the other models. Maybe someone "snowed in" prepping their bike for the coming year.
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Bump. Working on wiring schematic.
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Hi Rick

Here are some photos.

Connector opened up.



Top left is the end from the wiring harness.

Lower and to the right is the turn signal end.

Here is the connector closed/connected



The little lever thingy on the side needs to be lifted up and away from the main connector body to unlock the bottom part to separate the connectors.

The connector is not very accessible .... had to get two hands in to pull aside the lever and separate the connectors.

Hope this helps.
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If you make a plug and play adapter it would be nice to have a wire that carries the original positive (on off) to feed to a turn signal buzzer. Just an ext a wire..... or better still a buzzer added to the running light adapter kit.
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Thanks everyone, I am feeding the information forward to Brooks at 12 O'clock Labs.
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It feels like 12 O'clock Labs may pursue a plug and play version. I have installed a replacement Running Light Adapter for front turn signals only, which works fine but is tedious to install. Not wanting to step on commercial toes, but there are some clarifications to the wiring instructions which might become available.
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