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post #1 of 8 Old 08-24-2019, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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I bought the kit as pictured below and I'm a little bit electrically challenged . The instructions have no pictures and are not entirely clear to me.

The power and ground are self-explanatory. But I'm reading where I should only have 1 stock connector left taped and tied (?) and that doesn't register to me.

I'm thinking both EB h4 connectors go on the bulbs, the quick connectors (circled) connect to hi/low from one stock connector and BOTH stock h4 connectors get taped & tied. Is my thinking correct? (before I go cutting wires).


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post #2 of 8 Old 08-24-2019, 07:06 PM
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I bought the kit as pictured below and I'm a little bit electrically challenged . The instructions have no pictures and are not entirely clear to me.

The power and ground are self-explanatory. But I'm reading where I should only have 1 stock connector left taped and tied (?) and that doesn't register to me.

I'm thinking both EB h4 connectors go on the bulbs, the quick connectors (circled) connect to hi/low from one stock connector and BOTH stock h4 connectors get taped & tied. Is my thinking correct? (before I go cutting wires).


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Is that the vstrom specific kit
Looks like you need to splice into your existing headlight wiring to use as the trigger

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Is that the vstrom specific kit
Looks like you need to splice into your existing headlight wiring to use as the trigger

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Yes it is vstrom specific. The quick connects are essentially the same as the male plug that a lot of folks get.

I got it figured out. The EB h4 plugs go to the bulbs, one of the stock connectors gets taped up and zipped out of the way. The other stock connector gets cut and wired to the blue quick connects: hi/low and the ground is taped tucked away.

Coupled this with some new bulbs and its nice and bright. Thanks for responding.



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When u say taped the ground
You mean at the battery correct



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When u say taped the ground
You mean at the battery correct



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I meant the ground at the stock h4 connector that I tapped. There's hi, low, ground.. You tap the hi and low with quick connects and the ground isn't used.

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I meant the ground at the stock h4 connector that I tapped. There's hi, low, ground.. You tap the hi and low with quick connects and the ground isn't used.

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Gotcha
Just wanted to make sure you didn't use anything up front as a ground
As it will go through your head bearings

Enjoy
Now you shall never have the dreaded switch failure...
All should do this mod ASAP

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Gotcha
Just wanted to make sure you didn't use anything up front as a ground
As it will go through your head bearings

Enjoy
Now you shall never have the dreaded switch failure...
All should do this mod ASAP

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I had it happen once. Cleaned the start switch and then promptly ordered this kit.

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OP, I see you also went for the "permanent" install method. I'm not likely to ever sell my 2007 Vee, so had no problem chopping off one of the original H4 sockets.

That said, I kept the socket, and left enough wire on it that it could be crimped back on, just in case.

Did you get the Sumitomo heatshrink tubing to cover the Posi-Lock connections? That stuff is amazing. Also expensive. But amazing. I tucked the unused ground wire end inside that tubing, so it's sealed away snugly along with the Posi-Lock connections.

I converted to LED headlamps last winter. No evidence (yet) of the stock headlight wiring cooking my mult-pin connector. LEDs draw much less current than H4's so I didn't "need" the EB relay kit, strictly speaking. However, I did need to install the EB handlebar wiring extensions, and they pretty much require the relay kit. At least, it's a good idea. More elegant to have headlight power coming directly from the battery, anyway.
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