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post #1 of 3 Old 01-18-2010, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Wiring up aux lighting

OK.....I'm stupid. I've look through the threads and I find refrences to tapping into such and such thingamagigger or wire. I can never figure out where these things are and how to "tap in".
I'm putting in a couple of solsice lights. I'd like a switched curcuit or even better a point where the aux lights come on only with high beams. I found the high beam fuse. How do I "tap into" this curcuit. I was thinking of fraying a wire and inserting it along with the fuse blade into the fuse socket. Is that a no-no ??? All the wiring in the bike is so short and bundled it looks to be a mess to get to with my big hands. To tap in do you just cut away the insulation on a wire and solder the new wire and wrap with electrical tape??
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post #2 of 3 Old 01-18-2010, 10:42 AM
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I was thinking of fraying a wire and inserting it along with the fuse blade into the fuse socket. Is that a no-no ???
That is indeed tabu. A fuse tap or Posi-Tap can be used. http://www.crowbarelectricalparts.com/fuse_taps.htm or http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/El...posi-lock.html

See the Eastern Beaver V-Strom specific items at http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Bi...om/vstrom.html

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Thanks Greywolf. Didn't even know these items were available. Looks like this supplier has everything I need. Will solve lots of my problems.
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