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post #1 of 29 Old 02-03-2010, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Denali 10 Watt LED Lights

Hi All,

I purchased a set of Denali 10 watt LED lights from Twisted Throttle. TT buys the VisionX lights and adds custom wiring, relays and a switch. The workmanship of the kit is high quality and the packaging is nice.

My objective is greater front conspicuity and additional lighting (in that order). I plan to install them this weekend using the front fender bolts (for the light triangle effect) with a nylon spacer between the bracket and fender. Does anyone have suggestions regarding the mounting and a possible relay that is switched with the key I can tap?

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If you haven't installed a fuse box under your seat yet for all manner of electrical accessories, the time has come. Do the fuse box first, then connect the lights. You can find tons of information on this subject. I like the Blue Seas unit.

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Check out http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Bi...om/vstrom.html for excellent electrical accessories.

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I have them as well. I am just waiting for the snow to melt and the temp to rise before I go near the plastics.

According to the instructions, they are powered straight off the battery and are controled, on/off, by a connected line to a "powered when ignition on" line by positap connection.

This is the question I think the OP was getting at. Which wire in the jumble up front would be good? Pics would be even better if someone has the knowledge of the wiring up front.

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I guess I killed this thread! Is anybody reading this one?

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I wired them to one of the headlight connectors. Since switching to a HID kit I had one unused headlight connector. Sorry don't have pics.

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Did you use a SAE connector or tap into it? I am sure that there are guys around here in Edmonton that can get me through the install, but I like to be independant and do things myself for the most part until I know I need help. The set up right to the point of tapping into an Ignition on wire could be more direct with the instructions.

Do you like them and are they as bright as they say they are? More importantly, do the cagers see you?

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I installed the set this weekend. I'll take pictures and post in the next day or two.

Anyway, installation was almost painless...I mounted them on the Pat Walsh crash bar on the inside mount for the highway pegs. This results with about 3 feet of extra lighting cable to deal with. On the other hand, the switch lead is not long enough to route properly and allow mounting on the handle bars. The switch is tie wrapped by the triple tree at the moment.

The lights are insanely bright and do not appear to have any cut off in the beam. I have them aimed way too far down to be very usable for lighting, but they are still very bright to oncoming cars - maybe too much for night driving. I'll contact Twisted Throttle today and see what they can do about the cabling issues. I think VisionX sells a rheostat for dimming the lights. That might be the ticket. Of course, the clearwater lights come with a dimmer stock.
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I installed the set this weekend. I'll take pictures and post in the next day or two.

Anyway, installation was almost painless...I mounted them on the Pat Walsh crash bar on the inside mount for the highway pegs.....The switch is tie wrapped by the triple tree at the moment.

The lights are insanely bright and do not appear to have any cut off in the beam.
I got the aux light bar from TT and will mount them up front. I'm more curious about which wire to tap into. I may do the SAE plug but if it's easier to positap into something...

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I got the aux light bar from TT and will mount them up front. I'm more curious about which wire to tap into. I may do the SAE plug but if it's easier to positap into something...
This is what you need...No need to tap/splice anything... http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Bi...l#brakeadaptor

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