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  • Offline Chris61   gb

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    Trigger wire for LED auxiliary lights
    on: January 10, 2023, 02:27:53 pm
    January 10, 2023, 02:27:53 pm
    I'm wanting to fit some LED auxiliary lights to my 2017 XR so other road users can see me better, not for night time riding. :005:
    These would be only on when ignition is on.

    I don't have any items yet but looking to do this on a small budget with LED lights off Amazon/ebay for about £20. And some mounting brackets, not sure if these are available already fabricated and where from though if anyone can help.
     
    My plan is to wire both lights directly into a power fuse box which includes a relay. The power fuse box requires a trigger wire connection.
    So far I have found the socket plug connection (brown, red/green wires)which was zip tied to rear sub frame, its now under the seat near battery.
     
    My questions are.... can this socket be used or a wire into it for the trigger wire?
    OR is there another socket/wire I can use?
    If the socket can be used rather than splicing the loom wire, is a female plug/socket available (a link to location would be handy) and connect the trigger wire to one of the wires?
    Which wire would I connect to, brown or red/green?
    Many thanks.

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    Re: Trigger wire for LED auxiliary lights
    Reply #1 on: January 10, 2023, 03:02:02 pm
    January 10, 2023, 03:02:02 pm
    Chris, I can't help with the wiring, it's canbus so can be a bit tricky but I'm sure someone will be along to help.

    However, I do have a pair of brackets from my 2017 XR you can have for the cost of posting them, better still, if you're anywhere near Cottingham I could drop them off on Friday as I'm visiting one of our branches out there.

    I'll post a photo later when I get home and dig them out..

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    Re: Trigger wire for LED auxiliary lights
    Reply #2 on: January 10, 2023, 06:34:00 pm
    January 10, 2023, 06:34:00 pm




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    Re: Trigger wire for LED auxiliary lights
    Reply #3 on: January 10, 2023, 10:33:54 pm
    January 10, 2023, 10:33:54 pm
    Where did those bolt to?

    I run a staff of 4 guys and one of them is really good at CAD drawing so I had him make me a bracket that bolts to the front tire hugger fender.

    The brackets should be back from powdercoating on Thursday, hoping to have everything wired up by the weekend.

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    Re: Trigger wire for LED auxiliary lights
    Reply #4 on: January 11, 2023, 07:40:04 am
    January 11, 2023, 07:40:04 am
    *Originally Posted by RichieRich [+]
    Where did those bolt to?

    I run a staff of 4 guys and one of them is really good at CAD drawing so I had him make me a bracket that bolts to the front tire hugger fender.

    The brackets should be back from powdercoating on Thursday, hoping to have everything wired up by the weekend.

    First photo shows the new bracket that replaced the ones in the photo above. The old ones fit in the same place and the lamp bolts to the rounded part of the bracket you can see in the first photo above.

    The second photo is of the bike in the shop, with the brackets on the bike, you can't see them but it shows the position of the lamps when fitted.

    Hope this makes sense  :084:





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    Re: Trigger wire for LED auxiliary lights
    Reply #5 on: January 11, 2023, 10:40:59 am
    January 11, 2023, 10:40:59 am
    I've taped mine "trigger" wire to the rear light, as this comes on with the ignition. but there is also an auxiliary socket under the seat I believe that also comes alive with the ignition only.

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    Re: Trigger wire for LED auxiliary lights
    Reply #6 on: January 11, 2023, 12:27:26 pm
    January 11, 2023, 12:27:26 pm
    Hi af1-Windy,
    I don't live very far from Cottingham. That would be great if I could have your mounting brackets. :763:
    My phone no is..07958144935
    See you Friday.
    Last Edit: January 11, 2023, 01:34:32 pm by Chris61

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    Re: Trigger wire for LED auxiliary lights
    Reply #7 on: January 11, 2023, 12:39:36 pm
    January 11, 2023, 12:39:36 pm


    No worries, it'll be early afternoon. I have a bit of a run around, Leeds, Harrogate, York, Malton then on to Cottingham..  :015:

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    Re: Trigger wire for LED auxiliary lights
    Reply #8 on: January 11, 2023, 01:27:54 pm
    January 11, 2023, 01:27:54 pm
    *Originally Posted by Chris61 [+]
    Hi af1-Windy,
    I don't live very far from Cottingham. That would be great if I could have your mounting brackets. :763:
    My address is...61 Wilson Street, Anlaby, Hull, HU10 7AJ.
    See you Friday.
    you just told people where your bike is m8 :007: :007: :007: :159:

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    Re: Trigger wire for LED auxiliary lights
    Reply #9 on: January 11, 2023, 01:54:40 pm
    January 11, 2023, 01:54:40 pm
    There's a photo showing where switched power may be accessed part way down this thread:

    https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,6238.0.html


     



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