What are PO's thinking...


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What are PO's thinking...

Postby wingpilot08 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:10 pm



I had purchased a 2008-HPNA that was previously owned. The PO had done some modifications..but one was a bit of a mess.He had installed additional turn signals in the saddlebags using 1.5" LED circle...some of the LEDs had burned out and I decided to try and replace them..but to my horror the way thing were mounted were a bit bad....From the outsie the mod looked ok..but inside and the wiring were another thing. The LED circles were attached (using that word attached loosely) to a bent metal strip with duct tape and copious amounts of clear silicon. the metal bracket was then attached to the inside saddlebag with even more clear silicon. As for the wiring..nothing was shrink tube protected and in fact one of the hot wire to the bulb was bare. The LEDs have been removed and the wiring corrected. I am currently building a new set of LEDs using RGB-2812 LEDs and a controller board. My intent is to make these new LED to be running lights (red), brake light (red) and turn signals (amber). Once completed..I will post the results. Since these are RGB LEDs...one ring will do all the colors and be controlled by a small microprocessor.


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Re: What are PO's thinking...

Postby NVSB4 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:13 pm

There are several rants about POs and believe me, yours isn't the worst case.
See threads here and here if you want to see other examples.
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Re: What are PO's thinking...

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:47 pm

What's wrong with being creative -

looks like a nice piece of invention by necessity - or lack of funds - but mostly lack of "dilligaf" by the PO.

:)

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Re: What are PO's thinking...

Postby wingpilot08 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:00 am

Aussie81Interstate wrote:What's wrong with being creative -

looks like a nice piece of invention by necessity - or lack of funds - but mostly lack of "dilligaf" by the PO.

:)

I understand lack of funds...I understand necessity...I like creativeness....but being sloppy in the wiring was really bad. That could cause issues...maybe even a fire.


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