Saddle bag lights


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Raiderbillt
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Saddle bag lights

Postby Raiderbillt » Tue May 05, 2015 3:42 pm



Being new to the Gold Wing experience, I apologize for any dumb questions, but here goes. Are the lights on the saddle bag used for signal lights or running lights? And how do I wire them up?



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Wilcoy02
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Re: Saddle bag lights

Postby Wilcoy02 » Tue May 05, 2015 7:49 pm

There is no dumb question. I feel if ya gottas know you gotta ask.

I wired mine up for both. I put a 1157 bulb in and ran the wires up the tire side of the saddle bags and tied into the connection under the seat. Do not make it a permanent connection as in the future you will want to remove the saddle bags to work on the tire etc...

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Re: Saddle bag lights

Postby Raiderbillt » Tue May 05, 2015 8:20 pm

Thats very helpful Wilcoy, thanx for that info.

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Re: Saddle bag lights

Postby wingman12 » Tue May 05, 2015 9:17 pm

Good evening rider billy. No question is a dumb question if you do not know. I noticed from your pictures that the bags have build in lights. These are both running and turn. There should be a quick connect set up under the seat in which you can plug in and go. PIA when you need remove the bags. But you do not have to loosen the bags to unbolt the seat bolts. Each bag has a notch in it, under the rubber seal, that will allow you to remove the seat bolts.

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Re: Saddle bag lights

Postby Raiderbillt » Thu May 07, 2015 1:24 am

Wow, Thanx Wingman. That notch trick is a huge time saver. I am headed to Point Marion, PA. for the weekend but will be home Monday night and will try to get those lights wired up on Tuesday. Thanx again for that tip.

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Re: Saddle bag lights

Postby wingman12 » Thu May 07, 2015 7:39 am

Ypu are welcome. Have a safe trip.

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Re: Saddle bag lights

Postby wingman12 » Fri May 15, 2015 12:30 pm

Good afternoon Raiderbillt, I was just wondering how the connection of your bags lights went?




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