LIGHTS BAR HOOKUP 1983 gl1100i


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LIGHTS BAR HOOKUP 1983 gl1100i

Postby stevenstrack » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:08 pm



I just bought a used light bar from ebay and it has two red lens lights mounted on the outboard bar with each only having 1 wire coming from each light and then I have a 4 red lens lights that encase around license plate with 1 wire for all four lights (tail/brake light)...what do i connect these wires to. Also, I know the ends of the light bar that wraps around the saddle bags attaches to each side of the crash bar but I think I might be missing a bracket to attach the two center support arms that come off the back side (dont see where these two support arms are to attach to). Can anyone help me with this?



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Re: LIGHTS BAR HOOKUP 1983 gl1100i

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:20 pm

The lights have +12v applied to that one wire, and the other end of the light is connected to ground through the bike frame. Best bet is to connect those wires together and wire them into the wire supplying the running light on the taillight. That way they'll all come on when the bike is running.

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Re: LIGHTS BAR HOOKUP 1983 gl1100i

Postby stevenstrack » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:54 pm

WingAdmin looking at the schematic wiring diagram would that be hooking all three up to either the green/yellow or brown wire? I believe they are the wires for the running lights correct?

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Re: LIGHTS BAR HOOKUP 1983 gl1100i

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:09 am

stevenstrack wrote:WingAdmin looking at the schematic wiring diagram would that be hooking all three up to either the green/yellow or brown wire? I believe they are the wires for the running lights correct?


It's the brown wire. The green/yellow wire is your brake lights.

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Re: LIGHTS BAR HOOKUP 1983 gl1100i

Postby stevenstrack » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:50 am

I ended up hooking to the green yellow, which all these lights (one on either end of the bar & 2 each on the side of the license plate) light when I hit the brakes...i guess this is good if i want everone to know when i'm braking.




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