cornering to driving lamps


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LowellO
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cornering to driving lamps

Postby LowellO » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:18 pm



I would love to be able to use my cornering lamps as driving lamps. Couldn't find anything on here about doing that. I believe I'll have to mount a switch and re wire. but if anyone has any suggestions as to how to do it otherwise I'm open to them. It's a 93 A that has had most of the SE things added.



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Re: cornering to driving lamps

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:57 pm

Found elsewhere:

Converting the GL1500SE cornering lights into running lights. Firstly locate the relays for the cornering lights. They are located under the fairing lower panels. On some models they may be both on the same (right) side close to the radiator. Follow the wiring from the relays to the connector blocks. On the bikes side of the loom locate the light blue/white wire for one side of the bike and orange/white wire for the other side.

Cut these wires and the cornering lights will come on when the ignition is switched on. If you put a small switch on each wire you can switch back to cornering light operation whenever you want, or if your charging system and battery become weak. The wires draw less than one amp, so low current switches will do.
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Re: cornering to driving lamps

Postby LowellO » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:29 pm

Thank you so much, that'll give me something to tinker with this coming weekend since my band has a weekend off for a change!!! That and my 13 year old son loves helping me tinker with a bike!!

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Re: cornering to driving lamps

Postby Gordwing » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:39 am

I bought a new set of driving lights from the J & P catalog that replaces the exsiting corner lights and they include a plug loop that by passes the swith and they go direct with your headlights.
No more forgetting to turn lights off.Plus,the lenses are clear and they have halogen bulbs which make it that much brighter.
part # ZZ33178........$114.99 My local dealer wanted $ 148.00 for each light

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Re: cornering to driving lamps

Postby wehrd1 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:43 pm

posting to find later.

I was just wondering this very same thing myself. if it's do-able, and I don't have to spend $115, i'll just do as stated in first response.

thanks!




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