Best way to wire front ring of fire


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sgrider
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Best way to wire front ring of fire

Postby sgrider » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:19 pm



Just got off E-BAY and purchased a set of used chrome metal brake disk covers with ring of fire mounted to them. Not sure of best way to wire or if there is something I can tap into near where they go. The only extra lights on bike are the fog lights, other wise she is stock as far as electrical goes. Any input would be great.
Thanks, Jeff / 2003 Goldwing 1800



gareva1
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Re: Best way to wire front ring of fire

Postby gareva1 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:44 pm

It really depends on how you want to work them---if you want to just make them on all the time, you could tap the side marker circuit or the accessory circuit, both of which can be found under the left pocket...if you want them switched, you could run a wire from the battery to a clutch master cylinder mounted bank of switches...also, some people have part of ring of fire piece blink with the turn signals...if you pull the rubber from around the base of the mirrors, you will find the blinker wiring, and you could fish a wire from there to the relevant parts of the ring of fire.

Here is kuryakyn's installation instructions, although they don't mention power sources, only that you need to attach to one :) :

http://www.kuryakyn.com/documents/insta ... L-0107.pdf

JManton
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Re: Best way to wire front ring of fire

Postby JManton » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:56 am

I wanted mine to be switched so I could control when they were on, so I just purchased a 20A switch from AutoZone and installed it inside the left pocket. You can access the auxiliary circuit as was previously posted and your good to go. Also by placing the switch inside the pocket you give it some protection from the elements. Good Luck and keep the tire side down.
Jim

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Re: Best way to wire front ring of fire

Postby gareva1 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:38 pm

If you ever think you will add more lights than just the one, this one has three switches and is weather resistant---I ride in the rain all the time and have never had a problem with it:

http://wingstuff.com/pgroup_detail/14_S ... ry_Switch/

It also comes in chrome, which is what I've got.

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Re: Best way to wire front ring of fire

Postby gareva1 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:41 pm

Also, be careful what you tie to the accessory circuit so that you don't overload it...There is an accessory terminal in the fusebox you can use too, but it's only rated for 5 amps. If you're gonna switch it anyway, you could very easily run all the way to the battery and fuse it there.

The ring of fire draws a miniscule amount of amperage, but I'm just mentioning it if you decide to take it further.

tbford
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Re: Best way to wire front ring of fire

Postby tbford » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:15 am

I picked up a 4 channel remote ( $30-45.00 )and mounted the transmitter under the left glove box. I have my Ring of Fire and several other LED's wired to one channel. All my LED's under the trike are wired to a second channel. Still have 2 channels left. Keeps the master cylinders open for chrome covers.

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Re: Best way to wire front ring of fire

Postby gareva1 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:44 pm

You can still do chrome covers with the master cylinder switch (in fact my switch cases and the master cylinders are chrome) but I gotta admit I definitely thought about the remote idea too




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