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Old 08-09-2016, 02:39 PM
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Tail light wiring (newbie)

Quick introduction, user name is my real name. Just a dude with an old bike. Picked it up about a week ago. The seat plastics were kinda ruff and the under tray was falling apart. Having a parts bike with good pieces I dug into the project. Straight forward swap, correcting things and installing missing or wrong parts. The one piece I want to save is the l.e.d tail light. However the wiring was a rats nest. Twisting and winding thru the sub frame. Easiest way was to just cut it out. I'm pretty savy with electrical, so figured won't be hard to figure out.

Now for the life of me I can't make it work again. Figured out the wires from the stock harness but don't know which one the tail light go where.

From the light I have 2 yellow (assuming turn signal) 1 red 1 black 1 green. Have no idea who made said light has no marking. Anyone have a diagram or can just tell me which is what?
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Got it thanks!!

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Old 08-10-2016, 09:49 AM
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There is a wiring diagram in the owners manual. There is a pdf version of it on here if you don't own the paper copy.

If it is the Ebay integrated light then main tail and brake light will plug and play directly into the old light socket. No cutting required.

The blue wire coming off of the capped side of the light will go green wire on the bike and the remaining yellow will go to the blue wire if I remember correctly. If the tail light still doesn't work you have the part connected into the bulb socket upside down.

If your blinkers blink to fast you will have to put a resistor on the positive blinker wire. The negative is built in to the main light assembly.

Here is a link to the other option for this light:

http://www.vtr1000.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=34223

IT has a wire schematic in that thread also.

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Old 08-11-2016, 05:13 AM
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The yellow are the turn signals. You will have to test which is which. Red is your power (12v), black is ground and green is brake.
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Got it figured out. It wasn't a plug and play type, at least by the time I got it.
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:38 PM
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Good to hear. I wasn't sure about the non plug and play version that's why I linked over to the other site.

At least you got it fixed so that's one less head ache to worry about.
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Originally Posted by Jack Flash View Post
The yellow are the turn signals. You will have to test which is which. Red is your power (12v), black is ground and green is brake.
Thanks for this, all of the questions I had answered in 1 paragraph
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