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post Jul 19 2014, 07:11 AM
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Is an LED headlight unit a direct replacement for a sealed beam unit?
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post Jul 19 2014, 07:51 AM
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post Jul 21 2014, 09:13 AM
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post Jul 23 2014, 09:14 PM
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Mine absolutely does NOT rock @ night. Its like hanging a kerosene wick lantern in front. No joke.
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post Jul 24 2014, 08:46 AM
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We are talking about HD Daylighter LED light?

I noticed a BIG difference at night ...
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post Jul 24 2014, 08:32 PM
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Gotta love those headlights where you have to strike a match to see if it's on! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)
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post Jul 25 2014, 12:32 PM
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So does anyone know what the hecks going on then? I also have an orange with white stripe wire thats hot & doesnt have a home. Fellers i appreciate the other options but options arent helping me. I need to figure out why my low beam is like a kerosene lantern.
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post Jul 25 2014, 08:29 PM
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I do wish I could help. I'm curious to know.
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post Jul 26 2014, 09:47 AM
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QUOTE(oneshot2stop @ Jul 25 2014, 12:32 PM) *
So does anyone know what the hecks going on then? I also have an orange with white stripe wire thats hot & doesnt have a home. Fellers i appreciate the other options but options arent helping me. I need to figure out why my low beam is like a kerosene lantern.


It came loose from the plug in????

At least that's what it sounds like... It's just a plug (3 prong) that plugs into the back of the headlight... Isn't it??? There can't be too many other places for it to go... Have you tried just touching the hot wire to the male prongs on the headlight to see if it intensifies the light??? That's what I'd try first.... If it works then you can just solder it directly to that prong.... I dunno what else to tell ya... Good Luck...
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post Jul 26 2014, 11:58 AM
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I'd do sort of what LnP says.....

first prove that the LED will brighten....get two short lengths of wire with alligator clips or probes and wire the LED directly to a car or bike battery to prove it goes bright....get the polarity correct or it will not light

then if it's not as bright on the bike then you have a high resistance problem in the circuit....could be the ground....could be the wire is pinched.....or could be the switch or fuse contacts....best way to check that is with an ohm meter set to the lowest scale.....you can also bypass components to isolate the fault

just because you see 12 volts open circuit on the wire doesn't mean that you will see 12 volts when it is carryng current if you have a high resistance fault somewhere in the circuit

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post Jul 26 2014, 12:11 PM
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Thanks, Lou

That's what I was trying to say.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

You can just make it sound better... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif)
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post May 5 2016, 06:54 PM
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Ok, I've got a question. Has anyone successfully installed an LED headlight on their bike that has a LED halo? I purchased one, and the main light is a simple 3 prong, plug-play. but there are 3 wires off that. A Red, Green, and Brown. Based on what I've read in the poor instructions, I'm guessing the Red and brown need to tie into my accessory line in my harness for DRL (Halo), and the green to my signal 'Hot' lead. I've asked for assistance from the seller, but no response as of this writing.

Thoughts, suggestions?

Thanks in advance

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post May 5 2016, 07:50 PM
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Well, that diagram doesn't help at all, does it!?

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post May 6 2016, 05:44 AM
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QUOTE(bobberman66 @ May 5 2016, 07:54 PM) *
Ok, I've got a question. Has anyone successfully installed an LED headlight on their bike that has a LED halo? I purchased one, and the main light is a simple 3 prong, plug-play. but there are 3 wires off that. A Red, Green, and Brown. Based on what I've read in the poor instructions, I'm guessing the Red and brown need to tie into my accessory line in my harness for DRL (Halo), and the green to my signal 'Hot' lead. I've asked for assistance from the seller, but no response as of this writing.

Thoughts, suggestions?

Thanks in advance

(IMG:http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff343/swestonj/LED%20Headlight%20for%20Harley%20Davidson_zps4tn3d8n2.png)


Looks like the LED head lights might also serve as turn signals.

The bottom portion of the diagram; 1,2,3 just tell you what the three prong standard headlight plug does with each prong. The loose wires are Red to power source, Green to turn signal control wire, and brown to ground. Guess Turn Signal is an option. Where you plug in beats me. Only turn signal control I know of is the jack under the seat that controls the rear turn signals and runs to the TSS module??? I don't know if I'd want my headlight to be a turn signal though.
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post May 7 2016, 10:58 AM
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Thanks Ordy,

I was suspicious that was the setup. I've been staring at my wiring diagram in my shop manual these last few days. I suspect the Halo ring would be controlled by those three wires. I've tried a combination of connections already, and when I connect the brown, and red together to a 'Hot' wire, the Halo comes on, then turns off. I left the green one alone, I'll probably tape that one up. On my wiring diagram I was thinking of tying into the ACC line the O/W lead from the ignition, it feeds out to the plug connector for the headlight. I was going to solder the RED/BROWN for the DaytimeRunningLight HALO on a lead to use a male connector into the plug for a clean installation, using the ORANGE/WHITE lead from the ACC wire on the ignition.

I don't want to short out my wiring on the bike, or cook it. I've already popped a fuse. So I'd like to limit that possibility.

Thanks for your input.
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Before connecting anything try just connecting each to a 12V source to see what happens with each connection on the lamp. Then check each function in the bike headlight wiring, high, low, turn signals. After that match up functions.
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post May 7 2016, 08:45 PM
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post May 18 2016, 03:43 PM
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