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1984 GL1200 trunk light wiring
shane,in order to post pictures you have to post them on a website such as photobucket or imagecave both are free by the way

then you copy the image url if your on photobucket,then paste on your post,review it before sending the post,if the picture shows up,you know you have got it right
then you can submit the post and your picture will be displayed on the site
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#16 03-24-2011, 07:31 PM,
trying again


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#17 03-25-2011, 03:32 AM,
again


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#18 03-25-2011, 03:36 AM,
Shane....looks good and similar to what I was planning on doing. I see the three resistors you have, how do you have them wired and what are the values on them?
Mike                  
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#19 03-25-2011, 03:40 AM,
There are 4 220ohm resisters . I just twisted the wires together on each end . By the way that is the taillight pic burning. The breaklight is much brighter . Not shown are 7812 voltage regulators for each break and tail light . My bike is putting out about 13.5 volts just above idle which will blow them out without regulator . $1.59 each at radshack .
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#20 03-25-2011, 04:02 AM,
So for the running/tail you wire a voltage regualtor with an inline resistor and then for the brake you wired straight from voltage regulator? The schematic I have does not have the regulator. It wires a series of 4 LED's in parallel. Each series of 4 has a resistor for the brake and a resistor for the tail/running, obviously both different values. The tail/running wire also had a resistor wired in before the entire unit. If you go back to one of my previous posts, click the link and you can see what I am talking about. Now I am wondering if that is overkill and your way would be easier. But the schematic I got from my first post got his idea from this <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.sca40.com/led/">http://www.sca40.com/led/</a><!-- m --> and it seems to wire like yours but without a regulator. Now I am just getting confused.....LOL
Mike                  
'84 Aspencade                                      
*Poorboy Conversion                              
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#21 03-25-2011, 05:23 AM,
I AM confused,...but then, trying to figure out wiring does that to me. :-\
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#22 03-25-2011, 06:52 AM,
Don't feel like the Lone Ranger , I have learned by trial and error . I had the resisters in the lighting and they wouldn't burn with bike not running . When I cranked it the led's looked like fireworks going off. had replaced most of them . At least with the regulator there should never be more then 12 volts getting to them . I found 2.2amp regulators at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreCatalogDrillDownView?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&freeText=12+volt+voltage+regulator&search_type=all">http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores ... h_type=all</a><!-- m -->

These are $.29 a piece and Radshack charges $1.59 for 1 amp . The 2.2 regulators will power both tails and anothere will power bothe break lights and be much cheaper .
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#23 03-25-2011, 01:51 PM,
tail light complete with lense in place
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brake light complete with lense in place
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#24 03-26-2011, 04:02 AM,
Looks good.....now I have to figure out how I am going to approach mine....
Mike                  
'84 Aspencade                                      
*Poorboy Conversion                              
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#25 03-26-2011, 04:50 AM,
I went by the local hardware store and he let me pick pieces of plexiglass that were to small for him to use. That way I have a base to build from . Then lay out lights in fours . You can lay them out so that if an led goes out there won't be a big black spot but takes some planning to do that. You may want to experiment with different ohm resisters to get lights at brightness you like . I used 4 220 ohm resisters to get about 50 ohms so tail lights would be very bright and no resister for brake lights , although I may have to go back and dim them if I get too many complaints, especially for John law. Lol
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#26 03-26-2011, 07:50 AM,
PanMan75 Wrote:How exactly did you wire them up? I would be interested in seeing the unfinished pics if you have them. This was going to be my next project using this method: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.keld.eu/led/index.htm">http://www.keld.eu/led/index.htm</a><!-- m -->

I like your link. Though I am not an electronics wiz, using resistors for each row better balances the current throughout the circuit. You could lose an LED in a row, thus causing that row to go out, without affecting the current in the other rows. The critical value to consider with LEDs is current. :YMAPPLAUSE:
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#27 04-06-2011, 07:03 AM,
I am leaning towards that design as well James....it seems to be the "safest" schematic I have scene. Although, the other link I have posted has it wired like Shane and has not had issues with it yet. either way its alot of soldering lol
Mike                  
'84 Aspencade                                      
*Poorboy Conversion                              
* Bed-liner Black                                    

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#28 04-06-2011, 09:03 AM,
You will be impressed with the light output of LED's no matter which drawing you use . Be sure and test different ohm resistors to get the light as bright as you want . As much resistor as the monster tail light uses , it is limiting voltage which is good but I'm not sure how bright they will be at idle .
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#29 04-07-2011, 05:32 PM,


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