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Shad Top Case and Brake Light Help

OK, so I just put on the SH45 top case from Shad and the brake light kit. I need help with wire hookup. I just searched many threads to try and find an answer but they all seem more complicated involving light strips and backoff modulators. I gather I'm looking for the blue wire in the very back?

All I want to know is where to plug in these two wires to make it light up only when I hit the brakes. And how do I connect these things to the other thing (once you kind folks tell me where it is)
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So did some more digging. Am I doing something like this?:

https://www.webbikeworld.com/license...d-brake-light/

Using a connector like this?:

https://www.easywireconnectors.com

So guessing I can't just "plug these in" using the metal thing on the end shown above.
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On the Versys 1000 The wiring colors are.......Not sure if its the same for the 650

Ground***Black with yellow tracer
Right Signal***grey} color going into connector before light
Left Signal***green } " " "
Tail & license plate***brown with yellow tracer "" "
Brake ***blue with red tracer “ “..


I just used some Posi-Taps and tapped into the wires under the black plastic where you see the zip ties at the bottom of the photo....

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onewizard will probably be posting the correct answer shortly.....

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On the Versys 1000 The wiring colors are.......Not sure if its the same for the 650

Ground***Black with yellow tracer
Right Signal***grey} color going into connector before light
Left Signal***green } " " "
Tail & license plate***brown with yellow tracer "" "
Brake ***blue with red tracer “ “..

I just used some Posi-Taps and tapped into the wires under the black plastic where you see the zip ties at the bottom of the photo....
Cool, thanks for your help once again. I'm starting to get it i think.
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I just 'tapped' into the brake-light at the rear under-seat area, then added a ground to the bolt nearby. Check the pic:

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I just 'tapped' into the brake-light at the rear under-seat area, then added a ground to the bolt nearby. Check the pic:
Ah thanks. Should be able to do it now. This forum is the best.
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This might help, it's for the 650's

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With the eztap you will have to cut off the connector and strip a little wire to make the connection not not just push in the connector. They work great and easy to do. They are also removable and only put a small hole in the original wire insulation.

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This might help, it's for the 650's

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With the eztap you will have to cut off the connector and strip a little wire to make the connection not not just push in the connector. They work great and easy to do. They are also removable and only put a small hole in the original wire insulation.
Thanks and thanks. Was looking for some kind of tap on amazon. Not sure why Shad put a thing on the end of the wires if they have to be cut off anyway. Probably should get a ring terminal connector to put on so I can attach the ground to a bolt too?
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Certainly.

There are some good bolts/washers you can pick up on back there for a ring connector in that part of that compartment under the seat.

If you use those icky little blue Scotchlok taps... at least smear some silicone on them as they are not even close to being water or moisture proof.

Look up Posi-Tap Connectors--

Even with those, I introduce a little sillycone.. but they are considerably better.

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Certainly.

There are some good bolts/washers you can pick up on back there for a ring connector in that part of that compartment under the seat.

If you use those icky little blue Scotchlok taps... at least smear some silicone on them as they are not even close to being water or moisture proof.

Look up Posi-Tap Connectors--

Even with those, I introduce a little sillycone.. but they are considerably better.
Posi-Tap it is! Now with my newfound knowledge of tapping I'm going to want brake lights all over the place
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Posi-Tap it is! Now with my newfound knowledge of tapping I'm going to want brake lights all over the place

Stop, just stop. Sorry, couldn't resist.
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I used the Posi-Tap 20-22's for the wiring on my bike. Worked Perfect...
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