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Wiring LED handguards

I know this has been discussed before, but I was unable to find a solid response/solution to the problem.

I have a bit of wiring experience, but I know my limits and would not, by any means, call myself an expert. Does anyone have any suggestions regarding how I should wire my LED handguards? I have another post with photos of them (Acerbis Dual Road), but wiring them is giving me trouble. Is there a relay for the signal lights I can tie them into (screws? or solder? location?) or do I have to run the wire to the battery (sorry, I should know this, but I'll admit that I don't).

The bolts I received in the box are like 10 cm long... do you think that will be too large or do you think I'll be able to use the current bolt in the bar ends? (I have a photo album posted of the bolts in them).

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I tapped mine into the turn signals with t-taps and then sealed them with heat shrink tubing.

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I connected mine in the same place with Posi-Tap connectors.

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Thanks guys.

Dick move on my part, but can you post or send me any photos?

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I posed this question to Andreas in the technical threads, seems more appropriate there.

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Hi Banack,

Fix LEDs on the ZETA handle guards.
Connected the LED directly to the turn indicators wire connections. Slide out the plastic covers a bit and spliced the wires in.






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You sir, are a gem.

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How much slack did you have to leave in the wire coming out of the end of the handguard? I realized that when I turn, the handguard moves away from the bike, requiring more/extra slack in the wire.

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If you have longer LED wires, it would be good. LED draws very low power so its okay for any extra length of wire. No need to cut as you got it if possible.

Fully lock the handlebar to the right if you are fixing the wire on the right. And vice versa. Where it is important is between the steering head and the V's body.
You are right to allow for any stretch of the LED wire when you turn.
Keeping it loose with cable tie is an option.

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Hi Stlee,

Kind of what I had expected, but I just wanted to doublecheck, as there always seems to be a trick or two when it comes to installing Farkles

Thanks for the info and photos, I really appreciate it.

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