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post #1 of 7 Old 09-11-2008, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Turn signals removed, re-routed to brake light conversion

Hey everyone, new here. I picked up a new 07' red 919 in early June. Love the bike btw. I've wanted one since they came out, (sort-of wish it was the asphalt black but the deep red is pretty sharp in person too).

My dilemna, I went after the wiring project posted previously by many in other areas including this forum in removing my tail lights and routing them to the brake lights. I had already shaved off my reflector and the molding underneath it and decided to finish the job by eliminating the bl's.

I picked up the hopkins (hoppy) taillight converter harness 48845 and the necessary accessories including some butt connectors, zips etc;

I have re-wired this thing 20x over and cannot get the brake light to work or the blinkers. I have power, just no action. I've seen two different diagrams, both different and none work. That being said, I also forgot in my haste to notices which wires were run 1 into 2 connections etc;

Have things changed from model/ year? What am i missing here? this is my first wiring job other than my home, and cannot get this figured out.

Any help would be great. I will send another message tomrrow on how its set up now, with photos, but im just too tired at this point.

If anyone has any special hints or anything aor wiring 101, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Take care-Jared

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-11-2008, 10:02 PM
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If you cannot get a wiring diagram, one way to find out what wire does what is with a multimeter. Using the DC volts setting apply the brake... you see 12 volts across the brake wire when connected through the meter to ground. same with the blinkers. Hopefully someone more experienced than I can provide a little more. GL

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Good luck with getting it rewired. My suggestion after the Volt meter is to see if you can hook up the old stuff and make it work and then disconnect it in less haste and start over. Also don't forget to introduce yourself in the Introduction forum.

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I might be mistaken, but I belive the right and left turn signal connectors on my '07 are not reversed as shown in this diagram. Hasn't that error been addressed? Also, I beleive the converter now has a ground wire that helps clean up the installation. Something like this:
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