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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Led Lighting

Alright guys.. I think this is the right area for this.. I got some led strip lights in and know i have to figure out how to put them on my bike.. I have attached a link.. I dont know how to take them and hook them to my bike.. Any Ideas?

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 09:25 AM
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As I read the ad, this is geared to use a 120v outlet. Normally,You plug the transformer into the wall, it converts the 120V AC to 12 v DC and the LED's work.
Here, I think you could do away with the transformer and wire the controller into your AUX fusebox or directly to your battery posts. Probably need to place the switch somewhere that you can reach it.

The kit comes with two sided tape, but you might want to invest in a bag of zip ties.
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I will be the Honest.. I have no idea what i am doing or what to take out and where to wire.. I dont know what wires to cut to wire it all in.. I dont even know how to do a switch.. I know this is probably something a pro should do but i would like to learn to do it my self.. if someone is willing to help me learn?
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One of the electrical guru's will be along shortly. They can probably do a wiring diagram for you with instructions.
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Does anyone wanna help...lol
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Sure I'll help c'mon over I just cleaned the garage and put some beer in the fridge, Oh yeah I also went for a ride up the coast a bit for lunch.... Sorry your so far away otherwise the offer stands. LOL

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I have no experience or skills or knowledge to offer you. I'm just jumping in here to send you a friendly reminder that perhaps the 'experts' do not have a computer at their fingertips at the moment - maybe they're sharing some turkey with the family. Give 'em a couple of days...and then they'll be back on the forum, grinning ear to ear as they pass along the help you need. Have patience (which I know is hard to do when yer itchin' to get going on a project!)!
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As grunt said. Do away with the 120v part of this. You need to start with just the two wires comming off the led strip. It's way too long for your needs so if you don't know how to solder your pretty much screwed. It's not hard. I dodn't know why but there is a pos and neg. Neg from battery to led strip. Pos from battery to on side of a switch. Other side of switch to LED strip. Cut strip to length. Solder new wires on to what is left over and your good to go for your next project. You can buy the strips only in verious lengths from an auto parts store or on line.

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I always say..."when in doubt...drop back 10 and punt"...if that cloud of doom follows you like it follows me on projects such as this one...learn by actually watching someone who knows what they are doing...nothing worse than snipping the wrong wires and turning the key and now nothing works...nada...zilcho...goose eggs...then of course you can listen to yourself angrily mumbling some choice 4 letter words follwed by "couldn't leave well enough alone" yep... I'm sure its a simple project....good luck.

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