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Old 03-08-2018, 01:32 AM   #1
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Sportster integrates tail light install

Does anyone know how easy it is to hook this up? I have a 2011 iron 883

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Is there a way to use connectors?
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:34 AM   #2
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Don't do it. You'll end up with worthless "turn signals" that no longer clearly indicate which way you're turning or changing lanes to those behind you. And your bike will be illegal, because the turn signals will not be nine inches apart as required by law.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:54 AM   #3
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I haven't used that one, but source a 5 pole weather pack connector and you should be good to go. DelCity has those weather pack connectors in stock but all the parts to make the connection are sold separately.
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:52 AM   #4
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Any idea on how to connect the wires to the turn signals? There are 3 wires per turn signal.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:27 AM   #5
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Does it come with wiring diagram? Can you describe how the light works? My guess is ground wire(taillight), 12vdc ign.(taillight), 2◊12vdc switched one for right side one for left(turn signals), maybe 5th wire is common ground for signals. Edit 5th wire for rear brake light.

Get out the old 12v battery and multimeter and play around with it.

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Old 03-08-2018, 08:34 AM   #6
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Opinions on integrated tails aside, I'd be very careful before spending money on something so cheap. Reviews I've read online say that the large majority (if not all) of the cheap Chinese/eBay ones are made with really cheap LEDs that are super dim, and barely visible.

Brake lights, as well as turn signals, are important and can help prevent you from being plowed in the back by an inatentive driver. You don't want to be found partially at fault because a $10 eBay brake light, do you?
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:40 PM   #7
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If there are 3 wires per turn signal, it's most likely set up as run, turn, ground.

The stock tail light would also be 3 wires: run, brake, ground.

An integrated tail light would need 5 wires: run, brake, left, right, ground.

Which color does what I don't know, but it should be easy enough to figure out with a multimeter or test light.
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You are correct, I think the turn signals have ground, run, turn.

The integrated taillight has ground, run, brake, turn, turn.

Is there a way to use the oem connectors from the turn signals. As in, how do connect the 5 wires to the two turn signal connectors
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You are correct, I think the turn signals have ground, run, turn.

The integrated taillight has ground, run, brake, turn, turn.

Is there a way to use the oem connectors from the turn signals. As in, how do connect the 5 wires to the two turn signal connectors
The run and ground on each turn signal is part of the same circuit, so no need to connect both of them. You can either splice them together to go to the integrated unit, or what I'd do is just tape the unused one off and tuck it away so it doesn't ground out and do some funky stuff. Then you connect each individual turn signal wire to the corresponding wires to the new unit (left and right individually). Then all you should have left is the brake wire, which goes to the brake light.

Of course, some of the quality units I've seen have three plugs, one for the OEM brake harness, and one each for the OEM turn signal harnesses. You get what you pay for.
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Don't do it. Your bike will be illegal, because the turn signals will not be nine inches apart as required by law.
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Title 13 California Code Of regulations section 699(a)

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Would it be wired like this? Using the OEM connectors instead of splicing into the main harness.



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Seriously.....don't.

Not only is it illegal, but I'd bet money that they aren't as visible as the stock DOT legal units are. DOT has strict requirements and testing that all lighting must pass. The vast majority of aftermarket lights are not DOT legal and never see any testing for brightness, visibility (on axis and off), etc., etc.

Last thing you want is something for the police to pull you over about. Or even worse, ride around with something that's not as visible and have someone plow into you as a result.
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Usually there is Power, Ground and Brake. The two yellow wires are turn signal wires. you only need to connect one wire to blinkers. Very common with integrated brake lights
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