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Anybody hook this up? I ordered one late last week, arrived yesterday. Looks like quality stuff. Anybody hook it up yet and have any suggestions?

On a side note, I had a really nice conversation with Pirates wife(?). Very cool woman. And very easy to deal with. A refreshing change of pace from some venders.
 

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suggestion is to write him an email asking about an alternative flasher relay. i had my turn signals flash a few times then cut off or stay solid for a while. he'll respond and tell you about the new flasher relay which you can pick up in local store for next to nothing.
 

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I have hooked them up. It is important to take your time and make the wiring look as factory as possible. If you look at my Gallery you will see some pictures of where I wired all the connections into.

As for the flasher unit, if you bought the kit within the past 5 months the new flasher would have been included.

I was the one that did the research on the flashers and alerted Pirate to the fix for the "Slow Flash / No Flash" problem.
 

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style_one said:
suggestion is to write him an email asking about an alternative flasher relay. i had my turn signals flash a few times then cut off or stay solid for a while. he'll respond and tell you about the new flasher relay which you can pick up in local store for next to nothing.
I'm fitting LED's from lightech. What flasher model? Thanks!! I was about to solder resistors...
 

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James, the flasher module that MV uses didn't seem to like the extra load on the system and had problems resulting in slow or no flash (light with no blink).

If you use LED's however, you will need to use some sort of load equalizer anyhow. Resistors or a Load Equalizer like the one from Badlands.

I am use the Load Equalizer III from Badlands: http://www.badlandsmotorcycleproducts.com/
 

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Well, last week falls within the last 5 months. So I think I'm good on that. The wiring on awiners bike is excellent! I'm looking forward to hooking this stuff up.....now, where did I put that duct tape and bailing wire....... :toothless
 

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BDMF, one thing I would highly recommend is going to a auto parts store and getting a weather proof 3 position quick disconnect plug like the one that MV uses on the underside of the rear tail. This way when you want to remove your tail for maintenance you can without cutting any wires. The quick disconnect plugs are much better than using crimp on bullet plugs as well.

One thing I am going to do is re-design the Hyper Lite mounting bracket. I am going to make a T shaped unit out of aluminum then powder coated black. The T brackets will then mount on the exhaust hanger location (on each side) under the under tail and the Hyper Lites will get attached to them. This will line them up perfectly with the rear vents as well.

This way, the mounting and wiring will be cleaner and removal of the rear tail will be simple. The Hyper Lites will simply stay mounted to the T brackets at the exhaust hanger.
 

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James, the flasher module that MV uses didn't seem to like the extra load on the system and had problems resulting in slow or no flash (light with no blink).

If you use LED's however, you will need to use some sort of load equalizer anyhow. Resistors or a Load Equalizer like the one from Badlands.

I am use the Load Equalizer III from Badlands: http://www.badlandsmotorcycleproducts.com/

Thanks. Unfortunately I am familiar with this scenario :mad: :laughing: I am also familiar with badland's product.

I was hoping there was a two or three prong relay ID to try :) Sounds like there may be... Otherwise I'll be getting a metallic housed resistor.

Thanks again
 

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BDMF, one thing I would highly recommend is going to a auto parts store and getting a weather proof 3 position quick disconnect plug like the one that MV uses on the underside of the rear tail. This way when you want to remove your tail for maintenance you can without cutting any wires. The quick disconnect plugs are much better than using crimp on bullet plugs as well.

One thing I am going to do is re-design the Hyper Lite mounting bracket. I am going to make a T shaped unit out of aluminum then powder coated black. The T brackets will then mount on the exhaust hanger location (on each side) under the under tail and the Hyper Lites will get attached to them. This will line them up perfectly with the rear vents as well.

This way, the mounting and wiring will be cleaner and removal of the rear tail will be simple. The Hyper Lites will simply stay mounted to the T brackets at the exhaust hanger.

So noted.

Make 2. I would be happy to pay for the part, and it looks like a good idea.
 

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Thanks. Unfortunately I am familiar with this scenario :mad: :laughing: I am also familiar with badland's product.

I was hoping there was a two or three prong relay ID to try :) Sounds like there may be... Otherwise I'll be getting a metallic housed resistor.

Thanks again

The relay Pirate is using is a Tridon EL12 variable load relay flasher. You can get one at most auto parts stores for $4 - $5.

Personally I switched to using a Electronic variable load relay unit only becuase it is square as opposed to the EL12 which is round and the square form factor fit in the intended position easier without squashing and turning oblong.

If you want I can give you the manufacture and part # when I get home from the realy box. I got it at Big A Auto Parts.

James, you may also want to check into something like this relay - http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-PIN-ELECTRONIC-LED-FLASHER-BLINKER-FIX-1157-3157-7443_W0QQitemZ8048059123QQcategoryZ33713QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem - which is aimed at LED's.
 

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Where is the stock flasher located? Is this mod to take out the stock and wire in a new flasher? Thanks in advance.
 

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The relay Pirate is using is a Tridon EL12 variable load relay flasher. You can get one at most auto parts stores for $4 - $5.

Personally I switched to using a Electronic variable load relay unit only becuase it is square as opposed to the EL12 which is round and the square form factor fit in the intended position easier without squashing and turning oblong.

If you want I can give you the manufacture and part # when I get home from the realy box. I got it at Big A Auto Parts.

James, you may also want to check into something like this relay - http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-PIN-ELECTRONIC-LED-FLASHER-BLINKER-FIX-1157-3157-7443_W0QQitemZ8048059123QQcategoryZ33713QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem - which is aimed at LED's.

Can you post that part number? thanks!
 

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Okay guys, break this down to me like I'm a 5th grader. I reading this wondering if I will have to do the same when I hook up my stuff. I purchased the clear LED tail light with intergrated turn signals and I'm going to purchase Kellermann micro 1000 LED turn signlas for the front. I have not installed these yet because I'm waiting for my 910R. So from what I'm reading I'm going to need a relay? Would appreciate your guys help on this one.

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Where is the stock flasher located? Is this mod to take out the stock and wire in a new flasher? Thanks in advance.

It is the middle relay on the left side under the mid fairing. It is the only "Grey" relay in the bunch. Plug and play as the two wires on the end of it unplug and will plug right back into the variable load flasher relay.
 

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The one I am using is made by "CarQuest" and has a part # of 44530.
I think this should be published as the preferable alternative to soldering resistors, thanks!

Care to write it up? I'll do it if not. I went ahead and bought the EL12 that day. May also get a CarQuest part as you posed and compare/contrast.


Thanks again! My lightech's should be here Tues. Proitalia's Evoluzione fender eliminator was ok, some issues but somewhat minor.
 

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They are on the left side (clutch side) of the bike, right below the tank: :stickpoke

It's the middle one. The pictures show with it in, by itself, and with it removed...
p.s. Jerry at the Pirates is a great guy and support :king:
 

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Hey that's my bike and garage floor ! :)

Must have sent those pics to Jerry a while back...
... don't you remember that your house was robbed a while ago... and you were missing a flasher relay after the robbery??? :toothless

Yes, Jerry has been a great help and had forwarded those pictures to me. So I thought I'd help out by sharing... which come to think of it, why didn't you share....???? :stickpoke :stickpoke
 
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