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When I bought my '82 bobber it only had two LED strips on the back to serve as taillight and brake light, but you could hardly see them in daytime. Plus there was no plate light. So I fabbed up a brakelight and plate holder from a old Shadow 500 parts bike laying around. Came out pretty good, I think, (has been painted since the pic).



The brake light works great when using the rear brake, but the wires from the front brake handle have been disconnected at the handle, with just two wires coming out.

The next problem is the turn signals. I thought it didn't even have front signals, but I noticed there are LED strips on the forks, but not hooked up. As of now the rear turn signal lights will come on, but not blink. I take it they will blink once I hook the fronts up, but I'm not sure.

Can someone point me in a direction to hook these two things up? I'm not that great when it comes to wiring, haha.

Thanks alot!
 

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Welcome to the forum DatsunChris

Brake light- There are 2 wires that plug in the brake switch under the front master cylinder.
A green/white , and a green/yellow.

Front turn signals need, orange is left turn, light blue is right turn, green is ground on both lights.

With LED turn lights you will need a LED electronic flasher instead of the thermal flasher that was used then or you will get too fast a flash rate to be legal. I have used the Grote 44890 flasher. There are other flashers you can use. Otherwise you would have to get load resistors for each LED light to add a load to give the same draw on the thermal flasher but those load resistors build heat and get real hot and add draw on the charging circuit.

I also saw your pics of the bike in the new members section, looks like the fairing weight is still on the front behind the headlight. That needs to be removed and a headlight bucket used instead to hold the headlight and the wire connections inside of the bucket.
 

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No telling what the po did to it so you are going to have to trace wires. Get the wire diagram from the tech area I used to have them for all the early years. A good sharp test light probe. If the colors match the schematic at the back look for the match in the headlight bucket, follow them from that poiint to the turn sigs. Use the probe to verify the wire by function of the light. Check for an electronic flasher as LED do not have the resistance to make a standard flasher flash. Post any further q's or PM me.
 

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Happy New Year!
Are you in TX now????
 

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Happy New Year!
Are you in TX now????
I wish!! But it had four inchs snow in Texarkana! Glad to be in Washington for the time being. No work here and getting hungry. shutting off the power to conserve. Got certfied as a pilot car Escort. and looking into renting a truck for CDL. Alot of work in the trucking arena it looks like. Need CDL to be a Steerman/Tillerman. Doing clutch repair for now. and attempting to sell my Mustang. Running out of things to sell. Got some parts back from the chromer, they didn't do a real good job but good enough for free. The parts look 1000 times better. Will get a pic or two up soon. Happy New Year to you as well. I don't know how or when I need to be back in Texas yet and if I go on my bike this time I am hoping to take a route that runs into a few from the forum.
 
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