LED turn signal install help

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  1. Smitty

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    I got new flush mount signals for my bike. As far as what I could tell from Mototecks site, all the LED signals are 2 wire. Of course the fronts are 3. So like how the hell do I wire them up :hsd: so that I have running lights and turn signals?

    Came with no instructions, and there are no instructions on the website.
    Help please :sadwavey:
     
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    Yep, you need the three-wires for the front in order to keep your running lights. They're called dual filaments.
     
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    Filaments are incandescent lamps, not the led's he's looking at.

    Usually how they work is both filaments share a ground wire and then use the positive wire to either act as running lights or turn signals. You'll need another 12V LED to get full functionality.

    Otherwise, you'll have to decide between turn signals or running lights.

    If it were me, I'd add running lights somewhere else and extend the ground wire.
     
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    Yeah, I did flush mounts on my CBR but they were the dual filament bulbs. On the Hawk I wanted to do LEDs to match the undertail signals. But only after I ordered them did I find out that most LEDs appear to only be 2 wires. I guess I will have to do what Clean said and do the running lights elsewhere :sad2:
     
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    you could stick another set of bright LED running lights in the air intakes on both sides.

    or drill small holes into the headlight and mount them there. Be carfeul with color selection though. Some jurisdictions REALLY look down on having red-ish or blue-ish colored lights on any vehicle.
     
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    You're welcome :bigthumb:

    Let me know how they work out...I might need them in the future.
     
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