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This is our GL1800 Gold Wing 3 Way kit, brake lights, running lights and turn signals in the same case! This model comes equipped with our flashing program, and includes red running lights at 30% intensity. Half the bubs in these lights are red, and half are amber. So you get running lights, flashing brake lights, and turn signals all in one light! We use a microprocessor to give you running lights at 30% intensity, and brake lights at 100%! The yellow half of the light wires into your bike's turn signal circutis so they blink at the same rate as your OEM signals! The whole kit only draws about 1/4 amp, and all the electronics are cast in epoxy to make them Water Proof and Shock Resistant!
After reading the reviews on this product I was a little reluctant to order it, decided that I would give it a try. Unlike most of the other comments I had no trouble installing the kit. I found the connector block without any problems. And located the wires needed to connect the system. I did not connect the ground wire to the harness , I chose to go straight to the chassis. To clean up the wiring I simply chucked the loose wires into my cordless drill and twisted them up nice and tight. I had no trouble using the templates for the light location. I used a test light to confirm the wires to tap into and made the connections. Up and running in about 45 min.
The instructions could be better but are not the worst I've dealt with from other companies. It would be nice if they gave you a couple of extra wire taps, as we all know if you drop something inside of a Goldwing it is gone forever! I dropped two of those tiny connector caps into the bowels of the beast never to be seen again!
Another item my wife got me after seeing them on my wishlist. Took just over an hour to install using the directions. Place the template and step back behind the bike to see if it looks right. I did and realized the edge of the template was supposed to wrap around and touch the back edge of the black plastic. Once I adjusted them they were in the perfect spot. The connector wasn't really hard to find, but I've dug into the bikes wiring before so I have a decent grasp of where most of the important connectors are.
The finished product is amazing, bright, attention getting lights. The only thing that gave it 4 instead of 5 stars was the instructions. The templates were helpful, however watch it when installing to make sure that you do not place them inline with the radio and CB antennas. They should mount slightly to the inboard of the antennas. As for the wiring, they gave you lots to look at, however I took a look at the wiring diagram in the service manual to insure I had the right wires to make the connections. The connectors that were included were easy to use. I used Electrical tape to make my own harness from the included wires and route them to the seat would not damage them. I saw these in a police motorcycle here in Bremerton WA, and decided I had to have them for my Wing. They are impossible to miss unless you are blind.
Installed these this weekend. Finished product looks good on the outside, and I'm a big fan of the flashing brake lights.
Instructions are very poor. Templates for placement have no specific indexing points marked. Take a good look at the photos for positioning. I slid the templates to the edge of the soft area at inside and bottom and they came out well.
Wiring is very poor. They cheaped out by only covering about 2" of each lead. Then the three wires are all separate for the next 2 feet. Looks sloppy installed and is harder to route and protect. I probably should've bought some shrink tube to cover the rest. Only about 8" needs to be separate leads.
Color coding and locations of wires for tapping is not helpful. the color photographs included are a mess. I needed help from GL1800Riders to finish. The written instructions are not consistent in terms and can be confusing.
On the plus side - they include Posi-taps and Posi-locks to attach and tap wires. Easy and solid.
The good news: the HiLites are bright and work extremely well. I had never used the included Pos-It connectors, they are ingenious!
The bad news: as another reviewer (William) commented the installation instructions are pretty poor. Specifically, the pictures are not of my Gold Wing (2008) and the OEM hole they mention is in the wrong place. Additionally, they have not updated the instructions to reflect the correct wire colors on the Gold Wing. After a little trial and error I found the correct wires, but it would have been more helpful to identify them in the instructions.
Once I got the lights properly installed I am EXTREMELY pleased with them. I highly recommend them for all Gold Wings. Now if the manufacturer would only update the installation instructions.
By the way, if the instructions were better I would have given this product a five star rating.
And we can't wait to show you how it's done!
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