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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-01-2014, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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I purchased a set of Joe Florida led lights for my 2013 Cross Country Tour. I have installed the front wheel,tank and rear wheel lights. I am having a small issue on how to install the set that goes under the engine. The only area that would hold the lights would be the oil pan but with the heat of the hot oil pan ,I don't know if this is a wise choice!

If any one has any suggestions on how to install them in this area that would be helpful.

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Perhaps zip ties to lower frame rails? This would keep you just outside the oilpan. If you place them slightly inside they won't show, but will give good light effects.

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Yep, Done it twice.

Use a 9 volt battery and get the LED strip lit up.
Mess around with the angle but they will shine both on the lower part of the engine and for ground effect lighting if you place them sort of under/inside the floorboards.
Make sure to clean the area very well and I have had no problems with them in that spot at all.

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Smoke, Thanks, for the tip! I'll give it a try . With all the controls on the in the way it look a bit complicated. Where did you make all the connects once you finished all the wiring? Of course with the battery being up front all my wires are running forward so they are near the battery before I connect the fuse and battery.

Did you place the rear wheel LEDs under the frame under your rear bags or did you connect them directly to the rear bags? If so how did you hide the wires?
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Please post some pictures when your done .
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http://www.walmart.com/ip/StarTech.c...ounts/13215650 I use mounting stick blocks under tank to mount lights and run the wires.

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I took the wire under the floorboard mounting brackets into the motor area and up under the tank and back. Actually ran the rt side over to the left to get away from the exhaust heat via down through the battery area. At night you can use a 9 volt and light the strip to see the reflections etc.

Back strips I put under the bags toward the outsides. There is the "lip" under there. I shine them towards the chrome exhaust and they reflect off towards the ground. Only problem is it makes a dark shadow under the exhaust closer to the bottom of the tire. So to help that area I put small strips on the metal exhaust framework that comes from the rear fender area out to the saddlebags. Run wires up inside rear fender.

TIP: use some of Florida Joes disconnects for the saddlebag LED's. I put mine at the place the Ipod cord comes out from under seat and jumps acrossed to the saddlebag mounting frame. Zip tied between the seat and frame. Put the connection there. When you undo the mounting screws to remove the bags simply get the LED connection too.

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Are you using the strips or pods under the bike? I've used Joe Florida and he has some good stuff. I'm in the middle of installing a kit right now too, I'm adding the flat strip style and in the front I liked the bottom edge of the floor board mount for the best location of the light to shine where I wanted and mount flat.
The 9vt and tape is a great way to figure it out, I taped on strips a bunch of times to figure mine out. Still not 100% on how I want to light the engine as you can see the bottom of the tank and the strips show but I've got time to figure it out.

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I use all strips. I had a few pods to try and didn't care for them as much as strips.
Strips can be twisted or curved slightly to cover an area a little better than pods.

You can cut some of Joes strips in multiples of 3. Only the ones that have double ends but this makes fitting in some places nicer.

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Smoke, thanks for the advice. I am going to attach the Road Coverage kit led lights to the inside edge of my foot boards.I think this will do the trick. This should move me along nicely to completion.
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