Definitive Answer to Flipped Signal Wiring - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Konga63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Centre County, PA
Posts: 742
Garage
Default Definitive Answer to Flipped Signal Wiring

Here goes. Okay, I have searched the tech forum for the answer and came close more than once to an EXACT answer but always a brides maid and never a bride (and that ain't good enough)... I know the Right Turn Signal wiring is flipped on, what the '03-'08 Vic's. I also know the ACM is more fragile than 80 year old bakelite... I can see that the right signal's wires are opposite to the plug off the main harness.

What I am asking is this: are the wires coming off the main harness into the headlight bucket backwards (Black hot, Blue/Red ground) or are the turn signal's wires backwards?

I have used the plug from the left signal light to solder onto my new signal on the left and want to do the same for the right side. Want to get this beast buttoned up and ready to ride.

I know, I know, redundancy of questions is frowned upon by various members but I'm ready for the fallout.

2007 Ness Jackpot
Konga63 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 11:28 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
LILMAGS500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Peoples Republic of Massachusetts
Posts: 9,684
Garage
Default

My wires were backwards on the light side . Mine is a 2013 and still has this right side issue . I don't believe this issue stops at 2008 ....

2014 Cross Country
2014 XC , Lloyds A/F , Timing Wheel +4 , PCV , Miller Mufflers , 1/4 Turn Throttle Ring , Dyno Tuned by KMC Powersports 98HP 113 TQ
LILMAGS500 is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 11:31 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
LILMAGS500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Peoples Republic of Massachusetts
Posts: 9,684
Garage
Default

I double checked mine 3 times with the volt meter before final hookup , and power .

2014 Cross Country
2014 XC , Lloyds A/F , Timing Wheel +4 , PCV , Miller Mufflers , 1/4 Turn Throttle Ring , Dyno Tuned by KMC Powersports 98HP 113 TQ
LILMAGS500 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 11:33 AM
Senior Member
 
visionjohnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 12,949
Default

I don't have the answer what I do have is stop being cheap and go to the auto store or walmart and buy a volt meter or a test light. You really should not do wiring with out one.

If your going to stay cheap and you have a bulb around like this solder one wire to the middle end of bulb that will be your hot wire. Solder a wire to the side of the base that will be your ground.
Now you can test power on your wires
Attached Images
File Type: jpg $(KGrHqV,!ocFG6FoCPw8BRwibgiwZ!~~60_35.jpg (10.9 KB, 71 views)

2008 Vision
Mpls, MN.

Please add your state and model of bike you have. Click user CP @ top of page and then far left click edit signature. Thanks
visionjohnny is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 11:36 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
LILMAGS500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Peoples Republic of Massachusetts
Posts: 9,684
Garage
Default

I don't have the answer what I do have is stop being cheap and go to the auto store or walmart and buy a volt meter or a test light

Ya Konga , don't be cheap !

2014 Cross Country
2014 XC , Lloyds A/F , Timing Wheel +4 , PCV , Miller Mufflers , 1/4 Turn Throttle Ring , Dyno Tuned by KMC Powersports 98HP 113 TQ
LILMAGS500 is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 11:39 AM
Senior Member
 
visionjohnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 12,949
Default

G stands for Ground
P stands for power
Put G wire to ground P wire to test for power
Attached Images
File Type: jpg $(KGrHqV,!ocFG6FoCPw8BRwibgiwZ!~~60_35.jpg (21.7 KB, 70 views)

2008 Vision
Mpls, MN.

Please add your state and model of bike you have. Click user CP @ top of page and then far left click edit signature. Thanks
visionjohnny is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Konga63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Centre County, PA
Posts: 742
Garage
Default

Well, since I have a bad ACM w/no power to the right side I don't believe I have the ability to check, VJ. I have a volt meter as well as a continuity tester which I've used on the rest... Thanks for asking. Hence the reason for my post. Looking to see if there was an actual DEFINITIVE answer, which, apparently, there is NOT.

You gotta relax a little, VJ, as there are a lot of members on this forum who might have all the infinite knowledge and experience as you. As I've read many posts all over this forum, I know I'm not the first to make this particular suggestion to you. CHILL dude.

P.S. All four bulbs are good and have been for some time...ummm, yeah, I checked them, the fuse and ran the signal diagnostics before posting this. Again, 'preciate the help.

2007 Ness Jackpot

Last edited by Konga63; 03-15-2014 at 12:49 PM.
Konga63 is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 12:52 PM
Senior Member
 
KNielsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maine
Posts: 139
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Konga63 View Post
Well, since I have a bad ACM w/no power to the right side I don't believe I have the ability to check, VJ. I have a volt meter as well as a continuity tester which I've used on the rest... Thanks for asking. Hence the reason for my post. Looking to see if there was an actual DEFINITIVE answer, which, apparently, there is NOT.

You gotta relax a little, VJ, as there are a lot of members on this forum who might have all the infinite knowledge and experience as you. As I've read many posts all over this forum, I know I'm not the first to make this particular suggestion to you. CHILL dude.

P.S. All four bulbs are good and have been for some time...ummm, yeah, I checked them, the fuse and ran the signal diagnostics before posting this. Again, 'preciate the help.


07 Kingpin
Bob Dron Fairing
Dakota Digital Tach
L.E.D. Tail Light
H.I.D.s
Stage 1 Shotgun Pipes
1/4 Turn Throttle
KNielsen is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Konga63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Centre County, PA
Posts: 742
Garage
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LILMAGS500 View Post
I don't have the answer what I do have is stop being cheap and go to the auto store or walmart and buy a volt meter or a test light

Ya Konga , don't be cheap !
Cheap!? Why the hell do you think I'm doing this myself?

Doin' it myself 'cause I don't have the change to have someone else do it, silly boy.

2007 Ness Jackpot
Konga63 is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Konga63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Centre County, PA
Posts: 742
Garage
Default

"you have a bulb around like this solder one wire to the middle end of bulb that will be your hot wire. Solder a wire to the side of the base that will be your ground. Now you can test power on your wires"

That's a great trick. I'll put that into my memory bank.

Thanks, VJ

2007 Ness Jackpot
Konga63 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome