Lighted License Plate frame where to hook it to - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Quincy, IL
Posts: 147
Garage
Default Lighted License Plate frame where to hook it to

I have just inalled a lighted license plate frame, on a 2008 Jackpot Premium with positive and negative wires... Where should i hook this to, since I can't directly wire it to the battery...
Dont need it on 24/7

Regards

Last edited by ucadam; 02-06-2012 at 06:39 PM.
ucadam is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 06:37 PM
Administrator
 
CrossRoads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: OC, CA
Posts: 5,947
Red face

Quote:
Originally Posted by ucadam View Post
I have just inalled a lighted license plate frame, with positive and negative wires... Where should i hook this to, since I can directly wire it to the battery...

Regards
Well, now that you've made this interesting by not telling us what you ride, we're going to all give you different directions on where to connect it. Out of which, most will not apply to your model.

By the way, connecting it directly to the battery is a good idea only if you want the plate to be illuminated 24/7, even when the bike's napping in the garage.

Please add your bike's year and model to your signature. Here's why.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Riding: 2011 Cross Roads & 2016 Springfield
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
CrossRoads is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Quincy, IL
Posts: 147
Garage
Default lighting

I fixed it.. I meant to say cant directly wire it to the battery..

Thanks
ucadam is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 06:50 PM
Administrator
 
CrossRoads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: OC, CA
Posts: 5,947
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ucadam View Post
I fixed it.. I meant to say cant directly wire it to the battery..

Thanks
Cool. Now, what bike are we talking about? Year/Model?

Please add your bike's year and model to your signature. Here's why.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Riding: 2011 Cross Roads & 2016 Springfield
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
CrossRoads is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Quincy, IL
Posts: 147
Garage
Default lighting

It's a 2008 Jackpot Premium...
ucadam is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 07:03 PM
Administrator
 
CrossRoads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: OC, CA
Posts: 5,947
Default

Try to locate a wire running from under the seat area towards the tail light. It should be white or a different color (blue, green, purple) wire. That is the positive 12 volt wire. You want the plate LEDs getting their juice from that. FYI, there is another wire for the brake light - you do not want that one for obvious reasons.

The plate's LEDs should also be grounded, anywhere on the bike where there's a good ground. You can touch various places on the chassis with the black wire of the license plate LEDs to see if it's a good ground or not.

Please add your bike's year and model to your signature. Here's why.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Riding: 2011 Cross Roads & 2016 Springfield
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
CrossRoads is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Quincy, IL
Posts: 147
Garage
Default lighting

Sounds good I will try to locate that wire tomarrow...

Thanks
ucadam is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Quincy, IL
Posts: 147
Garage
Default Lighting

Just wondering if I could use the pig tail wires that were connected to the plate light on the OEM bracket.. the wires are Purle & Black..

If this is possible would I still need to ground it to the frame of the bike..
ucadam is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 10:15 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SOUTH FLORIDA
Posts: 353
Default

the purple is 12V and the black is your ground !

2007 VEGAS ( BIG BALLS )

www.houseofthunderusa.com
DAREDEVIL is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 10:36 PM
Administrator
 
CrossRoads's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: OC, CA
Posts: 5,947
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ucadam View Post
Just wondering if I could use the pig tail wires that were connected to the plate light on the OEM bracket...
The OEM plate is lit by a 5 watt bulb - chances are your new LED plate light uses a lot less electrical power. This wouldn't normally be a problem, but the lower consumption could convince the relay that the bulb is actually out, and it will not supply it with power. If that's the case, abandon the OEM license plate connection and tap into tail light for the 12volt connection, and ground to the chassis.

Please add your bike's year and model to your signature. Here's why.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Riding: 2011 Cross Roads & 2016 Springfield
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
CrossRoads 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