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ok, I'm sure this has been beat to death, but.....

where do you guys mount your load resistors when you switch to LED turn signals? And how many do I need, one for the left and right sides or one for front and back or just one somewhere in the whole system?
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this will give you some ideas on how it works..

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nice videos, but not quite what I'm looking for. was curious how many load resistors I needed for the bike, how they get wired in and where people are mounting them to keep them out of the way.
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If you are going to use the 6 Ohm 50 watt resistors, I think you should be able to get away with one per side located anywhere in the system, easiest is probably near the flasher module (might flash a bit faster than the incandecent). If you use the loadshare module then you will just need one.

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I just wanted you to know the basics, when you change from stock you better know what you are doing or it will start costing you a lot of money.
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ok, I'm sure this has been beat to death, but.....

where do you guys mount your load resistors when you switch to LED turn signals? And how many do I need, one for the left and right sides or one for front and back or just one somewhere in the whole system?
If you will be using resistors, you will need two of them, if you are using a pre-made load equalizer, only one. The trick is to get the proper resistance and wattage. The pre-made load equalizers are nothing more than one or more resistors, with one lead for the left turn signals, one lead for the right, and one lead for ground. When you use resistors, most of us wrap them up together, combine the ground leads into a single lead to ground, and tap each of the free leads to left and right turns respectively. Remember that the turn signals on these bikes are NOT isolated front to back, so you just need a single connection for each side. There are MULTIPLE threads on this, do a search.

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did a search and can't really find anything that's helping me.

2 questions.

1. where can i get a pre-made load equalizer?
2. do the resistors arc between the turn signal wires? I have one into the power side and then the other into the negative side of the turn signal. do I do it that was or do I just splice into the power side and ground the other end of the resistor somewhere else?
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derek,
i just finished swapping out my stock blinkers
for led's (2007 jackpot).
i changed out the rear blinkers first and mounted
them directly where the old blinkers were mounted.
i went with the small led bullets (2 wire ) and wired the
load equalizer under the seat but they would not work
correctly. then i was informed by one of the members
on this forum to order a "heavy duty" load equalizer from
powermotorcycleparts.com,so i did and they work great
now. i just swapped out the front blinkers to led's last
week, and went with the fork mounted silver bullets.
here is where it get's tricky,the right side blinker
(if you are sitting on the bike) is wired backwards,
the best way to confirm this is to remove the 4 screws
from the headlight bucket and remove the top part of the
headlight bucket. then you have access to the blinker wire
quick connects if you are facing the headlight it will be on your left side the blue wire going into the connector is a black wire
coming out of the connector so wire accordingly.
while the connector on the right is wired blue/blue,
black,black. so make sure you wire them correctly.

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thanks all, i was trying to use led bars from customdynamics.com for signals, i wired parallel and inline and can't seem to get my lights to work....

also, my taillight isn't on when the motor is started, the brake works, but not the running light.... am i missing something? no fuses are blown or anything.
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thanks all, i was trying to use led bars from customdynamics.com for signals, i wired parallel and inline and can't seem to get my lights to work....

also, my taillight isn't on when the motor is started, the brake works, but not the running light.... am i missing something? no fuses are blown or anything.
Which tail light isn't working, an add on / replacement, or the stock one? Remember that the tail light and brake light function on the 07 (08?) and older bikes is not 12v. The stock tail light is a 9v/6v step down arrangement. You won't be able to use that wiring for a replacement. First thing you really should get is a wiring diagram. There is an entire series of threads on add on and replacement lighting on a club web site. I know, I participated in most of it. I ended up adding a controller that actually managed my rear LED turns into additional break lights... additionally, I had all four corners set up as running lights too. As for the front right turn signal, while it's true that the wiring "appears" backwards at the signal, it is not backwards coming INTO the headlight bucket where it plugs into the turn signal. If you end up cutting that entire connector off the wiring harness, you won't have any reverse polarity issues. If you want your turn signals to work as running lights, you'll either need 3 wire LEDs and wire the low side to keyed power, or an add on controller for 2 wire LEDs....

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