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Re: Spotlight issue
Reply #10 on: 28 November, 2020, 07:15:17 PM
Eh, one question, this is not a matt black and grey 2009 Tiger by any chance? Why not send us a photo of the bike.

Em. because I happen to know of one that had some rather complicated wiring .....  :034:  ... although not sure if I still remember all the bits.

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Re: Spotlight issue
Reply #12 on: 01 December, 2020, 12:35:51 AM
Phew, that's a relief! Not my old one.  :015:  Any update on this issue .....

Or a question. Don't worry about the spots for the moment, can you get the relay to click on and click off when you operate the switch?
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Re: Spotlight issue
Reply #13 on: 02 December, 2020, 08:05:17 AM
Morning gents, unfortunately no real update as of yet, for one reason or other Iíve not had an opportunity to crack on with it but day off today so Iím gonna have another stab at it. Re: relay, I tested Ohms and got a decent reading from that but Iíd be lying if I said I can remember ever hearing it click (Iíll be so pissed if it turns out something that simple haha) that said, for how much they are Iím gonna pop out and grab another relay today and if it doesnít make a difference, well at least I have a spare relay!
While Iíve got it apart Iíll get some pics up so if it doesnít work you guys can have a look, I think I found a diagram that I understand what wire goes to where for the relay and aux components but none of these diagrams show what wires go to what terminals on the switch, they only show the relay. Dusty ST mentioned previously so Iíll shall take his sage advice and keep you all in the loop 🤙🏻

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Re: Spotlight issue
Reply #14 on: 02 December, 2020, 09:31:29 AM
Are the spots LED or halogen?
If LED you could just simplify things and skip the relay.
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Re: Spotlight issue
Reply #15 on: 02 December, 2020, 09:51:53 AM
The spots are LED,
How could I go about simplifying it? And does the relay not need to be there?

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Re: Spotlight issue
Reply #16 on: 02 December, 2020, 10:53:25 AM
*Originally Posted by Tricky87 [+]
The spots are LED,
How could I go about simplifying it? And does the relay not need to be there?

Depends on how many amps the lights draw (the amps will be the wattage of the lights divided by voltage, so for example 40W lights will be 40/12 = 3.3A) and what the rating is for the switch you have.
I'd stay on the safe side and keep the relay, particularly as you already have one.
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Re: Spotlight issue
Reply #17 on: 02 December, 2020, 10:55:39 AM
*Originally Posted by Tricky87 [+]
The spots are LED,
How could I go about simplifying it? And does the relay not need to be there?
Relay is to protect your switches for high draw accessories. LEDs are not high draw so don't need one. You could take the power direct from the battery, or any switched feed (preferred so you won't forget to turn them off). I use a simple switch like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorcycle-Handlebar-Control-Universal-Headlight/dp/B07G8ZQ6LC/ (check your bar diameter).

I use a Fuzeblock for power, but before I got it I tapped into the side light. My switch did corrode after 2 winters of riding every day - but at the price no biggie. Second switch is fine so far as I no longer need to commute every single day.

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Last Edit: 02 December, 2020, 10:58:45 AM by seangee
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Re: Spotlight issue
Reply #18 on: 02 December, 2020, 11:48:39 AM
Ive got LED spots but the kit still came with a relay. The draw is 4.6 amps on mine, Denali S4's.
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Re: Spotlight issue
Reply #19 on: 02 December, 2020, 12:25:55 PM
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
Relay is to protect your switches for high draw accessories. LEDs are not high draw so don't need one. You could take the power direct from the battery, or any switched feed (preferred so you won't forget to turn them off). I use a simple switch like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorcycle-Handlebar-Control-Universal-Headlight/dp/B07G8ZQ6LC/ (check your bar diameter).

I use a Fuzeblock for power, but before I got it I tapped into the side light. My switch did corrode after 2 winters of riding every day - but at the price no biggie. Second switch is fine so far as I no longer need to commute every single day.

On the bike inside the left mirror stalk


Same as my set up, all works perfectly well.. been on about 18 months..  :028:

 



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