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lau_americanu
07-30-2008, 11:30 AM
I wanna buy some blue neon lights for my scoot, but I dont know how to hook them up? anybody have any suggestions?

Phoumistyles
07-30-2008, 11:51 AM
i would just go to a dealer and have them installed professionally. bc if u have no clue what u are doing then u might mess something up. if u do go with neons.. buy the led ones. theyre brighter and easier to install.

lau_americanu
07-30-2008, 11:56 AM
That;s what I thought, im just gonna go to my mechanic and have the neons installed by him bc he knows what he's doing...

chiefsfan17
07-30-2008, 12:01 PM
you shouldn't be afraid to install something as simple as a neon light, and especially shouldn't be afraid of leds. an led will only work when hooked up the right way. you can use a scotch lock on the running light that goes to the headlight to pick up power and ground. it's not tough. try it!!

Phoumistyles
07-30-2008, 12:06 PM
you shouldn't be afraid to install something as simple as a neon light, and especially shouldn't be afraid of leds. an led will only work when hooked up the right way. you can use a scotch lock on the running light that goes to the headlight to pick up power and ground. it's not tough. try it!!

its not that difficult if u have some knowledge about wiring and taking things apart. but for someone who doesnt really know where to begin they may have trouble. wouldnt be hard to install yourself with help from a friend though.

06spidey2
07-30-2008, 01:25 PM
I run the StreetFX brand, as they come prewired, so installing the lights in their location & routing wires is the main work. Its always nice to have a second set of hands on an install, so I don't blame you. With the streetFX brand, its basically red wire-red wire, black wire-black wire, so if your not color blind, its straight forward. And they have waterproof "pods" of six LED's per pod. I just picked up a keyless remote that I will be installing this weekend. You can find a wall of their products at most bike shops. Otherwise, check out youtube & google search, and you'll see all the different products. Come in Blue, white, red, or green.

lau_americanu
07-30-2008, 03:17 PM
thx spidey do you think they have the streetfx brand at ironpony? thats the only motorcycle store that i know of around me...

b13ser
07-30-2008, 03:44 PM
NO SCOTCHLOCKS!!!!

I hate those damn things. I was a professional 12v tech [mobile electronics installer] for years. I have a various certifications, including MECP. If you are going to do it, do it right. Just T-tap, solder, tape or shrink wrap. Also, make sure to put a fuse inline with the circuit.

smartbomb
07-30-2008, 05:39 PM
Hey you have a B13 SE-R? I had one fo those!

06spidey2
07-30-2008, 08:46 PM
Lou Americanu- I checked their website & they had two items, but I bet they have more at the store. Otherwise, you can get the entire selection at www.cyclegear.com/model_col.cfm?L1=2&L2=53&L3=193&L4=&brand=81&type=193

Ableto
07-30-2008, 11:01 PM
Lou Americanu- I checked their website & they had two items, but I bet they have more at the store. Otherwise, you can get the entire selection at www.cyclegear.com/model_col.cfm?L1=2&L2=53&L3=193&L4=&brand=81&type=193

There is a Cyclegear store near my work, i might have to check out the different lights for my scooter when i get it back.

06spidey2
07-30-2008, 11:03 PM
I love going to my local cyclegear to hang out. They have alot of different garb at my local one here in Santa Rosa.

lau_americanu
07-31-2008, 01:22 AM
Thx spidey im going over tomorrow to checkout what they got..

Beau1K
07-31-2008, 01:43 AM
NO SCOTCHLOCKS!!!!

I hate those damn things. I was a professional 12v tech [mobile electronics installer] for years. I have a various certifications, including MECP. If you are going to do it, do it right. Just T-tap, solder, tape or shrink wrap. Also, make sure to put a fuse inline with the circuit.

Professional, T-Taps :confused: Those things are JUNK! Worst possible electrical connection.

chiefsfan17
07-31-2008, 11:57 AM
i didn't want to scare the guy away from the project by bringing up soldering and the works. i personally solder and heat shrink anything i can.

b13ser
07-31-2008, 02:23 PM
Professional, T-Taps :confused: Those things are JUNK! Worst possible electrical connection.

Yes, T-tap. Any professional knows what I am talking about. it isn't a plastic tap like a scotchlock. It is a method of tapping into a wire. You strip back the wire you are tapping into, poke a hole though the conductor, still the conductor to the new circuit in and swist it around, solder and tape or heat shrink. Only use 3m Super 33 tape as any professional would tell you.

And yes, professional. I have done 1000's of installs including a handful of $300k+ cars. Before you insult my knowledge of electrical, have some knowledge about what you are talking about.

Ableto
07-31-2008, 06:56 PM
I wonder if i still have this old led light set up to make my scooter look like the light setup from Knight Rider with the red lights going back and forth. Would look nice on the front of the scooter.

I use to work in a toy hobby store, I was paid to put together the expencive remote control cars, and some times i would hop up the cars with tail lights and headlights and other fun stuff. I really miss working there.

06spidey2
07-31-2008, 11:03 PM
I'm a longtime RC junkie, and that has helped me tinker on the scoot. I have a module I just picked up that will strobe the lights, with adjustable speed. Same brand, streetFX. I'm hooking it up to two white LED pods in the front end, and two on the rear, that will be used during blocking activities in some upcoming scoot rally's.

sit-still
08-02-2008, 08:58 AM
If you pull the front fairing off (headlights) you'll find 3 sets of wires. 2 plug into the headlights high and low beam and a small plug that isnt connected to anything, i believe this is for parking lights as power is only provided when the ignition is on.

From my recollection blue is negative and yellow is positive.

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/1613/pc162830vy7.jpg
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/2104/pc162834qs4.jpg

For my set up i mounted both sets of LEDs, one underneath the scooter and 1 just above the radiator and ran + wires to a male spade connector and the - wires to a female spade connect. Cut the plug off the blue/yellow and matted up the blue to the negative and ran wires to a switch i mounted in the wallet/small storage compartment in the front of the seat, so i can turn them on/off when ever.

Results

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=75767&stc=1&d=1198666551

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=75769&stc=1&d=1198666574

06spidey2
08-02-2008, 09:04 AM
Looks good, and I like the tie into the ignition via that unused plug.

lau_americanu
08-02-2008, 10:27 AM
If you pull the front fairing off (headlights) you'll find 3 sets of wires. 2 plug into the headlights high and low beam and a small plug that isnt connected to anything, i believe this is for parking lights as power is only provided when the ignition is on.

From my recollection blue is negative and yellow is positive.

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/1613/pc162830vy7.jpg
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/2104/pc162834qs4.jpg

For my set up i mounted both sets of LEDs, one underneath the scooter and 1 just above the radiator and ran + wires to a male spade connector and the - wires to a female spade connect. Cut the plug off the blue/yellow and matted up the blue to the negative and ran wires to a switch i mounted in the wallet/small storage compartment in the front of the seat, so i can turn them on/off when ever.

Results

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=75767&stc=1&d=1198666551

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=75769&stc=1&d=1198666574

thats exactly what i was thinking about for my setup..i'll see if i can make it work...thx for the info on how u installed it:cheers:

Tifosi2009SR50R
08-02-2008, 11:28 AM
do you have a link on were you bought the blue lights in your radiator area... I wanna do the same thing but yellow ..thanks

sit-still
08-03-2008, 05:45 AM
do you have a link on were you bought the blue lights in your radiator area... I wanna do the same thing but yellow ..thanks


The LED's i got where from autobarn (australia), There a simple 6" 12V LED kit thats water proof and has all the circuitry built it to the LED cost about $20 for a twin pack

I cant recall the brand but if you look on ebay or any auto store they should have heaps.

they look like this.

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/2200/p1013022ha6.jpg

http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/5497/p1013018zb6.jpg

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/5059/ledsoffonww6.jpg

06spidey2
08-08-2008, 05:05 PM
Anyone check out Lizard lights? www.customdynamics.com/lizard_lights.htm
Pretty cool