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    I remember now, I seen your shorten the forks video.

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    Lol ye what a mistake that was. Either way on the right track now. More updates coming soon.
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    So i am in need of some electrical help. I have recently installed an LED strip as the rear lights.



    The LED strip i am using has 5 wires:
    - ground
    - running light
    - right turn signal
    - left turn signal
    - brake light

    I have purchased an LED compatible blinker relay and hooked it up in place of the stock one, which fixed the insane blinking rate for the blinkers.

    However my problem is with the brake light. The bike harness has 2 wires for the rear lights, one for running and one for brake light. Both send back the usual 12V, and the green/yellow one gets a slight bump when the brake pedal is actuated. However the electricity running through that green/yellow cable is already high enough for the LED strip to be pretty much always ON the brake light. So my question for any of the electrical gurus here is what can be done to remedy this issue? I've heard of people using diodes and resistors to bring down the power but i am unsure of how much resistance, and whether or not his will even work.

    The LED strip i bought is this: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07DHFRYY7

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    LED is a light emitting diode <- it is a diode so forget about adding more of those, although that might be a great idea because you have less then half the 8 square inches of illuminated tail light that you really should have.

    Your always on problem likely relates to the direction of the current travel and not the voltage, otherwise you likely would have fried the LED's imho. Diodes are a directional device.

    ... notice the advertisement shows it as an accessory light, is not intended for primary signal lights.

    The correct answer is, put proper incandescent lamps on there for signal and tail lighting, wire the bling strip to the lights and it will probably work dandy.
    Last edited by TrialsRider; 10-29-2019 at 03:54 PM.
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