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Old February 18th, 2014, 06:38 AM   #51
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StefanR, need some help with Moto LED install.

1. Where did you splice into high-beam wire? At the rear of headlight housing?
2. Where did you ground the lamps?
3. Did you install a relay? I see what looks like a relay box just aft of your lamps in-line with the wire. Mine didn't come with one and since I'm piggy-backing off high-beam and it's a relatively short length, didn't think I needed relay's.
4. The lamps have built in overheat protection. Did you install a fuse anyway?
5. Are there actual positive & negative leads? I know with some driving lamps that it doesn't matter.

The lamps are very good quality for the money but I didn't get any instructions included. There website is just a market with no manuals or details on the wiring.
The lamps I ordered only draw 10W each. That's 1.4-ish amps for the pair, so no relay should be needed. I got them for marker lights, so they will be on all the time. I rarely use high beam or even ride at night.

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, and like all diodes they only pass current in one direction. So yes, polarity matters!
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Old February 18th, 2014, 09:00 AM   #52
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The lamps I ordered only draw 10W each. That's 1.4-ish amps for the pair, so no relay should be needed. I got them for marker lights, so they will be on all the time. I rarely use high beam or even ride at night.

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, and like all diodes they only pass current in one direction. So yes, polarity matters!
Thanks, Zippy. These draw 30W each and I don't want to use a relay, because then I'd probably just want to wire it as own circuit into fuse block, etc. I really only want them when high-beam is on since they are too brite for oncoming traffic.

My ammeter crapped out or I could have determined polarity. A simple diagram included with lights would have helped, though.
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Old February 18th, 2014, 10:33 PM   #53
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This week I fitted an SW Moto Tech Quick-Lock Evo Daypack tank bag to my Alu Rack using the Quick-Lock adapter.

It is great little bag, with the emphasis on little. Perfect for the day ride, or over night run in expanded mode. I was inspired to make this investment by the lack of pockets in my summer fully ventilated jacket and my desire to avoid the use of the backpack or panniers on short runs.

I have my emergency tire repair kit, molded ear plugs (with speakers) and the rain cover on board at all times now and can chuck in the Gopro, charging accessories and a few personal essentials for the quick day or day plus 1 run.

The bag has a quick release mechanism that works really well and has an anti theft locking mechanism inside the bag and you can add the zipper lock as on the Hyper's panniers.
since there is no way to bolt on a mounting mechanism to the tank, i did something similar. used a givi 25-liter tank bag instead

attached the mounting/locking ring onto the touratech rack.



good for at least a 3-day excursion. in the expanded mode, the bag can hold a helmet without peak



got tired of asking around for directions while driving thru villages in the rural areas so i pulled the trigger on the touratech lockable gps mount



...and of course, the zumo 660. on installation, made sure it won't obstruct the dashboard view



really happy with both
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Old February 19th, 2014, 12:17 AM   #54
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Yesterday I discovered that one of my rear turn signals had quit working. It's interesting that the way it acted was to flash normally for a few times and then faster; it's obviously not controlled by a simple relay.

When I pulled the bulb it looked okay but had no continuity. So I pulled one out of another signal, same amber color and rating. Son of a....the stock bulb has offset pins! They are maybe 150 degrees apart, not 180. Won't find those at a NAPA! What, I'm supposed to go to the dealer for a freakin' light bulb?

Luckily I had a set of fleabay LED takeoffs that had been included with a Termi kit. And when I installed them, they flashed at a normal speed - guess the computer recognized them. They are half the size of the OEM ones, look nice too.

Seriously, Ducati should have fitted LEDs all the way around. And now I have a spare bulb for the front.
Zippy, i've replaced an indicator bulb on mine, lots of bulbs are offset these days, I managed to get some from ebay for a 1.00

BAU15s 12v 10w Indicator Orange bulb (off set pins | eBay
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Old February 19th, 2014, 01:21 AM   #55
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You have lowered your handlebar?? How was it?/
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Old February 19th, 2014, 03:10 AM   #56
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since there is no way to bolt on a mounting mechanism to the tank, i did something similar. used a givi 25-liter tank bag instead

attached the mounting/locking ring onto the touratech rack.
Yep, same idea; got to love those clip on ring systems. What is the map pocket you have fitted to the tank?

Your Hyper is looking all set for some serious fun.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 04:40 PM   #57
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Yesterday I had the DP Alarm system fitted.

All OK, works well, and is nice to know the bike has a deterrent if I leave it parked up somewhere for some time.

Theft isn't the biggest issue here, but in bike parks they really cram the bikes in, and often other people will move your bike to make space for theirs.

Nice of Ducati to inform you that the alarm takes the space of the tool roll! When I collected the bike, they gave me my keys, the 2 bleepy things, and the tool roll (crappy though it is, it's nice to have it on the bike. Will need to think of some other place to stow it, as I ride mostly without panniers
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Old February 19th, 2014, 06:35 PM   #58
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You have lowered your handlebar?? How was it?/
i took the 20mm spacers off the risers. i do mountainbiking and i feel i have more control on the front end of the bicycle if at the lowest possible position. i kinda adopted it on this motorcycle

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Yep, same idea; got to love those clip on ring systems. What is the map pocket you have fitted to the tank?

Your Hyper is looking all set for some serious fun.
it's the tablet/navigator pocket that came with the givi tank bag. useful for displaying written directions and notes for quick browsing while driving
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Old February 19th, 2014, 06:46 PM   #59
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Nice of Ducati to inform you that the alarm takes the space of the tool roll! When I collected the bike, they gave me my keys, the 2 bleepy things, and the tool roll (crappy though it is, it's nice to have it on the bike. Will need to think of some other place to stow it, as I ride mostly without panniers
Buy a Gerber multi-tool. Probably more useful. That tool kit is tiny enough you could probably zip-tie it to the frame behind the fairings. As long as you carry a pocket knife or something to cut the ties when needed...
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Old February 20th, 2014, 06:05 AM   #60
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i took the 20mm spacers off the risers.
Did you replace the bolts with shorter ones? If so what length and pitch?
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