How to Install Custom Dynamics LED Lights on a Motorcycle

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Custom Dynamics has been providing motorcycle customizers with LED-illuminated products since 2003, offering a wealth of products that range from LED indicators to wild body illumination kits. While a majority of these products are intended to replace existing equipment, installing one of Custom Dynamic's flexible LED strips or its Hyper Strips LED Accent Light kits requires a small amount of preparation and work. Be warned, this project should only be attempted if you are already familiar with your motorcycle and its electrical system.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Hyper Strips LED Accent Light Kit
  • Adhesion promoter
  • Double-sided tape
  • Remote switch
  • Black 18-gauge wire
  • Cage clamp connectors
  • Wire stripper
  • Terminal connectors
  • Wire crimper
  • Red 18-gauge wire
  • Butt connector
  • Nylon cable ties

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Park the motorcycle on a level surface and turn of the fuel valve. Allow the motor to cool completely.

  2. 2

    Select a location on the motorcycle to mount the LED accent lights. Select an area that will provide the best illumination to highlight the desired area of your motorcycle. Check to ensure that the LED accent light will not affect the operation of other components, such as the fork, steering yoke or brakes. Clean the mounting area thoroughly using the adhesion promoter wipes included in the kit. Mount the LED accent light onto the desired area. Repeat on any remaining LED accent lights.

  3. 3

    Select an area to mount the LED accent light's remote switch. Ideally, the mounting location should be easily accessible yet concealed from view, such as under the seat or between frame rails. Clean the mounting area with adhesion promoter. Apply a strip of double-sided tape to the area and mount the switch onto it. Slip the rubber dust boot over the switch to protect it from the elements.

  4. 4

    Route the black and red wires from the LED accent lights and the remote switch through the frame and to the battery. Select a route that follows as much of the motorcycle's existing wiring as possible.

  5. 5

    Gather the black wires from the LED accent lights and join them to a separate piece of black 18-gauge wire using the cage clamp connector included in the light kit. Using a wire stripper, strip a 1/4-inch of insulation from the end of the wire and crimp a terminal connector onto the end of the wire. Connect the black wire to the battery's negative terminal.

  6. 6

    Gather the red wires from the LED accent lights and join them to a separate piece of red 18-gauge wire using the remaining cage clamp connector included in the light kit. Join the accent light's 18-gauge wire to the remote switch's red wire. Using a wire stripper, strip a 1/4-inch piece of insulation from the ends of the wires and insert the wires into the butt connector included in the kit. Crimp the connector into place using a wire crimper.

  7. 7

    Using a wire stripper, strip a 1/4-inch piece of insulation from the end of the remote switch's remaining wire with the built-in fuse. Crimp a terminal connector onto the end of the wire and connect it to the battery's positive terminal.

  8. 8

    Secure the wiring for the remote switch and LED accent lights to the frame or existing wiring using the included nylon cable ties.

  9. 9

    Turn the LED accent lights on with the remote switch and verify that all lights are operating properly. Check the connections at the switch and ground junctions if the lights fail to illuminate.

Tips and warnings

  • Reduce the risk of an electrical shock by disconnecting the battery's negative terminal before beginning.

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