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Kuryakyn sabretooth lights

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  1. jmstang302

    jmstang302 Well-Known Member

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    I finally got around to installing these lights. I watched the install video and looked at the installation pictures. I've seen them installed on others...never cared for how they suggested to route the wires along/under the weather stripping.

    I didn't follow the instructions, I think my install is cleaner and safer. On some of the bike that have had them on for a few years, the lid chafes through the wire cover then the wires...

    I drilled a hole under the weather strip into the void, dropped the wire thru the hole and stuck the light in place.

    Then I pulled the bags, drilled a hole to fish the wire thru on the mounting side of the bag. I used 1 of the adhesive wire looms at the back of the bag and wire ties thru holes that I drilled in the webbing to secure the wire towards the front of the bag.
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    I like the way it worked out this way...

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    the lids bouncing around did cause wear into the wires running the factory recommended way.

    However what you did has the potential of a similar wear thru issue.

    I recommend you wrap the wires at the spots that go into the holes with a plastic spiral wrap to help protect

    use a product like this https://tinyurl.com/yxqknqod

    or this on the hole https://tinyurl.com/y6pzls3v

    or even a dab of caulk around the wire to protect it where it passes thru
     
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    That's exactly how I routed mine years ago.
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    I did similar but dropped down into the void between the rear of the bag and the inner section, there's a lot of extra space there, got my wires all to length then just zip tied the extra in that void. When I had the bottoms line-x coated they coated the wires as well so they aren't going anywhere. 20170405_171839.jpg 20170405_171800.jpg 20170405_171807.jpg
     
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    A little , black RTV will do just fine.
     
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    I like what you guys have done. I bought this Kuryakyn set a couple years ago but haven't mounted them yet. Still not sure if I want to or not. But your process is better from what I've seen from Kuryakyn.
     
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    I always thought Victory did a poor job of lighting the back of the bike. I like the increased visibility, plus I think they look cool.
     
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    Victorys had the custom chopper vibe, minimal lighting, no parking/running lights front or rear. Just a headlight and taillight, with the Vision being the exception with nearly 20 lights at the turn of the key.
     
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    Did the same thing when I mounted mine. Didn't like the Kuryakyn instructions so did just like all you guys have done. I used some adhesive zip tie mounts on the inside and the backside of the saddlebag to keep the wires nice and tidy.
     
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    Been meaning to get a set myself but want to wire them as run/brake/turn
     
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    You'll have to settle for the Chinese knockoffs now. Kuryakyn killed the saber lights. Add diode to prevent running power feeding back into brake wire and killing your cruise. Necessary on the cheap version. It's built into the Kuryakyn.

    Wiring them as RTB would be easy if you have bike wired for trailer. I have thought about it on mine but not bothered.
     
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    I am going to have to do this as well. I installed per instructions and I went out and noticed there is already chafing of the wires. I put some duct tape on to add an extra layer however that won't last. Time to get the drill out.
     
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    My copies have a diode in the system now so the cruise works as well as the lights...
    I have noticed recently the outer sabre lights fairly dull to unlit till I apply the brake , then they light up well.
    Just as a tail light my central stock light is ok, save for 1 LED out but yeah the Sabres just don't light up like they used to.
    Not really a problem as they do come on strong with the brakes!
     
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