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Today I installed a little extra warning for those inattentive drivers behind me.

It is a LED license plate frame - when the brakes are applied the LEDs flash 5 times then stay on steady as long as the brake is on.



Once I figured out how to get at the wires for the tail light, it was an easy job.

Remove right side saddlebag. Under the fender, pop off the large connector from the fender and the fastener toward the front of the bike then disconnect the 2 halves of the large connector from each other - this should give you enough slack to work with the wiring.

Drill a small hole in-between the 2 license plate mounting holes already on the license plate bracket/fender, snake the new wiring through, and loosely mount the new frame and your license plate. Splice or tap the wiring as below.

The wiring is as follows: plate frame black wire -> bike black wire (ground)
plate frame blue wire -> bike pink/green wire (running)
plate frame red wire -> bike pink/white wire (brake)

Re-install the connector and fastener under the fender, nylon cable-tie any slack in the new wiring, tighten the plate and frame, re-install the saddlebag and you're good to go.

Knight Riderz Chrome LED license plate frame with mounting hardware. item #LB043C.

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Just verify that there is no problem with your cruise control setting. A friend of mine tried a Kisan unit,(100HD) and it interfered with the cruise. It would power on, but not set. Victory tech said it was being sensed by the ECU.
 

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Thinking this would be a great addition, I've been looking for a flasher kit for the brake light, but this would work as well.
 

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I haven't had a chance to check the cruise control (busy doing another mod) but I am thinking that since this is separate and not controlling the Vic's brake light, it shouldn't be a problem.

I'll post when I test it.
 

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don't like it somehow the led lights washed out the lettering on your license plate.

hahaha
 

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rdeerx said:
Have you been able to determine if adding this run/brake mod interferes with the cruise control yet?
If you ever get a reply could you let me know? I just got a 12 led Red Fog light assembly and I'm thinking of adding it to the bottom back endge of my passenger back rest. I miss the lights from the trunk and the visibility they gave.
Conversely, I believe if I only add these to the "Brake" circuit, and not to the "Running" lights I should get the load signal that drops out the Cruise control.
 

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Sorry for the delay guys -

finally got out for test ride and everything works fine, no electrical problems with the cruise control or anything else for that matter.

Looks cool, works well, not a lot of $$.
 

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UPDATE Two weeks and still no problems. It seems if you ADD a flashing LED with built-in controller to the stock circuit everything is fine, but if you want to flash the stock brake light with an in-line controller (like a Back-off) it messes with the Cruise Control.
 

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I have the same light bar, it simply taps into the leads running to your existing tail light and doesn't replace anything. As such it has no effect on the cruise. I know, I have testing it for hundreds of miles ;)
 

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Couldn't wait so a few weeks ago I added the black enamel version of the same light, with the bright setting as my normal (by connecting the "Brake" light lead to the "bike running light Positive"). I have something else in mind for extra brake light visbility. The same company also sold me white LED bolts for illuminating my lay down tag. Cruise control works great.
BTW, I fixed the tilt in the bracket already.
 
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