Bolt On a Fender Light


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Thanks to Harry Brown


Items needed:

  • masking tape
  • drill with appropriate bits
  • silicone
  • primary wire
  • ground wire
  • male and female plug connectors
  • splice connectors
  • 3/4 split sheathing (Radio Shack)

I got this light (pictured above) from www.jpcycles.com and the model # is 240053.


How To:

Mounting:

Tape off fender and mark location of light. Not too far forward, not too far back and centered. Measure and measure again. Take the fender off and drill holes. Mount the light.

Wiring:

My light came with a single 'hot' wire relying on the light chasis mounted to fender for ground. I added a ground wire.

Lay a bead of silicone on the underside of fender and imbed the wires. I brought the wires out where the fender connects to the forks. At this point you need more wire to run to the headlight bucket so I attached male and female plug connectors. Now if I need to take the fender off for any reason I can unplug the wiring. Run the wires up the brake line and into the headlight bucket. I spliced the 'hot' wire into the low beam wire and the ground wire into the headlight ground. Wrap the brake line and wires with the sheathing for a clean look.

 

Harry

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