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drz edge tail light

has anyone wired one before? my problem is the flashers.
directions only tell you the positive and ground from the
flashers (turn signals) themselves, but which is power
and which is ground from the bike? i searched and only
found info on how to slow down the flashing with a relay.
wat the fuck to do? already cut the wires, in for the long
hall now!!!!! thanks
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volt meter

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as long as one is +/-12V and the other is ground, it shouldn't matter
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Using a volt meter, ground the black and touch a wire with the red probe. Now use a turn signal, brake ect until the volt meter shows a difference in its reading. When you get that, you found what that wire goes to.
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Typically on suzukis the wire that is colored the same on both signals is the positive but check with a meter.

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If you want the Relay I have. I have the Edge tail light on my bike just never installed the relay.

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I'm putting the universal edge on my Husky.

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If you aen't sure what you are doing, you will want to have someone more skilled with wiring help you.

You only need the resistor if you want to slow down the flash rate. The relay isn't necessary either.

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as long as one is +/-12V and the other is ground, it shouldn't matter
On LED's it does matter.

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Typically on suzukis the wire that is colored the same on both signals is the positive but check with a meter.
i called Forrest Green at wheeling cycle where i got it and he said
the 2 that are the same would probably be the ground, but he was
not sure. couldnt i hook up the battery and just touch them together
to find out what works. geo, you just knowing that there ARE 2 of
the same wires is pretty good (brain power wise), with owning a yammy
and that wicked new husky!!!! props given son!!!!!!



thanks for the help all
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i called Forrest Green at wheeling cycle where i got it and he said
the 2 that are the same would probably be the ground, but he was
not sure. couldnt i hook up the battery and just touch them together
to find out what works. geo, you just knowing that there ARE 2 of
the same wires is pretty good (brain power wise), with owning a yammy
and that wicked new husky!!!! props given son!!!!!!

thanks for the help all
Yeah but I should have typed ground thats what I remember. Same color is the ground. With the LED lights it will make a difference so you don't want to wire it wrong. Do you have a multi meter or test light? Dug2 if your still having problems later today shoot me a PM and I'll give you my phone number. It would be easier for me to explain on the phone then trying to type it out.

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I have the edge on my drz, the ground wires are the same color. (cant remember the color though). Check out www.thumpertalk.com there is a ton of info there for the drz and other 4 strokes.

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got it finished a while ago this morning. looks awesom!!!!!!
pics soon to follow. thanks for the help everyone. the two
that are the same is the ground for future searches.
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and, i dont think the flashers are to fast. yes, they are faster but
it is unnesisary to spend money to slow them down. look at it like
this; anything FASTER on the bike is good. lol
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