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DIY Dual Circuit 2 Wire LED Signals

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jmacas87
This is basically a repost from an earlier "what did you you do to your.."
 
Thought I'd post it here in case anyone was interested in the mod.
 
Basically it takes a 2 wire led signal light for the front, and retains the stock function of running light while on, and then signal light when you use the turn signals. 
 
a pic of the "custom harness" using an SPDT relay and TST 3 wire harness.
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wiring diagram for the SPDT. Look up SPDT if you are'nt familiar with their basic operation.
 
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videos of the function
 

 

 
 

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KamelReds
How did you retain the DRL function using the SPDT?
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jmacas87
How did you retain the DRL function using the SPDT?
@kamelreds I added a wiring diagram to the original post.  
Basically how it works:
 
Bike running - signal lights hooked up to the running light; constant on
Signals on - the SPDT "switches" the power to the signals off, effectively cycling the signals. As you notice in the second video, it cycles alternately with the rears.
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KamelReds
How did you retain the DRL function using the SPDT?
@kamelreds I added a wiring diagram to the original post.  
Basically how it works:
 
Bike running - signal lights hooked up to the running light; constant on
Signals on - the SPDT "switches" the power to the signals off, effectively cycling the signals. As you notice in the second video, it cycles alternately with the rears.
That's what I was assuming!  Nice job man.  I might look into doing this since I put non-DRL LEDs on mine.  Unfortunate thing is I already made my own "harness" so that the LEDs I bought were plug n' play.  Oh well, it took me all of 5 minutes to do each one. xD 
At the same time, I don't really care that I don't have DRLs but it would be nice to give people a little more light to judge the size/distance/speed of the bike.
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AlbatrossCafe
My signal LEDs in the front literally blind me if I look at them. They are brighter than my high beam when looking straight at both. Don't think I could have them as running lights lol. Nice work. The alternating signals is cool, thought it might be slightly confusing to the average driver.

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