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Old 08-08-2010, 01:41 PM
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Turn signals to brake/running lights conversion (motorcycle)

I want to ditch my tail light brake light on my sporty and make the rear signals do everything. I know I need to put in dual filament sockets.. It should be just like lights on a trailer.

Little filament does the running lights. Big filament does the turn signals and brakes.

I am thinking about the one brake light wire.. If I spit it and run it to each turn signal lead it seems that I would be bridging the signals.. So how the heck can I do it?

Can anybody point me in the right direction?
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:55 PM
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You'll need to wire in diodes so they don't backfeed,
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Very interesting.. I was thinking there must be some way to stop the back feed.

Any idea what kind of diode would do the job?

thanks a lot for the info!
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:16 PM
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Well that info gave me a little more to search with.. I think a trailer light converter might do the job.. I guess it has all the diodes and stuff all prewired and ready to go?

I am going to see about that.
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