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05-03-2013, 11:59 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-03-2013, 02:05 PM by Jason.)
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New To the Forum and to motorcycles
I just bought my first street bike (02 vstar 1100) and having some issues, mostly with passing the MA inspection. I failed because the previous owner changed the lighting around and it does not meet ma standards.

I figured out how to fix the front but the back is throwing me for a loop. The previous owner cut the back fender short and changed the to all in one turn,brake,parking lights on the fender. So now I have to figure out how to get it have separate turn and brake lights. Here is a picture of how it is now. Any help would really be appreciated

[Image: bike_zps863ab376.jpg]

I can't post clickable links apparently. please add http:// in front of the img.
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05-03-2013, 12:11 PM,
#2
RE: New To the Forum and to motorcycles
Here is the picture for you. You can't post pics until you have 25 posts

[Image: bike_zps863ab376.jpg]
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05-03-2013, 12:14 PM,
#3
RE: New To the Forum and to motorcycles
Welcome to the forums

It may be that his lighting is using a module to direct the voltage to different lights. Look under seat or along wire harness for a solid state module. If there is one, it should have wiring coming from it to the different lights. You might need to remove the module and put back factory wiring. This is just a good guess, but it could be the problem.

DocLubo
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05-03-2013, 12:18 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-03-2013, 12:19 PM by redmanll34.)
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RE: New To the Forum and to motorcycles
(05-03-2013, 12:14 PM)DocLubo Wrote: Welcome to the forums

It may be that his lighting is using a module to direct the voltage to different lights. Look under seat or along wire harness for a solid state module. If there is one, it should have wiring coming from it to the different lights. You might need to remove the module and put back factory wiring. This is just a good guess, but it could be the problem.

DocLubo

It def. has the module I did find that, but what I cant figure out is the actual light fixtures and what will "work" on the bike now that the fender has been cut short. Mounting the "mustache" braket doesn't seem like an option because that part was removed off the fender.

Unfortunatly I do car electronics for a job so the wiring is going to the easy part.
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05-03-2013, 12:23 PM,
#5
RE: New To the Forum and to motorcycles
It really has to be an add on wiring module. Best bet is a OEM wiring setup and adding a brake light. For the space given something to the effect of http://www.chromeglow.com/catalog.asp?pr...prevnext=1 will be a quick fix or maybe some LED strip lights!

Welcome to the forums!
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05-03-2013, 12:49 PM,
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RE: New To the Forum and to motorcycles
(05-03-2013, 12:23 PM)Linden Wrote: It really has to be an add on wiring module. Best bet is a OEM wiring setup and adding a brake light. For the space given something to the effect of http://www.chromeglow.com/catalog.asp?pr...prevnext=1 will be a quick fix or maybe some LED strip lights!

Welcome to the forums!

I've been searching but can't find them. I was thinking I could do a simple licence plate/brake light set up. and fender mounted turn signals (like the ones on there but a little bigger) Does anyone carry fender monted signals that will fit that hole.

That way i don't have to drill into my fender at all.
Thanks for everyones input so far!
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05-03-2013, 02:10 PM,
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Re: New To the Forum and to motorcycles
If your referring to putting turn signals in the same place the old are just go on amazon! Got my bullet signals for I think 25 $

By chance did my link before not work for you? I gave a link to a website that sells a smaller LED brake light for your setup, however, yes you would need to drill fender to mount! But with that brake light and using turn signals in same locations all holed will be covered.

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05-03-2013, 02:24 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-03-2013, 02:29 PM by redmanll34.)
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RE: New To the Forum and to motorcycles
(05-03-2013, 02:10 PM)Linden Wrote: If your referring to putting turn signals in the same place the old are just go on amazon! Got my bullet signals for I think 25 $

By chance did my link before not work for you? I gave a link to a website that sells a smaller LED brake light for your setup, however, yes you would need to drill fender to mount! But with that brake light and using turn signals in same locations all holed will be covered.

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It did work, but I don't see how it will work being as the fender was cut where the org brake light was located plus I don't have the org brake light to modify, as it says it uses the org casing.

I'm new to this all so I may seem a little confused and such, just trying to get my bearings!

Thank you for your help

Do you know off hand the lights you purchased from amazon?
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05-03-2013, 03:11 PM,
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RE: New To the Forum and to motorcycles
Sounds like you just need a temp brake light to get past inspection. Use after market light that meets state reg's. Fab a bracket from aluminum strip ( avail at Home Depot, Lowes or hardware store. 2 ninety degree bends on each end to off set so you can attach after market brake light.
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05-03-2013, 04:31 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-03-2013, 04:32 PM by Linden.)
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Re: New To the Forum and to motorcycles
The brake light in the link simply put over your license plate on the fender she'll fit lol and ill go look up my signals right quick for your. But let's break this dOwn. Are you looking to go street legal in MA or simply get bye to pass?

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009Q06LIA...-2&pi=SL75

Mine

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05-03-2013, 05:00 PM,
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RE: New To the Forum and to motorcycles
(05-03-2013, 04:31 PM)Linden Wrote: The brake light in the link simply put over your license plate on the fender she'll fit lol and ill go look up my signals right quick for your. But let's break this dOwn. Are you looking to go street legal in MA or simply get bye to pass?

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009Q06LIA...-2&pi=SL75

Mine

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Thank you for the link! I'm a brand new rider, only thing before this is riding dirtbikes, so I think it would be smart of me to be street legal just for visibility reasons.

At the same time I don't want to majorly change the back end of the bike so I am torn.

I'm going to order the turn signals you linked and think over the brake light issue for a day
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05-03-2013, 05:10 PM,
#12
Re: New To the Forum and to motorcycles
Now realize those turn signals are slightly very slightly larger them what you have now but they are signals only lol

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05-03-2013, 05:15 PM,
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RE: New To the Forum and to motorcycles
(05-03-2013, 05:10 PM)Linden Wrote: Now realize those turn signals are slightly very slightly larger them what you have now but they are signals only lol

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The guy failed the back because Ma says that "all in one" are not street legal. So switching over to just turns and brake lights will be ok. Hopefully
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05-03-2013, 05:39 PM,
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Re: New To the Forum and to motorcycles
Now realize those turn signals are slightly very slightly larger them what you have now but they are signals only lol

But yea if I were you I'd get some turn signals (mine or find other that suit you) get that brake Light and a new wiring harness to get back to stock-ish setup(ill look that up for you now)

Any help you need with wiring diagrams let us know ill sure we could find you one!

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05-23-2013, 05:01 PM,
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RE: New To the Forum and to motorcycles
Passed! They let me keep the rear lights as they were as long as I added a seperate park/brake lamp (re wired everything because there were far to many t-taps, soldered everything in now). The front I just threw on the popcicle lights and I was good to go. Now I just wish it wasn't raining. Again thanks for the help every one

Tom
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