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Bussed Electrical System?

I am ordering a set of Motolights and the dealer asked me if my 2004 LT has a "bussed electrical system". I searched here, read a lot of different threads on lights, accessory lights and electrical items, but couldn't find the answer. I know next to nothing about electrical so any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Bussed Electrical System?

If they mean the CanBus system, the LT does not have that system as of yet and I doubt that it will get it at all. To much reengineering to be done.

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I am not sure what he means. When I looked up bus electrical system on google, it said a bussed electrical center is a power and signal distribution device in which electrical switching and circuit protection components are combined into one package. A bus often takes the form of an array of wires that terminate at a connector which allows a device to be plugged into the bus. I guess the dealer wants to know for hooking up the lights, i.e., possibly plugging into the connector with the lights wiring would make it easy to install. I am just guessing at this, but from other posts I have read and advise on wiring up accessory lighting I am also now guessing that the bike does not have a bussed system. If anyone else can shed light(pardon the pun) on this, great.


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The LT does not utilize CAN-bus technology. I'm assuming that's what they mean by a "bussed electrical system". I think that's a very safe assumption.

Quite frankly, I don't understand the difference. I'm using the same Motolights on my '06 GT (that has CAN-bus) than I did on my '02 LT that did not have CAN-bus. Hhmmn...
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This diagram may help you...


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Re: Bussed Electrical System?

Many thanks Messenger 13, the diagaram helps, even though I am electricially challenged. My brother works in electronics so I will get him to do all the work hooking up. I take it you like the Motolights? From all reports that I have read, they are very good.


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Many thanks Messenger 13, the diagaram helps, even though I am electricially challenged. My brother works in electronics so I will get him to do all the work hooking up. I take it you like the Motolights? From all reports that I have read, they are very good.
You're welcome. Glad to help.

I love the quality of Motolights, as well as the customer service they offer. Second to none!!!

As for their functionality, they offer being seen probably as much if not more than illuminating the road. I highly recommend converting your low-beam to HID if you haven't done so already. With an HID low-beam and the Motolights, you've got a winning combination.
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Re: Bussed Electrical System?

Thanks again, I know the previous owner changed the headlight to something that he said was the best, I can't remember what it was, but HID sounds like it, although I thought he said he converted high and low, but I could be wrong. I will find out soon as he told me the high was burned out and would need changing. As soon as the snow melts enough so I can get at the bike I will find out.
Thanks once more for all the help, I am going to order the Motolights now.


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Great idiot-gram, Joe. Even I can't screw that up!

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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