Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Re: just bob's running light relays?
Relays are NOT needed to make the saddlebag lights operate as running lights and turn signals. The trick is how you wire it--no special parts needed.
Connect the hot wire from the saddlebag lights to the hot wire on the taillight.
Connect the ground wire from the saddlebag lights to the HOT wire on the turn signal light. Yes, the HOT wire. The saddlebag light will ground through the filament of the turn signal bulb when it's off. When the turn signal is on, it breaks the circuit to the saddlebag light so it blinks alternately with the taillight.
I've been making the saddlebag lights for about 5 years now--since Bob stopped making it. This is how my instructions say to wire it. If you have any questions, let me know.
Unfortunately, making the kits for this is very labor intensive so i've decided to stop producing this kit. If you want to see the instructions, they're online in the Discontinued Products section of my web site. I think Raffy still has a few left if you're interested.
Also, there is a document in the Support section that explains in detail how the saddlebag lights are wired. This may be helpful to you.
Salt Lake City, UT
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