how/passing lamps with high beams on - Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-11-2010, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: kennesaw, Ga
Posts: 65
how/passing lamps with high beams on

Have an 09 FLHT, how do I wire for passing lamps to stay on all even with High beams,
The reason I ask is I just installed a head amp flasher for day time driving. It runs in the high beam mode, which shuts down passing lamps.
mca1989 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-11-2010, 04:42 PM
100k Harley,100kBMW
 
Biker1boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 258
Cool Hi beam with Auxiliary lamps on

I would study the wiring diagram for possibilities. Keeping in mind that doubling up the current on one 15 Amp fuse may be excessive. On the other hand, a relay may open the ground on the auxiliary lamps when the high beam is switched on, this could be changed. There is probably more than one way to achieve this challenge. Wish I had an '09 wiring diagram. I've wondered the same thing before.
Biker1boy is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-12-2010, 05:49 AM
Retired citizen
 
SCHMIDTYS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pt. Wash.,WI
Posts: 14,672
The passing lamps get their power from the headlamp low beam wire at the headlamp connector . You can swap the passing lamp wire to the high beam so the passing lamps will be on in the high beam mode but will be off in the low beam mode . If you want the passing lamps on any time you switch them on you'll need to power them from a different source , the accy. connector under the seat would be one place but a relay should be wired into the circuit . Also there's a separate power and ground wire taped to the headlamp wire harness that could be used , they have rubber covers on their connectors that will get removed .

Disclaimer : Don't believe anything I say unless you are absolutely sure that I know what I'm talking about .
SCHMIDTYS is online now  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2010, 06:30 AM
Retired citizen
 
SCHMIDTYS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pt. Wash.,WI
Posts: 14,672
Not much to do at my shop yesterday so I sat down with an '05 factory service manual to figure out the simpelest and safest way to put the touring passing lamps on their own circuit independant of the headlamp function .
If anyone is interested do a shout out and I'll post the procedure .

Disclaimer : Don't believe anything I say unless you are absolutely sure that I know what I'm talking about .
SCHMIDTYS is online now  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2010, 07:14 AM
STAND AND FIGHT!
 
Nathang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: N-Dallas rural
Posts: 9,632
Images: 223
Quote:
I just installed a head lamp flasher for day time driving.
IMHO you should take that back off and throw it away.

They piss me off, and many others here have said the same thing.

... and if you wind up getting the driving lights to do it too,

I'd expect to eventually get a beatin' if I was you.



.

Once you establish yourself as an eccentric,
you rarely have to explain your actions.
Nathang is online now  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2010, 08:05 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: nc
Posts: 40
Images: 4
My local dealer ordered me a set of fog lamps (68913-98b) for my FLHRC. I had tried several aftermarket ones and they didn't last. So far these are lasting. On the left side my bike had a dummy toggle switch, maybe all Kings have one and that is what they used to wire mine in except he went straight to battery. He put the relay in the cover with the toggle switch and they stay on with that switch and it doesn't matter if you are useing reg or bright lights if that toggle is on there on.
kellyb140 is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2010, 08:14 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: nc
Posts: 40
Images: 4
Get you aset of HD #68913-98b. Use the toggle switch across from spot lamps. My dealer used that switch and put relay inside the cover. Run wire to any hot and it will work whether in low or high beam. Mine is on a FLHRC and my wife has a Heritage but you will have to order a toggle switch if you want to match it. No promblems so far.
kellyb140 is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2010, 08:19 AM
2010 Heritage
 
Rossco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,198
Images: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathang View Post
IMHO you should take that back off and throw it away.

They piss me off, and many others here have said the same thing.

... and if you wind up getting the driving lights to do it too,

I'd expect to eventually get a beatin' if I was you.



.

I agree. May as well just ride with an reflective orange vest with a big X on it. At least one wouldn't look quite as retarded. Just my opinion on those things. Nothing personal aimed at anybody who uses them.
Rossco is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 06:23 PM
DILLIGAF
 
elvislives's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: " Just left the building "
Posts: 688
Images: 4
Garage
Seen that the other day passing a guy with it in his bike. i thought something was wrong but now i know different, it is a little annoy.... to each there own i guess.
elvislives is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome