At this point I'm almost done with the wiring for the lights. I
start putting the gas tank back on the bike. I follow the same
directions used to remove the tank except in reverse order.
*** WARNING ***
The throttle cable doesn't have a lot of slack to it. Make sure
it's free of obstruction and can move easily when the handle bar is
push to its limits towards the left and right. Also, you'll want
to make sure the throttle connector at the engine end is not loose and
is solidly attached. If the cable appears a little loose, push
the rubber cover up the throttle cable to expose the throttle cable
connector and push the connector into it's housing. If you hear a
click, it's secure and you can push the rubber cover back on. You
will also want to verify this end of the connector didn't come loose
once the tank is on and bolted to the chassis. There's nothing
like having your engine rev as you make an extreme turn to the
Again, I recommend you double, triple, if not quadruple check to make
sure the throttle cable is free of obstructions when the tank is back
Throttle cable, connector housing/cover, and connector.
Did I mention that you should check this when the tank is back on?
Now it is time to connect
all electrical wires, but before I connect the negative terminal wire,
I connect red light
lead wire to the positive terminal on the battery.
Once the positive power lead is secure, I put the red positive
lead cover back over the lead and then proceed to connect the negative
terminal. Before you put all the panels, fairings, and seats back
on, you will want to start up the bike to make sure it's operating
correctly. Give it a couple of revs for good measure.
Again, this is a good time to check and make sure the throttle cable is
happy by turning the handle bar to the maximum left and right. If
you hear revving without you rolling the throttle, you've got a problem
with the throttle cable and should pull the gas tank and make sure
the throttle cable is properly connected and clear of
leave the engine running too long as this will heat up the engine and
you'll have to wait for it to cool down before pulling the gas tank ...
I made a decision a while back to NOT mount the light where the
Wunderlich instructions has specified. I resolved to mount the
light on the front forks. In this way I have light wherever I
turn the bike. In order to mount these lights on the fork I had
to fabricate a light mount for the forks. Here is what I came up
with. The red pieces in the mounting bracket are (once again),
the 3M double sided mounting tape. What can I say, I love that
stuff. At this point I still need
to fabricate a second part to this bracket in order to complete the
For me there are two reasons to mount the light in this way: 1)
I like the light to follow me when I turn the bike, 2) I have a
Touratech lexan light protector that is using the turn signal light
mount as a means to hold the protector on. Installing the
exactly where they had specified would mean messing around with both
the signal lights and the light protector. Way too much work if
you ask me. That's why I decided to mount the flood lights on the
Here are some shots of the lights power leads coming down the front
I had put duct tape on the leads thinking I was going to ride my bike
to work the next day with the
leads dangling. I'm glad I decided not to ride.