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Created February 29, 2012
Last modified February 29, 2012
Tags brake-light   cafe-racer   lighting   motorcycle   tail-light  


Quick sketch of the circuitry involved in wiring a new tail light and brake light on most motorcycles or cafe racers. Includes running light circuit.


One of my spring projects is to re-wire my wife's old Yamaha. I figure I'll just scrap the stock wiring and run my own.

This is a circuit of my own creation. I sketched it mostly as a way to think out loud regarding the wiring of her tail light. This light is wired 70's-style, with a common ground (the frame of the bike) and only positive DC current carried through the actual wires.


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