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Old 04-09-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Air Ride, LED Signals, LED Brake Light - Load Equalizer?

I'm fairly decent with the mechanical stuff but not with wiring. I bought Arnott Air Ride, Kellerman 1000 LED turn signals (4 total), and Shin Yo brake/license plate light. I know I need a load equalizer but I'm not sure what that entails. Can someone shed some light on this for me, please? Thanks!
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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One standard turn signal load equalizer at all four points. Connect one side to positive and the other to negative on each light. Done


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Old 04-09-2013, 08:04 PM   #3
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Is it a difficult installation? Any recommendations as to which equalizer to use?
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:05 PM   #4
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The air ride is pretty simple, other than the dump solenoid wires are not perfectly addressed in the directions. One ground to a frame bolt and the other to the positive lead for it. Doesn't matter which wire.


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Old 04-09-2013, 08:13 PM   #5
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Its pretty easy, connect each side of the load resistor to the two wires when you connect the new turn signals. +/- doesnt matter to the load resistor. I used these for my front turn signal on my F.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-09-2013, 08:23 PM   #6
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Awesome, I appreciate the help!
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:25 PM   #7
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Have fun, I've run out of things to mod. Lol


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Old 04-10-2013, 08:05 AM   #8
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...I know I need a load equalizer but I'm not sure what that entails. Can someone shed some light on this for me, please?...
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One standard turn signal load equalizer at all four points. Connect one side to positive and the other to negative on each light. Done ...
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Its pretty easy, connect each side of the load resistor to the two wires when you connect the new turn signals. +/- doesnt matter to the load resistor. I used these for my front turn signal on my F. ...
Why one at each signal? The TSM/TSSM/HFSM has only one flash circuit for each side (the front and rear light are powered by the same circuit) so only two load equalizers (= ballast resistors) are needed; one for the right and one for the left. Also, those Oracle lighting RX2450W6RF ballast resistors are only 6 ohms. Using two of these on each side results in a 3 ohm load (= twice the current). This will work but you're stressing the circuits.

Also, why would you need a load equalizer for the VRSCF? It comes from the factory with LED signals and has front and rear turn signal modules that perform the load equalizing function.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:18 AM   #9
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Damn I didn't think, one for each side should be sufficient but depends on the bike. I removed my front turn signals mirrors and had to compensate for the computer to stop yelling at me. But from playing around with different front turn signals on my bike. To correctly balance the computer for other LED signals smaller then the big stock mirrors I had to add this load resistor for 4-Way flashers to work correctly.
The computer has one flash circuit but can read individual consumption per turn signal. If he is going to order put them on it would be trial an error if he needed two or four depending on if the consumption from the other lights are enough.


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Old 04-10-2013, 08:38 AM   #10
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Kellerman suggest to add turn signals and check for operation. If load resistance is needed. These are tiny lights and should require resistors.


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My bike is an 09 VRSCDX with all current stock components (electrical, that is)
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left and right signal circuit is from front to back the same wire. no separate outputs. so a equilizer per side is needed. 6 (5,6 or 6,8) ohms is barely enough and 3 (3,3) is low but not too much. when calculated it results in a pretty high current but the tssm needs that to not tthrow a fault code.
(with two strong diodes it's even possible to have only one resistor like i did)


the circuit that would compensate for the leds in the muscle is in the tail light itself . (I know because i have one totally apart). front equilizers are in the modules that are fixed to the mirrors. i believe these are under the wings or front covers.
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