Introduction: EZ-EL Wire Red Vintage Motorcycle Step-By-Step Tutorial

This vintage red motorcycle is rimmed with flashing red LED lights. Definitely a head turner for night riders.

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1. (1) EZ-EL LED Wire kit
2. (1) EZ-EL Battery Kit
3. (3) LED light strips
4. (4) LED Extension cords
5. (2) Y-Cable
6. (1 Box) Alcohol Swabs
7. Motorcycle!

Step 1: Safety Precautions and Light Testing

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As a safety precaution, disconnect the battery of the motorcycle (located under the seat).
Note: Don't burn out the battery with the LED Lights.

If the wires and the strip doesn't light during connection, turn the LED connectors over. Afterwards, connect them to the battery.
Don't force the input and output connectors, they will work once they are properly connected together.

Step 2: Designing the LED Pattern

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Layout the LED Strip on the side of the motorcycle or hold out the LED strip for design ideas.

Note: Before installing the LED lights, plan out the design in order to know the length of the wire.

Step 3: Cleaning and Installing LED Light

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Wipe down

Before mounting the LED wire, wipe the area down with alcohol wipes in order to remove any dirt or residue.

Putting LED lights on
The mounting process begins under the hood of the wheel. Start off by peeling the protective vinyl of the LED strip. Continue this as you go along the hood of the tire. As shown in the picture.

Note: Make sure that the area where the LED strips are going to be placed are clean. A cleans allows the LED strip to stick properly.

Step 4: LED Extension Cable

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Run the LED strip and extension cables along the frame until you reach the battery.

Step 5: Zip Tie Cables

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Once the connections are done, use the zip tie to secure the excess wire ad place them inside of the bike pouch.

Note: Make sure all connections and zip ties are secured and clean.

Step 6: Connect Cables to Battery

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"Control Box"
Connect the wires to the control box and then place it under the seat. Make sure it is secure and hide it away from exposure due to possible water damage.

Now connect the control box to the battery by connecting the outputs and inputs to the corresponding colors (black to black, red to red).

Step 7: Final Look

Once all of the connections are complete, go ahead and use the wireless remote to light up your bike!
!#@POW!@#! Now you've got your own light show!

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hicecilia (author)2012-07-13

Really diggin' this one! Vintage with a modern twist, love it.

Dream Dragon (author)2012-06-24

I like your style, it's quite subtle, but really effective.

ezelwire (author)Dream Dragon2012-06-26

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy it!

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