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Anyone upgrade their tail light or add additional lights. I think the Scout's tail light is mounted kind of low, maybe for the cool look. I'm also very aware of some Forum members adding lights to the license plate bracket, but that's even lower than our low mounted tail light. Thanks in advance for any suggestions on mounting a light up a bit higher, even to the passenger backrest. A recommendation on the brand of light would also be great as I understand not all lights are compatible with our bike. Be safe!
 

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Anyone upgrade their tail light or add additional lights. I think the Scout's tail light is mounted kind of low, maybe for the cool look. I'm also very aware of some Forum members adding lights to the license plate bracket, but that's even lower than our low mounted tail light. Thanks in advance for any suggestions on mounting a light up a bit higher, even to the passenger backrest. A recommendation on the brand of light would also be great as I understand not all lights are compatible with our bike. Be safe!
I think lower is better since a driver approaching from behind will have the effect of thinking the taillight is closer.
 

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Check out the Vololights thread. I installed them and they work well.
 

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Check out Hyper-lites. Fairly easy install and work well.
Very true. Have one on my Red Bullet as I felt to brake lights on the Scout were a little dull. Some of the guys posted vids of themselves racing round the streets and that's when I thought I needed to do something. Very happy with the Hyper Lites and the comments I have had from other bikers here.
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Check out the Vololights thread. I installed them and they work well.
Very good also but a little bit more complicated to install I heard. But hey, if you're a dab hand on the electrical front they could be your baby.
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Very good also but a little bit more complicated to install I heard. But hey, if you're a dab hand on the electrical front they could be your baby.
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Actually, quite simple to install. Just posi tap them right into the +/- license plate lamp wires. Biggest pain is bundling them back up under the fender.
 

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Actually, quite simple to install. Just posi tap them right into the +/- license plate lamp wires. Biggest pain is bundling them back up under the fender.
Yeah I used posi taps or locks or posi connects also. Alos discovered afterwards it is much easier to remove the guard/fender to do the wiring.
 

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Thought I'd say that my issue with Vololights is that before I thought of adding extra lights I'd added an Arlen Ness plate
frame for $70 and wanted to keep it. The Hyper-lites worked out fine for my needs.
 

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Hello docbuck, I installed the vololights on my Scout, can you tell me what color wire's you spliced into for the electric hook up?
It is a white wire going to the license plate light. It takes some time to isolate but the job is straight forward after.
 

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Hello docbuck, I installed the vololights on my Scout, can you tell me what color wire's you spliced into for the electric hook up?
You didn't get fitting instructions, wiring diagram?
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You didn't get fitting instructions, wiring diagram?
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It comes with simple, general instructions. The key is isolating the white & black wire going to the license plate light (avoid break light wires). The plate light is always on and if you splice in with posi connectors provided the light stays on. It is a pain to re-tape and wire tie the electrical bundle back. Took my 'fumble bunny' hands about an hour.
 

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It comes with simple, general instructions. The key is isolating the white & black wire going to the license plate light (avoid break light wires). The plate light is always on and if you splice in with posi connectors provided the light stays on. It is a pain to re-tape and wire tie the electrical bundle back. Took my 'fumble bunny' hands about an hour.
Thanks for the quick reply, I had the red wire from the vololights spliced to the red on the harness. So the white wire on the harness is the hot wire for the license and the black wire is the ground? Yeah it's a tight spot to work in for sure.
 

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Take a look at the "LED" thread which presents a more detailed discussion of the Skene P3 taillights I just installed. The are super, super bright and I put them on all my bikes. I prove three pictures, the lights "off", the lights as running lights and the lights when the brakes are applied.
 

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Thanks for the quick reply, I had the red wire from the vololights spliced to the red on the harness. So the white wire on the harness is the hot wire for the license and the black wire is the ground? Yeah it's a tight spot to work in for sure.
I had trouble with room , or the lack of when I fitted my hyper light. A little later on when I removed my rear fender I found that it would have been so much easier to do the job with fender off.
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I had trouble with room , or the lack of when I fitted my hyper light. A little later on when I removed my rear fender I found that it would have been so much easier to do the job with fender off.
Alpal
I agree to that, I can get to the wires OK I'm having trouble finding the hot wire to the license plate light?
 

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Hi, Alpal. The fender does not have to be removed to install the Skene P3 lights. Just reach under the fender to remove the light assembly and place the logic module being the light assembly. Easy peasy.
 

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I really like the idea of the Vololights because they are suppose to flash when you are downshifting (decelerating) or stopped. (I like to downshift to slow down before I apply my breaks.) So this would give early warning to drivers behind me that I am slowing. However I have seen one video of them in action and was confused by them. They appeared to flash when up-shifting as well as when down-shifting and whenever the bike hit a bump. If I saw someone driving with this I would think there is something wrong with their lights. I understand there are different sensitivity settings for them but am concerned about their use.

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