good write up. thanks for posting.
Washbrook - I'll start by saying I can't help you on the wiring. However, I fully agree with your "safety lights", a friend of mine has the HD Daymaker Reflector Fog lights on his Ultra and they provide great oncoming visibility. They make the bike appear much larger and wider to opposing traffic. They are made of quality materials, but they are expensive and have the HD logo on them. So I've been looking around for some other manufacturer's light to mount on the highway bars and I like these very much. I especially like the integrated turn signal of the XK. I'm interested in seeing daytime pictures of your finished installation.I run what I call "safety lights" on all my bikes, basically small spot lights on my engine bars to help increase my visibility to all oncoming traffic. They usually work great.
With my recent purchase of a 2017 Indian Roadmaster I proposed to do the same but could not find a way to make the ones I normally use look good on the bike so I purchased and fitted the XK Glow brand Chrome Motorcycle Highway Bar Switchback Driving Lights DRL Turnsignal. These look great and actually pump out a lot of light for enhancing my visibility. The added benefit that come with these is that they can be tied into the turn signals and according to their mounting instructions the wiring for turns should be a simple wire going to a positive off the turn signals. Whilst the actual lights themselves are working, I am usually good at following step by step instructions on fitting most things, I cannot seem to get the turns to work with the factory turn signals. I have found the right wiring harness set up behind the Headlight Bezel and tried both wires without success.
Has anyone purchased these lights and fitted them to their Indian and if so can you offer suggestions on what I am doing wrong.
I have not had the time as yet. I have purchased several relays and need to work out how best to make them work.Very, very nice! This definitely peaked my interest! Did you ever get the turn signal light working?
I was reading a thread on another site about can bus and came across this interesting post,I wonder if the turn signals have constant 12V+ and the flash is controlled by turning off and on the 12-
Checking with you a year later, did you ever get the blinker function of the XKglow lights incorporated into the bike's electrical system? Are you still happy with them overall?I actually messaged XK and am still waiting on a response. I guess they put in the too hard basket. I am starting to think that the benefit may outweigh the effort.
I'd like to hear what your mechanic finds out.Short answer, no. Funny that you ask though as I am getting some work done on the bike and asked my mechanic to have a look at it if he gets time. Still happy with the lights, they help the bike stand out in traffic.
So, any updates on the XK directional wiring?It will be a while. I am having the Lloyd'z 121" Big Bore Kit done to the RM, maybe 4 - 6 weeks.