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Installation of Smithabusa's Launch/Shift Light...

well I'm hoping this lil baby will make my launches and shifting more consistent ...

It's totally programmable:
you can set your RPM for your launch anywhere from 3k to 15.7k in 100 rpm increments, with an adj window range of 100 - 3K rpm for staying illuminated.
you can set your RPM for your shifting anywhere from 3k to 15.7k in 100 rpm increments.

Greg was so generous as to send me his new Launch and Shift LED Light set up before Christmas... 8)

He promised it would be easy to install and shouldnt' take more than 20 minutes...

Greg was FAST with getting me the kit to include a CD with PDF files for installation and instructions AND the ENTIRE Service Manual... FABULOUS! Only down side was I had to leave shortly after the product arrived. So I was not able to install it right away...

Well with the bike here at my place I was finally able to get at it last night... The instructions were very detailed and the photos made it a breeze to follow...

I had the half of the job done in a matter of a couple minutes.. and would have been done shortly after except I couldn't find the ground and power clip to connect to... after 15 minutes of looking and finally giving up I called Greg and we discovered that I'd NOT find those wires cuz the Nose of the bike had been removed ... (the body work and tank are at the painters I brought the bike home nekkid) sooo after all that I coudlnt' go any further LOL.. if I had the nose I could have had this job done in half the time Greg estimated.

Following are pics to illustrate JUST HOW EASY IT WAS... or IS....

thank again Greg.. you're the best...! can't wait to finish hookin it up later... will post up vid of it's operation once it's all back together...

bike before anything was changed...

Opening Wire Harness Wrap to locate the two wires to attach the quick clips to..

Feed the launch/shift light wires for the RPM Switch behind harness leaving the blue and green ones hanging free and the black and red ones towards the front of the bike ...

snap one of the red clips securely to the Yellow wire with Blue Tracer (I had to use some pliers to squeeze it hard enough to snap it closed) then attach the push tab from the green wire to the red quick clip.


Then locate the Black wire with Yellow Tracer and attach the other red quick clip securely ...


Then attach the push tab from the remaining blue wire to the red quick clip.

Now your tach and clutch signal wires are connected and ready to wrap back up.

Power and Ground connector is ready to plug into the 2 pin connector located inside the nose near the right turn signal... (which I did not have on the bike at this time)

ensure your wire is loose enough to reach completely around and to the other side...


secure the RPM switch with zip ties provided by Greg...


Use black electrical tape to secure the harness wrap you opened up previously and then use zip ties to secure loose wires to the harness.


secure the clutch relay with zip ties to cluster of wires


and this leaves the last step... placement of the LED Light Cluster itself using the optional bracket with self sticking velcro tabs...


and it's as easy as THAT!
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Re: Installation of Smithabusa's Launch/Shift Light...

Nice write up. Would like to see some pics if possible. And let us know how it works - once winter is over that is.
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Re: Installation of Smithabusa's Launch/Shift Light...

uh oh.. there was suppose to be pics LOL

now it wont' let me upload any...?? says I'm maxed on my files size of attachements...??

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Re: Installation of Smithabusa's Launch/Shift Light...

well here then.. go to this thread... there are pics there...

Installation of Smithabusa's Launch/Shift Light...

sorry...

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