Originally posted by Buck Lovell on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 in Buck Lovell’s – American Biker Blog
CYCLE VISIONS ELIMINATOR
LED TAIL LIGHT AND TURN SIGNALS KEEP YOU SAFE AND LOOK GOOD DOING IT!
If you’re looking to clean up the look of the rear fender of your Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide, Cycle Visions “Eliminator” tail light slash turn signal unit is one of the best ways to get that job done, and still have legal rear fender lighting. Not only is the Cycle Visions Eliminator unit much brighter than the stock tail light, it also has a strobe effect (3-to-4 flashes) that are initiated when the brakes are applied. The strobe effect “wakes up” the drivers of following vehicles. This helps avoid rear end collisions when a following driver may not be paying attention. It is so easy to install, a caveman can do it, so I did it myself. Watch as I take less than 45 minutes to clean up the rear fender, while providing a margin of safety when riding in traffic. Thank you Cycle Visions. Cycles Vision has several different Eliminator applications including Softail and HD touring models. See you local Cycle Visions dealer or contact Cycle Visions direct at:
Cycle Visions. 4263 Taylor Street San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 295-7800
This is what the stock taillight and turn signals look like on Harley-Davidson’s 20120 Dyna Glide (last year of the Super Glide model)
Remove the seat. Locate the rear fender wiring harness (tail light-turn / turn signals). Separate the plug(s) and apply dielectric grease to the metal connectors.
Plug the Cycle Vision “equalizer” component in-line (between the connectors) with the rear fender wiring harness.
This “load equalizer” will allow the LEDs of the Cycle Vision tail light and turn signals to operate properly with the stock electrics.
Loosen the screws holding the OE tail light in place. Then unplug the turn signal input cables and the tail light input cables.
Loosen the hardware and remove the OE taillight bezel.
Install the Cycle Vision taillight base plate using the hardware included in the kit.
Apply dielectric grease to ALL metal connectors in the rear fender wiring harness. Then plug the harness into the Cycle Visions tail light assembly and tuck the plug up into the base plate.
Fit the license plate and the tail light/turn signal module onto the Cycle Visions Eliminator base plate.
Tighten the four screws into the countersunk holes of the base plate from the rear.
This is what you should see when you are finished. A SUPER clean tail light turn signal area, that is brighter than stock. The Eliminator also has a “flash” function that strobes the tail light 4 times when the brake are first applied. The strobe effect “wakes up” the drive of any following vehicle.
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