Dual burn LED mod

  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    1 year ago
    Hey, a question for one of lecky types, I got a Stedi 7" LED from Repco for my 2016 softail slim, my headlight was crap, low beam wasn't worth a c##t full of cold water and they had these in stock for $200, gave me a discount and I paid $182 so that was cool. 
    Seeing as the the HD stuff and some of the JW speaker lights are dual burn I got to thinking about how/if I could mod this light to keep low beam on with high beam but only low beam on when you select low beam, bike is canbus but I don't think the headlight is monitored because I have blown globes before and no codes set.
    So my question is could I use a diode to link the high and low beam circuits to facilitate the above or would I need two to stop any feed going back to the low beam side of the switch when high beam is on?
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    1 year ago
    Asked on HTT, and this is how it's done, diodes would work but a relay is even easier it would seem.

    Got to edit this, as Gazza pointed out on HTT most relays of this type are diode protected these days so 85 would be earth and 86 would be power. 
  • 408
    408
    1 year ago

    Nice diagram
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    1 year ago
    Haha, freehand ain't real steady
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    1 year ago
    Been for a couple of night jaunts to suss out the light and have come to the conclusion that there is going to be no noticeable difference in light output having low beam on with high, the way the light is set up with the fillers takes care of it, and, when you tip it into corners a focused patch of light fills the lean dead spot, again it's the way it's set up, not extra bulbs lighting up, if it lasts a couple years I'm thinking it's a bargain good light, nothing in the literature says anything about how they have done what, bugs were atrocious but got a couple of pics sitting still.
  • Hilly
    Hilly
    19 days ago
    Update on this Stedi light, can no longer recommend them for a Harley, the vibration has shaken the park light loose in the the housing, being sealed there is no way to resecure it, still works but not what you want in a headlight.