I have heard a lot of talk about Tamy's www.totallywiredcycles.com
improved headlight wiring harness. I had a couple relays laying around, and I always have some extra wire, so I decided I would make a new harness for my A18. I ran two wires from the battery to the dash I had made. I connected three fuses to the hot,(pos) wire. On the other wire from two of the fuses I connected a relay. From the relay I put a wire to the plug for the headlight. I cut the plug off the stock wiring harness, took the connectors out of the plug and soldered the wires from the relay to them and then put them back into the plug. I took the stock wires and soldered them to the relay. I took all the ground wires, 1 from the headlight, 1 from the battery, 1 from the stock wires, and 3 from the relays,( the 3rd one is for the 12v power socket for the cell phone charger.) and connected them all to the frame of the bike.
Now I have upgraded the wires to the headlght, running a wire from the battery to a fuse to a realy,(one for the low beam and one for the high beam)to the headlight. Using the stock wires to energize the relay. The results are pretty impressive.
I compaired my A18 amd Marcia's A12 side by side in the garage shinning both headlights on the garage door at night with the lights in the garage off. That is where my helper saved the day. Imagine turning off the lights in the garage and trying to walk over to a motorcycle and find the key in total darkness. Thanks Jordyn!!!!
The A18 with the upgraded wires is on the right side. I DO HAVE AN 80/100 BULB in the A18 and the A12 has the 55/60 stock bulb. So there is some diffrence there too.Top picture is with the low beam on.
This one is with the high beam on.
I got these driving lights from Ruby and Jordyn for my birthday, and the ones I had mounted lower on the forks kept blowing , so I made a bracket and mounted these.
And this is what the garage door looked like with the driving lights on. Without the lights from the bikes the garage is total darkness.
Now I have to make the changes to Marcia's A12, because I want her bike to be safer, or as safe as mine. I think the LED brake light will be the next item on the list.