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« on: December 31, 2010, 10:13:16 AM »

I convinced my wife I needed anew set of Clearwater Lights, and Clearwater agreed to sell to me at the 15% discounted price through the FJRforums group buy.

So Santa dropped a set off for me under the tree this year! Evidently, I have been a good boy! Lol

Installation was pretty much straight forward, but where the connectors attach to the FJR wiring harness can be a son of a bitch to get to. I doesn't help my garage is 20 degrees F when I did my install job.

Here is a pic of my wiring work in progress. What you dont see are the connectors to the headlight relay under the speedometer cluster. That is where I had all of my issues at.  

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2010, 10:53:00 AM »

Very nice - I really want me a set of those Smile

And why didn't you just pull the cluster? Is it hard on the FJR? Pretty easy on my bike, two screws, then pull it out of the retaining grommets, and remove the electrical plug from the back.
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2010, 10:57:33 AM »

"Installation was pretty much straight forward, but where the connectors attach to the FJR wiring harness can be a son of a bitch to get to. I doesn't help my garage is 20 degrees F when I did my install job."

Now, see, if you'd installed some god-fearing halogens, there would been plenty of heat to warm your fingers during the job.

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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010, 12:37:24 PM »


Very nice - I really want me a set of those Smile

And why didn't you just pull the cluster? Is it hard on the FJR? Pretty easy on my bike, two screws, then pull it out of the retaining grommets, and remove the electrical plug from the back.


All of the cowling has to come off to access the screw that is in the center of the dash. The screw and then it is still a bitch to get to that screw
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2010, 01:13:07 PM »

I've recently had my first experience with the fairing on my FJR. What a PITA. Takes some of the joy out of the bike. County?

I do like those lights though.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2011, 06:44:27 PM »

What harness do you have this attached to? I wired a pair of LED driving lights on the FJR and wired them up with a switched relay to a waterproof switch on the fairing near the battery and power right from the battery. The relay is tucked in the airing behind the battery. I hesitate to add anything to the FJR wiring harness that draws amps due to the ground spider issues reported on the web.
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2011, 08:16:41 PM »

I followed the Clearwater installation instrctions. they had me hook into a 5 wire headlight relay that is behind the instrument cluster. So far no issues...

Here is the install link: http://www.clearwaterlights.com/downloads/Yamaha%20FJR%20v4.0.pdf

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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2011, 09:20:40 PM »

Ah see, I bought a set of the ADV monsters and basically you pay your money and figure out the wiring yourself. Not a difficult job though.  Smile
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