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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-23-2007, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Angry melting signals!

Hey guys, just wondering if anyone can tell me what would cause my front signals from Comp Werkes to melt. I had them installed by the dealer , i have had them on for about a month and they were fine up until i took a road trip where the bike was running for probably 5 hours solid. My theory is that these lights aren't meant to be wired as running lights to stay on all the time, i figure they probably have a high watt bulb so they flash bright but if they are left on too long they will get pretty hot,hot enough to melt the plastic casing, the instructions that came with the lights say that if using a single filament light on a dual filament system to leave the running light wire on the bike disconnected and vice versa. so i figure either this lights are [email protected]#! garbage or the shop wired them incorrectly. If anyone has any knowledge on this let me know what you think.

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Re: melting signals!

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...My theory is that these lights aren't meant to be wired as running lights to stay on all the time...
Hmm, gotta say I've never seen a bike with running lights. Is this a common thing in the States??




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Hmm, gotta say I've never seen a bike with running lights. Is this a common thing in the States??
Yep, got them on my Hardley and Beemer! use them all the time.

Far as melting... They are prolly not meant to stay on all the time. Change the blubs to ~30w and your problem should go away! I'll bet the ones you have are around 40-45watts and that will melt plastic..... Or they are wired wrong series vs. //

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I took the bike back to the shop they replaced the lights and unhooked the running lights should be good now.

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