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PostSubject: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Thu 17 May 2012, 21:38

What is best option for connecting additional wire. Can DennisB still be contacted? I've never been too keen on the tap a wire type connectors.
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Thu 17 May 2012, 22:20

Hi DLynch,
I know there are several other better connectors that a person "should" use when getting into those wiring bundles; however, when I did my Bestem box, I just made sure I had plenty of access to the wires I wanted and used the tap-a-wire units anyway. Of course I checked out the system to make sure it worked okay, and then taped the connector tightly with some good (3M electrician) tape and never looked back. Has been over two years now and no problems.
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Fri 18 May 2012, 00:13

DLynch,

Here is the last post by DennisB:


I tried to add this post yesterday but lost my connection. So here it is again.

To all that would like to purchase Silverwing accessories, PLEASE DO NOT PM ME, contact me at my email address. Now write this down:

dennis.berney@gmail.com

Thank You,

DennisB


You might try this email and see if it is still active. I'm sure he will still make the connector for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Fri 18 May 2012, 07:27

Hi, DLynch!
If you want to make your own, you can get the plastic connector at
http://www.oregonmotorcycleparts.com/connectors.html
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Fri 18 May 2012, 08:04

Thank you very much for the help. Your experience is valuable appreciated by me. I purchased my box after reading the post on our forum and am happy with it. Price on Amazon was good and fast delivery.
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Thu 24 Oct 2013, 15:29

I purchased a new Bestem T-Box-929-LED with extra LED Light strip from Amazon.
I really like the box but the wiring instructions are zilch. I am told it is capable of having the "running light strip" light at all times, and also used as a "brake light" along with the top LED brake light. Has anyone experience on this? I think I can purchase a four wire connector so this will happen. Help anyone? Is this possible to do?
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Sat 26 Oct 2013, 17:19

My bestem - on my Vespa - is wired as a brake light only.  On the Silverwing, I bought an LED strip from customdynamics.com that works well.

BTW, the GIVI box on my wing has been connected with wiretaps since 2003 with no issues.  The LED strip has been connected same way since 2009 without issue also.
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Sat 26 Oct 2013, 18:50

I did get the lights hooked up with the running light LED strip on all of the time and when you brake, the second strip in the running LED becomes a brake light and the top brake light comes on. It is a great box! I ordered it with the liner so the wiring is under the liner as well. It is really a safety item and it really lights up at night and well seen in daytime.
In the front of the box there are slots which I put 1/8 inch chrome strips in. At the automotive store I found a small Honda badge so badged the T-Box on both sides.
If I could post a picture I would do that but can't seem to get that done.
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Sat 26 Oct 2013, 20:58

Hi Dave,

If you would like, I can post a couple of pictures for you. sunny 
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Sat 26 Oct 2013, 21:17

Since we are talking about wiring?

I have the Coocase S48. It has the remote, alarm and the brake lights. Shortly after Bob installed it. The brake/running lights would flicker especially when I hit the bumps in the road. He is good with electrical issues but we haven't been able to figure this issue out. Any ideas? He has tried spraying the contacts. Doesn't help. Been riding with the lights blinking on and off like an alien for some time now. Thank's in advance.
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Sun 27 Oct 2013, 10:50

I fitted some Admore led strips behind the reflectors in the OEM box on my 'wing, used one of Dennis's Perfect connectors.
Running lights on all the time, and good high-level brake lights. Work fine, never had any problems. Credit to Dennis for a good connector, and Admore for a good product.

Graham.
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Sun 27 Oct 2013, 11:29

I have one of Dennis's perfect connectors also. We have it connected to the modulating brake light. Which we also got from Dennis. Do you need more than one connector? We are using a 3 pin connection on the base plate.
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Sun 27 Oct 2013, 12:09

CathyN wrote:
I have one of Dennis's perfect connectors also.  Do you need more than one connector? We are using a 3 pin connection on the base plate.
IIRC, the Admore led's had three wires - running light, brake light and turn signals. UK law doesn't allow red turn signals, so I only wired in the stop and running lights. I taped the other wire out of the way.
Also, modulating brake lights are taboo over here, so I only needed one connector.
Could it be you've got a slightly loose connection in the wiring loom itself, or is the 3-pin connector at fault? (Not as tight a fit as it could be.)

Graham.
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Sun 27 Oct 2013, 13:08

Thanks Graham, I will pass that info onto Bob.
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Mon 28 Oct 2013, 18:59

Dennis,
How would we go about you posting a couple of pictures for me? I did take some pictures with my cel phone of the Bestem T-Box and also the driving lights using your mounting bracket I purchased from you which works great. My 2005 Silverwing is lit up like a Christmas tree so people can see me coming and going.
Dave R
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Mon 28 Oct 2013, 19:50

Hi Dave,

Just send them to my email and I'll post them for you.

Please, not more then 4 pictures.

dennis.berney@gmail.com

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PostSubject: Re: Wiring Bestem top box brake light   Fri 15 Nov 2013, 18:47





These are the pictures of the new T Box and the driving lights with Dennis' light bar
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