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Denali DR1, Honda NC750X 2017 and high beam issue

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okupant
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I try to connect an accessory lights from Denali. I'd like to operate them with factory fitted low/high beam switch. The set contains a pair of lights, harness, datadim dual intensity controller and eliminator plug - all from Denali. I've connected lights to the battery and have picked 12V+ ignition on from Honda sub-harness I installed three other day. I'm not sure where to get high beam signal? Allegedly, it can be picked up from the same harness (blue wire), but there's aproblem with LED lights, as they don't sometimes send a clear signal. So I've try to pick it from a connector under LHS firing (a loop running from switches on handlebar down under the firing). According to shop manual the signal should be on Bu/W and there is, but... The lights are on high beam once the ignition is on, and switches to low beam when I flip the switch to high beam. Clearly I'm doing something wrong, but what? 

Please help! :bye:

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okupant
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Additional info to my initial post (above) as I don't know to edit a post ;)

I've connected Denali harness positive and negative to the battery and the white one to the brown in the sub-harness. The remaining blue one I've tried to connect to the white socket:
1. Blue/white - lights on high beam and goes to low beam once the handlebar switch is on high beam
2. Blue - lights on low beam and no reaction to the handlebar switch.

I've also noticed that when on low beam the lights flickers unless I twist the throttle. 

On the attached photo are Denali connectors and wires (white - looking for ignition on signal and blue - looking for high beam signal)


If I connect both - white and blue from Denali to brown ones on the sub-harness then lights adres on high beam and there's no reaction to the switch.
They flicker on low beam when the bike is fired up only though.

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bahnstormer

There's a post on this thread which you might be interested in (it's near the bottom, by Callisidrin).  From what I gather, it doesn't seem like you'll be able to achieve what you're trying to as the main beam is triggered by a ground, not a 12v signal.  I know literally nothing about electronics though, so could be reading it incorrectly :lol:.

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okupant
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Thank you very much bahnstormer! I bought additional switch as per Denali suggestion (youtube vid by twisted throttle).

 

I have fitted a homemade, braided extension to the sub-harness (connectors are .110 Sumitomo aka Hitachi). On the photo attached is a spare one with black wire instead of blue one as I did not have the latter while making the extension. 

Today I've fitted the Denali low/off/high switch and the lights switch as intended. However, there is an issue: on low, they flicker and stop flickering once I start revving harder. How to resolve it? BTW, they do not flicker on high, even on idle.

I wanted to be able to access and operate the switch on LHS and as close to the handlebar switchgear as possible. The switch does not interfere with anything and I'm happy to leave it there. I know it does not look pretty, but hey! - it is practical ;)

 

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