||03-19-2013 11:02 AM
Originally Posted by larry
Just received my Darlas, read the instructions, can't wait to get home. I have a PDM60 installed on the bike. What is not clear to me is how to alter the wiring instructions to use the PDM60. Can someone help an electrically challenged soul, alter the wiring instructions for the PDM60 ?
No doubt RL will chime in here. This is what we did last weekend with my Darla install. I too, have a PDM60.
Inside the box the Darla's were shipped is a zip lock bag containing the wiring harness that includes a relay and fuse. Bottom line, with the PDM60 you won't be using this. Your PDM60 is both
a relay and fuse, right? That's why you spent so much money on it. :)
RL gave me some heavy solid copper wire (red & black) to run from my PDM60 (under the seat) up to the front of the bike where I tied in to the lights themselves. The solid red wire went to a 15amp circuit on the PDM60. I chose one that shuts off immediately when I turn off the bike. The solid black wire goes to your battery or a common ground if you have one. Wiring the lights, volume control knob (dimmer), and the white wire to the high beam are done exactly as the installation manual states.
A couple of caveats and hints:
1. The install manual imparts that you must remove your windshield. Not so. Just power up the bike and raise it to access the two screws you need to remove. This is a wasted and unnecessary step.
2. The install manual suggests placement of the dimmer on your handlebars. I really didn't care for that location so I mounted mine above the audio controls. Believe RL posted a pic of that earlier. If you choose this cleaner spot to install the dimmer, be careful of where you drill. I found the most room was directly above the T25 screw. Also, remove the metal bracket surrounding the dimmer as it's no longer needed. Measure twice and cut once!
Best of luck. It really isn't that arduous of an install.