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82 maxim chopped,lowered and much much more..

Discussion in 'XJ Modifications' started by JapRatXJ, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. JapRatXJ

    JapRatXJ New Member

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    Whats up guys im new to this forum ive been so busy workin on the xj i havent had a chance to join, figured id post a couple pics of my progress im roughly 250-300 into it and now its just electrical such as the tailight and headlight. Ive been having issues as far as the tailight its an aftermarket cateye license plate mount i hooked it up and all im getting is a bright lit tailight, no running light and when i hit the brake pedal it dims and blows the ten amp fuse. If anyone here is really good with electrical and could give me a hand id really appreciate it.

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  2. skillet

    skillet Active Member

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    There are folks here that are good with electrics. Sadly, I'm not one of 'em :oops: . Just wanted to say, scooter looks NICE...

    skillet
     
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    what kind of light is it? did you replace the electrical? did you replace the fusebox?
     
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    Mad_Bohemian Active Member

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    I love the exhaust!! Need more pics and lot more details of what you did. What shocks are those?? Lookin' pretty schweeet!
     
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    I'm just now realizing you're in RI...that's great! Because I'm in mansfield, ma, about 30 minutes from providence. I did LED's on my bike and was able to get them to function properly. If you wanna take a ride down here I'd be more than happy to take a look.
     
  6. JapRatXJ

    JapRatXJ New Member

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    All my build pictures are on my phone i would snap one here and there to show my progress but surprisingly the quality isnt too bad, ive done some frame modifying i brought the seat bar down so the angle of it would line up with the back bone of the bike, ive converted the three bars under the tank to one single bar so i could properly fit a king sportster tank, the back was lowered using honda rebel 250 shocks (picked them up brand new on ebay for about 100 dollars), the whole exhaust is custom two into one at the headers then 1 3/4 mendrel piping all the way back with honda goldwing tips lol, the bars are custom about 2 inch rise maybe an inch or two of pullback, the airbox was chopped for more room i made a restrictor plate and used a briggs and stratton air filter im going to post some more pictures for you guys later im actually on my lunch break so im a little short of time, thanks for looking ill keep you guys updated
     
  7. 1904xj

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    I had the same taillight issue...
    I had to make my own taillight out of the stock internals and my cateye housing... Just switch out the components if you still have your stock light.
    I was effen pissed when I found out that their taillight wasnt wired correctly. Check my post under taillight issues all fixed. It doesn't get into detail about the switch but it talks about the issues I had because of the taillight. You need any help PM me.
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    Thats the wiring before the taillight was good. It kept blowing my fuse as well. [​IMG]
    Thats after I switch internals.
    The craddle for the light isn't the same but I used the two long screws that hold the face plate and some gasket cement to keep it in place. It worked out really good.
    Holds on strong.
     
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    1904xj Member

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    Notice how the wires coming from the taillight are the same colors as our wiring harness..
    Here's a pic of the inside of the housing.
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    I used the two long srews that hold the face plate to hold the internals.
    I got two of the small screws from my other light to replace those.
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    Hope this helps.
     
  9. iwingameover

    iwingameover Active Member

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    nice looking bike.

    If you need a stock tail light to chop up I got one I can sell.
     
  10. Orange-n-Black

    Orange-n-Black Well-Known Member

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    First XJ I've seen with a sporty tank that looks good. :wink:
     
  11. JapRatXJ

    JapRatXJ New Member

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    Ill have to try that with my tailight to see if i can get something to work out once i pic up some more fuses i keep poping them trying to figure this issue out, if i cant get it to work ill take some pictures of my harness how its ran and whatnot. So anyways here is some pictures of my build enjoy!


    the bars i made from scratch
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    the two top bars in this picture were chopped next to the shock and brought down on an angle
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    here you can see the seat bars bent down and re welded, the battry tray i made and the chopped airbox with the lawnmower air filter haha
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    mocking up the seat pan
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    painting the frame after everything was finished( Notice the single bar backbone)
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    the first look at all the pipes tacked together
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    grinding all the welds and then started to finish the front collectors
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    walk around and start up the first day i took it for a ride
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  12. 1904xj

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    Damn After doing all you've done I'm sure you can handle that lil taillight issue. Just don't bother istaling it like that again it will keep blowing those fuses untill you change it.
    Stupid Honk Kong!!!
    That were I got my light from...lol
     
  13. JapRatXJ

    JapRatXJ New Member

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    i can work with anything i can see, electrical current i cant see and it confuses the hell out of me
     
  14. 1904xj

    1904xj Member

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    Dont worry too much about the current. If you do the swap with the stock light it should match colors with your wires so wiring shouldn't be an issue at all. A good way to test it is with a 9v battery it won't be as bright but you wont burn out you fuses if its wrong.
    Your blue wire is your running light. This will also serve as you licence plate light.
    Yellow wire is the brake light.
    Black wire is ground.
    The bulb has two filiments check to see the each wire turns one of the filliments on.
    Any Q's feel free to ask.
     
  15. JapRatXJ

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    alright sounds good i appreciate the help man im gonna get to it as soon as i get home from work, one other thing not sure if youd know i have a single red wire coming out of the wiring harness that was in the headlight its has power all the time do you know what it goes to? i cant find a spot for it
     
  16. Militant_Buddhist

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    just plain red or red on another color?

    plain red should go from your battery's poz out to the reg-rec and also into the ignition. out from the ignition it's not plain red anymore. should explain why it always has power ;)
     
  17. 1904xj

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    Yeah if it's just red it might be to your ignition.
    I have a wiring diagram if you need it.
    Just pm me your email address..
     
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    The exhaust is so SEXY!!
     
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    dude i love what you did with the exhaust. do you have baffles in there?
     
  20. hellbilly

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    I too must hear about that exaust how does it sound? Did you make it yourself?
     

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