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Parts List and Bike Preparation
• Check Parts list supplied with your kit to be sure all parts are handy.
• First, park the motorcycle on hard pavement or concrete to insure the
bike will be stable during the installation. If you can mount the bike on a
stand with tie-down straps, this will help secure the motorcycle.
• Follow the manufacturers guidelines for disconnecting the battery. This is
important to prevent damage to the electrical system.
Please be sure to read our instructions thoroughly
before attempting installation.
We suggest keeping your lights on all the time, we do not furnish an
“on-off” switch. It is important to be sure that the wire you use will turn
off when the bike is turned off. Otherwise, you will end up with a dead
battery. Nobody likes that.
Clearwater lights include a simple and high quality means of connecting to the
motorcycle’s electrical system. “Posi” devices made by Posi-Products are used
to securely and safely make electrical connections on the bike. You can view
instructions on the proper installation of the Posi-Products on the manuals page of
our website or on Posi-Product’s web site at http://www.posi-lock.com. They simply
screw together and mate the wires.
Mounting The Lights
Fender Mount Overview:
• One side at a time, remove both fender bolts. Be sure to keep fender
from hanging in a fashion that damages it. Use a wire tie or piece of wire
to hold the fender until you are ready to install the new bolts. Inspect the
female threads on the brackets for dirt or foreign substance. If possible,
use compressed air (
wear protective glasses
) or small bottle brush to
clean the threads.
• Pre-assemble the lights and mounting bracket with new bolts. Use
the M6 x 12 mm bolts and M6 washers to secure Glenda/Darla to the
bracket, and the factory fender bolts to attach the bracket assembly to
• Gently screw all bolts in hand tight. Inspect the bolt length and spacer
alignment before tightening the bolts. Assembly will resemble the
exploded diagram below.
Removing Body Panels:
• 1 Torx near speaker (A), 1 Torx at knee position (B), 2 Torx inside front
wheel cowl (C)
• After screws are removed from both left and right side body panels
as pictures show, with fingers lift out the speaker cover while rotating
panel to the left. When you reach the position in picture (D), push panel
forward to release front of panel from its placement inside the front
At this point the panel is free. If you have the BMW radio kit you will
have wiring that will be attached to left panel. Right Panel is removed in
same fashion and will not have any wiring attached.
• Leave body panels off until the wiring is complete.
• Be sure to route wires so that they cannot become tangled or caught
in either a suspension part or steering part. Check movement of both
steering and suspension before riding the bike.
• It is sometimes helpful to follow existing wire routing.
• Main power from our lights is provided by a CANbus safe harness
assembly. Use this to supply power to the lights. The relay is activated by
using a tap to an accessory power lead.
• Run the red and black power wires directly to the battery. The fuse will
protect the system in the event of a short.
• Use a Posi-twist to connect the green wire from the volume control
knob to the two green wires from the lights (
• Use a Posi-twist to connect red from the CANbus to the red wires from
lights and volume control knob (
• Use a Posi-twist to connect ground/black wire to black wires from
lights and volume control knob. (
• If you are using the high beam feature (
), use a Posi-
tap to connect the white wire from the volume control knob to the high
beam headlight hot lead (+). This wire will be on only when the high
beam is illuminated.
Locate the Headlight
wiring harness under the
dash, right side, this is
where you will be tapping
in for high beam trigger
and switched power.
Depress tab on top of
connector and pull straight
back to disconnect.
Body Panel Removal:
Start by removing the
passenger and driver seat.
Then remove the tank
bag holder. (
4 Screws, 2
at the bottom by the seat
and 2 in the front by the
Remove three screws on
the left hand side panel
and unhook the panel
from the center plastic by
carefully lifting up on the
side panel. The lower tab
needs to be lifted at the
It should resemble the
image to the right.
Feed the CANbus power
cable harness in the
space between the side
panel and the tank.
Image to the left shows
the cable exiting the front
of the side panel by the
This shows the cable
harness exiting the
bottom of the side panel
by the battery.
Install the supplied Posi-
Taps on to the yellow with
white stripe wire which is
the low beam and will be
used for switched power
trigger for the CANbus
The white wire on the
connector is the high
beam trigger for the Hi/
Lo feature if used. Tie
wrap the new wires to the
existing headlight harness
Connect the CANbus ring
connectors to the battery
and complete the wiring
to the Canbus relay as
shown in the schematic on
Tuck the completed wiring
under the left hand side of
the dash and tie-wrap to
the support bar as shown
Tie-Wrap the cables
coming up from the lights
along the braided brake
lines as shown.
Verify that there will be
no interference with the
shocks or turning of the
Mounting The Volume Control Knob
Mounting The Volume Control Knob:
We recommend that you mount the volume control knob in the side
fairing as shown below, but you can mount the volume control knob
wherever is most convenient. To mount volume control knob in left side
faring location, follow these instructions. Knob pulls off with a little force–
use a small screwdriver to pry if necessary. Hold box in your hand. The
10mm nut underneath removes.
Drill 5/16” hole in fairing panel (
double check location for room behind
) Insert volume control knob shaft, secure with washer and
nut. Reattach knob with sweep range at 7:00 and 5:00.
• Hint for High Vibration installations:
To keep the Volume Control Knob from
rotating itself under high vibration, put a dab of silicone adhesive under the knob
and let it dry. Then push the rubber knob back on. The friction of the glue under
the knob will keep it in place.
Alignment / Using a Drip Loop
Aligning the Lights:
Ask an assistant to help you with this procedure. Make sure the bike is
on level ground and have an assistant sit on the bike. With a right angle
board or object, position the board on the floor and slide it up to the light.
The goal is to adjust the lights so that the light is level with the ground.
Passengers and luggage may alter the alignment of the light, so further
adjustments may be needed. You may find that a slight downward angle
) is helpful.
Using a Drip Loop:
• Though our lights are sealed for ultimate all weather use, sometimes
water sneaks by. To make sure this doesn’t happen, we highly suggest
using a drip loop. When installing the wiring to your lights, use a drip
loop as shown below. This will keep water from dripping directly into the
light and instead fall off before it can reach the back of the body.
• To do this just leave a bit of extra wiring and let it hang below the light.
You could make a complete loop if you like, but just make sure the wire
hangs below the light as shown below.
No Drip Loop
With Drip Loop