Instructions for installing Kuryakyn Run/Turn/Brake Controller #4864

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Written by Paul Yotsuya   
Thursday, 10 June 2004

Reprinted by permission from Mr Tidy's Tech Tips

These instructions will allow you to modify the Kuryakyn part #4864 to work on the Road Star which has the single filament Silver Bullet lights, or any single or dual filament light installed as turn signals on the rear of the bike. This kit will allow the turn signal to act as a run light, turn signal and stop lights. Check your local laws on the use of yellow lenses as running lights on the rear. You will more than likely need to, and should, switch to red lenses. I have a Tombstone taillight set up with small Kuryakyn Silver Bullets attached as turn signals. This is Kit 1 from J & K Starline (www.jandkstarline.com). I have always been concerned about the light output of the Tombstone tail light. With this Controller modification, I believe I have ample light to the rear.

 Above is a picture of what you’ll receive in the 4864 kit from Kuryakyn. 
Retail approximately $30.00

 

Installation:
  1. Disconnect the battery ground wire.

  2. Remove seat and disconnect the six pin tail light/turn signal connector.  Cut off the battery side connector (female end) leaving enough wire to be able to reuse the connector.  You may have to strip off some tape and remove the left side cover to allow sufficient wire length.

  3. Cut off the female plug end of the Controller and gently remove the black plastic sheath.  Remove the Orange wire from the bundle, it will not be needed. Gently pull on the three Black wires separately. Only one of them is attached to the Controller, the other two are jumper wires from the female plug to the male plug, just like the Orange wire and needs to be removed. Solder and/or crimp male bullet connectors to the five (5) remaining wires. Or you can use the six pin connector (removed in #2) with enough wire remaining to solder to the five wires from the Controller to the six pin connector (see #5 for connections). Connect to light side of wiring harness following #5 for connections


  4. Cut off the male plug end of the Controller and remove the Orange and two loose Black wires from this bundle.  Use butt connectors to crimp or solder the five wires from the male side of the Controller to the battery side of the Road Star wiring harness you previously cut the six pin connector from. See #5 for connections

  5.  

    From Road Star

    To Controller

    Blue

    Blue

    Black

    Black

    Green

    Brown

    Brown

    Violet

    Yellow

    Red




  6. Now connect the Load Balancer to the three pin connector on the Controller.  The Load Balancer will get hot when the turn signals are used so you want to store it somewhere that won’t be bothered by the heat. I simply removed my stock tool kit and laid the Controller and Load Balancer in the empty space.


     

  7. Connect ground to battery and turn on ignition. You should now have rear running lights, rear turn signals and brake lights out of your turn signals. 

  8. If your lights flash too fast, you’ll need to install another Load Balancer (#4866 approx. $17.00).   This additional Load Balancer will be installed in the headlight bucket with the two Violet wires from the Balancer connecting to the Green and Brown wires and the Black wire of the Balancer to the Black wire.

    ******Cutting off the connector ends of the controller will void the warranty and will render the Controller non-returnable to Kuryakyn. Make these modifications at your own risk.



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DISCLAIMER: This information and procedure is provided as a courtesy and is for informational purposes only.  Neither the publishers nor the authors accept any responsibility for the accuracy, applicability, or suitability of this procedure.  You assume all risks associated with the use of this information.  NEITHER THE PUBLISHERs NOR THE AUTHORs SHALL IN ANY EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OF ANY NATURE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR MISUSE OF THIS INFORMATION OR LACK OF INFORMATION.  Any type of modification or service work on your motorcycle should always be performed by a professional mechanic. If performed incorrectly, this procedure may endanger the safety of you and others on your motorcycle and possibly invalidate your manufacturer’s warranty.


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  Comments (3)
Written by Dollarman, on 06-21-2012 20:44
I was sold part number kuryakyn 4306 for my 2000 road star, having problems getting to work right tail and brake lights work fine but left blinker works in front but both blink in back, right front goes out and both back light up, any help would be great thanks
Triple Whammy Run-Turn-Brake Light (KURY
Written by Wack, on 05-23-2010 10:55
Having same trouble. Wired correctly, works then the fuse gets red hot and blows. Have gone thru wiring system but found no grounded wire and wiring is not hot. Have spent 2 days on this prob anybody with ideas would be welcome. 03 Road Star.
Ru,Turn,brake controller
Written by jwb063, on 04-02-2008 20:56
I don't advise using the Kuryakyn RTB controller # 4612. I recently installed this 
plug & play kit on my 04 Roadstar per the Kuryakyn instructions. Eyerything worked 
great for a couple of short rides. The first time I rode or an hour or so the fuse blew on my running light circuit. AT NIGHT! The headlight,auxillary driving lamps,tail light does not work. When I tried the right turn signal the right front 
works correctly but both rear flash! Same thing when the left signal is activated, 
correct in the front but both at rear! I removed the kit and reconnected the harness and the signals are back to normal,I replaced the fuse and now headlights 
and tail light works but auxillary lamps also have a fuse blown. I replaced that 
fuse and turned on the aux switch and the running light fuse blew again. So now I 
have a short circuit I have to track down. I wish now that i would have used Mr Tidy's idea and pulled the extra wire and installed 1157 sockets! I probably would have spent 50 bucks less and another hour or so to wire them. i don't know how long it will take to track down the shorted wiring.

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