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Adding position lamps to US model naked?

I've been looking for info on adding the "fang lights" (position lamps) to my naked GSX. When I viewed the parts fiche for UK and AUS bike I haven't seen any parts for that. It would be fairly easy to make some custom wiring, but I'm wondering if any of you can describe what's actually on the non-US nakeds, or even better know or part(s) for the OEM hardware.

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The "Fang Lights" are part of the whole headlight assembly. Are you saying they do not exist on your bike.
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The "Fang Lights" are part of the whole headlight assembly. Are you saying they do not exist on your bike.
Correct.. No fang lights on US model. There are plastic caps glued onto the sockets where the LED bulbs should be. My gues is that all that is needed is a subharness that plugs into the main harness and the to pull those caps off. Since I haven't been able to find that piece of the harness online, I can't be sure though.
I could make a up a harness and my own way of plugging into the headlight, but I'm hoping I can use OEM Euro or Aus parts....

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Correct.. No fang lights on US model. There are plastic caps glued onto the sockets where the LED bulbs should be.
Well, I just learned something.
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Correct.. No fang lights on US model. There are plastic caps glued onto the sockets where the LED bulbs should be. My gues is that all that is needed is a subharness that plugs into the main harness and the to pull those caps off. Since I haven't been able to find that piece of the harness online, I can't be sure though.
I could make a up a harness and my own way of plugging into the headlight, but I'm hoping I can use OEM Euro or Aus parts....
Well that sucks! The fang lights are one of the best parts of a naked.
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Mine has plastic caps but that is not where the wires go in. When you lower the headlight forward to access the main bulb there is a separate harness connector for the fangs at top center. Do you not have that? The wires go into the headlight shell lower down on the right, small hole with grommet.
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Mine has plastic caps but that is not where the wires go in. When you lower the headlight forward to access the main bulb there is a separate harness connector for the fangs at top center. Do you not have that? The wires go into the headlight shell lower down on the right, small hole with grommet.
I'll have to lower the headlight assy again tonight or tomorrow, but there was no harness that I noticed and no wires running into the housing (other than the one for the headlight bulb..... and I'm guessing that's exactly what I need. If the bulbs don't go where those caps are, how does one access them....or are the permanently built into the overall headlight housing?

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I just went out to the garage and turned on the ignition. Guess what.....the fang lights do not illuminate. I always assumed that they came on with the head light. Gixxus put it best.....that really sucks.
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I've been looking for info on adding the "fang lights" (position lamps) to my naked GSX. When I viewed the parts fiche for UK and AUS bike I haven't seen any parts for that. It would be fairly easy to make some custom wiring, but I'm wondering if any of you can describe what's actually on the non-US nakeds, or even better know or part(s) for the OEM hardware.

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Denver, I'm curious. How did find out that the fang lights don't work on US bikes? I never bothered to look at mine (until today) from the front with the ignition on.
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Here is what I see (pics attached) There is one harness that is basically capped off right above the H4 connector and there is another connector that is unused over closer to the main harness. I also don't see where wires would enter on this housing, so I'm guessing that the LED's aren't present either.
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