I used the following tools to do my install:
- allen wrench
- socket wrench
- flat head screw driver
- philips screw driver
- needle nose pliers
- blue thread locker
- rubbing alcohol
- soldering iron and solder
- shrink tubing and electrical tape
Here is a photo of my current setup, stock brake light, and running light.
I took a lot of extra pictures of the hardware than normal. There are many bolts and screws of different sizes, and I wanted to remember where they all went since I did this work over a few days.
Remove both of the seats. Use the allen wrench for the main seat.
With the 12mm socket, remove the grab bar
Use the philips screw driver to remove the screws on the rear cowling between the seats.
Remove the six screws that hold the rear cowling.
My SV650 has a custom undertray:
with two screws and two 8mm bolts with 10mm nuts.
Remove the two screws holding the brake light lens cover
Remove the two screws holding the pillion seat lock
Twist the cable for the lock out of the grove and then remove it.
Now, the rear cowling can be removed. There are two rubber post shown below. Carefully pull to the sides and remove.
Rear cowling removed:
All of the plastic removed, and the bike is ready to work on.
I mounted the license plate bracket to the bottom of my license plate since I have the turn signal bracket is on the top.
I used a bit of rubbing alcohol to clean the bracket and then stuck the hyper-lites on with the supplied double sided foam tape.
Connect the three brown wires together and the three blue wires together. One wire from each LED block and one from the controller.
The wiring guide that comes with the hyper-lites was correct under the Suzuki listing. I confirmed this by checking with my service manual.
brake light +12V = SV white with black stripe = hyper-lite red
running light +12V = SV brown = hyper-lite grey
ground = SV black with white stripe = hyper-lite black
Attach the positap to the brake light wires by inserting the wire to tap into the open prong as shown below
then screw on the middle connector which taps the wire
push the hyper-lite wire through the other end and screw on
it looks like this when connected correctly. check that both wires are secure.
Repeat the above for the other two wires.
I cleaned up the bottom with some zip tipes and some extra heavy duty electrical tape to support the wires.
Remove the stock 1157 12V 21/5W bulbs
replace with the new red MatrixII 32 LED bulbs
I turned the key and below is a shot of the running lights:
And with the brake lights on:
I did end up cutting the green wire on the hyper-lite controller, so I only flash the brake light for five seconds and then it stays on solid. The hyper-lites are REALLY bright, and my camera doesn’t do them justice. Check out the video here from the hyper-lite website.
When I get some more funds ($94!), I will be buying a set for my other bikes too.