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How to wire the headlight directly to the battery

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Firstly, you shouldnt, but if you must, go to autozone or equiv. and get a fuse holder, a fuse, a on/off switch and some wire(the thicker the better as hedlights draw a good ammount of current. whne wiring, put the fuse holder close to the battery in sequence with the positive wire, then to the switch you should mount on the handlebars, then to the light itself. for the ground you can just find a good ground on the frame as close to the light as fisable. hope that helps.

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