Admore Install

Installing the Admore light kit for Givi E460

Here's an overview of my install of the Admore Lighting kit for my Givi E460 topmount case. Premier Cycle Accessories has them for $129.

The kit: two LED strips and the harness kits, plus various positaps:

First task, loosen BUT DO NOT REMOVE the various screws holding the red lens from the Givi (loosen just enough to remove the lens): one on each side internally, and two holding the middle clamp on. Then, remove the lens carefully. Next, align the LED strips for each side by marking the center of the Givi, then measuring about 3 1/2" from the center on both the right and left side. This offset is where each LED strip will begin, and more important, where you will drill the small hole for the LED wiring to fit through:


Next, using a 5/32 drill bit, drill a small hole from the outside, at the spot you marked 3 1/2" from center . The Givi has two layers, like a honey comb. You should drill only the outer layer, to keep the inside watertight


Feed the two wires through the hole. You can see below how they fit in between the layers:


Next, position the Admore LED strips on the Givi. You don't tape them, rather, the rear red lens has a channel in which the LED strips can fit. You carefully align the red lens with LED strips so that the LED strips fit into the channel when you snap the lens back onto the Givi.


Repeat the same process for the other side, and install the screws and screw the lens back on. IMPORTANT: Do not overtighten, as you will crack the lens.

Finished LED strips:

Next, you'll have to decide where to drill the hole for the wiring harness. Admore thoughtfully supplies the drill bit, and they suggest drilling into the front of the case (where the passenger's back will rest against. I laid the Givi on the rack and decided I would drill on the bottom towards the front. This way, the wiring would look clean and the harness would not interfere when I slid the Givi on the rack. One downside of this location: as you can see below, the inside of the wiring harness sticks up and you need to be careful not to place something heavy that could bend the wire.

The outside view of the harness, connected:

Inside View: (The electric tape on the side is temporary until I can get some black fabric tape:


Finally, route the wiring harness into the FJR: I chose to run through the gap where the tank bags mount, rather than tuck under the rear seat:


The most time consuming part is next: connecting all the wires together and then tapping into the wires on the FJR.

The first part of this task is easy: connect the red and black wires of the LED strips to the inside part of the wiring harness. I used Posilocks, but you can crimp/solder. The second part is the most time consuming part of the install, tapping into the FJR wires.

Here is the wiring chart applicable to my 2008 FJR, your FJR may be different:

Blue----------(Tail Light)------------Blue
Red----------(Brake light)-----------Yellow
Green---------(Right turn signal)------Green
Yellow--------(Left turn signal)--------Brown

Black (ground) I crimped to a spade and mounted to the bolt in the rear of the frame, viewable in the upper left corner of the image below.

There are various opinions on using Positaps versus cutting the wire and soldering or crimping. The only problems I've experienced with Positaps are that sometimes they don't pierce the wire; easily fixed, but annoying when you go to test the lights and they don't work. The other issue I have with positaps is the space they take up on the wiring harness, and how messy it looks:


But I have a solution: a great product found at Home Depot in the plumbing section: silicone tape:


It is super stretchy, comes on a roll like a fruit rollup, and is elastic and sticky (too sticky, you will want to buy several rolls for backup). Properly dressed with silicone tape, you can organize the positaps and the tape seals out moisture too. And it makes the install look a whole bunch better:

That is it! About 90 minutes or more if you want to make it look neat, and the Givi gains a great light kit. The Admore glows all the time with running lights, blinks each side for right or left turns, and the brake light is eye searingly bright at night. A great product, and many times brighter and more functional than the stock Givi lighting kit.

Running lights illuminating (also note the license plate LED's which are connected via a Signal Dynamics "Back Off" to blink when I apply the brakes):


Side view showing where quick-disconnecting harness is mounted to the Givi: