Installing the OEM LED Dual Sidecar Light Kit on a Ural is fairly easy if you’re not afraid of a wire stripper and wrench. But like other accessories we’ve installed, instructions are not included.
Since this is our first bike and basically know how to add gas and check the oil level, we turned to the always amazingly helpful Ural community on FaceBook.
To pay it forward, we put together a step-by-step of how we installed the light kit on our 2014 Ural Gear-Up in hopes to help others rock their DIY project with a lil’ less stress.
We’re not electricians and aren’t responsible if you get hurt or damage your rig. Please stay safe and check with a pro before getting started.
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2. Box Cutter
*3. Weatherproof Ring Terminals 1/4″ 16-14 Gauge
*4. Quick Splices 18-14 Gauge
* We got these from our local automotive store, Pep Boys.
5. Heat Shrink Tubing (optional)
How to Install a Ural LED Dual Sidecar Light Kit
1. Remove the 2 screws on the sidecar fusebox.
Before we get too far along, let’s check the lights to make sure they work.
2. Connect the 2 LED lights to the included wiring.
3. Pull the rubber covers back a bit on the white and black wire, but be careful not to touch the metal prongs on the wiring or the fuse box.
Hold the white wire’s blade to the open blade next to all the red wires and the black wire’s blade onto the grounding screw. (No need to pull of the grounding nut yet…this picture was reused from a later step.)
Super! Your lights work! Now on to the fun stuff!
4. Disconnect the power going to the sidecar.
Toggle your spotlight on and off from the fuse box to confirm there’s no juice going to the sidecar.
5. Cut the ends off of the black and white cables on the included wiring.
6. Pop off the little rubber cover on the hole underneath the sidecar on the side closest to the fuse box and feed your wire through.
7. Strip about a 1/4″ off the black wire.
8. Slip on a ring terminal and crimp.
9. Use a blow dryer or (very carefully) a lighter to shrink the weatherproofing cover. Use caution not to melt the cover or wiring.
10. Remove the nut to connect the black ground wire and then put that nut right back on.
11. Slip the quick splice onto the existing white wire (power to spotlight).
12. Push the white wire from your new lights into the quick splice.
13. Then squeeze the metal prong down with pliers.
Since I had some issues with the mounted lights moving around, I decided to try some heat shrink tubing on the u-bolts to add some friction and grip.
14. Measure and cut the heat shrink tubing.
15. Slip on the heat tubing and use a hair dryer to shrink it. I left the u-bolts on the bathroom counter while I heated them. Be careful. The u-bolts will be hot!
Use a box cutter to cut off the excess tubing that’s covering the threading.
16. Mount your sidecar lights.
(The mount was leaning a too close to the sidecar in this pic so we made the bracket more vertical.)
17. Reconnect the sidecar power. Flip the switch to confirm your awesomeness.
18. Replace the fuse box.
19. Go celebrate!
How did your install go?