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Light it up!

Postby jbodrill » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:33 pm



I'm looking to add some LEDs to my trike and a Ring of fire but I have no clue as to a good color scheme. Any ideas?


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Re: Light it up!

Postby trike lady » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:41 pm

An amber/amber ring of fire.
Color lights that would look nice: all amber or white.
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Re: Light it up!

Postby bjatwood » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:10 am

I think a Blue LED set up would go nicely with the Silver on the trike ;)

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Re: Light it up!

Postby Wingsconsin » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:49 pm

It depends on your intention...
Some state will not allow colors other than amber to the sides- red or amber to the rear - white or red or amber to the front...

Blue - Green - UltraViolet - Purple - etc. et al are usually reserved for parking lots and parades only -

If your intention is to add running lights to increase visibility - check with the local law to determine legality prior to investing in lights that would only be a problem...

Othewise - your favorite choice of colors would be nice....But I would favor BLUE or GREEN with that Silver personally.... :ugeek:

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Re: Light it up!

Postby Ghostman » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:00 am


Heres a pic of mine at a cruise night. I have a mixture of regular LEDs and a set of Lizard lights on in this pic. I turn off the lizard lights when riding ,but all of the others stay on as running lights. Not seen on in the pic are the Haloz LEDs around the headlights and the orange LEDs across the radiator openings aong with extra red LED strips under the trunk. I run amber and orange on the sides and extra red LEDs in the rear. Besides having LED fog lamps and HID headlights on the street besides all of the running lights at night . Around here I try to be seen at night.

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Re: Light it up!

Postby Wingsconsin » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:53 am

Blue on Blue




Red LED running light we addded to a CX500
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Re: Light it up!

Postby bjatwood » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:56 am

That last pic with the red LED's isn't a wing is it?

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Re: Light it up!

Postby Wingsconsin » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:36 am

bjatwood wrote:That last pic with the red LED's isn't a wing is it?


1982 CX500 Custom - My Sons bike..
We added some red running on the rear, amber to the sides, and a white driving light in front as well as some black lights on a switch for parking lot showing off - you can se the driving light just under the Honda on the fork tubes and the Amber under the tank by his knee...at night the bike glowed amber from the sides ....


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Re: Light it up!

Postby bjatwood » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:13 pm

What's in the small aluminum "keg" on the back of the bike?

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Re: Light it up!

Postby Wingsconsin » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:15 pm

bjatwood wrote:What's in the small aluminum "keg" on the back of the bike?

3.5 gallon Auxillary Fuel tank
The CX500 CUSTOM has a 2.2 gallon fuel tank. The CX gets about 45-50 MPG so we would've had to stop every 100 or so miles for fuel on this trip from Wisconsin to Tennessee to ride the Smokies and the Dragon. So I added this Aux fuel tank to the back of the bike..
The carbs are gravity fed so all I did was make sure the tank was above the carb fuel inlet. It had a seperate fuel filter, and shutoff. The shutoff was right by the riders left hip so we used the AUX tank as a main for 3.5 gallons (175 miles about) and then switched to the main as a 2.2 gallon reserve.
The beauty of this plan was that my GOLDWING now had the smallest tank with a range of about 200 miles to reserve (low fuel warning light). The only reason we ever stopped riding was when someone needed a comfort break..not a fuel break...
We rode 3000 miles in 8 days on that trip with 2 days of no riding almost (nder 100 miles each day)...
The Aux tank worked perfectly...Now that bike is gone after being traded for a 1980 GL1100 Interstate with 82,000 miles on it...


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Re: Light it up!

Postby bjatwood » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:14 pm

Thanks for the explanation on the "keg" I didn't want tp presume anything as I know some owners have used "kegs" for extra storage capacity for (dry) items also. :D

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Re: Light it up!

Postby Wingsconsin » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:37 pm

Here's a few shots of the Amber - Black Light combination on the CX500







And the "keg" install


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