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added some blue led

Postby halcombrick » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:28 pm



i just finished adding some led lights to my bike, i have some inside the fairing behind the vents as well, its coming together finally.
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Re: added some blue led

Postby CMReynolds1 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:51 pm

Absolutely awesome! You are doing great, keep them coming.
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Re: added some blue led

Postby halcombrick » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:28 pm

added some lights to the air dam as well
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Postby trike lady » Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:18 pm

Looks good, add some more.
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:03 pm

that looks good Hal. where did you hook the wires up to.

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Re: added some blue led

Postby halcombrick » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:34 am

i made me a battery pack out of 3 9 volt batteries and mounted the pack and switch under the lid for the fuel.
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:12 am

halcombrick wrote:i made me a battery pack out of 3 9 volt batteries and mounted the pack and switch under the lid for the fuel.


'mornin Hal:

wait a sec, you mean you didn't tie into your bike's electrics?

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Re: added some blue led

Postby halcombrick » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:49 am

no, i wanted to keep the load on the stator as small as possible
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Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:09 am

halcombrick wrote:no, i wanted to keep the load on the stator as small as possible


Those LEDs will draw a microscopic amount of power - your stator would never notice the difference.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:19 am

that's good to know because I was thinking about putting some LED'S under my tank and the bottom of my fairing just above the lowers and on the bottoms of my saddlebags.

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Re: added some blue led

Postby halcombrick » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:52 am

i have 2 light bars that change 3 different colors behind my lower fairings, i thought the light would shine through the vents good but i am not happy with the result, i am gonna change them and put them on the front of the fairing on the underside on each side of the headlight
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Re: added some blue led

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:57 am

halcombrick wrote:i have 2 light bars that change 3 different colors behind my lower fairings, i thought the light would shine through the vents good but i am not happy with the result, i am gonna change them and put them on the front of the fairing on the underside on each side of the headlight


instead of doing that, can you attach the lights directly to the outsides of the chrome vent fins? that way you'll have the lights shining directly off the chrome to the outside of the lower fairings.

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Re: added some blue led

Postby halcombrick » Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:14 pm

thats a great idea, i could mount them under the chrome vent inserts that would look cool
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:18 pm

halcombrick wrote:thats a great idea, i could mount them under the chrome vent inserts that would look cool



I would mount them right ON the chrome inserts, that way they will not only show brighter, but the chrome will make them "reflect" more light ;).

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Re: added some blue led

Postby halcombrick » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:13 pm

also, i am big on toggle switches, i never cut into my bikes wiring unless i have to, i always run a hot and a ground straight to the battery and hook a toggle switch to it, that way my wiring is still intact and i have power to turn whatever it is on without the key so i can show it off if i want and its so much easier for me to do it that way
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Re: added some blue led

Postby PoolDude » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:59 am

They look good except here they would get you an "Impersonating a Police Officer" charge. No red or blue LEDs that can be seen from the front allowed on a moving vehicle. I have two white LED spots on the front of my bike that almost look blue and have gotten some stern looks for those.

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Re: added some blue led

Postby halcombrick » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:40 am

here you can have red or blue as long as they are constant and dont flash, they have to stay on.
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:32 am

halcombrick wrote:also, i am big on toggle switches, i never cut into my bikes wiring unless i have to, i always run a hot and a ground straight to the battery and hook a toggle switch to it, that way my wiring is still intact and i have power to turn whatever it is on without the key so i can show it off if i want and its so much easier for me to do it that way


I have toggle switches for my front fender light, my rear bumper lights and a push button for my electric windshield washer pump :mrgreen:.

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Re: added some blue led

Postby seelyark1 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:43 am

halcombrick wrote:also, i am big on toggle switches, i never cut into my bikes wiring unless i have to, i always run a hot and a ground straight to the battery and hook a toggle switch to it, that way my wiring is still intact and i have power to turn whatever it is on without the key so i can show it off if i want and its so much easier for me to do it that way

I sure hope that you are also putting in a fuse in these hook ups. Certainly don't want a direct short to be the "shut off" ;)
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Re: added some blue led

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:16 pm

PoolDude wrote:They look good except here they would get you an "Impersonating a Police Officer" charge. No red or blue LEDs that can be seen from the front allowed on a moving vehicle. I have two white LED spots on the front of my bike that almost look blue and have gotten some stern looks for those.


That completely depends on the state/province, and in some places, the county. Rules change all over. In Ontario, blue lights indicate you are a snowplow.

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Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:17 pm

halcombrick wrote:also, i am big on toggle switches, i never cut into my bikes wiring unless i have to, i always run a hot and a ground straight to the battery and hook a toggle switch to it, that way my wiring is still intact and i have power to turn whatever it is on without the key so i can show it off if i want and its so much easier for me to do it that way


I hope you run an inline fuse on the hot wire as well, as close to the battery as possible.

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Re: added some blue led

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:19 pm

seelyark1 wrote:
halcombrick wrote:also, i am big on toggle switches, i never cut into my bikes wiring unless i have to, i always run a hot and a ground straight to the battery and hook a toggle switch to it, that way my wiring is still intact and i have power to turn whatever it is on without the key so i can show it off if i want and its so much easier for me to do it that way

I sure hope that you are also putting in a fuse in these hook ups. Certainly don't want a direct short to be the "shut off" ;)


mine run directly off the main fuse box to the toggle switch to the lights and to ground.

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Re: added some blue led

Postby halcombrick » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:07 pm

yeah i always make sure to have a fuse, with all the vibration i sure dont want a worn wire causing my bike to go up in flames


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