What the heck is it "officially" called?


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What the heck is it "officially" called?

Postby waituntilthebeep » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:26 am



Looking for some terminology here... I am in the truck world and we call it "chicken lights". A friend calls it "ground effect lights". I am looking for what to call it so I can search for it on the forum and the IT in question is the lighting people add on that lights the underside of the chassis and the inside of the front brake covers and such that lights the rims and creates a ground halo kind of effect. I am sure there is an aftermarket product line that goes with it and/or some how-to that describes what different applications people have used on their rides. I am aware that it is illegal in some places and certian colors like blue and red are verboten! :ugeek: I want to do some tricking out of the Wing and this seems a good place to start



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Re: What the heck is it "officially" called?

Postby Ghostman » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:11 am

Basically they are just LED light strips placed strategically on the bike to give the effect you need. They can be purchased in different colors and lengths .I get some of mine at Autozone and Pepboys . If youre good with a soldering iron you can get the larger strips and cut them into several and solder leads on to them.
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Re: What the heck is it "officially" called?

Postby Andy Cote » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:26 am

There are stock kits made for the brake rotor covers. They are usually referred to as "Ring of Fire" lights. Here's one: http://www.bigbikeparts.com/Inventory/N ... atalogNo=1

Also, there are several kits to convert any/all of the reflectors to lights and to add factory looking directional lights to saddlebags.

If you are not up for build your own LED effects, Lizard Lights has some basic kits to work with. I have not used them so can't comment on the results.
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Re: What the heck is it "officially" called?

Postby waituntilthebeep » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:46 am

Building my own effects is well within my abilities so I can go that route. Thanks for the info.

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Re: What the heck is it "officially" called?

Postby themainviking » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:54 am

"Officially" called accent lighting by the companies that produce the kits, like Kuryakyn and Show Chrome.
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Re: What the heck is it "officially" called?

Postby canuck623 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:13 pm

Red and blue are ok as long as they can not be seen from right in front of the bike. They also can't flash on and off. I run Ring of Fire on my 1800 and have amber on the outside and red/blue on the inside. Standing in front of the bike you can't see the inner colors and when riding from the side just shows a nice effect on the rims.


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