Saddebag Lights


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TAZZ
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Saddebag Lights

Postby TAZZ » Sat May 10, 2014 6:19 pm



I was Debating on if I open the OEM reflectors and install strips LED lights like WingAdmin and some off you have done or just buy the aftermarket sadderbag side lights from Cyclemax or Wingstuff I will like to now your PRO and CON on which way is BEST to go cause strips LED lights are EXPENSIVE. If I went with opening my reflector and install strips LED where do you connect the wire to. :oops: :? Thank All



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HALBUDD
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Re: Saddebag Lights

Postby HALBUDD » Sat May 10, 2014 11:43 pm

I have a 96 aspy and I bought the light bars that fit right in to the old ones, There is a wire harness kit that you buy that will plug right in to the rear tail lights. There is a small cover that has the plugs in it for the lower tail lights in the bags. You should be able to get the plug kit and use it for the led lights.
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Re: Saddebag Lights

Postby RoadRogue » Sat May 10, 2014 11:54 pm

You can get a 16ft roll of led lights from Hitlights on Amazon.com for about $12. They can be cut to lenght every 3 led's or every 2 inches. It will just take basic soldering skills to add the wiring for the cut lengths. Use a heat gun to soften the glue holding the lenses on. Red Led's for red lenses and yellow for yellow lenses. White leds behind red lenses works but they look way better if you stay with red for red. 35/28 series for marker lights and 50/50 series for brakelights. 8-)
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TAZZ
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Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:46 am
Location: Del Rey CA
Motorcycle: 1997 Honda GL1500se
1968 Honda CL350 Scramble,
1970Honda 750k,1976 Suzuki GT550,
1979 Kawasaki 1000st, 1983 Suzuki GS1150se
1986 Kawasaki Ninja 1000R
1981 Honda CBX (not for sale)
1982 Honda GL1100 Aspencade 1994 Yamaha700

Re: Saddebag Lights

Postby TAZZ » Sun May 11, 2014 6:48 pm

Thank guys I will like to see what other have to said in which way is BEST to go LED or buy it with the lights.

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Re: Saddebag Lights

Postby Uncle Fester » Sun May 11, 2014 9:23 pm

i can tell you, my bike came with a light kit installed when I bought it, and it is nice, but I will be upgrading to strip LEDs as soon as I can.

Brighter light, less power draw, longer lasting, all pluses in my book.


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