Low Budget lighing enhancements


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jtornese
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Motorcycle: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade

Low Budget lighing enhancements

Postby jtornese » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:45 pm



I have been replacing most of the bulbs on my 93 Aspencade with L.E.D.'s and adding accent L.E.D. lighting such as the saddlebag and trunk upgrade that I learned from this forum. I have begun adding some extra lighting to be run when the bike is parked. I got a package of 2 L.e.d. light strips at Walmart in the automotive dept as "Clearance" These were maked $25.00 reduced to $9.00! They were green and blue with a blinking effect and approx 12" in length. I had read about the Rollin Eyes headlight enhancement and set out to do a low cost similar effect. I inserted the blinking light strips in the channels between the headlamp and the position lights. Then I folded the 1/2 that was sticking out accros the top of the headlamp glass. The both met pretty much right in the middle. Perfect length! I found a Pack of 194
l.e.d's called "multi-color" at Pep Boys. Cost for the 2 pack was $12.99. I put these in the position lights. I tapped both the 194's and the led's into the wiring i ran for my cigarette lighter, and used a lighted toggle switch which I mounted up on the plastic piece between the tank and ignition. I tried to add a cell phone video to this post but it doesnt seem to work. Here is a link to youtube to see the effect. Note: The color is washed oyut in the video. In person the center resembles a glass block with the lights inside of it.






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Re: Low Budget lighing enhancements

Postby CMReynolds1 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:39 am

Looks pretty cool. I would be careful using it while driving. An energetic cop may consider it some type of illegal flasher. Never know how they interpret things.
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Re: Low Budget lighing enhancements

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:34 pm

+1 on both points ! Looks great and do not use on the road. . . .but I am sure you know that. :D
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jtornese
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Re: Low Budget lighing enhancements

Postby jtornese » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:24 am

I have it on a toggle switch for use when parked. Soon I am going to make lighted antenna masts with chaser L.e.d.'s also for static display.




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