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Fred Blind
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LED lights

Postby Fred Blind » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:37 pm



Has anyone installed LED running lights I am thinking of putting them on my wing.
I wanted to run it off a keyed line so they wont be accidentally left on?

Fred



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WOJCIECH
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Re: LED lights

Postby WOJCIECH » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:36 am

I have started back in the trike LED bulbs 1,8, sure, consume less power but are much less visible!

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Re: LED lights

Postby themainviking » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:50 am

Do you mean all over, or just the spots in front? If you mean all over, Kuryakin has a harness that makes all the lights plug and play, and switched so if the key is off so are the lights. Of course this sorta means you have to use Kuryakins lights too, :lol:
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Re: LED lights

Postby WOJCIECH » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:57 am

in the store are available LED bulbs, which have the same frame as the standard bulb for the rear lights!

http://moto.allegro.pl/zarowka-led-7440 ... 51281.html
This gives a very good light !

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Re: LED lights

Postby Fred Blind » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:17 pm

I was looking in a bike magazine I have J & P cycles and they have a power distribution module that looks like it might do the trick.
My question is which line should I tap into, I want to run a switch so that it will only come on when I want it and only when the bike is running.

Fred

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Re: LED lights

Postby WOJCIECH » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:05 am

you are looking for additional lighting LED? I gave the option of replacing ordinary light bulbs, LED light bulbs because of the energy consumption!

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Re: LED lights

Postby Fred Blind » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:18 am

yes I would like the bike to be more visable at night so I am looking at putting the LEDs on a keyed switch (so they cannot be accidentally left on.)

Also plan on putting a flip switch on so they are not on in the day time, any ideas.

thank you, Fred

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Re: LED lights

Postby WOJCIECH » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:35 am

U.S. electrical system is good, has double rear lights, a well as the lighting in the upper trunk spoiler, front fog lights also can be converted to LEDs!
additional lighting is needed rather motorcycle rallies!
but if I could help in some cases electric GL 1800, please ask!
and in general you need to check the new LED bulb, which has 18 elements of the new generation of LED lights, can lights better than ordinary bulbs, certain that they take less power!

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Re: LED lights

Postby Ghostman » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:28 am



Fred are you looking to do something along these lines?

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Re: LED lights

Postby WOJCIECH » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:51 am

I think so too! how many heads, motorcycles, so many ideas, especially now that there are so many available lighting elements that a small head! I personally have three GL 1800, including a trike, I'm very reticent towards the ornaments, I'm using LEDs in one color, but in a motorcycle I have personally made ​​and invented the audio system at the time the alarm on and off the bike greets me or says goodbye to a beautiful female voice and the case is simple, I can hint how to do it!

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Re: LED lights

Postby Fred Blind » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:29 pm

Please do and share some pictures, I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

Fred

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Re: LED lights

Postby WOJCIECH » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:14 am

Do not know how to put my pictures from the computer and many of them even have Christmas, I only know how to insert pictures that are on the Web!
Or is the possibility to insert pictures from your computer?

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Re: LED lights

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:08 pm

WOJCIECH wrote:Do not know how to put my pictures from the computer and many of them even have Christmas, I only know how to insert pictures that are on the Web!
Or is the possibility to insert pictures from your computer?


Have a look at: Adding pictures to your message

You can also add them to your own picture gallery here, click on "Member Pictures" in the menu at the top.

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Re: LED lights

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:25 pm

I have LED lights around my trunk and saddle bags. I hard wired them to my tail lights so they are on whenever the key is on. I got lucky when I bought thyem 4 years ago as the trim pieces came un-finished so had them painted to match the bike. I am not into a bunch of extra chrome that I have to polish. I have gotten many coments on how the bike is realy visible from the rear over just the normal tail lights.

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Re: LED lights

Postby 2008retiredplb » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:46 pm

I have added LED strip lights and I have them wired so they can come on with the key or on with a switch I added the extra fused power block (Wing stuff EC02206) and have that wired to only have power when the key is on. I also added the grounding block (Wingstuff EC02207). First it makes wiring much easier and then I wire my lights through switches (wingstuff BB52705MA) on the brake reservors. I use lighted switches so I can tell without any trouble if they are on, can't see them in the daylight very easy so I don't run them durning the day. I have switches on both reservors so I can have six different things controlled. I have the two color lights that can be either blue or green color or both colors at the same time. Gives me blue, green or teal lights. If you do it yourself remember you do not need very heavy wire, 22 gage from the switch to the lights, is plenty big enough as the LED's do not use many amp's. I am a real freak about keeping wiring simple but neat. I also have some things wired to stay on whenever the bike is running, like a lighted mudflap, Muth Mirrors (only lighted with turn signals on) and LED Hyper light (Wingstuff HLWDFUNIV) stop lights. If I every need to replace the Hyper lights I will go with the HLWHL3WAYSF type that give you brake and turn signal lights. I mounted the Hyper lights with black RTV adhesive to the back of the passenger arm rests by drilling a hole through the rest housing and using the RTV to mount them. If you get a little touch RTV on them, legit dry and use a razor to trim it off. Very solid mount and very visible to anyone behind you. If the bike wasn't in storage I would post some photos of the wiring and the lights.
Another thing to be careful with is, these lights come from China and they can be positive ground instead of negative ground. That makes the wiring much more difficult to do with the two colors. When installing them, test them often to make sure they work like you want them to.
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Re: LED lights

Postby Maverick » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:17 am

This might be a little late but you might try Electrical Connection up in TN, Lewis is a very good person to talk to concerning your lights. Happy New Year.
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Re: LED lights

Postby 2008retiredplb » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:57 am

Fred Blind wrote:I was looking in a bike magazine I have J & P cycles and they have a power distribution module that looks like it might do the trick.
My question is which line should I tap into, I want to run a switch so that it will only come on when I want it and only when the bike is running.

Fred

If you get the extra fused power block (Wing stuff #EC02206 or go to Electrcial Connections http://www.electricalconnection.com/power-distribution/pplate-02206.htm) you can have it wired to have power only when the key is on. It shows a photo of the power block installed. Also you might want to look at their grounding block http://www.electricalconnection.com/power-distribution/02207.htm they are very easy to wire into the bike and makes a neat installation and you can add all your lights on with the extra circuits it gives a place to ground everything. Just follow the instructions and it tells you how to wire it hot all the time or just hot with the key on.


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