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waituntilthebeep
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1989 GL1500
Wineberry Red
'01 Shadow 750
DOUBLE DARK SIDE #1467 on Michelin Primacy and BT45

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I added some more lights to the ride. The stuff I added is way more complicated than I had originally planned so no DIY stuff for it. I had to cut apart the white/yellow strips and remote mount the controller for each strip. I built 2 separate LED arrays into the garnish panels and added side light strips to the fork covers. oh yeah, I drilled out the back of the reflectors and added an LED array in there as well. 14 hours of work later and I have a bike with an attitude! Lots more lights to come but... not this weekend:-)








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waituntilthebeep
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1989 GL1500
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'01 Shadow 750
DOUBLE DARK SIDE #1467 on Michelin Primacy and BT45

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I posted a video. The fender lights are wired to flash like the ones around the headlights.


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Fastfreddy
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Wow your ride looks fantastic man, but sounds a little to complex for me. Love the way you hooked up flashing part (parade lights ?). Maybe waaay later after you post do-it-yourself with PICTURES. Looks great, cruise safety.
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bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-F Super Sport 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

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LOOKING GREAT!! Keep positng the pictures....I may get inspired again!! :D
08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 68,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles
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Location: Rainy Pacific Northwest
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1989 GL1500
Wineberry Red
'01 Shadow 750
DOUBLE DARK SIDE #1467 on Michelin Primacy and BT45

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Thank you! I didn't take any pictures of the process because it became pretty complicated pretty fast and honestly... I just go tso caught up in it that I forgot. It was not something for the timid - level of difficulty 4.
Fastfreddy
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got caught up in it, no pictures, difficulty level 4, I totally understand. I done some things to my bike and started taking pictures and half way thru I forgot to keep taking pictures as you mentioned got caught up in the moment. Level 4 to high for this dummy so I'll just admire the work on your bike it really looks cool. Again, thanks for the first write up and pics, I'm happy with just those. (for now). Careful out there lots of idiots on the road. Cruise safety.
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1989 GL1500
Wineberry Red
'01 Shadow 750
DOUBLE DARK SIDE #1467 on Michelin Primacy and BT45

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Ah... Ghostlights... Couldn't resist after seeing some posts on those. I wish I could find the post where a member recently added them to his 1500 but I couldn't locate it. I only had one location flat enough to install them so I drilled out the bottom of the mirror bucket and sandwiched it in there. Not much room, It does allow the light to project a 3 foot radius circle though. Because of the distance it has to project, the light isn't as bright in the other post but in the dark, it is impressive none-the-less. I cranked up the brightness a tad as my iPod camera doesn't like to take pics in the dark with reflected light.


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Location: Coatesville, PA
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1995 Bunkhouse camping trailer
Darkside #1720
bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-F Super Sport 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

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Ghost light thread link: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=32369

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08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 68,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles
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