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post #1 of 20 Old 05-18-2008, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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LED Project Complete w/video

So I've been working on this LED project for a couple of weeks and I got lots of help from the board in a couple of different threads. Here's the result:

12 LEDs in each exhaust cap
6 tied to the brake lights
6 tied to the tail and turn lamps

I love the way the turn signals wig/wag!!!

Advice to others:

Exhaust endcaps are not interchangable nor can they be rotated 180 top to bottom. If you take yours off and modify them make sure you mark not only which pipe but also the orientation.

Every theing else, although a bit tedious, went pretty smooth.

Thanks to Brisbonian for the inspiration.
Thanks to Trooper32 and msi1259 for technical input.

This site abounds with resources! Aint it Great.
I think I'll make another donation...

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post #2 of 20 Old 05-18-2008, 09:28 PM
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Gotta have it!

WOW! That looks great! How about a write up for a How-To. I'll put it on mine too. Did you take any pics while doing it?
I still have a couple of packets of LED's in different sizes left over from my last project. This looks like the perfect place for them.

Don't stop there, what's the next project going to be? I just love the new and innovative projects us Strommers are coming up with.
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post #3 of 20 Old 05-18-2008, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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All the details can be found in Brisbonian's original thread. I just copied him. Kind of.

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post #4 of 20 Old 05-18-2008, 10:39 PM
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Smile Congrats

I am duly inspired to attain the level of farkles you have adorned your bike with!!:cool
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post #5 of 20 Old 05-18-2008, 11:20 PM
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When can I make an appointment for my installation?

Talk about conspicuity!

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post #6 of 20 Old 05-18-2008, 11:38 PM
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I never understood why you were doing this. Sounded crazy. I mean why not just use a set of hyperlights?

But now I know. It is a crazy idea but damn, sure works good. That is about the neatest looking set of rear lights I've ever seen. That video tells it all.

Whoever thought of this first is not a normal person :mrgreen:.

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post #7 of 20 Old 05-19-2008, 12:22 AM
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Man, that looks sweet. The video is 10x better than a bunch of static photos. Thanks for posting.

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post #8 of 20 Old 05-19-2008, 12:40 AM
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That looks great. With your experience, you should be able to do mine in about 10 minutes... maybe 12. I'll buy the LEDs.
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post #9 of 20 Old 05-19-2008, 03:06 AM
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Pretty neat farkle. Do you do luggage too ??

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post #10 of 20 Old 05-19-2008, 04:17 AM
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My LEDs lights came on Saturday so I'm getting ready to start this upgrade. Just a few questions on your install.

Did you run your LEDs in series or parallel as jimding suggested? Did you use a 7812 or a LM317 voltage regulator or a resistor? Any photos of the back end of the exhaust cap so we can see how everything is connected?

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