Not sure if I'm entertaining anyone but myself at this point, but I'm working toward rolling my own stoplight kit for my K48 case.
The "proper" factory kit being unobtainium, and Kappa having not answered my query vis-a-vis V105 compatibility, I'm sourcing my own components.
Soldering seems to me a weak point. Given the vibration-prone environment I prefer to crimp when possible. This is an area I think I can improve on the "official" lighting kit.
The lighting area in my K49 topcase has holes for four 5mm/0.2" LEDs so the plan is to wire four white LEDs in parallel. I have a healthy supply of marine-grade 16 gage wire, crimping materials, and automotive-grade, weatherproof electrical connectors. Overkill, probably, but better overengineered than underbuilt.
I thought about turning the "stop light" into a running light, but I feel the top case lens will have the most impact lighting up all at once, only when I apply brakes. Also, I'm not sure the lens is designed for an always-on duty cycle. While LEDs don't throw off that much heat, I don't want to find out I miscalculated by melting my lens.
Illumination will be further enhanced by means of small triangles of white trailer tape lining the spaces where the LEDs go. It's pretty bright just with reflected light, even through the red lens material, and should be quite brilliant with lit LEDs.
2007 Vee with too many farkles
Last edited by DesertBike; 05-21-2019 at 10:37 AM.