Hit the submit button by mistake so I'll continue.
I realized that I needed a hole to run the wires through so I drilled a hole into the inside of the heatshield, you can see it if you look hard.
Then I inserted the LED's into their little brackets and threaded the wires into the hole I had just drilled. Unfortunately my measuring wasn't that great and I had to take it back apart once and add some wire in between a couple of the LED's, that'll teach me not to really measure.
Then all that was left to do was mount the heat shield back on the motorcycle, I tested the whole setup first to make sure I didn't screw it up. Doesn't look too bad so far.
The next side went a bit quicker since I'd already done it once and didn't make the same mistakes. Here's how it looks with one side lit up.
The LED's give a little different brightness depending upon what angle you look at them. This is with 11:00 am Arizona sun directly on them, I think they're pretty obvious for that.
I wasn't sure how I was going to wire them. My initial thought was to have them come on with the brake lights. I ended up taking a neighborhood poll and prevailing opinion was to have them come on all the time. I wired them into my front running lights (I have running lights in my front turn signals) and they seem to work okay. You don't get any pictures of the spaghetti under my seat as I have to tidy it up a little.
All told, this took me a couple of hours and less than $30 total. I think it looks pretty cool.