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post #1 of 17 Old 02-05-2009, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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LED Turn signals?

Greetings all,

I need to consult the members for I have a question.

I was planning to replace the turn signal lamps with LED's to save some watts and I know what I need to do it, but..... The emergency flashers????

I plan to use a electronic flasher module to manage the LEDS, no problem. The question, does the Emerg. Flash sw just route thru the stock mechanical flasher or is there another mechanical flasher used for the emerg flash function?

I don't want to sacrifice the emerg, Flash function for the LEDS. I want both.

Has anyone dealt with this yet?

thx to all for their time,

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I've converted to LED signals. Replace the flasher with an LED friendly unit and the hazard flashers work fine with it.

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Thx Greywolf!

Thank you.

You've helped me before on some other things.

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post #4 of 17 Old 02-07-2009, 01:40 PM
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Watsen MicroAlloy LED signals

After much looking, I picked up a pair of Watsen MicroAlloy LED signals and am really impressed. These are near-flush-mount and change the entire look of the bike. I love the clean lines. And man, are they bright!
These are for the front only but I understand Watsen is working on a new design for the rear signals. Here is the URL:

http://www.watsendesign.com/Suzuki_P...m_Products.htm
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After much looking, I picked up a pair of Watsen MicroAlloy LED signals and am really impressed. These are near-flush-mount and change the entire look of the bike. I love the clean lines. And man, are they bright!
These are for the front only but I understand Watsen is working on a new design for the rear signals. Here is the URL:

http://www.watsendesign.com/Suzuki_P...m_Products.htm
thats very cool but damned expensive, almost 90bucks us

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+2 on the WatsenDesign. Just installed them on my Wee, only took 5 minutes for the right side and 10 minutes on the left. They plug right in and are very bright . . . warning, do NOT stare into the light or you will see spots for a long time. They are worth the money! Plan ahead, it took two full months to receive them.

http://www.watsendesign.com/Suzuki_P...m_Products.htm
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Those LEDs do indeed rock!

What is out there that's less eye-bleedingly expensive and available without the two month wait?

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For that much money, do you really save that much wattage from turn signals that you don't use often? I would invest in HID headlights before the turn signals since those are always on.

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post #9 of 17 Old 03-09-2010, 08:16 AM
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I too have LED bulbs for my signals. They work fine, emergency blinkers no problem. My wife says they are much brighter than the OEM bulbs.
Here are two links to how it was done by others, I pretty much did the exact same except I was able to remove the two wires from my relay perch with out splicing !! This can be done with an extra fine jewler screw driver.
http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,10920.0.html
http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php....html#msg59099
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+2 on the WatsenDesign. Just installed them on my Wee, only took 5 minutes for the right side and 10 minutes on the left. They plug right in and are very bright . . . warning, do NOT stare into the light or you will see spots for a long time. They are worth the money! Plan ahead, it took two full months to receive them.

http://www.watsendesign.com/Suzuki_P...m_Products.htm
My primary reason for installing WatsenDesign . . . spend money once and never have a broken front turn signal again. Most of my riding with the Wee is dirt . . . I will drop it again and there is not need to break a turn signal more than once.
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