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post #1 of 18 Old 05-01-2009, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Brighter Stock Directionals

Red and Silver reflective tape for trailers etc.. from Walmart.

Cut silver to fit in directional light housing. Leave backing on.

I used red behind red faux light on my Suzuki top case.
Will try silver tomorrow.
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post #2 of 18 Old 05-01-2009, 11:06 PM
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Nice tip there Miles, thanks!

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Thumbs up, Miles2go...I did the exact same thing a while ago with my signals, and also laid strips behind the red lens of my JCW topbox. Got the DOT tape at work.

Still haven't gotten around to taking pics, but it has to be an improvement!

And thanks for passing on a good tip! It's what makes this site one of the best!

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I'm just getting ready to switch to clear lenses and amber bulbs. I'll now be using this idea as well. Thanks!

The difference on the topcase is huge. I'll be doing that too!

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Aluminium cooking foil behind the bulbs as a reflector also works and it's free generally (if you can steal some from the kitchen).
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Brighter is better IMO.

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I wonder how well silver (or better yet, chrome) model paint would hold up if you painted the inside of the turn signal "cup". Biggest challenge would be leaving it time to dry thoroughly, I would think; I can't imagine that the signal assembly gets that terribly hot as long as the bulb is cycling and off and not staying on continuously for extended periods.

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For those that want to try this with the halogen bulbs. Be aware that this wont work with 1156 type bulbs. The 1156 bulb does not fit into the bulb socket of the turn signal. That is to say, it won't work on a 2009 V-Strom.
I attached pictures of the OEM bulb and the 1156 bulb, as you can see the little pins are not on the center line of the OEM bulb whereas they are on the center line for the 1156 bulb. I have seen the OEM bulbs for $5 - $6 online, pretty pricey if you ask me.

What I'll try to do is remove one pin on the 1156 bulb and see if I can somehow add a little pin in the right place to make it work.
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Just use a BAU15s bulb instead of an 1156 to fit the socket. It's only the late models with clear turn signal lenses that use that style.

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