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post #1 of 19 Old 01-31-2010, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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I decided to play with the luggage, good thing they are only the JC Whitney cases, don't think I would have done this with $1k luggage.
This is what I had before I began


First I dremmeled the ribs a tad wider, had to drill a hole for the wire's as well, two strips per case. One was for the signals, the other for brake lights. Colors are according.

Here I did a dry try before I applied the epoxy.

Finally I epoxy'd the strips, then I found my signal wires and cleaned the plastic off, soldered wire to those, then hot-glued the wires to protect them again.

Making my own 3 prong plug's I am able to unplug the cases if I want to remove then.

I took a video with my cheapo Fuji camera, blinkers and brake lights all work awesome. The auxilory brake lights on the luggage are connect to the 'Back-off' unit. they now blink 5 times - hold for 5 sec's then blink again. Hope it can be opened.
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post #2 of 19 Old 01-31-2010, 09:32 PM
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Really nice work!!! Very visible and very sensible implementation.

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I agree...that really is some great work!

Excellent job on the install.

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Results look good. Couldn't you have put the strips under the red plastic lens without needing to cut anything??


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Impressive results. A big WELL DONE.

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Results look good. Couldn't you have put the strips under the red plastic lens without needing to cut anything??


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Thanks for the compliments Everybody !!!

Maggot The red / orange material is not see thru, and the space available was not big enough. I was trying to look at other options first because I knew if I screw this dremmel job up there's no going back. The dremmel made it just right, I did shave a little much sometimes, could see the hollow space of a raised rib, but the light strip and epoxy covered that.


My mistake was not painting the plastic prior to glueing the strips in - next time I guess.

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Thanks for the compliments Everybody !!!

Maggot The red / orange material is not see thru, and the space available was not big enough. I was trying to look at other options first because I knew if I screw this dremmel job up there's no going back. The dremmel made it just right, I did shave a little much sometimes, could see the hollow space of a raised rib, but the light strip and epoxy covered that.

My mistake was not painting the plastic prior to glueing the strips in - next time I guess.
Well that makes sense..

I have 6 strips, identical to yours ( but 24cm) on the way that I got on fleabay last week. I'm gonna put them inside the lenses of my givi trunk.


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Well that makes sense..

I have 6 strips, identical to yours ( but 24cm) on the way that I got on fleabay last week. I'm gonna put them inside the lenses of my givi trunk.


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Did something similar to my Givi's. Just a single strip for extra taillights. They are fastened with a very high quality double back tape(acquired from Boeing surplus. Really like the idea of the second strip in amber for turn signals. Will post some photos soon.

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