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post #1 of 12 Old 07-13-2014, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Air Intake Lights Mod

So I was just looking at light mods people have done on their bikes and I got thinking why not throw in a LED strip inside the air intake scoops. The two side air intake scoops are fake because the air that goes in gets blocked by a metal plate either way. So I was thinking why not get two LED strips, stick them inside and wire them up to the front turn signals. That way they only turn on when you turn on the bike and it would only make you more visible from dusk to dawn. I wasn't thinking of super flashy LED strips, but enough to light up through the guards. What do you guys think of this mod?



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post #2 of 12 Old 07-14-2014, 05:02 AM
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I have a set of flush mount indicators in mine. You can buy LED strips on ebay that would fit in nicely, I just had the flush mounts laying around.
I think it's a great spot to hide them away.
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thats actually not a bad idea.. i should give it a try
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I put a bunch of UV blacklight LEDS on my bike and that is one location i did mine. looks great and its easy to install
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Those "guards" are not metal, it is just plastic. I have tried two different types of lights in mine. First I did switchback LED strips. I bought 45cm ones and wrapped them around a few times in there. The white on them was very bright, but the orange turn signal part was not. The orange was barely visible during the daytime.
So then I switched to some very bright orange LED's and just wired them to work as signals, they do not come on as running lights.
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The regular orange LED I replaced them with. This is with the signal blinking.


Here is how they look when off.
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Yep that works, wonder is Yam will pick that idea up and put it of the 16s.
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So then I switched to some very bright orange LED's and just wired them to work as signals, they do not come on as running lights.
24v....can you provide some additional info on this? How did you run the wires (to/from), do any of the wires show, and does the signal still flash at the same rate? Where did you get the orange LCD's and what are the specs? And when you pull the tank, I assume the lights have to be disconnected..correct? thanks.

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+1..... Links to products used as well... particularly the switchback whites for me.

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First I did switchback LED strips. I bought 45cm ones and wrapped them around a few times in there. The white on them was very bright, but the orange turn signal part was not. The orange was barely visible during the daytime.


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I was thinking about that same thing myself.....

Mostly like just having some 5600K Temp colored LED's in there to get me more noticed. Since when you add LED blinkers, you lose the running lights for the most part, may as well use that wire and hook up some more running lights somewhere. I'm also thinking about adding some running lights to the forks...

I have never felt so good about being noticed on my FJR until I added additional lighting, it made a huge difference !! Being Seen is a good part of the battle on the road...




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+1..... Links to products used as well... particularly the switchback whites for me.





I was thinking about that same thing myself.....

Mostly like just having some 5600K Temp colored LED's in there to get me more noticed. Since when you add LED blinkers, you lose the running lights for the most part, may as well use that wire and hook up some more running lights somewhere. I'm also thinking about adding some running lights to the forks...

I have never felt so good about being noticed on my FJR until I added additional lighting, it made a huge difference !! Being Seen is a good part of the battle on the road...




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Switchbacks were bought off ebay. Just search for flexible switchback led 45cm.
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24v....can you provide some additional info on this? How did you run the wires (to/from), do any of the wires show, and does the signal still flash at the same rate? Where did you get the orange LCD's and what are the specs? And when you pull the tank, I assume the lights have to be disconnected..correct? thanks.
Here are the lights I bought. Wiring has nothing to do with the tank. I ran them from the vents to the signals on the front next to the headlight.
Skene Design Motorcycle Visibility Lights
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