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Re: Converting to LED lighting (?)

PostAuthor: JMobile » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:00 pm

MrJonsson wrote:I have a few questions about lighting.

One: Has anyone converted or attempted to convert to something like this?

Two: Will bulbs like this work in place of tail/brake/turn bulbs or do they cause an issue with the turn signals?

Three: Warning lamp conversion to these?

Four: What type bulbs are used for speedo/tach illumination and fuel level warning lamp?

I had a custom Cafe Racer with one of these in the rear.

I placed the LED light inside of it and it does work. The only problem is, when you step on the break, the LED is so bright that you can't really tell if you're using the break and so it can be dangerous IMO.
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Re: Converting to LED lighting (?)

PostAuthor: jonno51 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:16 am

eslmatt wrote:I pulled my instrument cluster apart, they are all the same size, lights and warning lights
these should fit. I found 9 in total.

I will warn you, that the whole cluster needs to come apart to get at the warning lights. I would start with the lights and see how well they work. I used some cheap LEDs in a car a few years ago, they failed really quickly, also your power savings will not really be worth the work.

My new headlight came with whole housing and brackets to the forks, So size did not matter. On my little bike, the LED gave me a lot of space for wiring in the housing huge help getting everything to fit.
Here is the one I got LED-6-1-2-Projector-Daymaker-HeadLight-Cafe-Racer-Bobber-/371766350304?hash=item568f0051e0:g:ds8AAOSwYIxX-zb-&vxp=mtr" class="postlink" rel="external"> However I only paid $15 for mine... :cl: the benefit of living in China

Check out Paul Goff's website. He sells an H4 LED headlight bulb, and he's been a specialist in motorcycle electrics for years. ----- -----, you get what you pay for from China and no more....

@jake good mosfet explanation. :thanks:
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