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Old 01-07-2012, 07:39 PM   #75
Kommando
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Originally Posted by Ot tuda View Post
Hello, everyone.
I got a couple of questions.
I have a 1999 that was neglected.
1. does the speedo have backlight? mine does not light up.
2. can I use LEDs without relay?
Google the writeup that MXRob did on his DR's LED conversion.

Yes, the speedo has a backlight.

I replaced my dash illuminator bulb with a red LED from www.superbrightleds.com. I also replaced my high-beam and neutral indicator bulbs with LEDs (blue and green, respectively). I tried to use an amber LED for my directional indicator, but I still have to wire in a diode to get it to work properly for both left and right.

I swapped to a no-load flasher relay so that I can use LED signals. It was cheap and easy...Less than $15, and the toughest part of install was removing my seat. The flasher I bought plugged right in.
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