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Old 08-14-2014, 02:56 PM   #1
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F800GS LED parking lights - HOT or NOT?

So guys, what do you all think?

Do they look good or are they just gaudy?

In real life they are more "dotted" like the Audi style head lights, it was just impossible to get a good picture showing it properly...




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Old 08-14-2014, 04:53 PM   #2
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So guys, what do you all think?

Do they look good or are they just gaudy?

In real life they are more "dotted" like the Audi style head lights, it was just impossible to get a good picture showing it properly...




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So, I kinda like it. More details please? Is it a string you placed on the lens?
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:59 PM   #3
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So, I kinda like it. More details please? Is it a string you placed on the lens?
Side lighting Led strips along the edge of the plastic frame actually, not the lens, connected to the Parking light wires through the HID rubber gasket.

Canbus did not even throw a bulb warning even without the parking bulb.
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Hmmm, I wonder, along the lower edge of the fairing-er, windscreen, it would be nice to get rid of the dern warning light/message each time I start her up.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:19 PM   #5
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Hmmm, I wonder, along the lower edge of the fairing-er, windscreen, it would be nice to get rid of the dern warning light/message each time I start her up.
Ooohhh good looking bike

Yeah at lest the one I used are thin /slim so should fit fine I think. It's an idea and cheap to test out.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:24 PM   #6
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Thanks!! FWIW, many/most of the stickers have been removed for a cleaner look...
Source of the lights?
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:52 PM   #7
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Personally I do not like angel lights..... Or accent lights. But what really matters is what you like. Don't for a moment let anyone taint what you like yourself.
The parking light canbus trigger is just under 2 watt. At least that is wat I measured on my '09.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:59 AM   #8
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Thanks!! FWIW, many/most of the stickers have been removed for a cleaner look...
Source of the lights?
I used these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-60cm-whit...item19f04697b9

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Personally I do not like angel lights..... Or accent lights. But what really matters is what you like. Don't for a moment let anyone taint what you like yourself.
The parking light canbus trigger is just under 2 watt. At least that is wat I measured on my '09.
Agreed Erling But my problem, I'm not really sure what I think myself. That's when it gets complicated

I'll keep it on there for now to see how it holds up anyway.
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:04 AM   #9
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Side lighting Led strips along the edge of the plastic frame actually, not the lens, connected to the Parking light wires through the HID rubber gasket.

Canbus did not even throw a bulb warning even without the parking bulb.
You got a closeup pic with the lights off?
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:37 AM   #10
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Agreed Erling But my problem, I'm not really sure what I think myself. That's when it gets complicated

I'll keep it on there for now to see how it holds up anyway.
Ha ha ha...... I feel your pain. I
When I designed the new headlight assembly, I went back and forward..... Then some more back....sideways, and it was hard for me to find what I really liked, until I found the two small 1.5 watt LEDs. Then it was bingo, specially when I saw how much they illuminated at night. Then it was now a safety feature.... Not just a good looking light. Keep looking, and try out things. I am certain you will find what you like.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:48 AM   #11
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:25 AM   #12
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Better pic showing the leds...

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I think it looks pretty cool. Are those on or off while actually riding? Sounds like they would be off since you mentioned "parking lights".

Could you make them stay on while riding? That would be better since they would be seen more.

I don't think they look too "bling", and actually looks really clean since they are small and fit nicely around the light.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:56 PM   #14
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:07 PM   #15
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I think it looks pretty cool. Are those on or off while actually riding? Sounds like they would be off since you mentioned "parking lights".

Could you make them stay on while riding? That would be better since they would be seen more.

I don't think they look too "bling", and actually looks really clean since they are small and fit nicely around the light.
Thanks They are actually on while riding. With parking lights I was referring to the little bulb below the main low beam in the reflector. We have daytime running lights required by law here so here we have the "parking light" that comes on with the ignition, then the low beam coms on when the engine is started, but the parking light stays on as well. I guess you might call the parking light daytime running lights?
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