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Old 01-26-2013, 07:21 AM   #256
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Hey Iggy the sorting out the wire method worked a treat, once I got the right wire. It was the yellow/violet wire that needed shorting out. Anyway this will do for me. I couldn’t find that Hazard switch on the Kisan website anyway.
The part I referenced in post #246 is a BMW part number, not a Kisan part.

But whatever works for you! I found the shorting method to be cumbersome and it didn't allow for switching functions while riding. I like to turn my running lights on only at night, something shorting doesn't easily allow...
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:04 PM   #257
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Got my superbrightLED flasher relay today:)



popped it in and my flashers work perfect now:) AND even with shipping, it was cheaper than the pos i got from Oreilly's. Now that I know it works i'm going to move on to new LED tail lights:)

I didn't modify the stock plug like craydds did, just wired in some bridging wires. I can go back to the stock flasher very easily.



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Old 02-12-2013, 10:10 AM   #258
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My Friend told me that my rear light was not as bright as it could be, so I got one of these.





The construction looks very good, made in Taiwan by Emerald isle, available in the UK from Motorworks and in the US from Rick.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:26 AM   #259
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My Friend told me that my rear light was not as bright as it could be, so I got one of these.
The construction looks very good, made in Taiwan by Emerald isle, available in the UK from Motorworks and in the US from Rick.
+1. me likie. post #203
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:34 AM   #260
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My Friend told me that my rear light was not as bright as it could be, so I got one of these.


this reminded me...

I replaced my dim tail light assembly with some LED clusters from Custom Dynamic:


and now the brakes are SUPER bright. this is just running light, the center 24 LEDs in each cluster are dual intensity red (doesn't look as red in the foto). the outer 24 of each LED are amber turn signals.


the tag lights for the plate also have little red LEDs at the tips that flash when i apply the brakes.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:19 PM   #261
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this reminded me...

I replaced my dim tail light assembly with some LED clusters from Custom Dynamic:
and now the brakes are SUPER bright. this is just running light, the center 24 LEDs in each cluster are dual intensity red (doesn't look as red in the foto). the outer 24 of each LED are amber turn signals.

the tag lights for the plate also have little red LEDs at the tips that flash when i apply the brakes.
That looks great! NICE WORK.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:48 AM   #262
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That is so delightfully clean and tidy and rust free IT MAKES ME PUKE WITH FEELINGS!
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Got my superbrightLED flasher relay today:)



popped it in and my flashers work perfect now:) AND even with shipping, it was cheaper than the pos i got from Oreilly's. Now that I know it works i'm going to move on to new LED tail lights:)

I didn't modify the stock plug like craydds did, just wired in some bridging wires. I can go back to the stock flasher very easily.



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Old 02-13-2013, 08:26 AM   #263
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That is so delightfully clean and tidy and rust free IT MAKES ME PUKE WITH FEELINGS!
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LOL! the headlight bucket was one of the few GOOD things the previous owner left me;)
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:24 AM   #264
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Got my superbrightLED flasher relay today:)



popped it in and my flashers work perfect now:) AND even with shipping, it was cheaper than the pos i got from Oreilly's. Now that I know it works i'm going to move on to new LED tail lights:)

I didn't modify the stock plug like craydds did, just wired in some bridging wires. I can go back to the stock flasher very easily.



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Great information! Does the turn signal indicator work with that flasher?
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:48 AM   #265
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Great information! Does the turn signal indicator work with that flasher?
yes!
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:46 PM   #266
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So, I've swapped out the stock tail/brake light for this guy....

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But now my turn signals are seriously weak. So I bought a set of 4 with 20 Leds per signal. My indicator lights are already LEDS...so I know this has already been answered but I can't specifically find it. All I should need in an electronic relay for the signals...correct? tia
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:49 PM   #267
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So, I've swapped out the stock tail/brake light for this guy....
Who is that guy and where did he come from? Me likey.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:19 AM   #268
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Who is that guy and where did he come from? Me likey.
This guy. It's a bummer that there is no way to really mount them without zip ties. I tried using cpvc as a form to pour epoxy in with a bolt sticking out. Then I put another 2 part epoxy around the base.....and it lasted about 5 mins with me off road.

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At rest....

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:06 PM   #269
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Nice red keister H-grrl! Can't argue with the result, zip ties or not...

When you say your signals are weak, I'm guessing you mean by comparison?

Never been around an ST, so I'm not sure what flasher it takes. But if it's your standard three-prong affair, superbrightleds has plenty of those to offer and they may work fine. But you are right, any electronic or fully "LED compatible" flasher should do the trick.

But I tell you, for the sake of conspicuity, I still haven't gotten over all the extra features of my Kisan. The brake flash feature and running lights are just awesome. The fact that they can be enabled and disabled electronically just puts the icing on the cake.

P.S. I'm digging the sticker job you've done on the XD4 (it almost looks like a robot face staring backwards) - I keep meaning to buy more reflective stickers from Motoelekt for my fluorescent yellow XD4
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:18 PM   #270
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Nice red keister H-grrl! Can't argue with the result, zip ties or not...

When you say your signals are weak, I'm guessing you mean by comparison?

Never been around an ST, so I'm not sure what flasher it takes. But if it's your standard three-prong affair, superbrightleds has plenty of those to offer and they may work fine.

But I tell you, for the sake of conspicuity, I still haven't gotten over all the extra features of my Kisan. The brake flash feature and running lights are just awesome. The fact that they can be enabled and disabled electronically just puts the icing on the cake.

P.S. I'm digging the sticker job you've done on the XD4 - I keep meaning to buy more reflective stickers from Motoelekt for my fluorescent yellow XD4
I probably won't go the extra mile and get a kissan...I tend to break things. The cable ties....I know I know but damn, they are they only type of fastner I don't break. It's such a bummer that these LEDs just don't come with a way to put a fastner on the back. I cut 2 peices of cpvc the same height as the plug, I then poured a 2 part epoxy in the cpvc with a screw protruding. Then I wrapped the bottom with a plumbers 2 part epoxy. I vibrated both of them off the back of the LED within an hour off road. Zip ties......never break on me.

Yep, the 2 prong flasher.

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I was hoping to just get an electronic flasher from napa or radioshack....bad idea?? The turn signals yes, by comparison suck. And my GF told me when she followed me home the other night she thought they were kind of weak.

I love my XD sticker. Used to be an inmate here that sold an awesome set, but he's no longer. These are from a BMX helmet.
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