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Old 01-27-2012, 06:01 PM   #91
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...and cupholders!

But seriously, my LED mods are with an eye to increasing brightness and visibility in the stock form.

I have nothing against Goldwings, LTs, or /5s with rows of lights and truck light pods.

To each his/her own! Whatever you like and makes you feel safer is all that matters.
I did quite a bit of touring up the West Coast of USA at night ( yer I had all " What out for Deer " stories ) and as I said I stayed behind alot of Goldwings and HD's lit up like a Xmas tree and I keep thinking to myself ... " This guy is going to get home tonight ".

Especially seeing that my "life" conditions have changed for myself . Now that I am a " soul " parent to two beautiful girls ( 6 & 4 ) .. I have to combined safety & my passion .

PS .. I could never understand the cup holder thing . Even in the heat here in OZ I have always been able to wait for fuel stops to get a drink .. but thats just me ... Just don't get me started on the whole trailer thing ( WTF is up with that ??? )
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:32 PM   #92
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I've been in the "See and be Seen" camp for decades now. Thirty years ago I put extra brake and tail lights on the bike because multiple rear lamps in a pattern is more visible than a single light. Used those same rear lights for years til I upgraded to LEDs a dozen years ago. Since I had the stock 180W alternator I couldn't do more for forward lighting except use an H4 headlamp. Solved that problem three years ago with a 450W alternator and multiple halogen lamps up front (had to, most of my ride from home into town is winding deer-infested rural roads). Latest work has been on side lighting for visibility and front conspicuity lighting.

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Old 01-27-2012, 07:23 PM   #93
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Totally agree with you Bill

I dropped over $1000 in two sets of driving lights once I got back from my Across Oz Dash on the new bike.

I have come from the mining industry .. driving those BIG Haul Packs ( CAT 793's ) . One mine site was all into lighting up the trucks like Xmas tree's .. especially down the sides of them ... The other wasn't so much into sending the money ... Guess which site had the most " near misses " and incident reports on night shift ???
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:33 AM   #94
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A couple of years ago I replaced my BA-7 warning lamps with LED replacements: High Beam (blue), Neutral (green) and Oil Pressure (amber). Left the BA-9 Generator lamp and Turn Signal indicator light alone. With the old and faded colored jewels in the /5 speedo, it's great to have colored indicators once again.

Been thinking of this. The amber Oil Pressure LED is the least conspicuous. Not bad, but it doesn't jump out like the High Beam and Neutral lights do. SuperBrightLEDs has a blinking bi-color LED that might work well. It flashes between RED and BLUE at 2 cycles/second and is very bright. The brightness, along with the (perceived) movement of the blink ought to make it super-conspicuous. At $1.60, it is affordable enough to tinker with. It will need a separate dropping resistor, but with the /5 lamp holder, that ought to be easily do-able.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...-2000-mcd/352/
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:01 AM   #95
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A couple of years ago I replaced my BA-7 warning lamps with LED replacements: High Beam (blue), Neutral (green) and Oil Pressure (amber). Left the BA-9 Generator lamp and Turn Signal indicator light alone. With the old and faded colored jewels in the /5 speedo, it's great to have colored indicators once again.

Been thinking of this. The amber Oil Pressure LED is the least conspicuous. Not bad, but it doesn't jump out like the High Beam and Neutral lights do. SuperBrightLEDs has a blinking bi-color LED that might work well. It flashes between RED and BLUE at 2 cycles/second and is very bright. The brightness, along with the (perceived) movement of the blink ought to make it super-conspicuous. At $1.60, it is affordable enough to tinker with. It will need a separate dropping resistor, but with the /5 lamp holder, that ought to be easily do-able.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...-2000-mcd/352/
Great Idea! I wonder if they just have a Blinking amber?
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:10 AM   #96
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If the /5 indicator sockets are indeed BA7 as Bill mentions, then the following should work as a drop in replacement, no soldering necessary:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...ecs%2Fba7s.htm

Although the alternating blink of the "assembly required" bulb above is pretty snazzy!
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:27 AM   #97
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These are indeed the same BA-7 drop-in replacements.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:37 PM   #98
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So /5 uses:

BA9: Turn Signal indicator, Gen light
BA7: High Beam, Oil, Neutral, **Added via EDIT** Gauge illumination

What about gauge illumination?

With this info, this thread will soon have options documented for /5, /7 (I think the same for /6), and 1992+ R100 GS models.

Keep the good info coming!
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:32 PM   #99
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What about gauge illumination?
BA-7 (two lamps).
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:49 AM   #100
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One more week...

One long week, until my new LED beauties arrive. I can barely stand the waiting... I think you guys will enjoy my install log and final result.

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YO! Updates from Les_Garten, craydds, and hack2004 requested! Let us know what you ordered, and what fits and I'll add the info to a summary post.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:15 AM   #101
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You're obsessing...



Ain't it wunnerful.
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You're obsessing...
Maybe just a *BIT*



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Ain't it wunnerful.
Yes. This is the first motorcycle I've owned that didn't need more immediate mechanical/operational attention. I got to the farkles stage after the first 4 months of ownership, and it is GRAND!
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New LED models in the mail - preview

Well I sat on my hands as long as I could, but I am now compelled to update the thread.

First, Les_Garten, craydds, and hack2004 - WHERE THE HECK ARE OUR UPDATES?!?

Now to the matter soon to be at hand, my new LED lovelies arriving Thursday night, according to FedEx:


The Denali D2, from Twistedthrottle.com (linky)
From LED stuff


Techmounts, also from Twistedthrottle.com (linky)
From LED stuff



Of course in an ironic turn of events, I'll be up in AR helping TN Thumper with a Push Rod Tube Seal install this weekend, and my GS' front wheel is getting new bearings, a new tire, and spokes tightened/trued so I won't be able to ride up unless I get that back in the next few days... Would be nice to have a two bike tech day at the Hillbilly Hotel. We'll see.

So, at the worst I should be able to start documenting the install some time next week. At the very least, I'll have some unboxing pr0n in two days time...
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And my latest farkles that sparkle:



New auxillary brake/tail lights. Truck-Light single-faced red LED pedestal lamps for the brake lights tail lights and a single Beehive red LED cab marker light below the tag. This Beehive light has excellent 180* coverage and provides much-needed side marker illumination.

Another recent addition are the Givi E21 hard cases on Flying Teapot bag mounts.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:53 PM   #105
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OK, so not as pointy as Bill's latest addition, but sexy nonetheless...

Unboxing porn as promised:
From LED stuff


From LED stuff


From LED stuff


From LED stuff


From LED stuff


From LED stuff



Headed off to AR tomorrow morning for a 2xGS tech day with TN Thumper - I'll have progress photos of both a Pushrod Tube Seal and Denali D2 installs when I return Monday night...

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