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  • Bigyellowkat
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    sorry to necor this thread but do these LED's just plug into the stock connectors? Im looking at changing the parking light this winter along with HID's so the colour matches a bit better

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  • JayBell
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    headlights are stock H4 style bulbs.

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  • drduct
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    What headlights did u use ????? looks great



    Originally posted by JayBell View Post
    so I decided to do the full LED conversion aside from the headlights

    I tried to take pics as well as possible, but apparently its difficult to get focused pics in the dark

    theres another thread around for the cluster conversion using the blue #194 SMTD high power LEDs for the backlighting, a green for the Neutral indicator, blue for the highbeam, and red for oil.

    the cluster pic




    I used a 37LED Tower type 360 degree LED 1157 brake light from pep boys :
    marker lit:


    Brake lit:



    6led white #194 for the plate light:


    same 6LED #194 for the parking light



    rear 15LED radial amber 1156 at flash:



    same 15led radial amber 1156 in front "smoked clear" turns





    all bulbs aside from the 1157 Tower bulb were purchased from Superbrightleds.com ... oddly, in the ONLY useful purchase from PEP BOYS.. the 1157 tower bulb was from there.

    also, to make the LED turns blink correctly, an LED turn flasher was installed. I disconnected the integral flasher in the flasher diode unit using the flasher diagram in the servicemanual, and connected the new flasher to the leads... similar to this link

    http://www.customdynamics.com/custom...00_flasher.htm

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  • JayBell
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    Originally posted by paul_phoenix View Post
    looks really nice, but I have a question:
    I'm installing an Illumiglo Gauges kit, and I'd like to complete with a blue lighted clock. How did you do this? The clock is retroilluminated, isn't it? did you install a blue led under it?

    Thanks
    yes.

    Originally posted by Sjorge3442 View Post
    now are these the same bulbs I would use on my Post 600?
    yes
    Last edited by JayBell; 08-04-2011, 11:30 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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  • flash007
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    Originally posted by Sjorge3442 View Post
    now are these the same bulbs I would use on my Post 600?
    making it easy on ya.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LED-T...Q5fAccessories

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  • paul_phoenix
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    looks really nice, but I have a question:
    I'm installing an Illumiglo Gauges kit, and I'd like to complete with a blue lighted clock. How did you do this? The clock is retroilluminated, isn't it? did you install a blue led under it?

    Thanks

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  • Sjorge3442
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    now are these the same bulbs I would use on my Post 600?

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  • connharrisfamily
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    Looks sweet, I'm really wanting to change out my gauges.

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  • JayBell
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    err, not real bright, its a nice soft bluish glow...the high intensity SMTD leds work better on the Kat since the light is obscured, and diffuse from the back, reflected onto the front painted numbers, and the needles, as opposed to a partially transparent backlit gauge faces liek other bikes.

    if the KLR has a a type of gauges where the gauge back allows light to shine through it, lower intensity leds would be fine I'd think, bu.t if its like the Kat, get the high intensity.

    as steve mentioned, get the electronic flasher unit to save power also, and you also wont need the stupid resistors to slow the blinking.

    probably best to check the gauge face type before ordering.

    oh, and if ya want my older 28 LED 1157 tail light bulb, send me a PM with an address to mail it to, I put the sick bright 45LED tower bulb in.. even the 28 one is super bright.
    Last edited by JayBell; 12-07-2010, 03:35 PM.

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  • thetable
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    Jay, how bright is your dash? (Not the warning lights, just the backlighting.) I'm looking at doing this on the KLR, but going with the standard intensity LEDs.

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  • JayBell
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    Originally posted by solgerny View Post
    if your talking about the center nut on the back of the panel, i agree
    or
    about the time i put it all back together and found out i didnt check the polarity (4 lights not working)
    or
    the second time i put it back together and found that i forgot 6 of the eights screws that hold the cluster together.

    yep i agree its definatly PITA, but sure does look great, i changed out the headlight buld since i had everything taken off twice.

    thansk again for you input and help

    DOH! hmm, i totally forgot to mention CHECK POLARITY.

    hey everyone... CHECK POLARITY

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  • solgerny
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    Originally posted by JayBell View Post
    glad i could help, boy that gauge cluster is a PITA aint it
    if your talking about the center nut on the back of the panel, i agree
    or
    about the time i put it all back together and found out i didnt check the polarity (4 lights not working)
    or
    the second time i put it back together and found that i forgot 6 of the eights screws that hold the cluster together.

    yep i agree its definatly PITA, but sure does look great, i changed out the headlight buld since i had everything taken off twice.

    thansk again for you input and help

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  • JayBell
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    Originally posted by solgerny View Post
    thanks JayBell,
    leds came in on saturday night and were installed that night.

    looks great
    thanks again
    glad i could help, boy that gauge cluster is a PITA aint it

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  • solgerny
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    thanks JayBell,
    leds came in on saturday night and were installed that night.

    looks great
    thanks again

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  • phil823
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    very nice JB i like the undertail!

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