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Old 01-16-2004, 11:57 AM   #1
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Question How do I modify my lights to 4-way flashers on a VFR?

I want to start a couple of safety mods on my bike. 4-way flashers, louder horn , and possibly HID lights. But I took a looak at the wiring and just threw my hands up in confusion. So to start simly what should I do about the 4-way first.
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Old 01-16-2004, 12:39 PM   #2
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I plan on eventually buying a module that takes the turn signals, and makes them into running lights, plus flashes the brake light 4 times then solid. Then add these little Hyper-Lites to the rear of the bike wired into the brakes- you hit the brakes, and they flash until you release the brakes. Rear wires are usually not that complicated. Already have a headlight modulator from Kriss. It was pretty easy to cut the wires and solder the new module in.

So start here: http://www.kriss.com/runflasher.htm

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Old 01-16-2004, 07:55 PM   #3
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OK.

I'm starting to see a whole lot of hyperlite LED arrays out on the market, here.

And I'm confused!!!

If I want to swap my rear lamps out for LED's what do I need? Likewise for turn signals... oh yah, will I need a secondary 'white' array for my license plate?
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The hyper-lites you see in the pic above are in addition to all the lighting you have on the back of your bike, primarily to make your bike even more visible while braking. They also make a long one you can bolt to the top of your license plate too.

Nowadays, you can replace your turn-signal bulbs for led bulbs. I have those too. However, the former owner noticed when he did this option, the LED bulbs kicked out so much heat, they started to melt the plastic. Owner solved this problem on my busa with the entire rear tailight section being replaced with Aluminum LED units for the brake lights. The turn signals are built into the undertail which you can see in the below pic.

Basically, what you need is some bike specific replacement options for your taillights. I think mine might work with lots of different undertails and come in a multiple of different colors.

Large pic of the LED's on the busa:

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Old 01-23-2004, 01:00 AM   #5
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I've seen these bulb replacements online... LED's...

But my question is:
ARE they bright enough in DAYLIGHT when I'm commuting half the time???
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Old 01-29-2004, 09:27 AM   #6
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Old 01-29-2004, 10:28 AM   #7
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Depends on the output of the bulbs, number of LEDs, etc. Sorry for the obvious answer! I have a single-LED flashlight that damn-near blinds you, and an LED in a key that is barely noticeable.

I liked the looks of the LEDTronics offerings; I think it's 36 or 48 LEDs per "bulb". There are two-types of 1157 brake-light replacements: solid-red, or solid-red with a white mini-array (for license-plate illumination).

http://www.led.net/datasheets/auto_index/auto_index.htm
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Old 02-01-2004, 11:28 AM   #8
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LED's on a VFR

LED's on a VFR?
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