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Albyalbatross1

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Today after reading about other peoples LED upgrades for brake lights, i installed some of my own. I picked up a couple of RED factory mounted submersible strips. A little exy but easy to use.
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Pulled the rear tail light lens and wired them together, Mounted a strip each side of the brake light housing. They were a nice fit.
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tapped into the brake light power and earth..now i have a nice bright brake light that stands out when sitting in the UTE. had to get a drivers view on how they looked.
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Just to show how bright the front led park lights are..
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boristhebike

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Neat work. Simple and functional.
KISS (keep it simple stupid) at its best. :pirat:

    

GB777

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Great work


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•Dyno Tuned to deliver 115 bhp. •Audiovox CCS-100 Vacuum Cruise Control. •Fuel Plus Version 3.1 Trip Computer. •R1200c Final Drive Gears (32/13 or 2.54). •Ohlins rear shocky. •K100 complete Aluminium Radiator fitted. •Davies Craig Thermo Switch fitted to Cooling Fan with manual over-ride. •Fuel Cap drilled and tapped to provide mounting points for accessories, including mini Tank Bag & Garmin 390 Zumo GPS •HID Hi-Lo Headlight and every incandescent bulb on bike replaced with LED's. •Bulb monitoring warning light no longer needed so converted to indicate when Side Stand is down. •LED (Halo) Front Park Light (BMW Car style).
    

charlie99

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nice one alby ....verrily cool..

congrats mate ...



hey btw ...do i see night illumination inside the fairing ...?


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88

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They're good bright ones Alby. I see you've used the hot glue gun to mount them. Mine (inside the headlight has vibrated loose after only 100k's, moslty on bumpy back roads. I gonna restick them with something stronger.

PS what's the black part in the first photo?

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Inge K.

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88KE wrote:PS what's the black part in the first photo?
Seems like a "monkey nut", rubber damper used at the alternator coupling. (3 of them is needed).


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Albyalbatross1

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@Inge K. wrote:
88KE wrote:PS what's the black part in the first photo?
Seems like a "monkey nut", rubber damper used at the alternator coupling. (3 of them is needed).
Yes..Its just for scale.

Hot glue on 120 grit surface prep has worked well for me on other projects..being plastic and polythene, sikaflex will make the joint, but not so cheap for small job. I used small cable ties for the park lights.

I am also toying with some you "WILL SEE ME" in the corner of your eyes as you pull out without looking.



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Crazy Frog

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@Albyalbatross1 wrote:
I am also toying with some you "WILL SEE ME" in the corner of your eyes as you pull out without looking.
This is not a bad idea.
I don't want my bike to look like a Xmas tree, but a couple of LEDs well placed could be a great security feature.

Good work.

CF


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Albyalbatross1

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[quote="Crazy Frog"]
@Albyalbatross1 wrote:

I don't want my bike to look like a Xmas tree, but a couple of LEDs well placed could be a great security feature.

CF

The LED appear to be so bright due to the 15 sec exposure. (full moon). This picture gives you a much better idea of how it looks. Only a five second exposure. The air exghaust vents appear to glow. LEDs are mounted all the way forward near the radiator.
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The idea is that people will notice something not is not NORMAL before commonly seen items. (and it kinda looks cool on the move at night) Cool

    

Crazy Frog

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I know the brightness of the new LEDs. I have 24 of them in my parking light, and was not able to take a good picture of it. Remember the video that I posted around Christmas Very Happy
I have a Philips ultra white H4 bulb in my headlight, and it looks yellow in comparison of the LED parking light.


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charlie99

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oh ! now i understand the reason for the light blocking at the fairing alby ...giggle .. shes a beudy mate ..


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OBrake Lights..An Easy Boost to Brightness Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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