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Gypsyjon

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LED dash lights
« on: April 06, 2013, 09:05:11 PM »
Got my LEDs from superbrightled.com the other day.

Installed this AM. I got the 32 degree LEDs, Mr. Singh got the wide beam ones. Not sure it makes much difference. Watched his video and went at it.

The 2 white marker lights, very easy. Take off the bezel, 1 screw. Then peel the rubber gasket off the lense and there is the bulb. Reassembled with a bit of blue loctite.

Neutral and turn signal easy too. Turned forks allthe way to the left and sat down on my bike stool (overturned 5 gal bucket). Used a flash light to find the bulb sockets. Took a pair of long nose pliers and retched (that is reach to you Yankees, ex. "Ed, retch me another beer"). I grabbed the bottom of the rubber socket and gently twisted and pulled down. Eash cameout easily. The one closest to me was the turn signal indicator, and in past it is the neutral bulb.

Pulled out OEM bulbs and fitted the green LED bulbs.

Tested themboth before re-installing sockets. No problems.

Gently guided each socket back into its hole and I was good to go.

Bright sunny day here in Georgia, so I took a nice ride.

The improvement in these lights is amazing. In bright sun, neutral very easy to see. I spend a lot less time with my turn signals blinking after turning. The green LED inthat indicator really gets you attention,so you can turn them off.

I got a blue LED for high beam indicator, but have not put that in yet.

Whole deal cost around 10 bucks and took less than 30 minutes to install.
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Re: LED dash lights
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 09:14:29 PM »
I put white lights in all mine. the colored lens cover took care of the color.
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Re: LED dash lights
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 09:18:44 PM »
I wondered about that...but I followed Mr. Singhs instructions. 

I would guess that white would be even brighter than the green ones.
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Re: LED dash lights
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 11:18:41 PM »
were your dash lights the same size as the tiger eyes ?  B9 -vs- B7 ?
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Re: LED dash lights
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2013, 11:30:21 PM »
were your dash lights the same size as the tiger eyes ?  B9 -vs- B7 ?

Mine were, Gremlin - B9's for the tiger eyes and all 4 speedo lights; B7 for all 3 MIL lights...

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Re: LED dash lights
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2013, 02:18:26 AM »
Mine were, Gremlin - B9's for the tiger eyes and all 4 speedo lights; B7 for all 3 MIL lights...

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Re: LED dash lights
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2013, 05:52:17 PM »
Yup B9 in all sockets.
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