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    OK; hoping to look for a small fun project to do myself on our bikes, so turn lights, brake lights, fender eliminatiors, etc will be in my to do list.

    Previously have asked the shop guys to do it for me (Back in the RILUSI days... so yeah, awhile ago)

    Anyway, been watching a few videos and many of them seems easy....

    Am i correct to assume it is just as simple as snipping the 2 wires to the turn signal and solder it to the new one and be done?


    Yeah, also need to get a new relay if LED signal used.


    thanks

  • okitoki
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    Well waiting for them lights to arrive first...

    Looking at tail tidy but might be worth keeping it stock

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  • TurboR1
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    Originally posted by Water pig View Post
    Isn't that exactly what I said?
    I was agreeing with you, hence starting with the word "yeah"

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  • Crobbo
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    Get the proper relay and be done with it.

    It's kind of an oxymoron.

    Get LEDs to save power. Turn saved power into heat with resistors and with the added bonus of an extra point of failure.

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  • ApatheticEnd
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    Originally posted by okitoki View Post
    so cut and solder be a good start?
    Are you any good with a soldering iron? It’s not rocket science but if you don’t have everything you need bring them by my place and I’ll do them for you.

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  • Water pig
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    Originally posted by TurboR1 View Post
    Yeah solder the plugs from your original indicators onto your new ones so they remain plug and play.
    Isn't that exactly what I said?

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  • TurboR1
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    Yeah solder the plugs from your original indicators onto your new ones so they remain plug and play.

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  • Water pig
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    If it was me I'd cut the plugs of the old gear and solder the wires to them so in the future it's just a case of unplugging if required

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  • okitoki
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    so cut and solder be a good start?

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  • Water pig
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    Originally posted by TurboR1 View Post
    Also the resistors get damn hot, I did it years ago when I went to a hot bodies undertail on my R1, even though they were suitably rated it was always a concern for me that my bike would suddenly turn Italian and catch fire.

    Get a relay to suit.
    Your right that they get fucking hot, I wrapped mine on the daytona with some exhaust wrap which worked well and was good piece of mind under my nuts. It's easy to get led globes with built in resistors now days, just look for the ones that say they won't throw codes on canbus systems

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  • TurboR1
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    Also the resistors get damn hot, I did it years ago when I went to a hot bodies undertail on my R1, even though they were suitably rated it was always a concern for me that my bike would suddenly turn Italian and catch fire.

    Get a relay to suit.

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  • ApatheticEnd
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    LED flasher relay is preferable. A resistor on each one will accomplish the same thing but is just more work.

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  • okitoki
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    I thought using resistors is a no-no? and best to use a new signal relay?

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  • Water pig
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    You don't need resistors for the indicators if you're using a led specific flasher unit. Resistors on the rest but, unless you get the globes with them built internally

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  • BillyBoof
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    Resistors for led conversions, do your research and don't cheap out on those.

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