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pman5412
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PostSubject: Hello from Louisville, KY   Hello from Louisville, KY I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 24, 2019 1:09 am

Been riding a SW now for 2 years and having a blast. I have a 2008 model that I am currently painting and tricking out just a bit. I see a wealth of knowledge and experience here and can't wait to contribute. I do have 1 question though ... I am going to upgrade the tail lights and back turn signals to LED. Are they plug and play, will I need resistors, or do they make a fuse box that will work?

Other than that, nice to meet everyone. I'll post some pics after i get her done.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Louisville, KY   Hello from Louisville, KY I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 24, 2019 7:16 am

Look at the Ardmore light bar.  I felt that the rear lighting was lacking so I added one of these.  I was great.  Modulates with brake and has turn signals also.  All LED.  A little pricey but easy install.  Plug and play.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Louisville, KY   Hello from Louisville, KY I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 24, 2019 8:00 am

Hello pman. Welcome to the forum.

Yes, kind of clumsy, but you will need resistors to prevent hyperflashing if you are going to change to LEDs.

A much more professional way to resolve hyperflashing is to bypass the original flasher relay (an integral part of the instrument cluster) and add a standard 12 volt automotive solid state relay. Here is a link to the Singapore Bikes Forum's Tech Corner post about splicing-in a new LED-capable relay. It's post #226 if you need to search for it.

https://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php/325894-lt-Info-gt-Silverwing-400cc-600cc-Tech-Corner?p=7638707&viewfull=1#post7638707

Hey, if you're clever you might also be abe to configure that new solid state relay into also functioning as a 4-way flasher. Something sorely missing on out Silverwing.

Tim
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