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Location : Louisville, KY
Points : 633
Registration date : 2019-07-24
|Subject: Hello from Louisville, KY Wed 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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Location : Cookeville TN
Points : 1071
Registration date : 2018-06-24
|Subject: Re: Hello from Louisville, KY Wed 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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Age : 78
Location : damn near Philadelphia, PA
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|Subject: Re: Hello from Louisville, KY Wed 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.
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.