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I want to do this too my bike and these light are cool what kind of lights are they i have been looking for them they look like some kind of led. I have the instructions on how to do it of of sportbike guys web site all i need is these lights any ideas where i can get them.

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I'm pretty sure that's MOMO's bike. He did the lights himself (seems to be damn good at that stuff). And I want them too. They're bad ass.

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Hey, I know that bike!

Yeah that's mine and yes, those are LED's. I also used mini reflectors that fit 5mm LED's. The only thing is that you can't install them like the standard bulbs people have done in the past. You can't just drill a hole in the back and slide the LED's in. I fabricated mounting plates and soldered 4 LED's per side onto a ABS plate. I had to take apart the headlight housing and mount these plates on the inside. I just had to drilled a small hole for the wires. They stay on as running lights and flash when you turn on the turning signals.

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dude they are sick. Could you give me some more info i would like to do them on my R1 they look better than the standard light bulbs that i have seen on other bikes. Could you hook it up with the instructions and what to but that would be cool. Oh yeah how did you get the headlight housing apart and back together

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Man, I should start selling these things! /images/icons/smile.gif


Vapor, if you're good at soldering then go to this site http://www.theledlight.com and order some LED's. You'll need the 5mm, 2200mcd, 30 degree yellow ones and the reflectors. I found that using the reflectors helps to disperse light over a wider angle, it also gives it a nice touch when every thing is off. I used 4 LED's per side and wired them in series with a 82ohm resistor. I used a piece of ABS plastic to mount them and some special plastic bonding glue (I can't remember the name off hand) that I got at a Plexiglass shop. It does nice job on holding the LED's and also mounting the ABS panel to the headlight housing.

Ok, now taking the headlight housing apart. You'll need a heat gun, a panel popper (a couple of srew drivers will work too), and a cup of ice cold water. The water is for when you burn your fingers of course! /images/icons/wink.gif Make sure you have the entire headlight housing off the bike when you do this, it's a lot easier. Start by heating the seams of the housing, where the lens and the back plate meet. Work on one section at a time and slowly. Becareful not to melt everything, you just want to get the dum gum (glue) that Yamaha uses warm. It's very, very sticky and when it's cold it's impossible to get apart. Heat a section up and pry the two pieces apart slowly. Keep doing this until you have the lens off. Now repeat with the other side. Trust me, I make it sound a lot harder than it really is.

Once you have the lens off take the headlight reflectors off, it's much easier to work with once their off. You also don't want to damage them.

Now take the panel with the LED's in them and mount them in the corners of each side. The ones I made fill the entire corner so they look stock. I'm a little anal about stuff like that. Once in place run the wires down to the bottom of the housing and drill a small hole for the wires. Run the wire through and make sure to use some silicone to seal the hole around the wire. This will help keep any condensation out.

Now the wiring. I hook mine up so they stay on all the time until I use the turn signal. Then they alternate with the existing flush mounts I have. I took the positive of the LED's and hooked it up with the stock running light wire. I connected the negative wire from the LED's to the positive of the stock flushies turn signal wire. That wire is grounded when not in use and converts to positive when the flushies flash. That's what make the flushies and the LED's alternate between the two.

I know that wiring thing sounds really confusing, but just let me know and I can help out as much as I can.

Or you can send me your headlight housing and I'll do them for you. /images/icons/smile.gif I accept money orders, paypal, or large amount of cash! haha,

Just let me know.


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MOMO,
How far's Gainsville from Alexandria? I would seriously consider getting with you on those things.
Keep in mind that I don't know sh!t about what you just posted, so you'd be doing all the work/images/icons/smile.gif, but I'd gladly sit back and watch!

Oh yeah, remember how you replyed to my bar end question?(with or without rubber) are you sure they're the ones without rubber?

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Stu, Gainsville is right next to Manassas. It takes me 35-45 minutes to get to Falls Church, with out traffic of course. /images/icons/smile.gif

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Stu, I'm positive they are the ones with out the rubber. I just took mine off last night to make some adjustment to my throttle lock.

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When you put the lens back together did it stick good or did you get more adhesive.

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Just use the heat gun to heat up the Dum-Gum and press the lens back. No need to add more glue, trust me it's not going anywhere.

Good luck.

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