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Here are some pics of the led's that I put in my headlights. They are spliced into my turn signals. Since the flushmounts that I have arent very visible from the front, I figured that the LED's in the headlights would help. They sure look, and work great!

I bought the LED's from Autozone. They are made by www.jamstraight.com They are designed to replace an existing standard bulb. So all I had to do then was buy two wiring harnesses for a 194 bulb. The wiring harnesses cost about $4 each. The pack of two Hyperbright Amber LED bulbs were about $10.

I removed the side fairing panels and located the spot on the back of the headlights where the european bikes have the running lights located. Each LED is a cluster of 4 LED bulbs so I took them and dipped the tip in some water based paint and touched it against the spot where the lights go. This marked the location for drilling. I then selected a drill bit that was slightly smaller than each bulb ib the cluster and drilled very carefully into each marked spot. The LED cluster fit so well that all that penetrates the plastic is the bulb itself and there is no need to secure the wiring harness.

Well enough babbling, here is the photo. The lights are much brighter in real life and do not bleed into the headlight since they are forward reflecting.


 

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I almost forgot ............... since they are spliced into the flushmounts the proper current is still drawn so they do not blink excessively fast.
 

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To avoid an explaination; when I say the side fairing I mean the black plastic underneath each handgrip.
 

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That looks awsome..i want to try that but i`m scared that i`ll mess it up, so i`m not sure if you explained everything there or not, but i think i woudl be able to do it...so if you missed anything could you let me know, or just go from step one to step two kinda thing, just so i don`t start drilling, and don`t know what the hell i`m doing

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I think I'm going to look into this on my 2001...i haven't looked that close at the headlights to see if there is a space like this available...hmmm, the possibilities
 

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ill be doing this mod as soon as the Yamaha sockets come in. i got the part number from www.sportbikeguy.com and ill probably create a HOW-TO page with pictures and directions. in addition i bought a nice yellow/gold headlight bulb that ill be installing; going for the one white, one yellow headlight look. [8D]

oh, and BTW, ive come to my senses and IM NOT SELLING MY NINJA! :D:D
 

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Migpig, maybe this weekend I will remove the cover and bulb and take some shots of the assembly ............... When you see the way it is drilled you wont be to scared. Believe me i was kinda worried I would screw it up too, but as long as you dont rush it should come out just fine.

NX MX5 ............. you are going to use a standard bulb then and go for the running lights look? I would like to check that out also ........... I will be looking for the pics in the future. I thought about inserting some colored strobes in the same spot with a switch ........... Maybe have alternating red and blue (cops would hate that one!)
 

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I really just wanted to increase my visibility from the front though, because the flushmounts werent that visible from the front .............. I want to make sure that the non motorcycle conscious have no excuse when they try to claim that they couldnt tell that I was turning.
 

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Originally posted by sclong

NX MX5 ............. you are going to use a standard bulb then and go for the running lights look? I would like to check that out also ........... I will be looking for the pics in the future. I thought about inserting some colored strobes in the same spot with a switch ........... Maybe have alternating red and blue (cops would hate that one!)
im not sure what bulbs ill use for the running lights. i bought both white and amber 194 LED bulbs so ill have to see which one works better with the new yellow headlight.
 

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Firefighter, it is very visible ................ extremely visible at night, and as visible as any other bulb in the day. Remember none of the reflected light from the headlights wander into that location. The headlight setup was designed to have a bulb in place there.
 

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Nice page on instructions that you started ............. The only thing that I did different is wire mine directly into my turnsignals. Did you say that your running lights also flash with the corresponding turn signal? I might have to rewire mine if they do. But I am not sure yet if I want them on all of the time.
 

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yup. they are. i got them too and realized they wouldnt fit... sorry about that. i was going off that page on www.sportbikeguy.com and thought they would be perfect. i had to find some other sockets and fit them in there. :(
 
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