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Trucker
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally got time to do this led upgrade, and I am impressed. It certainly makes a big difference.
I was thinking that the job was going to be a nightmare, but it was suprisingly easy. All I did was take the screen and the top bit of the fairing off and the back of the instrument cluster is easily accessed for removal. Took me about two and a half hours from start to finish.

Cheers.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did the Duck LED upgrade and found that it is wonderful. I can read all the gauges very well at night. (Even for a blind old bastard like me).

Just one thing though, leave the standard globe in the alternator as the LED tends to glow dimly even at 4k rpm.

Derek, you can check mine out at the Budgie.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank wrote:
Just one thing though, leave the standard globe in the alternator as the LED tends to glow dimly even at 4k rpm.


Yep, that's not a new issue. The charging circuit wasn't intended/designed for an LED lamp in the circuit.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll also note that if you start the bike at idle that the charge warning lamp stays lit. Your alternator is NOT CHARGING then. You need to rev the engine up above 2,000 rpm to "excite" the alternator control circuitry. Once the light goes out you're OK.

I discovered this at 11:30pm at a rest stop in bumfuck, Kansas one night while I was diddling with some GPS power wire issues. I started the bike and let it idle while I was playing with the GPS wires. I did that to keep the battery from discharging. It did just the opposite and left me stranded. IF I'd just rev'd it that would not have happened. Apparently nobody in Kansas carries jumper cables because I had to wait almost and hour to get a jump. (I forgot about my towing insurance. D'oh.)

I've been running an LED in that bulb on my LT for over 20k now and it has not caused any problems.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying Duck wrote:
You'll also note that if you start the bike at idle that the charge warning lamp stays lit. Your alternator is NOT CHARGING then. You need to rev the engine up above 2,000 rpm to "excite" the alternator control circuitry. Once the light goes out you're OK.

I discovered this at 11:30pm at a rest stop in bumfuck, Kansas one night while I was diddling with some GPS power wire issues. I started the bike and let it idle while I was playing with the GPS wires. I did that to keep the battery from discharging. It did just the opposite and left me stranded. IF I'd just rev'd it that would not have happened. Apparently nobody in Kansas carries jumper cables because I had to wait almost and hour to get a jump. (I forgot about my towing insurance. D'oh.)

I've been running an LED in that bulb on my LT for over 20k now and it has not caused any problems.


where in bumfuck were you?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ordered mine from FD so by the time we rupture some budgies, we should be able to turn
ourselves on and admire each others dashs....!!
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put my LEDs in last night and they are SO cool!! With the exception of the turn indicators which are a bit dim so I put the original bulbs back in for them. But the rest of the dash is just so much clearer now, I can't believe the difference!

Thanks FD, highly recommended Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to see what else the duck has, but every time I click his link, I cannot connect to his website. I might also be interested in these lights.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drikko wrote:
Put my LEDs in last night and they are SO cool!! With the exception of the turn indicators which are a bit dim so I put the original bulbs back in for them. But the rest of the dash is just so much clearer now, I can't believe the difference!

Thanks FD, highly recommended Smile


I think I got a bad lot of those turn signal bulbs. Let me see what the next lot I order looks like and I'll get you some replacements.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naked Hoof wrote:
I'd like to see what else the duck has, but every time I click his link, I cannot connect to his website. I might also be interested in these lights.


Try this: http://fdk11.freehostia.com/kbikeparts/ledupgrade.htm
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malwarebytes is blocking your website. FYI.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naked Hoof wrote:
Malwarebytes is blocking your website. FYI.



That's weird. It's just plain html from Microsoft FrontPage. I just went and went through all of the HTML and there's nothing in that page but basic HTML tags.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could be blocking freehostia
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ted wrote:
could be blocking freehostia


That's all I can think of too.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just checked and it's not blocking freehostia, but it IS blocking fdk11.freehostia.com.
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