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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Extra brake lights

I have been looking at things to add an extra brake light. My old ninja 250 had the capability to add 2 more lights so you had 3 lights total. All in a row albeit, but they were there. Plus with the Back-off XP I had them set up to alternate in flashes. It was pretty sweeet.
Now with this bike I already have two lights, I have seen stuff to wire up a brake light on a license plate holder, but I'm not really diggin that. I was wondering if anyone has put a brake light on the rear trunk cover where currently it is a reflector?

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I've installed some Hardsaddle bags a few years ago from www.mutazu.com. I got the Black LN Hard Saddlebags. they have light in them which i immediately replaced with some bulb with 12 LEDs on them. it looks great at night, pretty bright.
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I think I've seen those. They look cool, I do like how they widen out the lights, I can't swing them though. Plus I kinda like the look of soft leather bags anyhow. Suppose I could always mount lights on the leather bags.

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I've got a pair of electropod red blinking LED pods on mine. I have them mounted on either side of the reflector on the bottom of the toolbox. Pretty easy to install and not a lot of $. They mount with double sided tape so you can put them anywhere.

I was on a ride last year with a guy that had this kit. They don't change the regular operation of the signals, but add LED marker and brake lights to inside the signal lense. They work and the guy said they were pretty easy to install. I'm thinking about putting them on mine.

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There's a ton of LED's that work great as aux brake lights. Visit your favorite truck stop and check out the styles. Prices are way down compared to a year or two ago.

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I have been looking at things to add an extra brake light. My old ninja 250 had the capability to add 2 more lights so you had 3 lights total. All in a row albeit, but they were there. Plus with the Back-off XP I had them set up to alternate in flashes. It was pretty sweeet.
Now with this bike I already have two lights, I have seen stuff to wire up a brake light on a license plate holder, but I'm not really diggin that. I was wondering if anyone has put a brake light on the rear trunk cover where currently it is a reflector?
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Do you have those?

I saw somebodies bike on here that looked like the turn signals were LED that had red in the center and a ring of amber. Thats not these is it.

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R/R Relocated (3-09)
Splines Lubed (3-09)
Metzelers ME880 170/80 in back 100/90 in front (3-09)
Painted flat blak (3-09)
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Do you have those?

I saw somebodies bike on here that looked like the turn signals were LED that had red in the center and a ring of amber. Thats not these is it.
Mine are similar, I made mine. Some folks here have them and love them!!


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SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
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LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
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Has any body tried the 1157 led bulb that fit a regular socket nd if so how did they work?




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go with the ones Lance382 sugested, i just bought a set. it is cheap, kinda easy to install, and hopefully work great . and with no need to change the turnsignals, keeps it looking stock and gives you the extra brake lights you are looking for, on the link to the site check for dealers in your location, i did and found one close by me . and i saved some money . they were cheaper then the web site by 5 bucks and i didnt have to pay shipping

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