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blackhillsfz07
Hey there i am Kevin. i am trying to make my bike look as sleek as i can so i was wondering if anyone has tried using flexible led strips as turn signals. and if you have where did you put them 
 
 
 
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Allan
I found a couple of posts relating to this.
#1
 
#2
 
#3
 
And I cannot for the life of find a specific one I know I saw somewhere here on this forum, but the basic principal was to put a bunch of amber LED strips where the blue mesh is in this picture and they flash instead of traditional turn signals:
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I really wish I could find the post with the video because it does a far better job at showing what I mean but you can still get the jist from this. I hope this helps!
Allan

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Frosty
This is what I did. Was very easy to do.photo1_zps3ac153cf.jpg[video src=http://vid44.photobucket.com/albums/f34/ztfrosty/Video_zps1a8a6a16.mp4]
 
Flashes a little fast but I think it gets more attention that way.
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Frosty
And the way its set up you can see the leds from the back and the side fairly easy.

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mjh937
If you want to slow the flash rate to stock it is cheap and easy to replace the flasher relay with an electronic one. It is behind the left tank panel just forward of a thing with cooling fins on it.

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Frosty
@mjh937 Yeah i know but i just keep going back and forth on it. It seems like the faster flash would be safer, and lord knows I need it the way people drive around here.

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mjh937
@mjh937 Yeah i know but i just keep going back and forth on it. It seems like the faster flash would be safer, and lord knows I need it the way people drive around here.
I was not suggesting that you do it, but I wanted people who were considering an LED turn upgrade to know it is easy to keep the slower flash rate if they want to. I was torn about which way to go but decided to change the flasher and go with the slower flash. 

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Frosty
I understand, very good info to know. Did it bring it back to stock speed? Or is it slower? I've heard both.

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mjh937
Mine is back to stock speed, or at least close enough that I cannot tell the difference. I did not think to time them :).

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Allan
And the way its set up you can see the leds from the back and the side fairly easy.
Yours isn't quite the video that I was talking about, but that is pretty much what I was talking about. I think I am going to do this option actually. Do you have load resistors to get rid of hyper flash?

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Allan
Mine is back to stock speed, or at least close enough that I cannot tell the difference. I did not think to time them :).
Do you have a link to the new relay? Thanks.

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mjh937
I used this one. Custom LED. If I was doing it again though I think I would remove the stock unit and take it to NAPA. I think many electronic flasher relays are similar enough that they probably have one that will work for less money. 

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Allan
I used this one. Custom LED. If I was doing it again though I think I would remove the stock unit and take it to NAPA. I think many electronic flasher relays are similar enough that they probably have one that will work for less money. 
Ok. Thanks. So you just plug this into where the old one was and it works? Does this also mean both front and rear need to be LED? 

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mjh937
It plugs in to where the stock unit was. I used Velcro to secure it as the stock unit has a slot that fits on a prong on the bike (it will make sense when you see it). The electronic unit works fine with either stock or LED signals. I tested it with the stock ones before I changed the signals and it worked fine.

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Allan
It plugs in to where the stock unit was. I used Velcro to secure it as the stock unit has a slot that fits on a prong on the bike (it will make sense when you see it). The electronic unit works fine with either stock or LED signals. I tested it with the stock ones before I changed the signals and it worked fine.
Ok. Thanks a lot!

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Frosty
I know the video you're talking about @panzer716. The whole fake vent thing was full of leds. Looked for it and no luck.

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Allan
I know the video you're talking about @panzer716. The whole fake vent thing was full of leds. Looked for it and no luck.
Exactly. I have no idea where it went but I know I saw it on here..

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Cruizin
This is why i keep asking people to hastag posts, it would be easy to search for.
 
 

I know the video you're talking about @panzer716. The whole fake vent thing was full of leds. Looked for it and no luck.
Exactly. I have no idea where it went but I know I saw it on here..
 

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Allan
This is why i keep asking people to hastag posts, it would be easy to search for. 
 

Exactly. I have no idea where it went but I know I saw it on here..
I thought you only wanted us to do that with important posts. Would that have been important enough to do that with?

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mjh937
Hashtag them all. It makes it searchable. Something that you think is not that important might be something someone else wants to find. It does not hurt to over-hashtag.

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motomeek
It's a good call to place them on the vents opposed to the tail… depending on your state laws.
 
Here in CA, turn signals must be a minimum of 9" away from each other.
 
That's why I haven't done something like integrated tail light signals. Cops love me.

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valhalla
Hashtag them all. It makes it searchable. Something that you think is not that important might be something someone else wants to find. It does not hurt to over-hashtag.
I don't do Facebook or Twitter. Can someone please give me step-by-step directions on how to "hashtag" something, then perhaps follow up with an example or two? TIA 
 

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Frosty
# <- thats a hashtag. I called it a pound sign growing up, but whatever. Anyway, [HASH]example1. It has to be a '#' followed by whatever the topic or important info is, and it cant have spaces in it. So "this is just and example" would be [HASH]thisisjustanexample. Hope that does it for you @zephyr07

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Frosty
See how it turns it into a link? Its the same thing when you tag someone in a post, with is "@" followed by the user name, again with no spaces.
 

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