Join Date: May 2014
Location: Maple Ridge, BC Canada
Model: 97 gl1500 SE
Keep in mind that, if you have hot spots on the gauges, that is because of the type of the LEDs. There are LEDs which have concave lens reflecting the light to the sides rather than front.
The ones I used look like this: http://www.carpartslights.com/images/t10-5%20smd.jpg
Because they have 5 LED's, they should distribute light fairly similarly to a regular bulb. I think they're just a lot brighter and therefore create the hotspots. Attached is a pic (garage lights off, no flash, dash lights on). You can see the hot spots at the top left and top right. I'm quite ok with it, particularly since 0-140KM/h is well lit (I'm not generally riding past 140...) and the tach is lit in the important ranges as well...
Before the LED's, the 160-220 range on the speedo was about the brightness of the entire speedo and tach.
The camera really doesn't pick up the LCD - it's much, much more readable than the picture show.
Bikes I've owned since June, 2013:
Since sold:11 CBR250R, 89 ZG1000, 92 Ninja 500, 85 V45 Magna, 84 DT200, 82 Virago 750, 92 Virago 1100, 04 Kawasaki ZZR250, 07 Vstrom 650 ABS, 88 GL1500, 14 Ninja 300, 86 V65 Magna, 96 VLX600, 08 WR250X, 09 KLX250S, 87 FZR1000, 14 Ninja 650, plus some more...
2010 Husqvarna TE250
2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650
2008 GL1800 with bagger kit