Sounds like you need to get different LED bulbs in there, or work with a different reflector around it, mine are very bright indeed, I am using the same bulb that your link refers to, but keep in mind that LED bulbs do best when the light is directly facing you, or into a good reflector.I knew they weren't good for seeing, but better for being seen. Im good with that concept, but I just cant see them. ( I have halogens for night time as well)
I did the same job and don't think they can be seen as well as the original halogen. I might convert my bulb holders back to halogen.I replaced my driving lights with LEDs, using the instructions on Goldwing docs.
They seem really dim, when I stand back 25 feet or so, you can hardly tell they are on. Defiantly not what I expected.
Has anyone worked through anything similar?
This mod works quite well with the fluted "cornering lamp" lens. the misplacement of the light source just amplified the glare those things produce, but I'd be forced to concur that behind an essentially clear lens, moving the light-source out of the reflector's focus makes it come off like a tiny LED behind clear glass...