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I have a 85 goldwing 1200 ltd im trying to take my side bags off can i put my directionals to my trunk
 

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Oh, removing the bags permanently then? Sure, there used to be some aftermarket light kits for the corner lights of the trunk. Wiring would be pretty simple. Big question is; why are you removing the bags?
 

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Oh, removing the bags permanently then? Sure, there used to be some aftermarket light kits for the corner lights of the trunk. Wiring would be pretty simple. Big question is; why are you removing the bags?
Dont need them trying for a new look for now where can i buy the aftermarket light kit?
 

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Hang on to those bags and mounting hardware. You might change your mind in the future and that stuff can be hard to find.

Oh yeah, welcome to the forum!!



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That bike is way obsolete, you will have to search for some used parts or a nos kit if you are lucky
 

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Yeah, finding the kits may be impossible. I remember some folks using the existing housing and somehow mounting a light socket in it.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Where are you from?

I have used Hyperlites in several bike and trailer applications.


Very small and easy to mount. Under the trunk would be nice. While the Hyperlites are extremely bright, they are not DOT approved as the sole turn signal so some small minded person of authority could take exception. I wouldn't worry too much but you make your own decision.

If you use LEDs in the rear, you likely will experience a rapid flash of the directional lights. To correct this, you will also need to replace the turn signal flasher with an electronic one.

Side note, if your state allows an ANTIQUE registration you may not qualify as most states require it to be substantially original configuration. Read your state's rules if you want to go this route.
 
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My little Piaggio MP3 scooter has very small round OEM lights on it, and IMO are not bright enough to get the attention of the people behind you.
So, I have been using the old fashioned, Arm and Hand thrown out to alert people that I am going to turn....

Those HyperLights might just the ticket to add to the License Plate on the scooter, because it does not have a single Flat Surface on it anywhere.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Where are you from?

I have used Hyperlites in several bike and trailer applications.


Very small and easy to mount. Under the trunk would be nice. While the Hyperlites are extremely bright, they are not DOT approved as the sole turn signal so some small minded person of authority could take exception. I wouldn't worry too much but you make your own decision.

If you use LEDs in the rear, you likely will experience a rapid flash of the directional lights. To correct this, you will also need to replace the turn signal flasher with an electronic one.

Side note, if your state allows an ANTIQUE registration you may not qualify as most states require it to be substantially original configuration. Read your state's rules if you want to go this route.
Im from Massachusetts
 
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