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Hi all,

Since I had an extra set of fairing turn signals, I made plexiglas inserts and have installed an LED array in each. I did that because I wasn't impressed by the overall light output of a single led "bulb".

At any rate, I'm satisfied with the running light and signal brightness, and now just need to replace the mechanical flasher with an electronic one so that the signals work properly. My question is - should I get one that has the "light out indicator", or one without? I know it's a simple question, but I'm just not sure.

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Jack
 

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I wonder if the light out indicator type flasher will work with LEDs due to their low current draw. Perhaps with the array you're using the current will be high enough for that to work. On the other hand it doesn't really seem as necessary on a bike since it's so easy to check the lights, not like walking around a bus or truck.
 

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Nicework Jack. You will eventually have most of the current drain reduced to almost nothing! :waving:
 

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:waving:I would like to make my own led's to save money and help my bikes charging system.

Can you tell me where to purchase the led's and resistors to make them.

I have loads of info but find i will not save much by building them myself.

Thanks :waving::waving:
 

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That's great work Jack. Tackling small things like this can make a big difference. :cooler:
 

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For cheap leds try circuitspecialists.com You need the superbrights.
 

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Dman wrote:
:waving:I would like to make my own led's to save money and help my bikes charging system.

Can you tell me where to purchase the led's and resistors to make them.

I have loads of info but find i will not save much by building them myself.

Thanks :waving::waving:

I got mine from an eBay seller. I got 100 superbright amber LEDs, and 50 superbright red LEDs for something like $17 shipped. The seller was ubiditnow . They said all were tested and guaranteed, and by Jove, they all work perfectly.

After that, all it took was some cheap acrylic from Home Depot, a drill, solder, and a little imagination. My only regret is not putting more LEDs in. They are bright enough, to be sure, but I have a few left over, and hey...you can never go TOO bright, right? :)

Jack
 
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