CBR 1000F "Hurricane" 1987-1996 CBR 1000F

replacing all bulbs to LED's

  #1  
Old 03-01-2018, 09:50 AM
Jsceen's Avatar
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 23
Lightbulb replacing all bulbs to LED's

Hi,
I just bought a 1996 1000F. The bike is being shipped so I haven't seen it yet. Pics to come.

I am thinking of changing all of the bulbs to LED's.The turn, taillight, license plate, but not the headlight yet since I am only interested in pug and play, not an extra install and box.
Is this a god or bad idea?
I prefer LED's because of the low draw as well as they are much brighter especially the tailight.

The brightest headlight recommendations also wanted.

Thanks Alll,
Jsceen
Thanks,
 
  #2  
Old 03-01-2018, 10:41 AM
Red Baron's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Prosper, Texas
Posts: 276
Default

LED's are great for brightness and less current draw. They cost a lot more and last almost forever. Problem is they are very directional and you will need a good 360* bulb. The other problem will be the flashers will blink super fast, because the system thinks there is a burnt bulb. You have to provide the correct resistance with an LED Flasher module or Load Resistor Kit, neither a Plug and Play. There is cutting and welding to do.
I did the license plate only, check it out in this link.
https://cbrforum.com/forum/cbr-1000f...-plate-156937/

Here is the 2 fixes I mentioned for the Hyperflashing.
https://www.superbrightleds.com/blog...rflashing/275/
 
  #3  
Old 03-01-2018, 01:34 PM
Jsceen's Avatar
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 23
Default Hyperflashing bad?

Originally Posted by Red Baron View Post
LED's are great for brightness and less current draw. They cost a lot more and last almost forever. Problem is they are very directional and you will need a good 360* bulb. The other problem will be the flashers will blink super fast, because the system thinks there is a burnt bulb. You have to provide the correct resistance with an LED Flasher module or Load Resistor Kit, neither a Plug and Play. There is cutting and welding to do.
I did the license plate only, check it out in this link.
https://cbrforum.com/forum/cbr-1000f...-plate-156937/

Here is the 2 fixes I mentioned for the Hyperflashing.
https://www.superbrightleds.com/blog...rflashing/275/
Thanks! Is the hyperflashing bad forthe ike? I like the sound of having the blinkers flash really fast.

Thanks!
 
  #4  
Old 03-01-2018, 02:21 PM
Red Baron's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Prosper, Texas
Posts: 276
Default

As far as I know, no ill effects on electrical system other than, the LED will burn sooner???
I too like the hyper flash, I have it on my older car like that.
I mean how often do you use them or leave them on???
I think the wear is nil.
 
  #5  
Old 03-01-2018, 02:32 PM
Jsceen's Avatar
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 23
Default

Thanks! I'm gonna order all the lights not just the plate bulb. I will let you know how it goes.
 
  #6  
Old 03-01-2018, 10:55 PM
EchoWars's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 362
Default

LED's are designed to be capable of switching on and off thousands of times per second (depending on the specific component in question), so a hyperflash from a stock flasher unit is not exactly an impediment to the lifespan of the LED.

Know that every watt you free up by switching to an LED is another watt that your stator will have to heatsink (unless you have switched out to a series style regulator). Too bad most motorcycle electrical systems are still in the dark ages.
 
  #7  
Old 03-02-2018, 10:30 AM
TimBucTwo's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NY,The Land of Taxes
Posts: 4,030
Default

You could switch out the running/brake with 360 bulb. I have however, I wouldn't worry about the turn signals. They only cause a load when turning and they blink so...only when turning they are only on 1/2 the time. If you do decide that it's to much of a load you could change out the front bulbs because Honda uses them as running lights. If you switch to LED turn bulbs up front and leave the rear as normal bulbs, you should have enough load so that the factory flasher should work.
Try it and see.
 
  #8  
Old 03-02-2018, 02:37 PM
Jsceen's Avatar
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 23
Default

Thanks! I'll try when i receive the bike.

Shipping a bike from Wisconsin to Florida is such a pain in the ***!
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Grafx
F4i - Main Forum
7
08-03-2010 05:53 PM
realboss7669
CBR 1000F "Hurricane"
5
06-13-2007 04:49 PM
brancart1
F4i - Main Forum
5
07-11-2006 12:51 AM
NeonspeedRT
Aftermarket
1
04-12-2005 10:23 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: replacing all bulbs to LED's


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.