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Old 09-16-2010, 09:46 PM
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Hi everyone!!

Before anything I want to say that this is a "Reloaded" version of the How to did by Axsys. Check it here.

So, lets make it...

In a few words, if you have flushmounts in your F4i, its very difficult for everyone else to see you turn signal from the front of the bike, so like Axsys did but with more leds, I put exactly 20 superbright leds in each air duct.

Parts Needed:

-40 superbright Leds (a few more would be ok)
-Red/Black wire
-Solder Tools
-8 Resistors, exactly for RED superbright LEDS, 180 ohms 1/4w
-Glue Gun
-Silicon sealant.

Step 1.
Take your front upper fairing off, disassemble the 2 air ducts grills that are attached to the fairing.

At this point you have to choose which design to make, remember you have 20 leds to use. I put 10 leds one step before the top an the other 10 on the outter side of the grill. (You'll see them in the pics)

Step 2.
You have to make 4 series of 5 LEDs for each side, you have to solder the + to the - of the next led, at the end of the 5th led you have the negative leg and there you need to solder the resistor.

Like this
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:58 PM
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Step 3.
Once you have the 8 series of 5 leds (4 series each side)

looks like this...
Attachment 11564

Be carefull to NOT solder all series of leds equally, depending on the design you choose you gonna have to measure the space needed between each led. For my design i have to solder for 1 series 4 leds with no space between and the 5th led with a space of about 3mm.
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Now you have to paste each series in the air duct grill with the glue gun like this...
Check the bottom led, that's the space i told you above...
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Cheers!!!
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with 2 series
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with 3 series
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:29 AM
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Sorry the attachment didnt work, the 4 series looks like this
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Step 4.
Now that you have all leds series in the grills you have to start wiring all. You can join all positive + and all negative - wires like i did.
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:55 AM
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Step 5.

Now that you have all wired up, you have to hide all wires and after that put some sealant above the wires to protect it from water. Check out theres no wire left without sealant, also check the connections that has been covered with enough sealant.
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Putting silicone sealant
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Now hold all wires with a zip tie to the bottom of the grill.
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Ok, so now you are almost done, you just have to connect the wires to the turn signals and YOU'RE DONE . I know that i miss some steps but you can ask if you feel a little confuse.

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The results....
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and i also put on my headlight a Led strip, how does she looks??
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I feel very happy with the results, in a few weeks i'll make the same for the passenger pegs, i'll post it when i do it...

 
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Hey, nice howto think i'm going to try this. One question, where did you get you're leds from?
 
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Originally Posted by exodus191 View Post
Hey, nice howto think i'm going to try this. One question, where did you get you're leds from?
Well, i bought them on a store here in downtown, where are you from??
 
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Sorry to bring up a oldish thread but do you have pics without the flash? I don't have front signals at all and I'm thinking about doing something like this.
 
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i never thought of that. great work i am gonna have to try something like that on my bike
i'll post pics when i get around too it
 

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