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post #1 of 24 Old Apr 6th, 2008, 4:59 pm Thread Starter
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Wing and Marker Lights Install

Just completed installing the tip-over wing LED lights and marker lights and WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!!!
Turn off the lights in the shop and turn on the marker lights and it's Christmas! Got the kits from Rider West and they were complete. I used a 15 watt solder pencil and had no difficulties soldering the LEDs and resistors. Follow the step-by-step color instructions and you can't go wrong.
You don't have to be a master mechanic or electrician to do the job.
One recommendation: I tried to get the components locally and I could not find 3mm amber LEDs anywhere! Purchase the kit, it is worth it.
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post #2 of 24 Old Apr 6th, 2008, 5:46 pm
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Re: Wing and Marker Lights Install

Pictures man !!
Let's see that cool new farkle in digital color.
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post #3 of 24 Old Apr 6th, 2008, 7:17 pm Thread Starter
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Wife is out of town with the camera! (grandkids!)
go to Rider West web site. Lots of flicks and you can download the color directions free!
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Re: Wing and Marker Lights Install

Keir,
Thanks for the great comments. If anyone wants to see what Keir is talking about, check out my web site (www.riderwest.com) or come to this year's CCR (if you can wait that long). I'll be there with my bike (in Raffy's area), which, or course, has every light kit that I make installed.

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post #5 of 24 Old Apr 9th, 2008, 7:36 pm Thread Starter
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Re: Wing and Marker Lights Install

Larry, you did a great job on the kit. You even included extra amber leds!! My gorilla hands managed to break a few! I wired them into the clearance light on the chrome piece and they really look good.
Just hope the deer don't like them as much as I do.
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Re: Wing and Marker Lights Install

gearman,

Thanks. It's a bit tricky pushing those LEDs into the holes--I usually destroy a couple myself--that's why I include extras in the kit. But once they're in, it's not too big a deal soldering them all together. It sure gives a custom look to the bike.

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Pictures man !!
Let's see that cool new farkle in digital color.
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It does make a big diifrence at night.

I Did the same kits from Rider west.

Here are some pics of my install.
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Re: Wing and Marker Lights Install

Ooo just saw new tip over wing LEDs from Rider West.

That is not what I have installed Yet, but did the wings of gold(In Blue), Running light/turn signal conversion the saddle bag reflector, Reflective tape and brake flasher from Rider West.

Have not put those tip over wing LEDs on yet Hmmmmm possible farklelisation comming

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Re: Wing and Marker Lights Install

I'll have to say that it looks great but.......

There's a law on the books in most states that says.....
only a police vehicle is allowed to display blue lights

how do I know,
cause I got a ticket for it

my 66 FLH (Harley) was a former police motorcycle (Los Angeles)
it had a blue light on the top of the front fender (looked great)
rode it like that for ten years before I got the ticket.


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I'll have to say that it looks great but.......

There's a law on the books in most states that says.....
only a police vehicle is allowed to display blue lights

how do I know,
cause I got a ticket for it

my 66 FLH (Harley) was a former police motorcycle (Los Angeles)
it had a blue light on the top of the front fender (looked great)
rode it like that for ten years before I got the ticket.
Well I will let you know.
I did not even think about that until you mentioned it.
I have not heard of them giving tickets to any kids yet around here for the blue ground effect lighting they have under there cars.

If any Officers can confirm or deny this I would appreciate it.
I will check with some local law enforcment I know here.

Thanks Hans

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Re: Wing and Marker Lights Install

I have the exact same setup on my blue 05. I replaced the parking lights with blue LEDs that burn while the headlight is on as well as the Wings of Gold in blue. While I know there is a risk of the ticket, the comments that I have gotten about how conspicuous it makes me, I'll take the ticket. I got the flashing brakelight from Larry at the CCR in GA and have been followed into a gas station twice by other bikes to ask where I got it. That brake light is worth it's weight in gold. Larry needs to rig one to his belt buckle while he is on the dance floor cause he is dancing fool!

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Re: Wing and Marker Lights Install

Here in my part of Arkansas the teens have learned that the blue undercar lights will give them the opportunity to donate $375 to the county.
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Re: Wing and Marker Lights Install

I have been searching the sites to find a place to purchase the WIngs of Gold.
I like the looks and think the gold would look good on my 2003 Black LT which is the best color. If someone could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. Thanks for the help in advance.
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I have been searching the sites to find a place to purchase the WIngs of Gold.
You can do it yourself it's easy
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I think in most cases.... again I said most.... the lights themselves have to be visible.... not merely the light from them.... therefore as long as you can't see lamp itself you may be ok..... I know I had a pink neon tube around my front license plate on my 89 mustang while in high school. I wasn't a fan of pink but that is what the store had.... I never got bothered even in a small town.

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Dude! You had a pink neon tube around the license plate on your 'Stang? And you didn't get bothered? Must have been a REALLY SMALL town!!!

It's funny how when you're a kid you have to have that "whatever it is" right now and can't wait for it to come in the mail. Then you get old, the "whatever it is" changes and you order it on the web and the first thing you check when you get home is whether it came in the mail that day. UPS, FedEx? You monitor that sucker real time looking for movement!

A pink neon tube! Pretty sure I would have waited on this one!!!

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I think in most cases.... again I said most.... the lights themselves have to be visible.... not merely the light from them.... therefore as long as you can't see lamp itself you may be ok..... I know I had a pink neon tube around my front license plate on my 89 mustang while in high school. I wasn't a fan of pink but that is what the store had.... I never got bothered even in a small town.

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Speaking of Farkelization,
wish I could get these

For alot less than 89.00 Euros each (equivalent to half a million CDN)

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Thanks SilverBuffalo. It sounds simple enough to do. I'll tackle this project next weekend.
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Dude! You had a pink neon tube around the license plate on your 'Stang? And you didn't get bothered? Must have been a REALLY SMALL town!!!

It's funny how when you're a kid you have to have that "whatever it is" right now and can't wait for it to come in the mail. Then you get old, the "whatever it is" changes and you order it on the web and the first thing you check when you get home is whether it came in the mail that day. UPS, FedEx? You monitor that sucker real time looking for movement!

A pink neon tube! Pretty sure I would have waited on this one!!!
I wasn't bothered by cops in small towns... and it was a red Stang so the light looked fairly red..... Luckily I was well liked and kind of big and very secure

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Speaking of Farkelization,
wish I could get these

For alot less than 89.00 Euros each (equivalent to half a million CDN)
Those are nice... and for 20-40 usd I might be tempted....

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Re: Wing and Marker Lights Install

Ground effect lighting is ok in Kansas as long as the bulbs are not directly visible. State statute and the STO (Standardized Traffic Offenses) book both allow it. This doesn't mean some city won't have their own ordinance to grab you with. Also, the average street cop doesn't understand or care about the traffic reciprocation laws in effect in most states. In a nutshell, if my cycle is legal in Kansas, it's legal elsewhere too as long as I'm just visiting. In other words, light 'em up at your own risk. I certainly have.



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To light the back of your roundels, might try these on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-H...Q5fAccessories

I have not purchased any of these and am not sure of the size of roundel they would fit under. Looks like for $27 you get both rings.
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I bought the roundel marker lights, the LED isn't very bright, and the circle doesn't fully illuminate.

At least I thought I was dancing, til someone stepped on my tongue.
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That is a bummer. I was thinking of putting them on my both bikes. Their loss I guess.
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