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post #1 of 6 Old Apr 28th, 2006, 11:33 pm Thread Starter
 
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Ground Lighting

Does anyone have a part number for the lighting under the tip over wings on the LT? Just looking for some extra light when suiting up in the dark.
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post #2 of 6 Old Apr 29th, 2006, 2:32 pm
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Does anyone have a part number for the lighting under the tip over wings on the LT? Just looking for some extra light when suiting up in the dark.
David,

sorry I don't have the part number, but maybe the following could give you an idea:

* I happened to have some extra 5 mm diameter leds plus two "nut shaped" multicolor leds laying around.
* I installed the leds (3 white + one multicolor) in the lower fairing and wired them to the original ground lighting wires thru a relesable connector.
* this lighting is far more efficient than the stock ground light ( I have that also)
* I attach some pictures of the led installation but unfortunately at the moment I have no pics of the light effect as I am away from my bike. I can post them later if you are interested.

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post #3 of 6 Old Apr 29th, 2006, 2:46 pm Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for an alternative idea.
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post #4 of 6 Old Apr 29th, 2006, 11:58 pm
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David

Are you gonna lay down on the floor to get dressed ??
How about a flashlight in the glove box....then you don't have to do ANY work! Better yet.....get one with the flourescent light in it.

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post #5 of 6 Old Apr 30th, 2006, 12:46 am Thread Starter
 
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Sorry guys for the mistake posting this to the main list....

Patterson,

I use the light above the cluster and the trunk light to load up in the dark. I just wanted some additional ambient without leaving the ignition running the headlight for a length of time running the battery down. If I use the park lights, the steering is locked, the glove box is blocked and the light above the cluster and the trunk light is not functional in this mode.

I commute with my LT and its trunks are packed with my laptop and other work stuff. My helmet and gear stay with the bike. Its a total repack coming and going. What I have a problem with is putting on my gear, changing from dress shoes to boots or stepping my rainsuit in the occasional pitch black parking deck I have at work. All I want is a little light lower on the LT without the need to hold a "flashlight" while fighting to get in my gear (pant legs, boots, zippers, flaps, etc.). Not looking for a complicated installation or something elaborate, just some light at the side of the LT below seat height that works with the light above the cluster and the trunk light.
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post #6 of 6 Old Apr 30th, 2006, 8:24 am
 
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Another alternative...perhaps

What about those saddlebag lights by RiderWest? You could leave it attached in the saddlebag or trunk...or place it anywhere you'd like while getting packed/unpacked.

Hope this helps.
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