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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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HID / Xenon headlights / hidden rear indicators

So after some ramping around town at night, I had to do something about the lighting as it SUCKS the donkey balls. Like any bike that I'd own, HID's or Xenon's are a must have!

And they are cheap.

So instead of paying $145 euros for MV branded ones. I paid $47.00 USD for pretty much the same thing. I've installed these before and it's quite easy. I'll try to post some pics as I go along installing it when it arrives.


http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DD...rcycle-HID-Kit


Also ordered some tiny LED lights to experiment with. Going to hide them inside the rear facing mesh.

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Can you add the stock rear signals in the rear fairing like a few F4 owners did?
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I haven't heard of the factory signals in the rear vent, but I'm going to use some small LED amber lights with load resistors so there won't be any of the hyper flashing. Looks too tight to have factory turn signals in the tail.
Once the parts arrive, and I get cracking on it, I'll post pics.
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I tried to do this recently, I'm on my 4th set of flashers now, so far nothing that will fit neatly inside the rear tail section. I am interested to see what you come up with though.

I posted about it a few weeks ago.

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I haven't heard of the factory signals in the rear vent, but I'm going to use some small LED amber lights with load resistors so there won't be any of the hyper flashing. Looks too tight to have factory turn signals in the tail.
Once the parts arrive, and I get cracking on it, I'll post pics.
I relocated the stock signals to inside the rear fairing will post the link
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I tried to do this recently, I'm on my 4th set of flashers now, so far nothing that will fit neatly inside the rear tail section. I am interested to see what you come up with though.

I posted about it a few weeks ago.
What kind of LED's are you using? Got some pics to share so I can avoid certain LED's or bulbs that DON'T fit?

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Check out this Link which has the instructions for installing the signals in the rear failings or the f4

Did some minor work on the F4
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What kind of LED's are you using? Got some pics to share so I can avoid certain LED's or bulbs that DON'T fit?

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yes will post up later when i get home

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Check out this Link which has the instructions for installing the signals in the rear failings or the f4

Did some minor work on the F4
Top man! I have bought some led type flashers to mount behind mesh too. I am pretty sure the standard ones are too big.

I must admit I haven't tackled it yet though as I have been doing lots of other mods at the same time, These pics really help.

My concern was the UK laws with how visible they will be. At night they will be spot on but not sure during the day, plus someone told me they need to be visible from the side, I have been trying to get flashers small enough to fit inside the fairing against the mesh rather than behind it. basically to fill the hole.

I thought this way they are more visible from the side.

My other thought was to add extra flashers like LED strips into the plastic undershield where the mesh is there too so you can see from
all angles.

I'm not sure how having 4 rear flashers plus the front two will affect the flash rate though.

I will post picutres later. I have bought about 5 sets of flashers and almost gave up and opted for 2012 Rizoma Action flashers in black instead.

The trouble is on a bike like this it's got to look spot on.

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I was considering small LED strips mounted outside on the under plastic as well. Def post a lot of pics guys as all of these are the first mods I will be doing to my bike when it arrives and would like to see a lot of clean applications and ideas!
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