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Old 12-01-2012, 10:38 PM   #21 (permalink)
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enjoy. now get out and ride...ride...ride...before the snow falls again.
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Rich, what size is your old heated vest? I am trying to find some heated gear. thanks
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Rich, what size is your old heated vest? I am trying to find some heated gear. thanks


It is a medium vest with collar but one of my co-workers has asked if he can purchase it. If that falls through, and you could use it, I will let you know first.

I am now wearing an extra large jacket and I still can use the vest. A snug fit is best for good heat transfer.
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I installed the 4 LED directional and brake lamps and the electronic flasher today. Very good results. very bright and crisp lighting.

Started bike and checked voltage, 14.2 vdc. at idle.

Hooked up the new 90Watt jacket liner and the 30watt gloves, set duel controls to full. WOW! hot-hot-hot. Checked voltage with full load and still 14.2 vdc. at idle.

I think I am good to go.
Hey Rich, even though it looks like you did all this a while ago, would you mind helping me out by finding some links to the parts you used (in particular the flasher relay you used). I have a heated jacket liner that I use with no problems, but I've been thinking of getting a second one for the girlfriend and I'm worried I'll overload the charging system with the OEM light setup. How has your setup worked for you since you made the changes?

Also, another question to anyone who might be reading this. What exactly does a load equalizer do? From my understanding, it just brings the wattage back up to normal levels. So in essence, by using one you would not save any power and upgrading to LED's would be pointless besides the gains in visibility. Is this correct?

Thanks to anyone who can answer these questions!
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:53 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Hey Rich, even though it looks like you did all this a while ago, would you mind helping me out by finding some links to the parts you used (in particular the flasher relay you used). I have a heated jacket liner that I use with no problems, but I've been thinking of getting a second one for the girlfriend and I'm worried I'll overload the charging system with the OEM light setup. How has your setup worked for you since you made the changes?

Also, another question to anyone who might be reading this. What exactly does a load equalizer do? From my understanding, it just brings the wattage back up to normal levels. So in essence, by using one you would not save any power and upgrading to LED's would be pointless besides the gains in visibility. Is this correct?

Thanks to anyone who can answer these questions!

I am at my daughter's home in PA now but heading home today.

I got the flasher from ebay. I will see if I can get the info when I get back home.

The system has worked out well.

You are absolutely correct. If you use a load equalizer, you do not save any power. Using the electronic flasher, you do not need any load equalizer.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:24 PM   #26 (permalink)
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These are the bulbs I used to replace the original lamps.


FRONT DIRECTIONALS AND TAIL/BREAK
https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ower-/814/730/

REAR DIRECTIONALS
https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ower/526/1697/

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Suzuki Motorcycles M109 M109R M1800R Turn Signal Flasher rely LED FIX INDICATOR | eBay

I just realized that I never changed my brake/tail light lamp. I will order another 1157 LED lamp for that application. (I can't believe I forgot that one). OH! that lamp has to be white in color to illuminate the license plate.

These LED lamps are designed to work with your original reflectors for a good light spread.

hope this helps you.
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I need to do that on my Vulcan. When the Grouch and I turn on both jackets, it drops the voltage way too low... Never mind the gloves.
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UPDATE!

I just found out/ remembered, why I did not replace the tail/brake lamp. The LED lamp must be red when using a red lens. The white color LED will not pass much light through the red lens per the web sight. If I use a red LED I won't get enough light on the license plate. NUTS.

Oh well, the system has worked very well the way it is.

Have I seen a clear lens for the tail/brake light on an 08 C50???
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Thanks so much Rich. That helps a bunch!


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UPDATE!

I just found out/ remembered, why I did not replace the tail/brake lamp. The LED lamp must be red when using a red lens. The white color LED will not pass much light through the red lens per the web sight. If I use a red LED I won't get enough light on the license plate. NUTS.

Oh well, the system has worked very well the way it is.

Have I seen a clear lens for the tail/brake light on an 08 C50???
Update, Update!

I was at the superbrightleds.com web sight and under motorcycle lighting I found these.

Motorcycle LED Replacement Bulbs | Motorcycle LED Lights | Super Bright LEDs

They have white LED's around the base to illuminate the license plate and red LED's for brake and tail function. 1157 base.

I have ordered one to try. Only $15.33 delivered. I will let you know how it works.
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