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Anybody have any pics of LED's on their bikes? Also, how much did you spend and where did you get them? and was the install hard? Thanks!
 

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A buddy of mine that works at my Suzuki dealership gave them to me, I think they were about $60 for the set. Install was a breeze. Just stick them where you want them and then run the wires to the battery.



 

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I have some mounted under the tank. Used 2 sided tape to stick them on. Installed a switch on the right plastic cover. Ran the wires to the battery.
Bought mine on e bay. I think I spent $15.00.

Ride Safe
Wayne :)
 

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I don't have engine lights ....yet. however my bikes' whole tail is LED.
see my gallery
 

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I have Optronix LED's from Autozone. A 9 led strip under each Fender Rail, a 6 LED pod on the front of the battery bos facing the motor, a 6 LED pod on the back of the Hypercharger facing the motor and 4 strips (3 led) under the frame under the tank. Cost about $50.00.

Still experimenting with the front end.





 

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looks good DOC. I am thinking of a similar setup
 

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DocGibby said:
I have Optronix LED's from Autozone. A 9 led strip under each Fender Rail, a 6 LED pod on the front of the battery bos facing the motor, a 6 LED pod on the back of the Hypercharger facing the motor and 4 strips (3 led) under the frame under the tank. Cost about $50.00.

Still experimenting with the front end.
Looking like Ghostrider!
 

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This is not a night shot but to answer you question, Found electropods on ebay. Sticky tape under tank, 2 each side, 1 each under air cleaner and pair valve bracket. 1 strip under bike to light the ground. If you look close you can see the pods under the tank. They have since been moved to where you can't see them.
 

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I had some under the gas tank like DocGibby but I damaged one string :evil: when I removed the tank to adjust valves. So I get to try something new :) I got mine from Advanced Auto. They are four lights in a string with two sided tape you can stick anywhere.
 

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Got these (but with black housing) on eBay (currently $44.99 + $5 sh):


Have them under rear fender rails, under tank, under speedo housing, and under triple tree. Rocker switch mounted to frame under seat:




 

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This is directed to DocGibby as we live in the same state, but the question could be pertinent for everyone:
Did you check what the state laws are regarding additional lighting? I have actually been to the website that has all of the codes for motor vehicles, but not being a lawyer, I barely made sense of most of them.
Just wondering if the LEDs could only be used for show, or if I can legally ride all lit up. I know that 4 wheelers have to be parked to turn them on. Seems like there would be some visibility enhancement to riding a bike that glows like a spaceship. I'd like to use red, but wondered if red or blue might be restricted colors.
Thanks!
 

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Florida Motor Vehicles Code Section 316.2397 - State Uniform Traffic Control - Certain lights prohibited; exceptions.
Legal Research Home > Florida Lawyer > Motor Vehicles > Florida Motor Vehicles Code Section 316.2397 - State Uniform Traffic Control - Certain lights prohibited; exceptions.



Title XXIII MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 316 STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL
316.2397 Certain lights prohibited; exceptions.--

(1) No person shall drive or move or cause to be moved any vehicle or equipment upon any highway within this state with any lamp or device thereon showing or displaying a red or blue light visible from directly in front thereof except for certain vehicles hereinafter provided.

(2) It is expressly prohibited for any vehicle or equipment, except police vehicles, to show or display blue lights. However, vehicles owned, operated, or leased by the Department of Corrections may show or display blue lights when responding to emergencies.

(3) Vehicles of the fire department and fire patrol, including vehicles of volunteer firefighters as permitted under s. 316.2398, vehicles of medical staff physicians or technicians of medical facilities licensed by the state as authorized under s. 316.2398, ambulances as authorized under this chapter, and buses and taxicabs as authorized under s. 316.2399 are permitted to show or display red lights. Vehicles of the fire department, fire patrol, police vehicles, and such ambulances and emergency vehicles of municipal and county departments, public service corporations operated by private corporations, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as are designated or authorized by their respective department or the chief of police of an incorporated city or any sheriff of any county are hereby authorized to operate emergency lights and sirens in an emergency. Wreckers, mosquito control fog and spray vehicles, and emergency vehicles of governmental departments or public service corporations may show or display amber lights when in actual operation or when a hazard exists provided they are not used going to and from the scene of operation or hazard without specific authorization of a law enforcement officer or law enforcement agency. Wreckers must use amber rotating or flashing lights while performing recoveries and loading on the roadside day or night, and may use such lights while towing a vehicle on wheel lifts, slings, or under reach if the operator of the wrecker deems such lights necessary. A flatbed, car carrier, or rollback may not use amber rotating or flashing lights when hauling a vehicle on the bed unless it creates a hazard to other motorists because of protruding objects. Further, escort vehicles may show or display amber lights when in the actual process of escorting overdimensioned equipment, material, or buildings as authorized by law. Vehicles of private watch, guard, or patrol agencies licensed pursuant to chapter 493 may show or display amber lights while patrolling condominium, cooperative, and private residential and business communities by which employed and which traverse public streets or highways.

(4) Road or street maintenance equipment, road or street maintenance vehicles, road service vehicles, refuse collection vehicles, petroleum tankers, and mail carrier vehicles may show or display amber lights when in operation or a hazard exists.

(5) Road maintenance and construction equipment and vehicles may display flashing white lights or flashing white strobe lights when in operation and where a hazard exists. Additionally, school buses and vehicles that are used to transport farm workers may display flashing white strobe lights.

(6) All lighting equipment heretofore referred to shall meet all requirements as set forth in s. 316.241.

(7) Flashing lights are prohibited on vehicles except as a means of indicating a right or left turn, to change lanes, or to indicate that the vehicle is lawfully stopped or disabled upon the highway or except that the lamps authorized in subsections (1), (2), (3), (4), and (9) and s. 316.235(5) are permitted to flash.

(8) Subsections (1) and (7) do not apply to police, fire, or authorized emergency vehicles while in the performance of their necessary duties.

(9) Flashing red lights may be used by emergency response vehicles of the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Health when responding to an emergency in the line of duty.

(10) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.

History.--s. 1, ch. 71-135; ss. 1, 23, ch. 76-31; s. 2, ch. 80-176; s. 1, ch. 84-49; s. 4, ch. 86-23; s. 1, ch. 87-157; s. 1, ch. 89-49; s. 58, ch. 93-164; s. 23, ch. 94-306; s. 900, ch. 95-148; s. 17, ch. 96-263; s. 2, ch. 96-312; s. 7, ch. 97-280; s. 17, ch. 97-300; s. 192, ch. 99-248; s. 134, ch. 2002-20; s. 3, ch. 2002-217; s. 1, ch. 2004-20.

Note.--Former s. 316.223.
 

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C50nVA said:
This is directed to DocGibby as we live in the same state, but the question could be pertinent for everyone:
Did you check what the state laws are regarding additional lighting? I have actually been to the website that has all of the codes for motor vehicles, but not being a lawyer, I barely made sense of most of them.
Just wondering if the LEDs could only be used for show, or if I can legally ride all lit up. I know that 4 wheelers have to be parked to turn them on. Seems like there would be some visibility enhancement to riding a bike that glows like a spaceship. I'd like to use red, but wondered if red or blue might be restricted colors.
Thanks!
The way the VA code is written is very ambiguous as you said. I have seen several on the highways with them on. I have also seen 4 wheelers pulled over for having them on, one guy was stopped for the windshield washer LED's (they were blue). I usually only light mine up at bike nights, and around the neighborhood for more visibility amongst all the parked vehicles. I know that Tom McGrath's office is working on getting the law updated (in our favor). I am pretty sure that Blue or Red will get you pulled over quick.

I think it is mostly up to which LEO sees you and what you are doing @ the time. I'm sure if you are all lit up and acting like a "SQUID" in traffic you'll get pulled vs just going with the flow where at most I can see the LEO telling you it is a No-No and letting you off with a verbal warning.

Ya gotta love the Commonwealth!
 

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Heres a tip. Go to radio shack and get 2 packs of high temp velcro to install under tank, than you can move them around to the exact place you want them. Had this on 2 bikes with over 40,000 miles and they never came off :D
 

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I went with the type you would use in a computer from a site like this: http://www.casecooler.com/laserleds.html

Attached with strong velco - that way, if one burned out, I could just velcro a new one in the same place - no tape to mess with.

Also, the molex connectors were really easy to daisy-chain.

I put a switch in the left plastic neck cover.
 
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