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Quick question for everyone. On bikes I have worked in in the past where I updated the indicators to LED's i have had to replace the indicator flash relay since it would misinteprt the lower wattage on the indicators as a dead bulb, resulting in a very fast flash.

Is the stock relay ready to accept LED's? I actually like the look of the stock stalks so I may just swap out the bulbs with some LED equivalents.
 

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Thanks Clem, now I want those LEDs. My wallet doesn't like you.

The music on that video sounded like from a Ron Jeremy movie.
 

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LED retrofit

Have these LEDs on my R, & I'm quite fond of them. Don't think they're expensive, as BMW items go. Bright, and gets your attention. Have ridden with K1200S riders who have an LED tail light. The K1200S LED tail is the same unit as the Roadster. It's great as seen from directly behind. But from the side, it lacks pizzaz, and the stock bulb is easier to see at that angle. So I haven't sprung for the LED tail light unit yet. Safety first. Some guys got cheap Chinese copies, and had Canbus issues. I'm looking at some BMW riding pants now. Dealer has 1/2 off sale next weekend. Hmmm.... Would love to get a new Shoei Neotec, too. My wallet hates me, too. BTW, your wife is a real good sport, going to the noisy track and taking video & pics. Supporting you like that. She's a keeper. Hold on to her!
 

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Have these LEDs on my R, & I'm quite fond of them. Don't think they're expensive, as BMW items go. Bright, and gets your attention. Have ridden with K1200S riders who have an LED tail light. The K1200S LED tail is the same unit as the Roadster. It's great as seen from directly behind. But from the side, it lacks pizzaz, and the stock bulb is easier to see at that angle. So I haven't sprung for the LED tail light unit yet. Safety first. Some guys got cheap Chinese copies, and had Canbus issues. I'm looking at some BMW riding pants now. Dealer has 1/2 off sale next weekend. Hmmm.... Would love to get a new Shoei Neotec, too. My wallet hates me, too. BTW, your wife is a real good sport, going to the noisy track and taking video & pics. Supporting you like that. She's a keeper. Hold on to her!
I agree with the tail light, MY buddy bought an LED one for his V-Rod and it's perfect only if you are right behind him, but any minimal angle it's worse then the stock. He returned.

Clem, get the Neotec, I like it pretty much, really comfortable and quiet, I have my Bluetooth installed and the space for the microphone is better then the Multitec and the RF. The pinlock works great on colder humid weather.


Not only went to the noisy track, took pics and videos, but she can bake too:D
 

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Have these LEDs on my R, & I'm quite fond of them. Don't think they're expensive, as BMW items go. Bright, and gets your attention. Have ridden with K1200S riders who have an LED tail light. The K1200S LED tail is the same unit as the Roadster. It's great as seen from directly behind. But from the side, it lacks pizzaz, and the stock bulb is easier to see at that angle. So I haven't sprung for the LED tail light unit yet. Safety first. Some guys got cheap Chinese copies, and had Canbus issues. I'm looking at some BMW riding pants now. Dealer has 1/2 off sale next weekend. Hmmm.... Would love to get a new Shoei Neotec, too. My wallet hates me, too. BTW, your wife is a real good sport, going to the noisy track and taking video & pics. Supporting you like that. She's a keeper. Hold on to her!
I have had similar issues on other bikes I have put Chinese led's in. Those bikes were all older though so not a lot of options. What I am a really considering though instead of the whole LED unit, just and led bulb.
 

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These lights look good. The brake light option looks particularly sensible. . . .
Anyone here that has fitted them to their 1200r?
 

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LED indicators

This is only slightly attuned to the rest of this thread, but here goes: I recently saw some hand-guards that had LED turn indicators embedded in them. I assume the deal is to leave the OE units in, and have a doubling-up of indicators (to the front at least) with the addition of the guards.

They look (seen pix only so far) pretty nice, were reasonably priced at around $45 from memory, and I like the added safety implications of them.

I am now puzzling over how they might be installed onto an R. Vendor offers 'money back', but I don't want to go that far even for only $45 until I have worked out a solution.

And Hoshiko's Hornig LED indicator panels (above) might also be just the thing for the rear light in my new top-box (see elsewhere!).


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