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Old 02-19-2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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Cheap Replacement LED bulbs for GS turn signals?

I just bought a set of four of these and as soon as I get them, I'll see if they work and then repost my findings and let y'all know. At $75 for all four, it seems like a great deal!!!

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/t...BAU15S,21,196:

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Old 02-21-2013, 07:31 PM   #2
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they are really great and install easy!

http://pmrphoto.smugmug.com/Other/LE...2341&k=gtPG7nB

Above is a link to two photos and a video of my front signals installed and working.

1. buy these things--they are twice as bright as the OEM bulbs.
2. to install, use a #1 philips head screwdriver--the #2 won't really fit into the hole in the moulded plastic as the head is too big. You need to push on the turn signal housing with one hand while you screw or unscrew--it's stiff for sure. It will work best if you fit snug the lens to the housing and then screw it in--if you don't you will create a new thread and mess up the plastic threads.
2. The new bulb is slightly longer than the OEM so the front of the bulb will push on the lens once you snug up the screw--DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN!!!
3. As you put your final turns on the screws you will see the lens push the bulb back into the spring-loaded receptacle. Only time will tell if they will move around in there but I sincerely doubt it as the lens will keep them firmly in place.

Last, you will have to remove the rear bags in order to get access to the screw heads on the back of the bike--no big deal there. A shorter, stubby #1 philips will really help here as it's tight in there and if you can't address the screw straight on, you will skin up the head for sure.

There was no issue with the CANBUS system in all of this--just plug and play.

As we all know, anything we can do to alert 4-wheelers to our presence out there is a great thing. That this whole install and cost is under $80 and takes just 25 minutes (allowing 10 minutes for you to try to find your stubby #1 philips head screwdriver) is a no brainer... Brighter is better!!! When you hit those hazards, people will be blinded!!!

Kindest regards from twisty country in East Tn... :)
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
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One last thing...

I shot the video with my iPhone which shoots at 24 frames per second--it does not do justice to how fast and bright these things turn on and off... you'd need a proper 120 fps (120P) to really see how fast they activate. OK, I promise I'm done...
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:48 PM   #4
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