Recently I purchased some LED lights from Radiantz LED Lighting - Motorcycle LED Lights
and installed them (think they are used in the RAW lighting scheme, but I honestly don't know). During the installation process I took some pics for a DIY instruction for anybody that is willing to install these or any other LED light on your bike by yourself on the triple trees. I looked through the forums for a DIY for the front LED lights and couldn't find one, so thought that I would do a step by step install of these lights. The great tradition of Choppers is about doing it yourself and I figured some would like this guide. (Update 7/6/2010,
also, I just replaced these LED's for one's from Auto Zone, if you would like to try these one's and/or are on a budget New LED's on the front...
This install cost me less than $100 for everything (as I already had many of the tools and some of the parts I needed for the install, tape etc.) and I enjoy the way my bike looks now without the lollipops for turn signals. It is a little dim with the amount of LED’s I used in DIRECT light (they are really bright at night though!), but is fairly visible and cleans up the front end of the bike (& I can always add more now that I know how to do it!
). Skip to 3rd reply for Final Pics!
- Total install about 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours determining on skill level. Some may also want to skip to Step 5
for the first part (I know, a little backwards…)
**Also, I did not purchase a load equalizer for this install, so the lights will blink fast. So this will just be an instruction of how to remove and install the lights** (Limited to 5 pics each post, so this post will have several parts to it)
Step 1: Purchase Part Requirements for exact duplication of install
2 pkgs. of PN: 85565, 18-22 ga., Wire splice’s by Dorman (bought at any Kragen Auto store) **Bought these for the 22 or 24 gauge wire that is being installed as it is easier on my hands**
2 pkgs. of P/N: 85474, 18-22 ga., Bullet terminals by Dorman (bought at any Kragen Auto Store) ** I bought these for easy connect and disconnect… possible upgrades later. Also if they have smaller ga. Terminals, would suggest to buy these for an easier installation time with the LED array to the bike as this is the lesson I learned while cramming my wires into the terminals…..** Just an FYI, you can also use these for ALL of your connections as it will reduce the bulk of your wiring! All about looks right?
2 pkgs. of P/N: 4015-20, 25 Amber LED flexible lights by Radiantz **for the purchase of your LED lights, you can buy any number of lights for your array, I just bought the 25 array of lights for my installation**
2 pkgs. of P/N: 6120-00, Dual Element Circuit for 15-25 LED’s by Radiantz. This allows the lights to run as running lights, and also allows it to flash for the turn signal
**This PN was chosen because I picked the 25 array of lights, research your P/N for any change to the amount you would want to use**
*************** Can also use this instead*********
Side note: You Can use Solder Barrels and a lighter to connect these cables and it will give a much cleaner install!
(6126-00) Drugz Circuits -
This is for replacing the dual element circuit in order for it to be brighter when on and dim when it flashes, still simulating the flashing effect, but also have it at full brightness instead of half brightness the whole time.
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Step 2: Tools needed
• 1 Wire stripper/crimper - (make sure the crimper is of good quality because the bullet terminals are hard to crimp closed!)
• 2 Phillips Screwdrivers, size: #1, #2
• Flathead Screwdriver , size: #2
• 1 pair of wire cutters
• Electrical tape
• **Black Heat Shrink (various sizes, 1 ft each… not necessarily needed but is better for weather proofing and looks)
• 1 tube of Chemiseal (P/N: S-8400W) or 1 small tube of white or clear caulking (waterproofing)
• Heat gun or trusty lighter
• Possibly some extra double sided tape for final installation.
• Rubbing Alcohol & Clean cotton balls or cotton pads.
*******Extra info for those beginners that want to have the flashing rate slow, posted by Tony_Fury:
Tridon Industrial flashers, unlike thermal flashers that generate & dissipate heat, use positive electro-mechanical relays with an electronic circuit to achieve consistent timing & minimal heat. 12 Volt, 1-10 Lamps, 2 Pin. EL-12 - EL-12 Tridon Flasher | Translectric, Inc. The Heavy Duty Parts Pros
Has anyone verified this flasher relay above fits in the fuse box of the Fury?
This is also this one suggested.
This LED Flasher Relay unit is used when replacing incandescent bulb turn signals to LED turn signals. LED Flasher Relay allows LED turn signal to flash at stock rate.Big Bike Parts Part Number: 13-306 - Direct Line Parts
Mnfr. Part #: 13-306
Our Part #: BIG-13306