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I've seen a few people ask about how to convert their stock turn signal and tail light to LED, and this was something that's been on my mod list for a bit now. I took a quick dive on in and found it incredibly easy so here's how to do it.

Difficulty: 3/10

First things first, get rid of your front indicators! There are two bolts you need to unscrew in order to get them off, and one is under the top portion of the fork. Once you've gotten the bracket off just snip the three wires at the base of each indicator's harness (if you have zero intention of going back to stock. if so, leave an inch or two of wire sticking out of the harness).

You should now have three wires to work with:

Blue - Running light
Black - Ground
Dark Greenish - Flasher wire

Depending on your new LED turn signal, you may or may not have a running light option. The ones I bought only had two wires; ground and flasher. I'm OK with that since the headlight is way brighter and more eye-catching than a constant orange light. I didn't bother stripping the blue wire since I didn't need it, and just wrapped it with electrical tape to ensure that I don't have any electrical shorts.

The two wires I had to work with were black and red. Black being the universal color for ground, I just connected black to black and red to the weird dark green wire and viola!




Here's a link to the LED strips

Next up is the rear assembly. I went with an LED strip to eliminate the whole assembly, but this tutorial is focused on wiring so just figure out your mounting configuration.

This process is pretty much the same as the front, only your stock indicator lights will only have two wires:

Black - Ground
Dark Greenish - Flasher wire

Just wire your new indicators into the stock wires and you're golden.

As for the rear tail light, you have three wires:

Blue - Running light
Yellow - Brake light
Black - Ground

On the back I soldered my wires together since the LED strips wires were a really small guage, but they work just fine:



Link to the LED strip for the rear

Now that you've gotten all of your new LED's hooked up and ready to go, you'll see that your lights are flashing really fast! This is because LED's draw very minimal power so your stock flasher is registering that a bulb is out as their less draw on the system. To fix this you'll need a new flasher.

Get this one. It's literally plug & play and a cheaper option than others on the market. Why pay &25-30 for a fuse when you don't have to?

Anyway, your stock flasher is underneath your seat and ECU. Remove the seat and the plastic panel that covers your battery and ECU. Then, unhook the rubber straps that hug the ECU to the battery. Lift up the ECU and twist it around so that you can reveal the items underneath its harnesses. The flasher is a small black box that's closest to the clutch-side frame:


All you need to do is get a decent grip on it with your fingers and lift up. It holds onto the frame by a rubber fitting so it'll give a little resistance but it'll come out. Once you've got it out, disconnect it from the harness and plug in the new flasher. The one I linked has the same harness configuration so just plug 'er in! I didn't care enough to figure out how to remount the new flasher so I just jammed it into the space where the stock one was. It doesn't have enough space to bounce around and won't touch anything hot so I figured, whatever. Feel free to get creative here if you want.

Put everything back together and your new LED's will no longer quick flash. Enjoy your new lights!
 

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Thanks for putting the time into this, Krixtoph. I just got all the parts today (along with my black side-loader under seater you made). Next rainy weekend I'll be hooking it all up.
 

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Krixtoph,
Looking at your how to and the relay says it’s not for the SCR. Is it like so many other things that you can just disregard that notice?
Thx in advance
 

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Krixtoph,
Looking at your how to and the relay says it’s not for the SCR. Is it like so many other things that you can just disregard that notice?
Thx in advance
Yes, disregard Amazon's notice that the fuse doesn't fit the SCR950. It's literally plug & play and I haven't had an issue since I popped mine in ~2 years ago.
 

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Depends on what model honestly, a good model with either led or cfl could be awesome. I have installed myself some LED lamps inside my walls (wife asked me to do it for a long time so I decided to make her a birthday present). My intention was to do it alone, by myself, and of course I did something wrong. Our energy and electricity bills spiked really high (though the installation was very beautiful and my wife enjoyed it so much). Well, luckily I called my friend that is Charleston electrician, and he didn't hesitate and fix it for me in few minutes haha.
 
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