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post #1 of 13 Old 11-04-2019, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Putting LEDs on Wife's New Used Bike

I put LED's on wife's bike. things went really well. I modified the license plate bracket so i could use it and the holder for all the Wires inside it. I think it looks pretty clean. just need to plug up all the left over holes. I also put in a new flasher relay. the relay works perfect with regular bulbs in the front blinkers I thought I needed to put LED's in all the blinkers but when i replaced the front bulbs the switch locked up. I am going to try another switch because I eventually want to put LED's on the front as well. if anyone has done it and has a part number for a working switch i would like to get it.
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Sounds like you have the stock thermal flasher, which won't work with LEDs. Get an electronic flasher. It works with any type bulb.

Here's a good thread on the subject. https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f80/...s-17690-2.html

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I ..........I modified the license plate bracket so i could use it and the holder for all the Wires inside it. .....................

What did you modify on the license bracket?


I ordered a similar rear light for mine.
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Sounds like you have the stock thermal flasher, which won't work with LEDs. Get an electronic flasher. It works with any type bulb.

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it is a new switch/thermal flasher for LED's. I have read of over the link, thank you for that. It works with just rear LED's, but not front and rear LED's. my guess it is what I get for ordering from china for $2 (Wish or Joom) I will check for links here for other after market flasher switches for LED's unless someone would like to send me one.

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What did you modify on the license bracket.
I have got to take it back apart and get pictures of it. I broke all the spot welds off and removed the braces, heated the metal and pounded the license plate part flat. this allowed me to use the spot containing the wiring "TURD" and keeping all the wires there. Like I said I will get pictures and post it hopefully tomorrow.
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I have got to take it back apart and get pictures of it. I broke all the spot welds off and removed the braces, heated the metal and pounded the license plate part flat. this allowed me to use the spot containing the wiring "TURD" and keeping all the wires there. Like I said I will get pictures and post it hopefully tomorrow.



Thank you.
That would be a big help as I am going to be doing a very similar mod on my own Rebel.

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it is a new switch/thermal flasher for LED's. I have read of over the link, thank you for that. It works with just rear LED's, but not front and rear LED's. my guess it is what I get for ordering from china for $2 (Wish or Joom) I will check for links here for other after market flasher switches for LED's unless someone would like to send me one.

There are part numbers for correct type flasher in that thread.

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your turn signals work correctly with only the rear bulbs replaced with led
when you replace the front with led, it doesn't work correctly.


can you be more specific on what it does? 4 way flashers or always on or nothing comes on at all?


can you post a link to the flasher relay you used?


check that you have the battery and load connections correct, some flashers get flakey if they are wired backwards, most 'electronic for led' go steady-on-no-flash if the 2 wires are swapped.

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it is a new switch/thermal flasher for LED's. I have read of over the link, thank you for that. It works with just rear LED's, but not front and rear LED's. my guess it is what I get for ordering from china for $2 (Wish or Joom) I will check for links here for other after market flasher switches for LED's unless someone would like to send me one.

This is the relay that I used. it allowed front and back LED and allowed me to adjust how fast / slow they flashed. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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This is the relay that I used. it allowed front and back LED and allowed me to adjust how fast / slow they flashed. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
thanks for that i am ordering it today.

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