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    First mod

    Just finished soldering , taping, and sticking, some led bullet riding lights ( complete with added glimmer) , that's the first mod done, so now the bike is "mine".


    https://www.bikevis.com/product/bike...unning-lights/


    Next up maybe this ?


    https://www.bikevis.com/product/bike...on-conversion/
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    Good stuff mate, any chance of a photo of them on the bike?

    With your next idea, maybe better off getting an LED light fitting rather than xenon bulbs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son of eevil View Post
    Good stuff mate, any chance of a photo of them on the bike?

    With your next idea, maybe better off getting an LED light fitting rather than xenon bulbs?
    Next time I'm out and have the tripid with me I'll do some video of the glimmer lights.

    I've just ordered some Phillips 130 bulbs in the interim whilst I decide what to fit pernanently . Why the suggestion of LED rather than Xenon , life expectancy or legaility?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcswales View Post
    Next time I'm out and have the tripid with me I'll do some video of the glimmer lights.

    I've just ordered some Phillips 130 bulbs in the interim whilst I decide what to fit pernanently . Why the suggestion of LED rather than Xenon , life expectancy or legaility?
    Lower power consumption, in some cases, brightness and I'd never expect to need to replace an LED on a bike. I think LED's are typically rated at around 50,000 hours or 6 years of constant use. Your Xenons are 500-1500 hours I think typically.

    Bonus is you can get some really cool looks. Here's my new headlight I got last week.
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    Hmmmm Interesting.

    I've just fitted some Phillips 130+ and I'm waiting on a cheap LED to arrive.
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    This was where we started from.

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    Video of the "glimmer" , neither the photo or the video do these little things justice.


    and close ups of the bullets

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    1) Digital cameras are set up to automatically compensate for varying lighting conditions. While that is generally a good thing and usually results in better pictures, unfortunately it tends to work against you when you are trying to compare what different lights look like.

    2) Your running lights aren't working. The turn signals should be lit when they aren't actually flashing.

    3) Your fairing is cracked at the corner of the air vent on both sides. You should fix that before it gets worse.
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    Non white, forward facing lights are illegal in the UK.
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    Thanks Bob, how do I fix the cracks?
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    Really? I thought amber front markers were pretty much universal....

    If you can get at the crack from the inside of the fairing you can add a blob of the glue plumbers use for ABS drain pipe. It would be even better if you could add a piece of ABS in the corner too. You can also apply acetone to the cracks with a needle bottle or a syringe. You only need to apply a small amount because it will move into the crack by capillary action. Try to keep it off of the paint as much as possible. For wider cracks & holes you can use a paste made of ABS dissolved in acetone as a filler.

    Don't use is epoxy or automotive body filler because it won't bond well to the ABS.
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