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    so there seems to be 2 options for me personally. Replace with LED for headlight and passing lights, or go with an integrated LED headlight and get rid of the passing lights and signals altogether.

    What would you do? I was thinking of integrated just to keep it clean up fron...talk me out of it.

  • #2
    Firm believer in the more light the better.....with LED headlights and passing lamps you are definitely more visible no question.

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    • #3
      I guess it all goes on what you want for a look. If you look at a bike Lug Nut has done, it's a very stripped down and beautiful bike. I believe he did integrated lights. I know on the rear he used an LED frame that mixed the run/turn/brake lights. Not sure if he used the integrated headlight or just small turns on the front.

      Personally I like the big passing lamps and everything on the front. But then again, I'm riding a bike with a windscreen and hard bags, luggage rack, and backrests. So it's all in what you want for a look.

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      • #4
        I'm a minimalist when it comes to my vehicles, the less cluttered the better, same goes with bikes. This is my thought process on for both front and rear end.

        I just took off the other end of the mustang 2 up seat for a solo seat and the back rest, so ita already looking alot cleaner.

        However, the backrest holder is now wide open, so i gotta fab up something of a cap for that.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Neverdone View Post
          I'm a minimalist when it comes to my vehicles, the less cluttered the better, same goes with bikes. This is my thought process on for both front and rear end.

          I just took off the other end of the mustang 2 up seat for a solo seat and the back rest, so ita already looking alot cleaner.

          However, the backrest holder is now wide open, so i gotta fab up something of a cap for that.
          Remove those holders which bolt to the sides of the fender and replace them with 1 inch spacers.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Shores View Post

            Remove those holders which bolt to the sides of the fender and replace them with 1 inch spacers.
            Ya i was looking for something I could use, but I got nothing. Ill have to try and find one somewhere.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Neverdone View Post

              Ya i was looking for something I could use, but I got nothing. Ill have to try and find one somewhere.
              A well stocked hardware store will have 1" steel spacers and maybe even chrome ones like I found. If not you can also use large threaded couplers that are big enough for the mounting bolts to slide through. Just cut them down to 1 inch long with a hack saw.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Neverdone View Post
                so there seems to be 2 options for me personally. Replace with LED for headlight and passing lights, or go with an integrated LED headlight and get rid of the passing lights and signals altogether.

                What would you do? I was thinking of integrated just to keep it clean up fron...talk me out of it.
                I did a Headlight (LED) that had integrated turn signals But it was designed for jeep application so both "rings" flashed at the same time like a 4-way. I ended up finding a Barons mini turn signal bar and replaced incandescent with LED. On the rear I used a Drag Specialities tail light/license plate holder mount and a Custom Dynamics license plate frame with integrated run/turn /brake light and I added an extra led strip light on top of the frame to throw more light on the rear fender to be more visable at night.

                https://m.facebook.com/groups/457967...58545461681730
                LET'S RIDE

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                • J89k
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                  Your tail light situation is pretty sweet.

                  How big is the can for your Headlight? Is it the stock 9 inch? Did you switch to 7?

                  My turning lights are all rusted into their sockets. When one of them goes it might be time to just re do the lights.

                • DEEPHATE
                  DEEPHATE commented
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                  Pretty sweet!

              • #9
                I personally don’t like the look of passing lamps. I chose to go with the custom dynamic turn signal led bulbs that light white when the signal is off and flash orange when signal is on. Love them but haven’t fixed the fast flash yet. I chose this option after driving home at night with a blown headlight. They don’t make enough light to see in the dark, but I feel like it allows me to be seen.

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                • #10
                  I like it stripped down, but If most of my riding were in the city I would keep the lighting. I have an integrated tail light and a chrome lower cover with built in signals on the front. I can't remember what it's called. It's probably illegal but I like it...anyway the point is, I think it depends on where you ride and when...
                  not all those who wander are lost......

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                  • #11
                    Best solution... Two Road Stars... One stripped down all sleek for solo short distance riding and one all done up for touring with hard bags, tourpack, full windshield, two seats, upgraded suspension, smaller rear pulley for better highway gearing, throttle lock, cup holders, battery holder/charger passing lights up front and led headlight/tail light etc.

                    Problem solved
                    LET'S RIDE

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                    • DEEPHATE
                      DEEPHATE commented
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                      Like!

                    • Brad_G
                      Brad_G commented
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                      That's the solution I'm shooting for. Multiple bikes!

                    • D-Fresh
                      D-Fresh commented
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                      1 of anything you like is never enough...

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