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post #1 of 5 Old 08-04-2018, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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WTB: Integrated LED taillight with blinker for Honda CB600F (Hornet 599)

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The LED taillight on my wife's Honda CB600F (Hornet 599) is acting up where some of the LEDs do not light up - and if she hits a bump, the entire right side of the taillight goes dark, but will wake up on the next bump. (No, it is not from Lucas in the UK)

If anyone has one for sale, please let me know.

Thanks,

HP

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-05-2018, 05:01 AM
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Sounds like one or more cold solder joints. Very easy to repair with a soldering iron, look for joints that look like they have a cracked in them or look very dull, like grey instead of shiny silver. Heat the solder and add a tiny bit to freshen the joint.

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-05-2018, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback, rmb.

I wiggled a wire (red) and some LEDs would light up, so I re-soldered that connection and put it back together. Then they were off again and I flicked them with my fingers - and they lit up again. So your solder joint comment is very appropriate and I may have more than one bad connection. What bothers me is that two rows of LEDs don't light up at all no matter what and two individual ones don't either.

I'll take the LED circuit board out again and get a magnifying glass to see if there is something I can see. I think my wife would be happier if I just replaced the whole LED board with brighter LEDs that actually work.

I may also see if I can find an LED strip (waterproof) I can screw between the license plate mounting screws to use as a brake light that really lights up if I can't get a brighter tail light.

Thanks again.

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-07-2018, 07:47 AM
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Save yourself the hassle and just get the customled that g00gleit just posted. It’s worth the money at the $120 I bought mine for, so the $50 he’s asking for his is an absolute steal.


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post #6 of 5 Old 08-11-2018, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Steev et al,

I showed my wife the postings on this topic and web pages as it is her bike. Rather than buying a used one, she'd rather have one with warranty.

So we ordered one new for ~$40, which I have just installed. It is much brighter than the one she had - even if all LEDs had worked, especially when she hits the brake. And the blinkers are quite visible, too. So now we have a spare clear taillight lens and extra ballast resistors as I reused the old ones, after I made sure that everything was now tight and prevented from vibrating around as much as I could stop it.

Thanks for all your insights.

Guess we can close this topic now...

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