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post #1 of 26 Old 05-19-2006, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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Another rain day project...

It was time to replace my integrated tail light bulbs with the Clear Alternatives LED tail light integrator. I have installed a few of these LED boards on other bikes, they are bright, well made, and turn round time from the manufacturer is excellent. Since I already had a clear lens and Triton EL-12 electronic flasher the board is all that I need to complete the project.

Clear Alternatives supplies everything needed as you can see from the photo. I would recommend buying their electronic flasher instead of using the supplied resistors.





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If it keeps raining there you are going to be broke, heavily modded, and happy. Well, maybe not the happy part.

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If it keeps raining there you are going to be broke, heavily modded, and happy. Well, maybe not the happy part.
Funny, I was just thinking the same thing. This is it for awhile, yeah right!

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Hey, have been thinking about doing this soon also. Let me know how it goes. Are the turn signals bright? I put some aftermarket external LEDs on and you can't see them during the day at all. I figure, if I am not going to get the daytime visibility that I probably should have, might as well go for the best looking by integrating it.

What is the advantage of the electronic flasher over the supplied resistors? Does it just slow it down more or is it more reliable? Thanks Mike, can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Hey, have been thinking about doing this soon also. Let me know how it goes. Are the turn signals bright? I put some aftermarket external LEDs on and you can't see them during the day at all. I figure, if I am not going to get the daytime visibility that I probably should have, might as well go for the best looking by integrating it.

What is the advantage of the electronic flasher over the supplied resistors? Does it just slow it down more or is it more reliable? Thanks Mike, can't wait to see how it turns out.
Trust me these LED's are bright. Take the time and count them if you like. The electronic flasher will function with aftermarket front blinkers as well. Also the resistors must be placed in a safe space otherwisie they could melt the plastic. They are rated at 5 ohms and 20 watts = hot!

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They are bright, check my website out too. I need to get some outdoor pics, all i have are inside my garage.....

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Done... I did not remove the left tail light socket, instead I drilled a couple of 1/8" holes in the outter edge of that socket and fed the yellow blinker light wires through them. Makes for a much neater installation and everything remains in place.

I will post a couples of pics. if and when the sun ever comes out. That way you can see what they look like in bright sunlight.

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That would be great. If you haven't put everything back together yet, could you post a pic of the wiring installation? I would like to see what you mean by going around the side. The prob is that I already installed aftermarket blinkers and had to splice them in. I cut the clip off of the stock and spliced it onto the new blinkers so as to leave the bikes wiring alone.

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That would be great. If you haven't put everything back together yet, could you post a pic of the wiring installation? I would like to see what you mean by going around the side. The prob is that I already installed aftermarket blinkers and had to splice them in. I cut the clip off of the stock and spliced it onto the new blinkers so as to leave the bikes wiring alone.
I don't see any problem, the only splice you will need to do is the +12v from the stock blinker wires to the new yellow LED board blinker wires. Unfortunately everything has been buttoned up. It's real simple, trust me.

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I don't see any problem, the only splice you will need to do is the +12v from the stock blinker wires to the new yellow LED board blinker wires. Unfortunately everything has been buttoned up. It's real simple, trust me.

You think I would be able to keep my exsisting LED's that I'm kind of stuck with inplace and wire that light plate in series with them? I'll have to take some pics when I get home.




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You think I would be able to keep my exsisting LED's that I'm kind of stuck with inplace and wire that light plate in series with them? I'll have to take some pics when I get home.
Whey you say LED's are you referring to the rear blinkers? If so Clear Alternatives sells a LED board just for tail/brake applications.

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Whey you say LED's are you referring to the rear blinkers? If so Clear Alternatives sells a LED board just for tail/brake applications.

Yea, I installed some darn near flush mount LED's for rear blinkers when I did my fender eliminator and am kind of stuck with them since I had to drill my cowl to run the wires. Found out they are pretty much useless in daylight hours......




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visibility test in bright sun

The sun finally came out this AM so I wheeled out the 919 and faced the LED tail lights directly into the sunshine. This would be the worst case scenario and IMO they look brighter than the stock filament type bulbs. You can judge for yourself.


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Those look pretty sweet. Thanks for the pic. I am definitely going to do it as soon as I have some cash. The 919 was a moneypit of mods and upgrades. Now I have this cursed R6 that is like a match that keeps getting too close to my wallet. Already paid for the trackday so I had better get that thing running first. But the clear alternatives will be later this summer, I can feel it...

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Looking good Mike!!! And man hose bars look good two....

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after our man steve went the way off the woolly-mammoth, we haven't had an official 919 mod-whore...i suppose we could toss mike's hat into the ring, but i'm gonna need to see more...much more

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He has done 3 mods in the last couple weeks. At this rate, he'll pass me up in no time.

900RR exhaust w/ Yosh CF can
F4i forks/fender
PowerCommander
flapper mod (does this count)
custom fender eliminator (sheetmetal is cheaper than the CW piece)
turn signal taillight integrator
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What is this 'flapper' thing?
I looked at the CW thing too, nice but pricey. got any pics/details of yours?
CA LED taillight pods? That a different taillight altogether?

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Kahuna, go to http://www.919.org
then "mods"
then "flapper" mod

since you asked about the flapper mod, you will probaly find a bunch of information on that site that you did not know before.

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I did the flapper mod on Saturday and then took the bike around the neighborhood... At first I noticed the growl early in the rpms, but mostly I noticed the front wheel get a hell of alot lighter in second gear than it did before.

Noticibly more pull! COOL!

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Where do they tell ya to mount those 20 watt resistors? You know, I wish I would have come up with the LED stuff.

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It was time to replace my integrated tail light bulbs with the Clear Alternatives LED tail light integrator. I have installed a few of these LED boards on other bikes, they are bright, well made, and turn round time from the manufacturer is excellent. Since I already had a clear lens and Triton EL-12 electronic flasher the board is all that I need to complete the project.

Clear Alternatives supplies everything needed as you can see from the photo. I would recommend buying their electronic flasher instead of using the supplied resistors.






Mike - the Clear Alternative site lists the 03 919 - will that part fit the 02?

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Mike - which Part number did you get? i'm sort of confused by the CA page. to get the LED board and a len - is it CTL-0047-IT

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Mike - the Clear Alternative site lists the 03 919 - will that part fit the 02?
They haven't made any changes to the taillight, it'll work on any 919.

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Mike - which Part number did you get? i'm sort of confused by the CA page. to get the LED board and a len - is it CTL-0047-IT
That's correct. The CTL-0047-IT consists of the intergrator board and your choice of colored or clear lens. I also reccomend their flasher which slows the blink rate down. I'm not to keen on the 20watt supplied resistors. They generate mucho heat.

Sportbike Lights is selling this exact kit on eBay for $84.99 with free shipping. This is a good price!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/99-06...QQcmdZViewItem

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