I went with flush mounts for a number of reasons.
First, because as I've said before, we're not allowed to have our indicators sharing space with any other lighting. (I'm not talking about merely under the same lense, but the lights have to be physically sepparated from any other bulbs even within an assembly. There must be a divider of some sort. We simply cannot have a section of tail light that starts flashing regardless of the color.
Given the time / patience / inclination, I would probably have done something like this..
I'm open to correction, but I think the U.S. is the only place where those "integrated" LED boards are technically legal.
Secondly, I feel that incandescent bulbs are a more effective indicator than LEDs.
LEDs look funky and all that, but they are very directional. Meaning they are only really effective in one direction. These lights are very visible even from side on. You'd be hard pressed to see LED indicators from anywhere except directly behind. It's a small
thing, but it is one
of the reasons.
Thirdly, I haven't had to drill any
holes ... yet.. They are self adhesive and the wiring runs up under the rear cowl. If you look real closely you might be able to see the black wire, but unless you know it's there, you'd be doing well to spot it.
Finally.. They were cheap... real cheap.. like $15 ozzy fun bucks cheap!
And way easy to install.
And Dropbear 8 may be cooler, but 9 out of ten is better than 8 out of ten!
Besides I ride a 9
er not an 8