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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Mirrors with turn signals

Looking to install mirrors with internal led signals. Does anybody have any suggestions on what to use. I have a 09 883C.
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I asked if anybody had seen these mirrors, which come on a V_Rod Muscle,

to see it they were bright. I like the idea of signal/marker lights that high and wide,

but I've had Harley LED stuff before that was pitiful dim.



I also bought some yellow LED strips with a metal dress-up shell from Custom Dynamics

thinking I might figure a way to rig them, put them on the back of my existing mirrors,

they'd be bright, but they'd be pretty obviously stuck on.







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I just bought a set off of Ebay from Cycle Chopper. $120 shipped. They are out in California. Here is the link. They have a bunch of them left. Here is the link. They also have the red led turn signal in the mirror like the new trucks do. I got them a week later.

Here they are installed on my bike

Chrome Mirrors W/ Integral Led Turn Signals For Harley : eBay Motors (item 360224045793 end time Jan-19-10 22:24:21 PST)
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Lemme jump in with a ?

I saw a sporty with the Front turn signals always on like my rear T sigs that I added the (ON) kit to. I don't see such a kit in the HD catalog ?? any thoughts,,,pro's,,,Con's ??
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Harley sells these
in black clicky

...and

in chrome clicky

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I think they look kinda cool... but too pricy
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I saw a sporty with the Front turn signals always on like my rear T sigs that I added the (ON) kit to. I don't see such a kit in the HD catalog ?? any thoughts,,,pro's,,,Con's ??
If you were talking about the way Harley designed the circuit, if your turnsignals are not markers too, they are single filament bulbs.

That would mean in order to make them get brighter for turnsignal function, you need a dual filament socket and dual filament bulbs,

However, I have killer bright yellow LED inserts for my front turnsignals, got them from Custom Dynamics,

Here is their info sheet

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Most front motorcycle turn signals are dual intensity, they light up as a low intensity running light at approximately 30% of full brightness and when the turn signal is activated they flash from the running light intensity level (30%) to full brightness (100%).

Eclipze™ LEDs are designed to increase your frontal visibility in four ways. First, the running light intensity is changed from 30% of full brightness to 100% of full brightness making you motorcycle more visible all at times. Secondly, when a turn signal is activated the LEDs flash from 100% to 0% brightness giving more contrast as a turn signal, thus increasing your visibility when you are turning. Next, because Eclipze™ uses 48 high powered wide angle LEDs, they provide more light output than standard incandescent bulbs. Lastly, because LEDs illuminate 1/5 of a second faster than standard incandescent bulbs, this provides greater reaction time for other vehicles when your motorcycle is signaling for a turn, at 65mph this equates to 17 ft of reaction distance.
It would not be difficult to make the "ON" signal from your stock circuitry make the constant "ON" lights BLINK OFF to signal the turn. You might have to run a power wire, or need a trick but inexpensive circuit from Custom Dynamics. If they don't have a more trick way, I'd rig the LED's to get power when the headlights are on.

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I just bought a set off of Ebay from Cycle Chopper. $120 shipped. They are out in California. Here is the link. They have a bunch of them left. Here is the link. They also have the red led turn signal in the mirror like the new trucks do. I got them a week later.

Here they are installed on my bike

Chrome Mirrors W/ Integral Led Turn Signals For Harley : eBay Motors (item 360224045793 end time Jan-19-10 22:24:21 PST)
I think I want these or some like them. Were they difficult to install (wiring)? I have a windsheild that I can take on/off and when on the turn signals are partially behind it. I was going to relocate to forks, but I think these look pretty cool. Is visibility good?
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If you were talking about the way Harley designed the circuit, if your turnsignals are not markers too, they are single filament bulbs.

That would mean in order to make them get brighter for turnsignal function, you need a dual filament socket and dual filament bulbs,

However, I have killer bright yellow LED inserts for my front turnsignals, got them from Custom Dynamics,

Here is their info sheet



It would not be difficult to make the "ON" signal from your stock circuitry make the constant "ON" lights BLINK OFF to signal the turn. You might have to run a power wire, or need a trick but inexpensive circuit from Custom Dynamics. If they don't have a more trick way, I'd rig the LED's to get power when the headlights are on.

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The problem I've seen with LEDs is they are directional , meaning they have to be viewed more straight line to appear bright than regular filamint bulbs . Haven't seen a LED headlight yet .

Disclaimer : Don't believe anything I say unless you are absolutely sure that I know what I'm talking about .
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Recent hi-intensity LEDs are far more omnidirectional these days. Downright blinding from straight in line, but plenty bright even in daylight from an offset viewing angle.
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