Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Skippack, PA, USA
I went with SuperBrightLEDs.com's Type 74 bulbs (74-xHP) in red (clocks and red idiot lights), green turn signals and neutral light, amber for the SET and "outta gas" lights, and blue for the high beam. The red LED's worked out as expected. The amber LED's - ditto. The green turn signals ditto, too. The green neutral LED? NAH!!! Long story short, the neutral switch and clutch interlock switch share some common wiring. The current drawn by a 12V 1.7W "peanut" bulb keeps the clutch interlock from lighting up the neutral light (not enough current to light the light). But! With the LED, its draw is so minimal that the neutral light is a slightly dimmed green when in gear, and bright green when the clutch is pulled in or the bike is in neutral. The fix is relatively simple: put a load resistor in place and all will be well. As yet, I haven't worked out what resistance to use. Also, the original blue 74 LED is much too bright. I've ordered a 74-x blue LED, which isn't as bright. I'm hoping for the best.
Otherwise, the overall result is about as expected. And SuperBrightLEDs.com is good people to work with.
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Red Flash - '03 K1200RS, lightly farkled