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Question about where to mount LED accent lights on an '06

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    Question about where to mount LED accent lights on an '06

    Hello Guys and Gals,
    I picked up a set of StreetFX Red LED accent lights when I was at CycleGear last weekend and it looks like we are going to have some nice weather this weekend for me to mount them up. Here is the set that I got - accent lights. The oval ones are wired in pairs, but they have a pretty good amount of wiring between them.

    I'm looking for good idea on places to mount them. Should I look for places on the frame that shine out toward the plastics, or would they look better mounted on the inside of the fairings shinning in toward the motor?

    I'm thinking I will put 2 of the pods under the tail shining down toward the rear tire and 2 of the pods under the headlight someplace shining toward the front tire. I'm leaning toward attaching the 2 other pods under the plastic pieces between the tank the the upper fairing (one on each side), and the 2 long strips some place near the bottom of the side fairings or the bottom fairings.

    Please, any and all opinions are welcome.

    Thanks for you help
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    I bought the exact same kit as you, heres a video that i found when i was installing my lights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M0SzKBoeTQ. i used the same spots as in the video plus i bought an extra 2 pods and put them under the tail of the bike. i put the switch up front on the upper left cowl (that black plastic thats on the right and left of the bike.)
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    inside the fairing will keep the light source hidden and illuminate your engine bay and frame....red is not legal to run on the street in any state though (i think) and no light is leagal to run if the light source is visible
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    I put light strips 12" long. 2 on the inside of each fairing and 4 on the underside above the rear tire. I wired a switch and mounted it on the black plastic between the tank and fairing.
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    Thanks for the input. I watched the video that was referred, it gave me a good starting point, but I think I need to make some changed.

    I mounted 2 of the oval pods on the round metal bar near the horn pointed down toward the front tire. After seeing them in the dark, I think they are mounted too high and I can not see much of the light. I am going to see if I can move them down by using cable ties to attach them to the bottom of the lower triple tree. I need to see if this will still hide them.

    I put the long strips on the inside of the side fairings shinning in toward the motor. I used Velcro to attach them to the fairing and make it easier to remove the when I have work to do.

    I put 2 of the other pods under the tail. One is attached on the underside of the tail shinning down and the other is on the back side of the battery box shinning back (not sure if i like this one yet).

    I plan to put the other 2 pods inside the lower fairings, but I ran out of time trying to figure out how to run the wires and keep them away from the exhaust.

    For right now, I have the switch mounted on the side of the battery box near the rear spring. This could also change in the future, but I need to get some more wiring to change the location.

    I'll take pics when I am done.
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    It might be a good idea to look at the person who put a NOS tank on their bike. They have got a waterproof switch on the left hand side of the bike into the frame

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    Please be careful with your lights. It could mean a night in jail if you get caught. My boss got charged with impersonating a police officer for using them, just FYI. Red and blue are definately illegal, but other colors are acceptable (in oklahoma).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogueelite View Post
    Please be careful with your lights. It could mean a night in jail if you get caught. My boss got charged with impersonating a police officer for using them, just FYI. Red and blue are definately illegal, but other colors are acceptable (in oklahoma).
    Mine are all blue and I have been in front of and beside many cops at night without a problem. Probably illegal, but cops around here haven't pulled me over.
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    That is what exactly happened to me. I'm also about to mount my new led accent lights. Honestly, I'm not aware that I'll sleep in jail when I got caught. I'll be careful. Thanks for the advice.

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    led pods

    i have played with leds ever since my first bike and diff styles of them since the same the led pods i think are kinda waist of time or cash depending on what ya paid for them . if i were to use the pods again it would only be to move light to a part of the bike that is kinda lacking light but on the outher hand these days they make led strips that you can cut and soder leeds on and would help just as much.... now with all that being said think about how bright you want your lights to be because i have found blue leds to be the brightest and red kinda dull right around with purple i havent tried white or green but thoes are in the works here befor to long heres a pic of my bike when i have my leds on
    ok the first pic is purple leds that look blue these are the whole pod look and the second is 4 15inch stips of blue leds cost diff between the 2 actully pretty close 40 bucks for extreem pods and 40 for the strips 2 more bucks added for toggle for the strips
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