Since I recently completed the LED brake light boards for my fazer, I thought it would be fitting to do the indicators as well.
I know you can buy LED indicators for motorbikes from a fair few places, but I always have bad luck with them. Either they are very dim, or half the LED’s go out after a while, or they look odd etc.
Anyway, I made some small LED boards using protoboard and yellow Superflux LED’s. I then put them inside the indicator lenses and used the old bulbs bases so should be easy to swap back to standard if I want at any point.
For some reason, I created a template a while back and it had the two bits that stick up either side, I ended up removing them so they would fit. Each board has 24 LED’s with 6 leds in each string and an 82ohm resistor on each string.
I then used a soldering iron with a spare blade to melt some corners into the indicator lense so that the board and LED’s would fit:
With the boards in place, I then used the soldering iron to melt them into place in the lenses, once done, I removed the glass from the old indicator bulbs and soldered the wires onto the the wires in the bulb base. I then taped it all up and tested it out:
A video of the indicators in action(I used an LED indicator relay as well) :
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