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So I've been contemplating throwing some LEDs on my Ducati so that the tools on SoCal Freeways can see me better at night.  Hopefully if they can see me they won't hit me,  but that's never a guarantee here in California.  Anyway,  I figured that if I'm going to do it anyway,  I may as well put on a really nice light kit.  I found this on Youtube,  and the kit is only about $150 from what I can see.  Comes with remote, several different light colors and lighting schemes,  and also has a feature where it reacts to music....


Fast forward to about 3:50 (The first part of the video is installation and Tech specs) What do you guys think?

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« Last Edit: 07/20/09 05:26PM by CHIMSTER »
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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #1 on: 07/02/09 09:23AM »
Blue and yellow headlights. Headlights must be white - blue and yellow are illegal (24011 VC). Look for the DOT symbol on the bulb and package.
* Headlights brighter or higher wattage than those from the factory. You may be able to see better, but the lights are illegal (24011 VC).
* Tail lights other than red (24600 VC).
* Illegal brake lights. Brake lights on vehicles newer than 1979 must be red (24603 VC). (Vehicles older than 1979 may be red or yellow.)
* Lack of rear reflectors. Two red reflectors are required on the rear of cars and trucks (24607 VC).
* Incorrect color of turn signal. It must be white or yellow to the front, red or yellow to the rear (24953 VC).

Red lights to the front. They are illegal except on emergency vehicles (24003 VC). This is one way to get pulled over very quick!

* Tail lights that incorporate a bulb with a red tint or coating. In general, custom tail lights that incorporate a clear outer shell and red inner lens are legal (24011 VC). If they don't incorporate reflectors, they must be added to the vehicle (24607 VC).

Tail lights that are too dim, washed out or show yellow, white or other colors (24600 VC). Ugly anyway

* Illegal color of side marker lights. If present, must be yellow in the front and red in the rear (25106, 24003 VC).

Driving with just parking lights on (24800 VC). Vehicles that have factory-installed automatic daytime running lights must meet federal requirements and are legal.

Illegal decorative lights (24003 VC). All flashing decorative lights are illegal (25250 VC).

* Illegal windshield washer nozzle lights. Only white or yellow are allowed. (25106 VC, 24003 VC). All those folks with the ugly blue ones will get cite one day soon.

Lights attached to tire valves (24003, 25250 VC).

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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #2 on: 07/02/09 09:26AM »
dude that's really cool.how much for the kit

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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #3 on: 07/02/09 09:28AM »
So Eric let me get this straight you want to add more lights via LED to your bike and not replacing your head light and rear brake light.  Well I guess as long as you don't change any of that out it would be cool.  I would definitely see you cause its something out of the ordinary to see at night.  I was driving once and saw an HD that had every type of light on board as possible, and guess what I NOTICED the HD right off the bat at night and made sure to give him room.  Hell I say go for it.

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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #4 on: 07/02/09 09:37AM »
Lights attached to tire valves are illegal?? Other than being heavy enough to crack the rubber valve, guilty it happened to me, oh well..
Now a buddy of mine was pulled over with blue led lights under his fairings...the cop told him that it would be ok if just the glow is visible but not the actual bulb, one of his LED's fell below the fairing so it was visible. Not sure how accurate that info is but that's what he told me.

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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #5 on: 07/02/09 09:38AM »
I'm not planning on playing the light show while I ride  (unless it's to a bike night in a group...gotta show off right?  HAHAHAH!)  But I'm not going to change my headlight or taillight color.  Was just planning one a steady blue or red while riding alone at night.  The light show is for the parking lot.

Honestly just wanted a bit more security when riding at night.  I've had to do the paperwork on a HUMVEE that got rear ended at night!  How the hell do you miss a HUMVEE?!?!?!?!!! And if you can miss that,  you can miss my little bitty taillight....right?

Here's the link to the kit: http://www.freymoto.com/MC-X6.php  
$149.99
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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #6 on: 07/02/09 09:59AM »
interesting. 

pro - increased visibility.

con - yet another way to drain down your battery, short out, and increased visibility [to the law].

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i'd be interested in seeing the finished product. :8:


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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #7 on: 07/02/09 10:03AM »
Check Ebay, I've been looking at the same set up for $79.00 by a company call EFX. I found it under Hayabusa Led, but I'm sure it will work with any bike.
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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #8 on: 07/02/09 10:04AM »

con - yet another way to drain down your battery, short out, and increased visibility [to the law].


Yeah I was thinking about the battery thing...does anyone have any experience with LED systems?  I know that LEDs don't draw all that much power,  but would it be a problem?  I don't have any other systems on the bike (GPS, Speakers, DVD, XBOX etc...LOL!)  Does anyone know?
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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #9 on: 07/02/09 10:28AM »
One LED draws only 20 milliamps (.0020 of an amp)

The unit of measure for electrical current. Basic formula for finding Amp draw (Amps = watts volts)

So a 55w Halogen bulb would be 55w 12 volts = 4.58 amps

You could add 100 LED's and still only draw .20 amps


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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #10 on: 07/02/09 10:47AM »
If you need help and more info like Don provided you should hit up the forums over at http://www.the12volt.com/
Lots of knowledgeable guys on there.

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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #11 on: 07/02/09 11:59AM »
Out-friggin'-SATNDING!  Thanks Guys!  Now for the hard part...getting the funding approval from the wife!  It's a "safety" feature..right?  Should be no problem!
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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #12 on: 07/02/09 05:26PM »
Out-friggin'-SATNDING!  Thanks Guys!  Now for the hard part...getting the funding approval from the wife!  It's a "safety" feature..right?  Should be no problem!

cycle gear has a kit for like $90 I think.  Might suit your needs.

As said above, as long as the light itself doesn't face to the front you're fine.  Glow is OK.  Actually light, not OK.

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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #13 on: 07/02/09 06:08PM »
I think I'm actually gonna go with this Fusion LED Kit.  Broke the ICE with my wife today over dinner,  and she didn't give me the "no way in HELL" look so I think I may be picking this up in a few weeks.  I'll be sure to post pics of the install.
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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #14 on: 07/02/09 06:37PM »
kuryakyn has a kit too, looks very similar to that one.

http://www.kuryakyn.com/index.cfm/go/Home.Products/catID/16/scID/40

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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #16 on: 07/14/09 05:39PM »
So I just placed my order for the Fusion Multi-colored LED kit. With 2-3 day shipping from the USPS,  my total came to $160.59,  not too bad considering what some other similar kits with similar functions cost  ...  I'll take some pics of the kit when it arrives,  and let y'all know how the installation goes.
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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #17 on: 07/14/09 09:24PM »
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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #18 on: 07/14/09 10:47PM »
IDK personally. On a Ducati???
What if the hokey pokey is what its all about.

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Re: Fusion LED Lights
« Reply #19 on: 07/14/09 10:50PM »
IDK personally. On a Ducati???

I promise to turn them off when you're around....

At least I haven't chromed or lowered anything...
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