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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Subframe LED indicator mod

First off, I don't think this is a particular popular mod (only seen one other bike on youtube do it) as it requires you to drill a couple wire exit holes into your subframe and have a seat (custom or Thruxton) that exposes the ends of the subframe.

But, if you're like me and constantly looking for ways to bob and slenderize your bike, I think this makes for nicely hidden, but functioning indicators in the rear. I used the same 3/4" LED clusters for front indicators, making a bracket that neatly tucks them in right underneath my smaller bottom mount headlight. Got the inspiration to do this from a Chop Cult Metal Shop article. All pretty simple to do. Video link below.






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Thats Really clean man ! Are you running a shock or axle mount lic. ?
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Thanks! I made a side mount license and rear light bracket and attached it to the lower shock bolt. I know lots of people hate the side mount thing, but I just love having a clean profile to the bike.

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looks nice
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Pics of the whole bike?

Everyone is fast in a straight line.
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I'm going to do the same thing for my rear turn signals. I have a couple questions for you though.

Do you have a link to the LED clusters you used? I still need to measure but I was thinking of using either of these two.

http://www.harrisonspecialties.com/m..._Code=SandRail

http://www.harrisonspecialties.com/m..._Code=RearWire

Also did you have to use a LED-compatible Flasher Relay?
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The ones that fit almost perfectly are called Maxxima 3/4" mini lenses. You can get them in clear or amber color on ebay. They come with rubber grommets which you won't need for the subframe mod. Use the stock rubber ends that are already on your subframe. Just cut or drill a hole into the rubber cap that's slightly smaller than the led so they fit snugly. Then it's up to you where you want to drill the exit holes for the led wires (near the battery box or closer to the rear). And I did buy an LED flasehr relay which was a simple plug-in mod.


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off topic question: what tyres are those?

great looking indicators!

07 Thruxton: TEC 2 into 1, K&N, TTP Breathe Bellmouth, 135 mains, 40 pilots, std. needles, 1 shim (0.65mm). All baffles removed. Bitubo Fork Cartridges. Bitubo Rear Shocks. TEC Steering Damper. 3 Pot Nissin (Honda) brake caliper.
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That's a nice look. Are they bright enough in daylight?
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Tires are Dunlop TR91 dual sports. As far as indicator visibility, they seem to be fine during daylight. Although, I've only really seen them in close proximity to my bike.
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