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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-21-2012, 01:28 AM
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The reflective part depends on the case: some reflect a bit, and some not at all. I've had Give V46 with red and with clear "reflectors" but they're not reflective, just decorative. The red panels on my E360s are though.

I used some not very bright red reflective tape under the red panels on my old V46. Even with not very good tape it still shows in this pic. I didn't do the center part which is dark in the photo.

If I were doing it again, I'd use this stuff which is much brighter than what I used in the photo and also has a wide viewing angle:
In fact I may be doing it again on my new V46 which has the smoked panel. Haven't decided whether to use red or white tape under it.
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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 01:26 PM
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I came across this thread in doing a bit of research before ordering my Shad SH40 cargo top case. I have one of http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002TR6WA4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00on my KLR650, and I've ordered a few more for my other bikes. I was going to see about ordering the http://www.customdynamics.com/knight_rider_led_light_bar.htm license plate frame version (about 3/4 of the way down the page) that's got the LED module mounted to the frame already, but the cost is twice what it costs for just the LED module, and I can stick the LED module to my plate frame I already have for free, so...

I have a video of how the one on my KLR looks, and I'll post up when I get the new one in for my Versys.

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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 02:24 PM
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Capn Kirk's post (#19) is an outstanding reference for a DIY lighting kit. I based my lighting for my E55 and E41's on his specs, and maybe this weekend add a pic or 3 if someone can tell me how to do so. He also added the BackOff XP modulator and has a seperate post on that. Extremely clear with great pics. The biggest thing - I found - was to get the guts to start cutting, splicing, and soldering. Oh, and make sure there's actually enough room under the lenses on your case to put the LED's.
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