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LED Front Turn Signal Bulbs

Hey all-
Just wanted to mention that I recently installed thesethese front turn signal bulbs: IntertiaLED CAN Bus LED Lights Review - webBikeWorld

Of course, I didn't take any before pictures, but will try to do some "after" pictures later this week. I can say that they work as advertised; much brighter than stock, and without any CANBUS errors.

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I wasn't aware that the Versys had a Canbus wiring harness
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Hey all-
Just wanted to mention that I recently installed thesethese front turn signal bulbs: IntertiaLED CAN Bus LED Lights Review - webBikeWorld

Of course, I didn't take any before pictures, but will try to do some "after" pictures later this week. I can say that they work as advertised; much brighter than stock, and without any CANBUS errors.

I'm not affiliated, etc. - just always like to do more to be seen!!
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nice review..and nice little bulbs...I'm going to put them on my farkles list and as soon as I get done paying to get the BMW up and running..I'm gonna grab me 4...they are direct replacement bulbs..no resistors are needed...



damn..I forgot...I was going to ask if you still get the power savings with these led bulbs? I need power savings..lol...

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Currently rated only for turn signals

I'm not sure that these can be used in the front (signal/running lights).

In the above provided link, it is written:

They do get warm so are currently rated only for turn signals and not for continuous use.

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I'm not sure that these can be used in the front (signal/running lights).

In the above provided link, it is written:

They do get warm so are currently rated only for turn signals and not for continuous use.
correct you are sir...I looked to see if the company makes headlight/running lights..or even brake lights...They may..but I didn't see that particular application...they did say that these are ONLY for turn signals...even showed them blinking on a 650LT on their site video...they mentioned balancing brightness vrs warmth on their page (which by the way ain't the best..but you can order there)...

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damn..I forgot...I was going to ask if you still get the power savings with these led bulbs? I need power savings..lol...
nope you won't get any power saving here, these are CANBUS compatible lights, the load resistor is build in.

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The InertiaLED lights are rated at 10 Watts, 700mA.
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In December, I have ordered a pair of yellow ones for the rear signals.

CAN-bus LED ry10w SKU: 0002

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Do some of the V's have the turn signals operating as daytime running lights?
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Do some of the V's have the turn signals operating as daytime running lights?
NOT in North America, and probably not in the ROTW either.

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NOT in North America, and probably not in the ROTW either.
Whew...I was thinking...Did I actually miss seeing them on as running lights for the last year? Good to know I'm not that dense.
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$60.00 a pair is a steep price! Hyperlites give you running lights and flashing brake lights for just a couple more dollars. Sure they are a stick on and require some wiring, but I've used them for years and boy do they work at getting attention!

Hyperlites Flashing led motorcycle brake lights, runing lights, and turn signals, Standard Dual Function


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NOT in North America, and probably not in the ROTW either.
That caught my attention LOL! Now I'm confused (it's not the first time).

On all of my recent motorcycles (2002 Honda Shadow 1100, 2000 Honda Valkyrie 2000, 3 or 4 1980s Suzuki 1100s), the front signal lights were also running lights (i.e.: they are always ON when riding).
These signal/running lights have 3 wires (ground, signal and running).
Is the Versys 650 wired differently? I do not know because I do not have mine out of storage yet ... but would be quite surprised to realize that it was set-up differently than the above).

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Only 2 wires on the front signals of my '15 V650LT
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Only 2 wires on the front signals of my '15 V650LT
I glanced at the wiring diagram and realized, as you mention, that there are only 2 wires.
I had taken for granted that my new 2015 Versys 650 would be the same as my previous bikes (running/signal lights).
I would guess that the Versys is set-up this way because it already has city lights ... but I could be wrong there also LOL!
Looks like I will be ordering a second pair of Inertia LEDs.

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That caught my attention LOL! Now I'm confused (it's not the first time).

On all of my recent motorcycles (2002 Honda Shadow 1100, 2000 Honda Valkyrie 2000, 3 or 4 1980s Suzuki 1100s), the front signal lights were also running lights (i.e.: they are always ON when riding).
These signal/running lights have 3 wires (ground, signal and running).
Is the Versys 650 wired differently? I do not know because I do not have mine out of storage yet ... but would be quite surprised to realize that it was set-up differently than the above).
I was surprised to find out that your other bikes have turn signals that are used for running lights also...I'm guessing you "will be surprised" to find out the Versys doesn't also...I'm going to keep an eye out and see how many other bikes I can spot with turn signals as running lights...you've got my curiosity up...

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$60.00 a pair is a steep price! Hyperlites give you running lights and flashing brake lights for just a couple more dollars. Sure they are a stick on and require some wiring, but I've used them for years and boy do they work at getting attention!

Hyperlites Flashing led motorcycle brake lights, runing lights, and turn signals, Standard Dual Function

that's a nice brake light...I checked their site..their turn signal leds..require wiring..aren't stand alone replacements..and cost more...I might get their brake led light though...I like the idea of a pulser...

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I was surprised to find out that your other bikes have turn signals that are used for running lights also...I'm guessing you "will be surprised" to find out the Versys doesn't also...I'm going to keep an eye out and see how many other bikes I can spot with turn signals as running lights...you've got my curiosity up...
After realizing that the Versys does not have running/signal lights, i have examined wiring diagrams.
Some bikes, such as the Valkyrie, etc. have them combined.



Others don't. I too will keep an eye out for these running/signal lights this summer because I had taken for granted that they were all setup this way.

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