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#1002933 - 12/30/17 04:22 PM Installing LED?  
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Hello Team and pardon my ignorance.

Will installing LED’s bulbs for the tail/break lights and marker lights will disrupt the CAN Bus system?

Thank you.


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#1002935 - 12/30/17 04:42 PM Re: Installing LED? [Re: Zapata]  
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Most likely. There are exceptions such as the excellent Dynamic Motorrad lights


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#1002939 - 12/30/17 05:22 PM Re: Installing LED? [Re: Zapata]  
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Dynamic Motorrad are plug and play, others as has been said are not. Pricey but they are bright.


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#1002943 - 12/30/17 06:30 PM Re: Installing LED? [Re: Zapata]  
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Originally Posted by Zapata
Hello Team and pardon my ignorance.

Will installing LED’s bulbs for the tail/break lights and marker lights will disrupt the CAN Bus system?

Thank you.


Afternoon Zapata

NO, it can't & won't have any effect on the CanBus but it could very easily effect the bulb-out monitoring in your ZFE (chassis computer) or not properly work with the pulse width modulated tail/brake light system.


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#1002951 - 12/31/17 01:51 AM Re: Installing LED? [Re: Zapata]  
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Hello Team:


I installed the LED's bulbs for the Tail/Brake light and the difference is day & night. The LED's are super bright but as you guys mentioned now I have the warning light on + the rear bulb defective indicator on. I guess the change is worth it and the indicator "ON" is not big deal.


I also replaced the parking light bulbs for blue LED's. Planning to put some blue LED's under the fairing in the near future. Will have to look into installing a fuse block.


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- 2011 HD Fatboy
- 2006 HD V-ROD VRSCR
#1002985 - 12/31/17 04:47 PM Re: Installing LED? [Re: Zapata]  
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Be careful if your going to install Blue and or Red lights on your bike. These colors are for law enforcement and emergency vehicles only. I'm almost certain it's illegal in all 50 states unless you live outside the USA.
You might get pulled.

#1003017 - 01/01/18 08:05 AM Re: Installing LED? [Re: 6speedTi]  
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I know. Only the parking lights are blue. Here in Texas, they are fine as far as they are not flashing or rotating (beacon).


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#1008631 - 04/01/18 06:16 PM Re: Installing LED? [Re: Zapata]  
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Tennessee recently passed a new motor vehicle law making it illegal, as in totally verboten, to install forward facing auxiliary/decorative lights of any color other than white or amber. There are a lot of cars that think that green headlights or purple headlight halos are cool looking.

Zap, when you say 'parking lights' what are you referring to? Those two bulbs above the low beam?


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#1014045 - 07/05/18 12:11 PM Re: Installing LED? [Re: Zapata]  
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#1014046 - 07/05/18 12:13 PM Re: Installing LED? [Re: Zapata]  
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Has anyone tried a plug in LED decoder?
Ebay has them.

I'm thinking of getting this but I wonder if anyone tried one and what the results were.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F131243704967


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