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Picture of Install LED lighting strips on Motorcycle
With the fast development of LED industry in the past few years, the sale prices of LED lights are significantly reduced, and they are now widely used in kinds of areas, especially in automotive and motorcycles’ lighting applications. As the LEDs has less power consumption and a longer service lifespan compared with other traditional lighting sources, they has became the favorite choices for many drivers, who like to use them to decorate their loved autos or motorcycles. With basic electrical knowledge, you can easily install LED lights. Now, as a super LED lighting DIYer, I will give a brief guide to install LED lighting strips on motorcycle.

The components and tools you will need for this lighting project:
6 pcs LED flexible grill lighting strips
Remote relay box (already contain the boat fuse, antenna wire)
5 amp fuse
2 pcs connector boxes
Enough lead wires
Double-sided VHB taps

 
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Step 1:

Disconnect the battery on your motorcycle, it is usually placed under the seat, you can easily locate it.

Step 2:

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Prepare the LED strips. You can first place on the ground.

Step 3:

Test the LED lighting strips to make sure all of them can work well. To do that, you just need to connect the positive lead wire of LED strip to the positive terminal of the motorcycle’s battery, and the negative lead wire of LED strip to the negative terminal of battery, and then to see whether it can light on. Sometimes, you might find that some LED strips don’t light on in this connecting way, try reversed connection, as some manufacture might happened to make reversed wires.

Step 4:

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Install the LED light strips on your motorcycle. You can mount the strips wherever you like. If you are not sure whether it can reach to your expected effect, a great method is that you first hood up the LED strips to the battery and then to preview actual effect. After you satisfied positions, just secure the LED strip with dual-sided VHB taps.

Step 5:

Route the lead wires along the frame of the motorcycle until they are close to the battery.
myr12 months ago

From what I heard only red & blue together is illegal, and leds on bikes are illegal only if the light is shining in your eyes. It should be fine if you have every bulb hidden but the light can still reflects and comes out. My 2 cent

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bhscolleen1 year ago
Don't use blue lights as these are designated for police use only. Other than that, good lighting on a bike is essential against the "I didn't see you" excuse.
Illegal here in Ohio for sure. I really want to add some LEDs to my ride though
hicecilia2 years ago
Omg this is badass. :)
Viaticus3 years ago
Awesome looking project - I want to do this with my cruiser for more visibility at night. What is a good source for the remote relay box?