Iannosaurus
Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:43 pm
 Subject: Headlight and Signals

I am trying to put a headlight and signals on my 250 after a wreck and, after reading the streetfighter faq, have a few questions that basically boil down to this, will all this stuff work together?

Turn signals: http://www.jcwhitney.com/baja-designs-turn-signal-light/p3046076.jcwx?filterid=c3047u0j1
Headlight: http://www.flyncycle.com/Motorcycle_Headlight_Halogen_Bulb_p/hlhcb900.htm
Headlight brackets (bottom of page): http://www.newmotorcycleparts.com/electrical/lighting/head_tail_light/head_light.html

I have never done this before, so don't know how all the pieces fit together. Is there anything that sticks out to anyone that will be an issue? Am I overpaying for anything here? While I do care about quality, style isn't too important to me. I also found this headlight, which is much cheaper. Will it work?

http://www.z1enterprises.com/detail.aspx?ID=4609
BrianM
Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:16 pm
 Subject: No reason for the top 3 to NOT work together..

The bottom one looks like it's just the lens, not the chrome housing (which has the mounting points for the brackets).

There MAY be clearance issues with the turn signals and the headlight, hard to know before you start assembling and there are easy and cheap work arounds if needed.
Bokonon
Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:00 pm
 Subject: +1 Still need a 'bucket' for the light..

Sometimes you have to buy a bucket (the outside part) then a lens that goes inside. Most of the time the bucket comes with a lens already, then you just have to buy a bulb. They're usually H4, so your stock wiring will plug right in.
Bokonon
Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:05 pm
 Subject: For bolting together

The mounts bolt onto your forks. The headlight (you need a side mount one) bolts to the end of that. Then you put the signals into one of the other holes in the mounts (and then try to hide the wires as best you can).
Bokonon
Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:44 pm
 Subject: The easiest way might be to go through Emgo

Go to a dealer and tell them you want an Emgo 7" headlight for your streetfighter. They can order it for you and get it pretty quickly. They can also usually also order signals from places like Lockhart-Philips and Bikemaster, if they don't already have some in stock. And they can get you the mounting brackets.

You can download an Emgo catalog here:

http://www.emgo.com/main_layout.html
Iannosaurus
Post Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:35 pm
 Subject: More turn signals

Thanks for the help guys. I also found these signals which are cheaper, but I don't see any wires coming out of them. Is that just the way the picture is or are there some signals that you have to do the wiring yourself on?

http://www.flyncycle.com/Motorcycle_Turn_Signals_p/indufloval.htm

Also, what are the advantages of LED vs Bulb indicators?
Bokonon
Post Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:10 pm
 Subject: LED advantage: Less current draw.

Disadvantage: You have to do this to make them work right:

http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/My_LED_turn_signals_don%27t_work_right

People who are adding lots of accessories like to use them so they can get more current to their farkles. If you're trying to do it on the cheap and easy, go with regular incandescent bulbs.

You also seem to get some cool points in some sectors by running LEDs I dunno

And the wires probably come through the (hollow) mounting bolts on those signals. If you're in any doubt, send an email to FNC and ask.
BrianM
Post Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:55 pm
 Subject: LED Disadvantage is that they are nowhere NEAR as noticeable/bright.

The OEMs seem to get it better than Everything aftermarket when it comes to LED lights, and if it came on a bike from the factory I'd use it. But I've spent all the money I'm going to spend on LED lights at this point. They just haven't gotten much better over the past several years and I bet it will be quite a few more before they even get to the same level as incandescent. In all cases (2) I've either replaced the LEDs with incandescent or supplemented them with incandescent.
Iannosaurus
Post Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:16 pm
 Subject: Signal Leads?

I haven't gotten a response back from them yet, but I did find these on the store as well:

http://www.flyncycle.com/CBR600RR_CBR1000RR_signal_connector_leads_p/icl005-122-9651.htm

They look like the place that I took the original signals out of. Would I need to buy these leads to get the signals to work?
I also noticed that neither the signals or the headlight have DOT approved on them. Is this something I should worry about? As long as it is safe I'm not particularly worried about it.
Bokonon
Post Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:01 pm
 Subject: Aftermarket usually isn't DOT.

I wouldn't let it bother me.

Those signal leads look like they're for a more modern bike with 3-wire leads (one for running lights). The signals are probably going to be two wire, and you can just hook them up to your stock wires with crimp connectors and heat shrink wrap.
zaneyard
Post Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:48 pm
 Subject: You can get high intensity LEDs that are brighter than incandescent

but they will be more expensive.

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