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LED kit for Ninja 650

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I bought a led light kit for my ninja 650. It comes with 6, 6 inch led strips, which can do all primay colors and a few million more. it has many flashing patterns.

question is where is the best place to position the lights for the best effects. Anyone done this for thier bike (pictures would be helpful).

thanks in advance.



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I'd put a couple up by the radiator area to kinda light the forks up personally, one on each side, same in the slots you've marked in that picture, and where you've got em in the tail too.
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I just bought LED pods off EBAY. Put a couple in the front fairings shining down, light up the front forks/wheels/ground.
Put a couple under the tank, light up the engine area.
LED bolts hold on my plate to give a glow to the rear tire area as well.

I have a naked bike too, so no fairings to hide the lights.

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I'd say the best place to put an LED kit would be the trashcan.
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I'd say the best place to put an LED kit would be the trashcan.


I was going to say something like "Anyone who has an LED kit has full membership in the IHS."

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I'd put a couple up by the radiator area to kinda light the forks up personally, one on each side, same in the slots you've marked in that picture, and where you've got em in the tail too.
thanks guys that sounds like great advice. I will put them on tonight and see how they look. I will try to take a picture with them on if my camera can do it without the flash in the dark.
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just bear in mind that you CAN NOT have them lit while riding, only in the parking lot. as far as I know, LEDs are illegal on the road, PERIOD. unless they're turn signals or the tail light.

just keep that in mind.
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just bear in mind that you CAN NOT have them lit while riding, only in the parking lot. as far as I know, LEDs are illegal on the road, PERIOD. unless they're turn signals or the tail light.

just keep that in mind.

correct, it is just for the Oooh, AaaaH factor at bikes nights once parked.
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I'd say the best place to put an LED kit would be the trashcan.

Trip- I was going to say something like "Anyone who has an LED kit has full membership in the IHS."

I tried to figure out what IHS was then I found this link

http://www.internationalhibiscussoci...membership.htm

what does it stand for?
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just bear in mind that you CAN NOT have them lit while riding, only in the parking lot. as far as I know, LEDs are illegal on the road, PERIOD. unless they're turn signals or the tail light.

just keep that in mind.
Not in ND... You can have them lit, as long as they are not flashing, and you cannot see the bulb or direct source of the light.

Had mine checked over by some local LEO's. It's all good.
Now, a grumpy LEO on a bad day could stop me for it, and write up a BS ticket, but it wouldn't hold up... just a lame excuse for them to check ya. Seeing as I'm all legal, no prob

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I'd consider putting a few up near the overflow can (below the instrument cluster), and inside the fairing engine vents. Maybe in the tail if you can hide the LEDs. LEDs that stick out just look tacky. And remember to use some kind of plug-in disconnect so you can remove the fairings for maintenance!

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Hello,

I bought a led light kit for my ninja 650. It comes with 6, 6 inch led strips, which can do all primay colors and a few million more. it has many flashing patterns.

question is where is the best place to position the lights for the best effects. Anyone done this for thier bike (pictures would be helpful).

thanks in advance.


On someone else's bike.

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I'd say the best place to put an LED kit would be the trashcan.
Mine was better.

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just bear in mind that you CAN NOT have them lit while riding, only in the parking lot. as far as I know, LEDs are illegal on the road, PERIOD. unless they're turn signals or the tail light.

just keep that in mind.
Dude... I just had an epiphany or something... Integrate the LED's into your signals so the whole side of your bike lights up when you hit the switch... that would kick major ass... Or at least be a good use for LED pod lights.
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attach them to your helmet and windscreen so you can fly down the road and ppl will think ur a cop.
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attach them to your helmet and windscreen so you can fly down the road and ppl will think ur a cop.
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