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    LED conversion - help

    Hey Everyone.
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    Dirty Hyosung GV250 rider here

    Have noticed that at night, I am not very visible.

    Was looking at doing an upgrade of the lights on the bike to swap out the old incandescent lights (Brakes, indicators and possibly headlight) to LEDS.

    Being a oldish (2006) model, I suspect that there will be a lot more than just swapping out the bulbs/housings with aftermarket LEDs. There will be resistors and/or flasher relays etc.

    Could someone shed some light (pun intended) on the best way to go about this upgrade?

    And just so we can get it out of the way, department of Finance and Treasury - aka the wife - will not release full funds for a suitable upgrade.

    Thanks in advance for any helpful tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbroad View Post
    Hey Everyone.
    Long time reader, 1st time poster.
    Dirty Hyosung GV250 rider here

    Have noticed that at night, I am not very visible.

    Was looking at doing an upgrade of the lights on the bike to swap out the old incandescent lights (Brakes, indicators and possibly headlight) to LEDS.

    Being a oldish (2006) model, I suspect that there will be a lot more than just swapping out the bulbs/housings with aftermarket LEDs. There will be resistors and/or flasher relays etc.

    Could someone shed some light (pun intended) on the best way to go about this upgrade?

    And just so we can get it out of the way, department of Finance and Treasury - aka the wife - will not release full funds for a suitable upgrade.

    Thanks in advance for any helpful tips.
    Super cheap do led inidicators and a flasher relay to convert the flash rate from bulb to led

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    Thanks Bullet. Will swing past and see what they have.
    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbroad View Post
    Thanks Bullet. Will swing past and see what they have.
    Cheers.
    Keep me updated i have led indocators on the back of my hyo but there faded lenses so im lookin at doin the supercheap option aswell

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    Any wife that won't let you upgrade from a Hyosung isn't worth being married to.
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    you best tell your wife upgrading from a hyo is like suicide prevention.

    since riding a hyo everyone will give you their opinion that they are shit.
    and you may say yea but everyone has an opinion like everyone has an asshole.
    but assholes matter.
    coz without an asshole there would be no room for food.
    so no room for food means you dont eat.
    if you dont eat then you dont shit
    and if you dont shit you die.

    in summary opinions, like assholes, matter.
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    Unless you're in a hurry buy them online, same stuff as supercheap, but way cheaper
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    I will swing past Supercheap and have a look at what they offer/recommend etc. Then go on line and buy for a fraction of the cost
    Cheers.

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    Go spend around $1,000 on a GPX250 or ZZR250.

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/girr...aki/1133957845
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    The other alternative (although some may disagree) is to get some HID globes and replace the existing globs with them

    I put HID's in my 98 BB in 07 and got more output from my LB that the HB had before On the country roads I ride to work with HB on I can pick up a roo at ~500m away
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    I'm thinking Op's wife is keeping him on a Hyosung as a way of guaranteeing he has absolutely no chance of pulling random roots from having a hot bike
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    Baby due in about 3 weeks.
    So as much as I would LOVE to upgrade, can not really justify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water pig View Post
    I'm thinking Op's wife is keeping him on a Hyosung as a way of guaranteeing he has absolutely no chance of pulling random roots from having a hot bike
    Obviously a lack of funds since he gave up Test Cricket
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    Howd you go with the upgrade? LED flasher is simple and easy, resistors are readily accessible at most auto stores and only needed for the turn signals..everything else should be a matter of changing terminals at the worst.

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    You need a resistor and a new swing arm.
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    I run bulbs and headlights from this company - https://www.clsaled.com.au/ - the LED headlights are about the same price as like the Phillips +130 halogens but FAR superior. ultra bright clear white light that is instant, you really notice how instant when flashing high beam, you can practically strobe it.

    The extra bulbs they do might suit your indicators or city/pilot light etc.

    If you want to replace the indicators outright, the best ever ones I've seen or had are the ones that come stock on KTM's (the triple LED ones), they can be found on Ebay. They're not cheap tho at about $~100 for all 4, or like 85 each if you go through a KTM dealership. But let me tell you they're worth it.
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    There are a few headlights available some with cornering functions for the standard 6 and 7 inch headlight buckets now i have no idea what a GV250 has on the front I think its a cruiser type bike. They will probably run you a few bucks I'd hang onto the old one and put it back in when you sell, most of the replacement inserts are designed for the standard H4 globe so no messing around with wiring etc.
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