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LED turn signals for 01 Gixxer 750

I'm looking to mount some LED turn signals on my GSXR 750 from 2001 but I'm not sure what would be good to get in terms of brightness, I've previously ordered some from ebay but they we're really weak in terms of brightness and not something I'd be comfortable to ride with. Anyone who could recommend some?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-13-2019, 06:31 PM
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I'm not sure there are any particular brands for your bike, just generic retro fits.

Most LEDs are pretty bright but also pretty directional. Are you sure the old ones were getting good voltage to them?

I would try some other ebay supplier and just hook it up directly to the battery to check the brightness before you install them. I've bought a few sets of ebay signals for other bikes and have not had any issues besides the normal slow flash which is easy to fix with a resistor.

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I'm not sure there are any particular brands for your bike, just generic retro fits.

Most LEDs are pretty bright but also pretty directional. Are you sure the old ones were getting good voltage to them?

I would try some other ebay supplier and just hook it up directly to the battery to check the brightness before you install them. I've bought a few sets of ebay signals for other bikes and have not had any issues besides the normal slow flash which is easy to fix with a resistor.
I'll have a look on the voltages thx :-) I know my friend bought a brand new Kawasaki Z900 and he faced similar problems with a pair he bought on ebay. I know he installed a Turn signal relay for the LED's before mounting the ones from Ebay can this be the cause of the LED's being dimmer?
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It shouldn't be.

LEDs draw a lot less current than incandescent bulbs so the flasher unit blinks very slowly or not at all.

The relays are just a higher tech way of flashing the lights if I understand them.

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It shouldn't be.

LEDs draw a lot less current than incandescent bulbs so the flasher unit blinks very slowly or not at all.

The relays are just a higher tech way of flashing the lights if I understand them.
The Bike I bought had already been mounted with some ebay LED Flashers and sry to say they are next to invisible during day when it is bright and sunny, I've ordered some Barracuda LED Flashers which are blindingly bright they should arrive during this week just in time for the weekend dedicated to my bike
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Check your wireing on your current led bulbs. It’s not impossible but it’s hard to beleive a led is not bright. A bad ground or a short somewhere a weak or dirty connection at a wire harness can cause a bright bulb to be dim. Try taking ur current set up and plug it directly to the battery see wat happens I’m assuming ur talking about your front signals another thing u could look in too is aftermarket mirrors with intergrated signal out side and direction signal on the mirror it self.
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Check your wireing on your current led bulbs. Itís not impossible but itís hard to beleive a led is not bright. A bad ground or a short somewhere a weak or dirty connection at a wire harness can cause a bright bulb to be dim. Try taking ur current set up and plug it directly to the battery see wat happens Iím assuming ur talking about your front signals another thing u could look in too is aftermarket mirrors with intergrated signal out side and direction signal on the mirror it self.
Will try and unmount them tonight if I'm not all that late home from work, and hook them up to the battery to see if there is any change on the brightness. If there is no change I'll hook the new up to the bike and try if I can make a comparison picture of them and post them here.
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You are making the test harder than it needs to be u don’t have to unmount anything for a test just run jumper wires after u disconnect the led lights from the factory harness
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