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    Lots of LED's

    Here's the link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPUOmpwhb2s

    The 12 volt incandescent marker lights have been replaced by LED's, in the form of Christmas tree lights!
    There are 70 LED's, each uses only 70 milliwatts, for a total of 4.8 watts. Powered by a 12v 12 amp/hour lead acid battery , through an inverter, the run time is at least 4 hours.

    I shot this a video, because the camera would have fired it's flash otherwise.
    I kind of drone on, narrating this video.

    I have since wrapped the LED's in "lens repair tape" so they are now red on the rear and amber on the front.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    Here is the "embedded" video, I think I figured out the html code:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    The local Auto parts store only had *one* LED light, a white marker light, maybe a back-up light. I figure these Christmas lights are just temporary, until the NAPA store gets something in stock.
    I had to stop using the incandescent Maker lights because they used too much juice, and drained the battery.

    I hope to see more LED marker lights at the local auto/truck supply store soon, and replace these in a couple of months.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    Any footage of you on the bike at night??

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclefreaksix View Post
    Any footage of you on the bike at night??
    No, I ain't got any action footage. It's darn near impossible to find someone who can shoot video. All my bike videos, I shoot the video and have someone else ride the bike.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclefreaksix View Post
    Any footage of you on the bike at night??
    Here's the next best thing, me riding the bike in a basement parking garage (it was raining outside and I didn't want to get the camera wet):



    Now I have wrapped the lights in Red and Amber lens tape, so it looks like it's meant to be a vehicle.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    Hey, not bad.

    I think you'll be seen fine.

    Headlight looks like a strong one.

    That bike ... not sure I've ever seen one like it. What's the story there?

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    The yellow bike is what I call "the Type Ten". Here is a link to a previous thread about the Type Ten:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...bile&highlight=
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    Okay, Christmas is over, thank God I timed it right, so when the Christmas lights came off the bike, the local auto parts store received it's first shipment of LED 12 volt truck & trailer lights.

    I will pan the camera all around the bike in this video. The tail lights are awesome. The amber markers only have two LEDs, but they are built rugged . Besides the LED lights, you will also enjoy the radio. I was kind of joking around when I made this video, so to go along with the "Shark Jaws" paint scheme, I have the radio set to the station that gives weather reports for the beaches.


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