: ToBeFast Custom LED
07-14-2004, 10:03 AM
Ok guys I have never posted a compliment on a product before because I figure it should be good for the money we pay. But, the Custom LED kit from TOBEFAST (AKA) Mcoy ?? is awesome. It took me about an hour and 15 minutes to install and it was fairly easy with the instructions provided. The biggest thing I can say is: I have two friends with 04'R1's as well and they installed different LED boards One was an Amber Dancer (I installed for him) the other I don't know who makes it. On more than one occasion we have went on group rides and everyone has commented that mine is the brightest and easiest to see of the three bikes. Also on the last ride we ended the ride after dark and one of the guys emailed me an FYI that mine was way brighter at night. I think this may be because I removed the inner lens as directed in the instructions on my bike. The other two kits don't instruct you to do that because their LED clusters line up with the defussers on the inner lens. The custom LED board doesn't. I'm not slamming the other kits they are great just telling what was observed by other riders.
08-02-2004, 03:35 PM
Thanks for the advice on which integrated kit to choose!
How difficult are they to install for somebody who has no experience? Any special tools needed? Are the instructions clear?
08-02-2004, 05:54 PM
The directions are clear and easy to understand with pictures. You will need a dremmel tool with a good cutting disc. The kit comes with all the connectors you will need, but I soldered all my connections and heat shrinked them. I also used a two part epoxy to re-glue and seal the tail light assembly. I know it sounds hard but its not. Just cut on the the line where the black and white plastic meet. Cut alittle at a time and when you start to open it up take your time and cut more where it's needed. If you live any where in Wisconsin I would be willing to do it for you. The only thing I might consider doing different and maybe someone has done it on here, I would make a divider that would fit securely in the lens right down the middle. This would separate the tail light in half and eliminate the little bit of bleed over. I don't know if anyone has done that yet??? Also definitely remove the inner lens. Good luck and just take your time.
08-03-2004, 09:48 AM
One thing I would like to add to rhoag's comment is that the two part epoxy is not an optional thing it is a must have. If you use a regular glue or worse a hot glue, the heat coming off the cans will melt the glue and your light housing will seperate from your lense. JB Weld would be prefferred in my opinion, but you'll need an even better cutting wheel to get it back apart if you ever need to. I also agree with which LED board to go with, I also have the one from mccoys and it's pretty cool.
08-12-2004, 02:52 PM
If you take your time they are fairly easy to install. McCoy's has a free install service going on right now.
08-15-2004, 09:06 AM
I just installed the Custom LED kit in my bike, and it is incredible! There is no need to remove the inner lens on the '02-'03 kits as the LEDs line up properly. The instructions recommend re-sealing the lens with glue and then running a bead of hot glue to provide a water-tight seal. As stated above, the hot glue will melt. I recommend using a two part epoxy to create the bond and then use a clear silicone caulk or sealant to create the water-tight seal. The silicone won't melt due to the heat. This is especially important if you have a high-mount pipe on an '02-'03 bike or on the '04. My two cents.
08-23-2004, 10:19 AM
THX man i'll keepi it in mind
08-27-2004, 09:55 PM
can i get a few pics on the custome leds in action??
08-30-2004, 07:39 PM
Is the two part epoxy waterproof
09-04-2004, 10:20 PM
I just have concerns about the lens fogging or looking screwy a few years fown the road.
09-08-2004, 01:17 PM
What are the other options for the 04 besides the 2 Be Fast, and the amber dancer. I have never seen any others besides these two. I think i am going with the one on 2 Be Fast, but if anybody has anything better or comments, let me know. Thanks.
09-08-2004, 01:23 PM
Do you need a flasher relay?
Do the lights blink fast?
09-09-2004, 12:36 PM
In answer to the above questions, the lens doesn't haze or "fog" up if you use a small amount of epoxy or super glue to re-assemble the lens. You don't need very much at all to get it to hold together. Where the problem with fogging or hazing occurs is when too much epoxy or super glue is applied and there is excess that is on the inside of the lens. then the fumes are left behind and when they heat up or dry they "fog" or "haze" the lens. If this occurs, you can remove the lens and clean it up and start over again. To avoid doing this, simply use very little glue or epoxy.
As far as flash rate goes, your turn indicators will blink faster after installing the Custom LED tail light. This is due to the fact that the flasher relay on your bike detects that one of your turn indicator lamps is burned out because LEDs draw very little current. There is a solution to this however. On Custom LED's website (www.customled.com) you can purchase a device that wires in line with your Custom LED assembly that simulates a load and the flasher relay on your bike thinks there is a turn signal there. It's basically a few ceramic resistors wired together and sealed with heat shrink. They cost about $10.00 I think.
Hope this helps answer some of your questions.
09-09-2004, 12:41 PM
09-09-2004, 12:47 PM
I have the customled piece on my R6 and love it. as everyone said, much brighter than the other kits out there. I left the faster flash rate because i think its more noticeable than the stock flash rate but thats me. defo can't go wrong with that kit.
09-09-2004, 03:06 PM
I will post some pics tonight when I get home.
09-09-2004, 03:22 PM
do people know that McCoy install the LED for free?
09-29-2004, 11:03 PM
what are the gregg's flushies like?