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Old 07-27-2012, 03:03 AM   #1
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The secret of the 2012 side light

So i recently did the 2009 to 2012 conversion on my R1 and there was talk about not being able to change the side lights.






I said that's rubbish Yamaha wouldn't be so stupid as to seal a light inside a unit and not be able to change it if it fails.

So this post is for every one that was as curious as me to know what was behind the new 2012 side light for the R1 and why Yamaha thought it so important to seal it up.

I tried to heat it up, prise it off, twist it, pull it talk to it nothing worked

So i cut it off and i was surprised at what i saw.

There is no bulb its a circuit board with two LED's one facing straight and the other facing down.












I have a idea to modify this side light to hold a bulb/LED for more light and im hoping it shines brighter and all the way down the strip. Those who have the 2012 front end will know what i mean. The light doesn't quite reach all the way down the strip.

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Old 07-27-2012, 03:21 AM   #2
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So the "strip" is some sort of fiber optic light pipe?
I can't see why it doesn't light up the entire length.
They sealed the LED housing, because LED's theoretically have no where out mechanism if the current is properly limited to safe level.


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Old 07-27-2012, 03:25 AM   #3
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I believe those are high intensity LEDs. You probably won't have much luck getting anything brighter unless you just put more. If you get brighter ones they will probably need a heat sink.

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Old 07-27-2012, 03:33 AM   #4
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So what color is the side light, white?
I changed the side bulbs on my '09 to PIAA ion yellow just to be different. I'm also running yellow H7's in the headlights during the day. It seems to make a difference in fewer cars cutting me off and generally noticing me more. Running with beams on high as well.


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Old 07-27-2012, 03:41 AM   #5
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I believe those are high intensity LEDs. You probably won't have much luck getting anything brighter unless you just put more.
Yes there pretty bright for only 2 LED's but you can always go brighter with more. I got some thing lined up i want to try and i will keep every one posted.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:49 AM   #6
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So what color is the side light, white?
There side light is white and the light travels about 2/3 the way down


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Old 07-27-2012, 04:59 AM   #7
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You could try to change the led with one of these.

http://www.cree.com/led-components-a...onal/xlamp-xml

I have a flashlight with one in it and they're fvckn bright.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:16 AM   #8
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You could try to change the led with one of these.

http://www.cree.com/led-components-a...onal/xlamp-xml

I have a flashlight with one in it and they're fvckn bright.
I bet it would get too hot though. My dive light has those eLED's in it (I think 4) and runs off 4 C batteries and has a heatsink that protrudes through the middle of the lens to be water cooled. IT has a cap you have to keep on it so you don't burn yourself with it.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:20 AM   #9
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You are right, they do get hot.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:12 AM   #10
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hmmmm.. i got an idea for this that will work... its going to be a winter project stay tuned....
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:40 AM   #11
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geez, i'm glad i've got an 09!... ahhahahhaa...
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:07 PM   #12
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geez, i'm glad i've got an 09!... ahhahahhaa...
why??? its not a ISSUE its just something that would be nice to MOD
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:12 PM   #13
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Good luck with that...my fingers are way too fat to try and f with wires and lights that small. haha

Would be cool to get a few color changing LEDs in there and hook em up to a controller so you could change colors without modifying anything again.
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damn glad i didnt pay 3k more for a led strip that doesnt light all the way up. missed the bullet on that
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damn glad i didnt pay 3k more for a led strip that doesnt light all the way up. missed the bullet on that
Try more like I payed $130 dollars for my '12 Upper/Headlight conversion after I sold my '09 Upper and Headlight.

Bike looks ten times more aggressive and I love my LED strip!
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the led strip is very nice on the 12s. i would do the exchange if i had a 09+ and get the 12 lights.

putting a Cree led, make sure you have a proper heatsink!
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:57 AM   #20
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I have a 2012 Raven and I encountered the same problem. I wanted to change the color to red and also wanted it brighter. Let me when you figure this one out.
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