Change LEDs on motorcycle speedometer

Change LEDs on motorcycle speedometer
OK! Before I go any further, make sure you have the skills and tools to attempt this!!! You can not do this with a $20 solder iron from Wal-Mart. You really should have a hot air rework station, but I managed without, a good iron, and some solder paste. PLCC-2 LEDs, small tweezers, and possibly ...

Air Filter Halo Animated with ATMega 328P

Air Filter Halo Animated with ATMega 328P
I recntly decided that I wanted to get into AVR programming and was looking for a good starter project. I decided that controlling the LEDs in my Halo would be a good, simple project to learn the ropes on. My main goal was to have the LEDs spin around, but I also wanted to have ...

Adding Hazard Lights to a Motorcycle

Adding Hazard Lights to a Motorcycle
There are a lot of older bikes that don’t come with hazard lights. However, it’s super easy to add them! Especially nice for parades or stopping on the side of the road (hopefully for a picture, not a breakdown). There are just a few things you need: A common electromechanical flasher. These are available at most auto supply stores. ...

Wig-wags on a Vulcan Nomad Light Bar 1

Wig-wags on a Vulcan Nomad Light Bar
Wig-wags on a motorcycle? Who would want those!? Well, I imagine quite a few people actually would. I wanted them to go along with my blue EMT lights that I run on top of my fairing, but I could see lots of patriot guard members wanting them for missions, parades, and such. So, let’s go ...

Side cover wiring cleanup!

Side cover wiring cleanup!
Well, the two relays and the fuse block under my left side cover were a mess, not very water resistant, and in the way if I decide to get an universal cruise control unit! So I took the time to clean it up and what a difference it made! Here is the mess before. My ...

Another Gap to Fill

Another Gap to Fill
Well, there was one hole that wasn’t filled on my inner fairing, so I thought of a way to quick fill it. Here it is before I started: I decided that I wanted to put an easy port to hook my GPS/MP3 player up to my stereo. Luckily, the radio came with it, unfortunally, it ...

Vulcan Nomad + Harley Fairing 3

Vulcan Nomad + Harley Fairing
I’ve always liked the look of a fairing, so I decided that it was high time that I got one. Being on a limited budget, I decided that the cheapest route would be to use a Harley fairing instead of getting a premade one. It would end up being a lot more work, but a ...

EMT Lights, Round Two

EMT Lights, Round Two
The last set of lights looked so unprofessional and not anything like I had pictured, so I knew that I needed to find a different solution. I’m adding a Harley touring fairing on my bike, so I decided to start looking into some police package options. I found that they had a dash option that had 3 blue lights and two ...

EMT lights on a motorcycle

EMT lights on a motorcycle
I just got home from Afghanistan last week and am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. One of the things I’m looking forward to getting back to is being part of the volunteer ambulance squad here in town. Before I left, I had a simple set up of lights on my ...

99 Iowa Counties – Planning

Well, I saw on a web forum that someone had ridden to all the counties in Nebraska and taken a picture with their bikes in front and where planning to do it in Iowa. So I brought up the idea to one of my buddies and he agrees that would be a pretty sweet deal. ...