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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hardwire a Phone Charger on a Motorcycle

Back when I had an iPhone, I wanted to add a charger for it on my motorcycle, but I wanted something permanent. I could have added a 12V adapter and used a car charger, but I didn’t like that option. I later ended up adding a 12V plug, but with the hard wired car charger, I ...