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It has begun. My original idea is thrown out the window. They are wired in a more complicated manner than I was anticipating. Each led is a 4 conductor led with power going to all LEDs when the key is on. They all recieve 1.5v with key on. The power is increased to 2.1v when the brake is activated. This complicates things. Not to mention, the primary board does all the thinking and then juts sends a negative and a positive to the other one. The positive signal from the primary board is also variable, 1.5v and 2.1v. So, new plan. I'm taking individual hyper bright LEDs (as powerful as I can find without attaching a heat sync) and epoxying then just in front of the OEM LEDs. This will allow the new LEDs to utilize the original reflective housing(which is amazingly efficient because the OEM LEDs are not as powerful as I was expecting given how bright they are. That reflective housing is doing a fantastic job of amplifying light). By doing this I will need to make the original LED cut out slightly larger to allow the new ones to utilize the reflector. It is crazy tight in there so I cant get a cutting tool in there so I intend on using a soldering iron or heat up a small flat screwdriver to glowing red and melting it(I have done this in the past and it works fantastically).

On the led forums and FB groups they recommended abandoning all the electrical components on the boards and wire up an aftermarket led controller. This would give all kinds of control to the lights and allow you to do a pattern if you wanted to. The down side is that they start at $100. For this application I dont think it would be good since we are dealing with so few lights. By adding the additional dedicated LEDs I wouldn't need to interrupt the normal brake light voltage going to each board. Instead, they would stay on and one side would get even brighter. I am undecided as to if I will be going with amber/orange or red. I was thinking that amber/orange will give a slight color contrast through the red lense.

If only a company would offer an integrated taillight that was visable in the day light. I have seen many modified taillights on the Taiwan FB groups where they did it at home but they dont go into any detail.
 

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I have always wanted the rear taillight to blink or flash upon initial braking like some after market options do (blaster x on my multi) but I did not like the clear cover. I much prefer the red case as it matches the bike and is more pleasing to look at ie: grabs the attention of the drivers behind.

interested in what you come up with brother!
 

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First attempt was a failure. The LEDs that the company said would be bright enough were nowhere near bright enough to overpower the constant brake light. Back to the drawing board.
 

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I found a source for an integrated taillight. It is, however, smoked not red. I like it, but that's me.

The smoke one is here:

They make a clear one with red LEDs, and it's cheaper. That one is here:

I ordered the smoked one. It cost me about $166 with shipping included. I paid through PayPal and they did the conversion for me. The smoke version isn't shipping until March 10 while they refresh their supply. The clear version appears to be available right now and it's 10 Euros cheaper. On the link, there a video of the smoke one in action. I'll save you the searching and translating (German to English via Google). This is it:

Also, the site is in German, BUT, there is a button on top somewhere to switch it to English, funny wording, but English just the same.

Dave
 

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Just an update. They were apparently mistaken about when they will be shipping my light. I just received notification that it has been shipped. This notification came from both the shop and UPS.

Now I have to figure out how I'm going to mount my license plate.

Dave
 
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