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I would like to put a round tail light into the seat I made for my bike. I've looked in all of the local places I could think of for a simple trailer brake/running light and all I've found is 3 1/2 inch or bigger which won't work for me because the bigger diameter doesn't fit the seat. So I got on ebay and found some 2 1/2 inch lights, but they're LED lights. I really don't know much about LED's. Would I have to get some kind of converter to run a LED light? Can I just plug it in and go?

Bike is a '76 cb360t

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Ben
 

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Brake and taillights no issue with led's, just hookem up. And they look cool too. They wont work if you get positive/negative reversed though. The problems come when you use LED's on turn signals, most old school flashers rely on the current draw of conventional bulbs to make them flash.
 

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Not if they are 12 volt....(meaning the brake/tail lights, not the turn signals).... Polarity IS critical however......
 

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If using led signals the safest way (not hot resistors anywhere) is to wire in a no load flasher unit. They're designed for leds basically. Did it on my DRZ. Works like a charm. Normal flash rate.

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Thanks guys. I have regular incandescent turn signals and really I would rather run a regular brake light but I need something and I guess the LED will work.

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Additionally, you can also use a regular tail-light that takes the traditional style of bulbs. Then just buy the Ebay special, led bulbs that fit the old sockets. It'd still ease a little of the charging systems pain..

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Thanks GB, that's good info for future reference. Unfortunately I already purchased the light and it's on the way.

Thanks again guys,

Ben
 
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