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    LED dash lights

    Hey Guys,
    Can you really get 194 replacement bulbs in LED and just plug 'em into the slot in the instrument cluster on my 82 R100? It would be amazing to actually see my RPM's and speed at night. Seems too simple and that's why I'm hesitating on spending on spending almost $9 a bulb. But if it's really that simple, I'm on it.
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    Lightbulb LED Inst. Cluster Bulbs

    Quote Originally Posted by axlray13 View Post
    Hey Guys,
    Can you really get 194 replacement bulbs in LED and just plug 'em into the slot in the instrument cluster on my 82 R100? It would be amazing to actually see my RPM's and speed at night. Seems too simple and that's why I'm hesitating on spending on spending almost $9 a bulb. But if it's really that simple, I'm on it.
    Ray

    Ray,

    I tried them on my RS. This was about four years ago. I was very disappointed.

    They did not make nearly enough light - I couldn't read the speedo & tach at all. I took 'em back out.

    Unless the ones they are selling now are a lot brighter than mine were, I'd forget it.

    A better solution: obtain the same style bulb with a higher wattage. They are "out there."

    Good luck!

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    The person that won the "R " bike at the National Rally In Wyoming put in LED's in that bike and the lights work great. As soon as I start replacing bulbs I'm going with the LED's. But my understanding is you can not put in a LED bulb in the Generator (red) spot because that bulb actually completes the circuit and putting in a LED will not complete this. You would have to find someone who knows more about that. I will ask Gene, he is the expert when it comes to electrics on these bikes. Kevin

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    Info on this page about lamp substitutions:

    http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/lamps.htm
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    I put them on the '88 K bike and you can see everything! Also installed them in the gas/temp pods which equate to the tach/voltmeter on an airhead. Same briliant effect.

    Just wish they were availalbe in Red/Orange like the bimmers. Was told green only.
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    I put them on the '88 K bike and you can see everything! Also installed them in the gas/temp pods which equate to the tach/voltmeter on an airhead. Same briliant effect.

    Where did you get them? I need #194 bulb replacements...

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    Ebay..there's a guy selling LED bulb kits for various bikes. Never thought about the airheads...I put 800 watt alternators on them so I never have a lighting problem
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    I just ordered some 194 LED's. I'll you know the results. Thanks for all the input.
    Ray

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    check out the following website. They have led's in every color of the rainbow and also in every plug in type used on a beemer.

    http://superlumination.com/

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