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I just installed the magic blinker for my 2008 650. I have read just about every thread on the subject. They blink quickly (as expected) but otherwise work well. I noticed the stock incandescent bulbs get pretty hot. Is this a problem, or should I switch to LED bulbs? If anybody with some expertise on LED vs Incandescent bulbs could give me some advice, I would greatly appreciate it :)
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depending on how long you use the blinker is what it all depends on. Personally, if you could get led bulbs for it, I would. They use less electricity and are brighter. Also, they don’t get hot.
 

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I converted my mirror lights to the dual filament, changed to 1157 amber 45 LED bulbs, and flasher from Superbrightleds.
 

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I converted my mirror lights to the dual filament, changed to 1157 amber 45 LED bulbs, and flasher from Superbrightleds.
Explain more how you perform this please.
 

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Explain more how you perform this please.
I was going to pull up my original posting from '03 when I first did the mod but someone apparently decided we didn't need anything older than 2013 posts.

Originally I bought a couple of repair sockets (1157 dual) from the local parts store, cut the key ways to fit the housings, soldered them into the stock wires, and added an extra wire from each to the rear running lights (though directly to the ignition switch would be shorter/better). At that time I was using the SilverStar 1157 bulbs.

When I was redoing the lighting after the CVT build I reworked the sockets and bulbs. I bought these because I liked them better.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1157-2357-L...Parts_Accessories&hash=item20b51f9c13&vxp=mtr

I did apply solder to the terminals where they contact the bulb, filled the wire leads with silicone sealer (against water getting into the socket), and trimmed the key ways/twist tab to fit the lamp housing/mirror housing.

Adding the extra wire for the parking lamps you can run it to that wire at the back of the ignition switch. You should be able to either hook them up to work with just the key on or along with the park position.

the bulbs I used were these ones from SuperBright LED's.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ed-bulb-dual-intensity-45-smd-led-tower-/814/

LED Flasher here.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/more...versal-motorcycle-electronic-flasher/787/842/

I also added a few more lights and made them work a certain way I wanted. Here's a link to the post on how the lights look. http://burgmanusa.com/forums/15-burgman-650/79505-road-again.html
 

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Just did another search and found the thread where I bought my 05 650 on 08/25/2005.
 

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I just did a search and found a thread from when I did my 600 mile service on my 650 back in March of 07 :dontknow:.
Just did another search and found the thread where I bought my 05 650 on 08/25/2005.
Grrr must be age creeping up. I need learning, lol. Here's my original posting from 10/05 though the links to photos/video do not work since I've changed my web site around. http://burgmanusa.com/forums/15-bur...ts-japanese-burgmanners-help-2.html#post76229

You have to be good at using the right words which doesn't make it too easy. I don't know when the last time the FAQ's was updated with relevant threads.
 

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MJR could you tell me where the turn signal flasher resides on a 2012 650? I'm going to install my led bulbs soon just ordered the flasher you referred to. thanks.
 

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MJR could you tell me where the turn signal flasher resides on a 2012 650? I'm going to install my led bulbs soon just ordered the flasher you referred to. thanks.
Open the locking glove box, pop off the panel to the left (fuse/air filter access door), and it's the little black box that looks like a relay just to the right of the fuses.
 
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