LED indicator conversion

SimonR

Getting there...
Hi all,
I find the standard Himalayan indicators quite fragile, having broken off a rear one when I just brushed past it in the garage. So I decided to fit LED ones and I wanted unbreakable.

This is not a cheap conversion as it seems "unbreakable" adds dramatically to the indicator cost. But it is a high quality set-up and the indicators are genuinely unbreakable - well, the mounts/stems are, but the white lenses can still break if directly hit. Cheaper indicators would bring the costs down significantly.

The parts needed are:
4 x Tuff Lites from Extreme Dual Sports in the U.S., I first saw these on a Himalayan tested off-road in the U.S. Note, in the UK you then also have to pay 20% VAT, adding to the already quite high cost. The bolt straight into the existing frame mount holes.
4 x Hitchcocks' indicator connectors (require soldering/crimping to the tiny gauge Tuff Lite wire pair for each indicator)
1 x "Bike It" brand 2 pin universal relay. In the UK got this from SportsBikeShop and although round in shape, it's a direct swap for the original relay, fits in 20secs once the side panel is off and works perfectly.

If you're not bothered about unbreakable then it would be a massively cheaper option to fit regular LED indicators (ie. breakable!) plus the above associated parts.

Hope this helps if your interested to fit LEDs.

Simon
 

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sam2019

Well travelled
Hi all,
I find the standard Himalayan indicators quite fragile, having broken off a rear one when I just brushed past it in the garage.
quite right, I had several incidences where I parked the bike and the front indicator was broken off when I returned.
on the other hand this was fixed in no time with superglue in each case.

but I also now changed to LED, but more for the looks.
 
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