speaking of bling, any ladies out there had experience with adding LED lighting to the bike. I have a 900 vulcan, and would like to add some accent lighting. Not to gawdy but just enough. Not sure which type of products or kits are best. Had used the strips on former bike, but had problems with breakage on certain areas of frame. Would love to get feedback on which products may be best.
I would reccomend "electro pods". I used two sets of purple on my 250 ninja. I had one set for ambient glow on the engine and the other was on my rear fender to shine down and forward around the bike. It looks really good and looked excellent on the black bike. They are MEGA simple to install(as are most LED kids...). They have thick wires for areas of high heat. They have a positive(with fuse) and a negative lead. They fit to each terminal on the battery. There is a waterproof rocker switch to turn them on and off.
It was a long time since I last did mine...but you may need some terminals(2-3 dollars for a set of 10-15). To do the wiring propperly, you will need crimpers/****s/stripper tool. I got a pair from local hardware store for 20 dollars. You will also need to solder the wire to the terminals to ensure the best connection. Soldering gun and solder can be found for 30-50 dollars for a decent set. I bought one for 50 dollars and I ended up buying a second Mac soldering gun for 100 dollars. They really come in handy to have around to do any wiring.
I ultimately hated having the two switches. They were awkward to find, and during the day or lighter areas, I didnt know if I had them on or off. I ended up tearing into my bike a couple weeks later and installed a single toggle switch right up on the wiring harness near the left fork. I had a waterproof boot over it(the entire switch was expossed but it blacked it out against the rest of the wiring.
You will need some general electrical knowledge(if a live wire touches any metal while its a live curcuit you will short it out and either blow the fuse, or completely F your set up and ruin your lights). If you are nervous....just find someone who knows a little about wiring and they should be able to help you out. And just remember, zip tie all the wiring down every 4 inches. Keep all the wires tight, but with enough slack for suspension changes. Dont connect the battery until have everything 100% wired to reduce change of blowing the lights...
But electropods are my favorite for the durability, they are chrome so you can fit them easier on a cruiser. They have great color and just 100% reccomend. I also have LEDGlow on my car. They are bright, but I dont think that they are that bright at compared to the ElectroPods. They are about 20-25 dollars a set(two lights) and I think 2 is as much as you will need on your bike. And also check local laws. I know here in SD we can not have any blue or red. They cant shine more than X ammount of feet in front of vehicle. Just make sure your legal. I would hate to see someone go into a lot of work to have to remove them due to an upset law enforcer.