baldy110 wrote: Wow your a real peace of work you ask for pics of tail lights people are kind enough to post them up then you in turn comment on how you don't like their bikes. A lot of research, time and money go into these. I've owned the above KZ650 since it was new, rebuilt it numerous times. If you know anything abou these machines you would it's not a cafe bike but a period correct bike built how they were back in the day.
You sir ard an idiot, I'm done with you and your attitude.
I confess that may have looked mean but Im being honest.
I dont like the bike. AND you didnt say what tail light that is, you just showed off your bike. I would have liked to know what tail light that was. If someone looked at that post all they could take away was you posted your bike.
ZX9R Light. on a homemade anodised alu bracket on a shortened and braced rear subframe.
Looks Good Buddy !!!!
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Hey there. I was just told by a friend I have been cranky all week and I thought of this post. Your bike is fine and it is indeed a labor of love and a work of art. While it might not exactly be my taste, its still a job well done, so I wanted to apologize to you.
Sorry I don't have time to look it up right now but if I remember correctly people have used like a 2003 cbr600 light or a zx12. if you google it and kz I'm sure it will come up . Also look at z1enterprises at the fender eliminator kit for kz 900 or 1000 or z1. Basically it is a few simple pieces of aluminum. it is slick and adjustable for how much you want of the light sticking out past the ducktail. The pictures will show you how you can make one for yourself if you decide to go that route.
Because leds dont have the resistance of a filament bulb your brake light failure idiot light will think that the bulb has blown and light up. You will need to put in a resistor of equal value to the filament bulb resistance to fool the failure unit into thinking there is still a filament bulb in it.
...……..and of course, the resistor(s) will defeat the great advantage of the LEDs; efficiency, as the resistor will do exactly the same as the original filament; wastes 80% of the electric energy to the lamp in heat, same or worse than the stock incandescent.
....every one his/her own, but I would either keep the incandescent, or eliminate any failure circuitry, for the directional or rear lamp for good. The LEDs are very reliable and don't need these wasteful watchdogs.
Warren3200gt wrote: He's not doing for power saving, he wants to change the whole tail light look and anything modern he buys is almost certainly going to be led.
Yep I bought this today:
2001 ZX6E light. Now I have to figure out how to make a mount. Im great with numbers and the financial industyry, which Im in, but im terrible when it comes to fabricating stuff. Someone used this template on their KZ650 but to be honest im miffed at how to make my own:
Scirocco wrote: For an easy proof of concept bracket and for your skills use a cardboard.
Later, if you get the right fitment copied on an 2,00 mm an aluminum plate.
Aluminum is easier to bend as a steel plate.
Thanks for this! Also, aluminum is sturdy enough to prevent the tail light from bouncing around?