So i am guessing the eyebrow blinkers are not a new thing since the bike i got had a version of them already done. Suffice it to say that it must have been before LEDs became more popular and easy to get becuase what was on my bike was like 6 LEDs on a strip and of the twelve total between both 'brows' i think 3 worked, the WHOLE setup was homemade. Meaning lots of sodering and trips to radio shack. end result be unrealiable, poorly visable and not really nice to look at.
Anyway, i liked the idea but new they were in need of a retrofit, so here is my take on it. i am mounting some flushmount on the fairings but know the flushmounts don't offer much in the visability of SIGNALING
my intentions. this eyebrow mod should make up for where the flushmounts leave off, i hope.
i tried to make some of the LED strips work that you can get at autozone etc. that would be great with the adheasive back but they were a little bulky and couldn't get as much light to project as i would have liked. no go for me.
start with some sacrafcial LED flash lights. they run on 3 aaa batteries I think i bought like 6 of these for $8 (with batteries
) when i was x-mas shopping a couple years ago.
remove batteries and push LEDs out the front. save lens for template.
had to sarafice the the busted lens out of the yota since i had no orange paint or anything for the lenses that came out of the flashlights.
use lenses out of flash light as a template to cut yota lenses with dremel. glued yota lenses on led cluster with super glue, thin CA, epoxy etc. then finish sanded around outside with dremel disk to make flush with cluster. i glued the smooth side of yota lens to LED housing. Soldered wire leads on back of cluster.
cut the remaining triangle portions out back of eyebrow. chain drilled, then used utility knife, then finish sanded with dremel disk. lined opening with aluminum tape (for more reflection).
fit light in holes. fits nicely in the corners. notice leads (kinda small hope they hold up) positive soldered on center of LED cluster (where spring was) and negative to outside diameter. there is like four spots around circumference for negative solder point.
at the attachment limit. to be continued..
Current steeds: 2000 RC51 SP1, 2002 KTM 520EXC, 2001 YZ250f
Road bikes I used to own: '03 Bandit 1200s, '02 ZZR1200, '00 Guzzi V11 Sport, '97 H-D 1200c sportster (don't judge me
"If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything".