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2002 XT225. LEDs, electrical, ready to go #145292 05/15/19 01:23 PM
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Upgraded turn signals to LED daytime white(front), red(back), H4 LED headlight. All cluster lights have been changed white LED.
Changed out the mirrors for more modern looking sharper mirrors.
Also new battery, stator, spark plug, air filter, oil filter, oil, ignition coil, rectifier, all new jets in the carb, new starter relay. This bike did not work at all in january when i was gifted it. Finally got this thing ready for the summer as my commuter. Super excited about all the upgrades so far and cant wait for more.

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Re: 2002 XT225. LEDs, electrical, ready to go [Re: FatKidAndy] #145295 05/15/19 03:25 PM
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Looks good!


This shall pass, be still and know.
2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.
Re: 2002 XT225. LEDs, electrical, ready to go [Re: FatKidAndy] #145589 06/20/19 03:22 PM
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Looks great. So they are daytime clear and amber, but do they flash a separate amber section or does it flash the same section that is daytime?


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Re: 2002 XT225. LEDs, electrical, ready to go [Re: John Ellis] #145787 08/05/19 01:22 PM
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Theyre white daytime but flash amber in the center when you activate the turn signal. Same with the rear but red on the outside, amber on the inside.

Re: 2002 XT225. LEDs, electrical, ready to go [Re: FatKidAndy] #145831 08/12/19 08:00 PM
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Why didn't you use LEDs that are white everywhere? Isn't the lens enough to give the appropriate color, as it does with incandescents? Red outside and amber inside sounds like there's going to be a conflict. Did the flash rate change and, if so, how did you deal with it?

As an aside, I'm investigating using LED's on my 95's turn signals and tail lights. As best I can tell there's a problem with converting a '95 or earlier because of how the dash turn indicator is wired (I think the indicator is wired differently on '96 and up). On mine the indicator is wired so that its ground connection is through the bulbs. If the left signal is on, the indicator bulb is grounded though the right bulbs. Similarly if the right signal is on, the indicator bulb is grounded though the left bulbs. The indicator draws so little current that the resistance of the bulb doesn't matter. But it will matter if all bulbs are LEDs. I think the solution is to only change the 1157 bulbs to LEDs and rely on the 1156 bulbs for the ground connection. The 1156's only come on when flashing whereas the 1157's have an 8 W filament that's always on as a running light and a 27 W that does the flashing. As a result, if all bulbs are changed to LED's, the indicator probably either work at all or will be much dimmer with the possibility that the opposite side flashers will also dimly flash. I don't think that load resistors will solve this and, even if they did, they would defeat a major reason for the LEDs.

'95 and earlier use a 3 wire flasher versus 2 wire for '96 up. But the later flasher is listed as a substitute for the earlier (both use the same electrical connector). There may be a flash rate issue with LEDs in the earlier years. My standard flash rate is about .7 seconds/flash (1.4 flashes/sec). But it changes to .3 seconds/flash (3.3 flashes/sec) when one bulb is out. The legal rate is 1 to 2 flashes/second. The later flasher might solve this but that's why I asked the flash rate question in the beginning.


1995 XT225 Cobra exhaust - Town & trail
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