yeah when I realized what kind of led it was I did the same thing but go figure it worked. I even made sure I could find another cluster just in case. hey do you really need that left turn signal on your bike in Jersey
Ah yeah but I didn't get far enough to jack up the rest thanks god speedo is a little off but not too much more than it already was (thanks to the radars) I didn't pull them all so my tach and everything else was solid and your right that made moe a little nervous but it all worked out. Looks like it may be time to have it recalibrated.
I bought a set of the LEDs off ebay. Dismantle my cluster and changed the leds but somehow only 2 lighted up. What seems to be the problem? Anyway, it's really hard to solder the leds back on. Any advice? Is there a postive and negative on the leds?
are these just standard 5mm led's or would i need to buy special leds for this? I need somethign to do on the bike this winter and Leds are what i'm good at playing with. I usually just make dome lights and stuff but i had my gsxr600 all lit up for a while before i sold it.
Finally got mine to work . Guess I goofed on the positive / negative thingy. For those who wish to do the cluster lights on your own lease:, make sure you solder the positive and negative correctly.
Let me explain further.
On the led, there is one corner that is different from the other 3 corners. (slightly lower) Once you remove the faceplate of the meters, you will be able to see the original leds. Look carefully :Looking_anim: at the box that surrounds the led. You'll be able to see there is a triangle at 1 of the corner. Place your new led (the slightly lower portion) exactly the same direction.
I goofed and ended up have to un-solder most of the leds resulting in damaging about 10 of them . Now I have to order another set to make it complete :cry:.
As for pulling out the needle, I tried to un-solder the motor, but damn, its not so easy :sweat:. I resorted to pulling out the needles instead. The reading did run the first time I fix it back. Was reading at 25km/h when my bike was stationary :cookoo:, that means I can go even faster So I took the casing off and plug the meter (minus the casing) back and let it do the self check (sweeping action), then I push back the needles. Unplug and put back the casing. Haven't try the bike yet so don't know if this works.