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 Post subject: Led indicators
 Post Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:52 pm 
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Has anyone changed their indicators for led replacements ?

If so are there any decent quality lamps available ?

We've tried some off ebay , surprise surprise they are rubbish .


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 Post subject: Re: Led indicators
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:36 pm 
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What problem have you had with them?

Did you replace the OEM indicator relay with a relay designed to work with (lower wattage) LED indicators?


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 Post subject: Re: Led indicators
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:16 am 
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I know what you mean about the cheap indicators, they soon fail, break or let in water. Fed up with the plastic mini indicators, I bought some Motrax billet LED indicators, hoping they'd be better quality. They weren't, they leaked and the PCBs corroded and failed.

I then bought these Oberon units, which are superb. I've had them for fitted for over 10 years now, without problems, they are very bright and visible. Expensive, and possibly no longer made by Oberon, although Demon Tweeks still list them.

Motrax top, Oberon below.

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https://www.demon-tweeks.com/oberon-mini-led-indicator-245941/?sku=OBEIND-0008S&istCompanyId=a2904180-3a7d-4e56-b876-cf81c9512180&istFeedId=6fbc4b04-fd28-4ce1-8513-835c8f118690&istItemId=wptpqtaxp&istBid=t&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2ITuBRDkARIsAMK9Q7MZaEk_dFgyzNeG74WEAe-ThIEOQQ-PBbB9su6Mij8m26B8hrgw7rgaAmj8EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

At the other end of the scale, I've just bought a set of four LED indicators for use on a project bike, these cost me £6.99 for four, and they flash as soon as 12v is applied, relay not required. It'll be interesting to see how they hold up.

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Of course, you could always fit LED 'bulbs' into your existing indicator units. I've done this on another of my bikes, gives stock appearance but with LED instant on performance and brightness, also uses less power, which is a consideration on an older bike.

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 Post subject: Re: Led indicators
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:19 pm 
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I have used R&G LED indicators for a few years now, had no problems at all with them,
but they are VERY spendy :Bang
I would also rate Motogadget but they are also ££££££££

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 Post subject: Re: Led indicators
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:58 pm 
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richard pitman wrote:
I know what you mean about the cheap indicators, they soon fail, break or let in water. Fed up with the plastic mini indicators, I bought some Motrax billet LED indicators, hoping they'd be better quality. They weren't, they leaked and the PCBs corroded and failed.

I then bought these Oberon units, which are superb. I've had them for fitted for over 10 years now, without problems, they are very bright and visible. Expensive, and possibly no longer made by Oberon, although Demon Tweeks still list them.

Motrax top, Oberon below.

Image Image

https://www.demon-tweeks.com/oberon-mini-led-indicator-245941/?sku=OBEIND-0008S&istCompanyId=a2904180-3a7d-4e56-b876-cf81c9512180&istFeedId=6fbc4b04-fd28-4ce1-8513-835c8f118690&istItemId=wptpqtaxp&istBid=t&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2ITuBRDkARIsAMK9Q7MZaEk_dFgyzNeG74WEAe-ThIEOQQ-PBbB9su6Mij8m26B8hrgw7rgaAmj8EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

At the other end of the scale, I've just bought a set of four LED indicators for use on a project bike, these cost me £6.99 for four, and they flash as soon as 12v is applied, relay not required. It'll be interesting to see how they hold up.

Image Image

Of course, you could always fit LED 'bulbs' into your existing indicator units. I've done this on another of my bikes, gives stock appearance but with LED instant on performance and brightness, also uses less power, which is a consideration on an older bike.


Oberon - bestest indicators out there - not cheap stuff like the others. (remember too, Oberon have a special appearance/aspect that no other have). Bye


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