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    LED stripe tail chop from stock tail

    Today I am going to show you how you can chop your stock tail to install the LED stripe Integratorz premium kit

    Take your stock tail



    Prepare 3 mm aluminum plate. I ordered the plate here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o03_s00



    Strip down all tail parts



    Keep the tail license plate light, it can be useful if you are going to relocate the license plate to the swingarm side.



    Grind down the aluminum casting channels





    Mark 35 mm line aside the tail edge



    Mark the cutting profile on both sides



    Cut the line



    Cut the side faces



    Finish the edges with grinding tool



    Grind down the inside aluminum casting channels and bumps





    Last edited by TPEHAK; 08-24-2015 at 12:25 AM.

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    Cut long aluminum plate stripe with necessary width and bend the stripe. A used a metal pipe, a couple of wood blocks and a couple clamps to create bending tool.



    Fits like glows





    Mark the contour and cut the new tail bottom





    Use metal wire grind brush to remove old paint and prepare the edges for welding





    Weld the bottom with the tail. I asked a local welding shop to weld it for me.





    The next step is grind the welding seams down and fillet the edges
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    For the LED conversion I ordered the LED kit http://www.radiantz.com/en/products#...kit/p/39306225 with smoked color tube and one Dual Element Circuit for Z-Flex http://www.radiantz.com/en/products#...lex/p/39306179 for 65-125 LEDs range. As I understand the Dual Element Circuit for Z-Flex is just a resistor, so you can use a resistor to connect wires with Run and Brake lights.
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    The welding seams have been grinded down.









    The next step is cutting the LED stripe slot. I'm still waiting my LED kit so I do not know exact sizes.

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    Super cool! Thanks for the detail.

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    The Integratorz premium kit is in my hands. The kit includes the flexible LED stripe, the D-tube, the resistor (Dual Element Circuit) for run-brake lights and the plugs for the D-tube. I need to cut the LED stripe and the D-tube for necessary length. The LED stripe divided on sections, each section is 0.6 inches length and has 5 lights. The LED stripe should be splited only between the sections and have an even number of sections to split the turn signals in the middle. 14 sections length is enough to embrace the tail curve.







    Here is the back side of the LED stripe. As you can see it has soldering lines between the sections. The LED stripe should be shortened along line between sections. In addition I need to split the "Y" soldering line in the middle of the LED stripe and solder an extra wire to split the turn signals.



    Last edited by TPEHAK; 08-27-2015 at 04:46 AM.

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    Do you mean Strip*

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    Today I've finished the slot for the LED.

    Notch the LED stripe by file along the cutting line between the sections to keep only 14 sections





    Finish splitting by blade. The rest has 6 sections and can be used to create front turn signals.







    Split the yellow wire in the middle and solder the the second yellow wire with the the "Y" contact in opposite side of the LED stripe









    Split the "Y" contact in the middle of the LED stripe for the turn signals using a small drill. So you have 7 sections of yellow color for each turn signal on the left side and on the right side.







    Trim the D-tube to place the LED stripe in it and plug it with the plastic plugs.







    Heat up slightly the D-tube and curve it around the tail







    Mark the place on the tail to cut the slot for the LED





    Drill holes in the ends of the slot





    Cut the slot

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    Grind the slot









    The LED tube fits like gloves













    The next step is create a support bracket for the LED tube.
    Last edited by TPEHAK; 08-30-2015 at 06:07 AM.

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    Do this times 100 and sell one to me! It's gonna look great



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