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Offline JerBear

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Stop lamps on a Shad 50L?
« on: October 14, 2018, 01:21:35 pm »
Has anyone added accessory lights to a Shad 50L and is it really difficult?  I want to add a stop light to my Shad 50L (Murph's) and have never done that type of connection is it hard to get the panels off.  I suppose the winter indoor weather is coming so i can take my time and give it a try but if anyone here has already done this give me a few hints.
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Re: Stop lamps on a Shad 50L?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 09:54:25 am »
I put an Admore 8 inch wide LED on the Shad mount under mine. Tail, brake and sequential turn signals all in one. 

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Re: Stop lamps on a Shad 50L?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2018, 07:12:04 pm »
I added the Admore(sp) LED light strip that has the tail, brake and turn signals in one. It is not hard to install, just have to take your time and be careful not to break off the tabs holding the reflector. After installation I was underwhelmed by the amount of light put out by them. I have disabled them due to the wire always being in the way. I am thinking about putting LEDs in the back of the Saddlebags to increase visibility.

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Re: Stop lamps on a Shad 50L?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 03:56:49 pm »
I'm not familiar withe Shad construction. I have a Givi, and I was able to pull off the reflector that goes on the back and wraps to the sides a little. From the previous post, it sounds like you can pull the reflector off the SHad also.
Once I had the reflector off, I installed strip LEDs from superbrightleds.com. The strips come in various lengths, but you can cut them to the length you need, but you can only make these cuts every xx number of LEDs (I think every three LEDs you can cut). I then lined up the LEDs in three groups under the reflector, and they look pretty good. I only wired them to the brake light. The LEDs are bright enough to increase visibility.
I had to do some soldering of new leads to the LED strips, and then bringing them all together, but the end-results was pretty good.