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Old 27th June 2012
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I cant seem to find a good LED brake/tail light for my rigid, i blow out regular bulbs from the vibration , i currently have an 1157r led bulb in there now,but it doesnt light up my license tag at all,since it shines straight back,and no light really hits the tag area,i am worried about getting stopped for it
i want an led light but nobody seems to carry one for a 96,they are all selling 99 and up,whats the difference?,can i make it work?,or is there an actual
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There are 1157 LED bulbs available who has small white LEDs at the base to shine on the plate.
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I canot find them anywhere,i and am not wanting to pay 50 bucks for a bulb,i would like to get the whole assembly,lens mount and all
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This seems to be an option for you. It says '73 to '98. And, it should plug in directly.

I'd contact them. They were extremely helpful and responsive. I was impressed with their service. They even saved me some money for options I didn't need.

http://www.customdynamics.com/street...taillights.htm

http://www.customdynamics.com/Images/gen-136.jpg
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Converting to LED will cost you.
I, personally, bought a laydown LED tail light with license window (didn't have the amp plug - found that for 5$). It cost me 55$ + shipping on eBay.
I've seen cheaper since.
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thats what i am talking about Winterwheel,i want to do something like that,
my question is ,does the lens have to be for my 96 or so yr range or do the 99 and up still bolt up?
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I'm running LED bolts on my license plate mount...they aren't the brightest but they do get the job done. For the Brake light I just mounted a LED strip up under the rear fender...It works very well. I believe there are some pics in my gallery.
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Can't say for sure. Someone else may be able to confirm this.
However, 12V is pretty standard. Right?
I think the standard connection is:

White = Running Light +12V
Red = Brake Light
Blue = License tag (I tie mine to the white for +12V)
Black = Ground

I've observed that laydowns are very similar across models. My friend has a '76 Police Bike. The tail light (to my untrained eye) is very similar. The license window varies in size, top or bottom or is not present at all (depends on models). However, they all seem to be pretty close in fit.

Here's a quick search on eBay:

http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=...All-Categories

This one was a search on 1996 specificly:
http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_nkw=l....c0.m270.l1313
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thanks for your help,yes, i dont want to spend 150 bucks for a new setup,but i would definetely make one ,i am not scared to cut and splice wires,just want it to still bolt on my fender like the stock one does
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