Jeff Dahle [JeffD on gstwin.com] has put together an LED circuit board for use
as taillights and are available to the GStwin.com community for a small fee. The
LED array Jeff chose is layed out on circuit board in circular pattern like the R6. Two additional LED's are provided
pointed down to light the license place. Their light color is more blue than stock bulbs, hard to photograph though.
Jeff has 5 parallel circuits max running at ~ 20mA and is using 14v for his calculations (because thats
the average charging voltage) so total draw is 100mA at 14 volts is a whopping 1.4 watts and I believe the standard bulbs
run at like 20watts each. The LED's are
red and two clear for the license plate.
To install this board:
1) Remove taillight lens and bulbs. On 2001+ models remove rear bodywork to get access to the wiring
at the bulb socket. On 2000 and older models you can twist the socket out the back when you remove the bulb.
2) On 2001+ models you'll have to drill a hole in the housing to run the wires.
Do this so you don't have to remove the sockets which are permanently installed in housing. 2000 and older you can just remove
one bulb socket.
3) Place circuit board where you want it. The LED's were layed out so the circles of LED's are centered
where the bulbs are. There are two screws that will hold the board in place. Screw these through the board and into
the tailight housing. Housing is soft plastic so you won't have to predrill, just push heavily on end of screw and turn to
get it started (you can make life really easy by predrilling a small hole).