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lbwems78
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:56 pm    Post subject: Buddy Kick deadlights and headlight Reply with quote

Has anyone found replacement deadlights for the Buddy Kick with white LEDs to use as running lights?

Has anyone replaced their headlight with an LED bulb? The halogen just isn't bright enough for me. How hard is it to disassemble the handlebar housing to get to the headlight bulb to change it out?
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olhogrider
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Buddy Kick deadlights and headlight Reply with quote

lbwems78 wrote:
Has anyone found replacement deadlights for the Buddy Kick with white LEDs to use as running lights?

Has anyone replaced their headlight with an LED bulb? The halogen just isn't bright enough for me. How hard is it to disassemble the handlebar housing to get to the headlight bulb to change it out?


Sorry I don't have a Kick but I will caution you about LEDs. When using them for turn signals some people have run into polarity problems. There are are dual polarity bulbs available. I have swapped a few halogen bulbs for LEDs with mixed results. They put out a lot of bright white light but are not always compatible with the reflector designed for a halogen incandescent bulb. One I bought has a depth adjustment to help with the focus. Some have a fixed heat sink, and some have a fan. You will have to see if those fit in the available space. I like superbrightleds.com for a source. Be sure to look at a few YouTube videos also. And not just the ones from vendors. Wink
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loganx4
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I replaced all my lights with LEDs and if you activate the deadlights you HAVE to use LEDs because regular bulbs will drain the batter. I got my deadlights kit from this guy Voodoo on the boards. It looks like he might be sold out of them though.

Headlight https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KTXL7FW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Handlebar/blinker LEDs https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PLSY5WS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The rear LEDs for your rear blinkers and deadlights can be found here, https://www.aero-lites.com/product-page/ge-89-led-replacement-12vdc-dimmable.

I bought https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013LDMLO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 to prevent the fast flash once you replace your blinker LEDs.

And here are some LEDs to replace the lights in your speedometer
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085NJLH4N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I went with the blue ones on mine

I hope this helps out.
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