Backlighting the front and rear
reflectors adds nighttime conspicuity by making your bike
more visible from the side. Most 12 volt strip leds can be
cut into smaller strips of 3. Two groups of three LEDs fit
nicely behind K bike reflectors.
1 - Carefully pry the reflector
out of it's plastic mounting bracket.
2 - Locate where the LEDs will
reside and use a Dermel to cut holes for them.
3 - Solder wires to the positive
and negative terminals of the strip.
4 - Drills hole in the mounting
bracket for the wire to pass through.
5 - Glue it back together.
These pictures are a little
blurry due to using a point and shoot camera at night.
On my K bikes I use
waterproof micro relays
to make each side's flash off when the turn signal flashes
on so they serve as side LED turn signals as well as side
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