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How did you edge light the windshield? That’s a new one on me.
I like the all lights go red when braking, my wife has her Chieftain set up that way too.


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How did you edge light the windshield? That’s a new one on me.
I like the all lights go red when braking, my wife has her Chieftain set up that way too.


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Well first off Mike, there are manufacturers who make an edge light kit but they are all limited to only 4 color choices. Since my entire bike is done using XKGlow lighting, I had some extra 10” strips and cables left over. I place the strip along the bottom of the windshield facing in towards it and contacting it. Then I covered with rubber trim to seal the light from going anywhere else. Ran the cables and tied into the appropriate “zone” I wanted. As you can see I have dual zone. ZONE 1 is engine area and ZONE 2 is everything else. The lights are app controlled and I have 22 million color choices and wanted everything to match.
Here’s something to be aware of… it does not work on a tinted windshield. I tried it on my stock one which was very lightly tinted and it would only let a certain light wavelength pass through producing a dull bluish white color regardless of the color input. When I ordered my ClearView windshield, I ordered a “true clear” with the idea of doing this.

I should mention that the light will shine out through any “gouge” not just the edge. I’ve seen people who have had really cool scenes lightly etched in the lower part of the windshield (didn’t obstruct view) but it lights up just like the edge.
YES, my wife asked if we were going to do that. 😁
 

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Well first off Mike, there are manufacturers who make an edge light kit but they are all limited to only 4 color choices. Since my entire bike is done using XKGlow lighting, I had some extra 10” strips and cables left over. I place the strip along the bottom of the windshield facing in towards it and contacting it. Then I covered with rubber trim to seal the light from going anywhere else. Ran the cables and tied into the appropriate “zone” I wanted. As you can see I have dual zone. ZONE 1 is engine area and ZONE 2 is everything else. The lights are app controlled and I have 22 million color choices and wanted everything to match.
Here’s something to be aware of… it does not work on a tinted windshield. I tried it on my stock one which was very lightly tinted and it would only let a certain light wavelength pass through producing a dull bluish white color regardless of the color input. When I ordered my ClearView windshield, I ordered a “true clear” with the idea of doing this.

I should mention that the light will shine out through any “gouge” not just the edge. I’ve seen people who have had really cool scenes lightly etched in the lower part of the windshield (didn’t obstruct view) but it lights up just like the edge.
YES, my wife asked if we were going to do that. 😁
That would be cool . Post pics ....
 

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You can probably use NGK aftermarket replacements.
You can get them straight, 90 like these and 45 too. Price is a little high on these.
A bike shop with a well stocked parts department should have them in stock at around $5.
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David Silver Spares has aftermarket replacements for the CX500 and variants. They're sans resistor, so I run them with R plugs.
 

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One of the problems with motorcycle parking here is that there are very few places with parking, and those that have parking only provide a small space. Consequently, many bikes are parked close together.

Guys here really don't care if they scratch your bike, knock off a mirror or break an indicator because most of their bikes are old or already damaged.

I usually try to park as far away from other bikes as possible, but as luck would have it, I still returned to my little CR to see the front indicator broken.

So I bought some CNC aluminium LED indicators that won't break.

They are PnP and only took a few minutes to install.
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Well first off Mike, there are manufacturers who make an edge light kit but they are all limited to only 4 color choices. Since my entire bike is done using XKGlow lighting, I had some extra 10” strips and cables left over. I place the strip along the bottom of the windshield facing in towards it and contacting it. Then I covered with rubber trim to seal the light from going anywhere else. Ran the cables and tied into the appropriate “zone” I wanted. As you can see I have dual zone. ZONE 1 is engine area and ZONE 2 is everything else. The lights are app controlled and I have 22 million color choices and wanted everything to match.
Here’s something to be aware of… it does not work on a tinted windshield. I tried it on my stock one which was very lightly tinted and it would only let a certain light wavelength pass through producing a dull bluish white color regardless of the color input. When I ordered my ClearView windshield, I ordered a “true clear” with the idea of doing this.

I should mention that the light will shine out through any “gouge” not just the edge. I’ve seen people who have had really cool scenes lightly etched in the lower part of the windshield (didn’t obstruct view) but it lights up just like the edge.
YES, my wife asked if we were going to do that.
That’s neat. My wife has the same 2 zone million color app controlled light system, it works very well, maybe we should get some more and do her windshield too, I like it!


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I'm thinking about going for a ride tomorrow with a friend, so I thought I'd clean up the bike a little bit.
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