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thanks guys.

what changes need to made to the electrical system to accommodate LED Indicators (i.e. relays, etc)?


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Be careful with these..

Romper,

I might be wrong but I believe we ( in Victoria at least) are well restricted when it comes to changing lights, indicators, brake lights and so on.
I know that:
No dark indicators.
No dark brake light.
No progressive flashing of indicators when braking.
(turn indicators are just that).
I don't think LED are legal also...

The cops will just take any of those as a pretext to stop and trouble you.

They did it once about my exhaust, too loud!
it is just stock and stage 2 debaffled...
The test proved them wrong but it costed me money :mad:
 

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They did it once about my exhaust, too loud!
it is just stock and stage 2 debaffled...
The test proved them wrong but it costed me money :mad:
Are you saying your stock pipes with Stage 2 debaffle passed the Vic noise test? I have a stage 1 debaffle and assumed they would be slightly over but not enough that I would attract attention in the first place.
 

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Thanks Frenchy. What did you do about the pipes?

What is a dark brake light?

Romper
Before going to the test, I applied a silver compound over the holes, it hardens like steel (bought at Bunnings).

A few weeks later I re-drilled the holes :D

Dark light: I mean replacing the red plastic cover on the tail light with a dark tinted one. It looks smart, specially if the bike is black.
They also exist for indicators.
 

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Are you saying your stock pipes with Stage 2 debaffle passed the Vic noise test? I have a stage 1 debaffle and assumed they would be slightly over but not enough that I would attract attention in the first place.
No, they did not, see my answer to Romper.

Strangely enough, the week before a friend of mine got also caught for the same thing, excepted she was riding an HD Sporster 8.83 completely new and stock!
She went to the test which showed just under the limit.

When proved right, I believe the police or the state should refund the expense.
 

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Magical Fenchy! What stuff did you buy form Bunnings to fill those holes?

What is the $$ value of this expense you refer to?

How does the Fuzz know the pipes are too loud when they pull you over?

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Before going to the test, I applied a silver compound over the holes, it hardens like steel (bought at Bunnings).

A few weeks later I re-drilled the holes :D
Ah... so you wouldn't have passed without "fixing" it. I was amazed that you got through the check with a stage 2 debaffle!!!

With a stage 1 debaffle, I am just counting on not attracting attention.

When proved right, I believe the police or the state should refund the expense.
Except that you cheated... ;)
They actually got it right but you made it look like they got it wrong...
 

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Magical Fenchy!

What stuff did you buy form Bunnings to fill those holes?

Selleys Kneadit polymer repair system, as per picture attached. When dried, hard as steel and same colour. Used it on the bike nearly 2 years ago now, still holding , not even rusting.

What is the $$ value of this expense you refer to?

I believe the noise test cost around A$30, but I had to take time off work to go from the city to Dandennong and back.

How does the Fuzz know the pipes are too loud when they pull you over?

Actually in both cases they were just standing by on the footpath, saw and heard us coming, took our rego number and filed a report to the EPA, "assuming" we were above the EPA noise level
from that point the EPA office took over basing their case on the police report :curse:
 

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Except that you cheated...
They actually got it right but you made it look like they got it wrong...

Yeah, ok, got your point, thinking about it the noise test with the holes plugged was just below the acceptable level, so with the holes it might have been borderline and not have passed the test, but this is still to be proven...:cool:
 

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Qudos to Frenchy!

Don't the fuzz have better things to do than standing by on the footpath?

All 3 of us should plan a ride one day - all VN 900's...

Frenchy and Mr Waldo - do you guys have the classic or custom?

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I ride a 2012 Classic.
Mostly stock because it is the only vehicle I have and it has to be fairly practical as well.

I'm contemplating a few tweaks (Air, fuel, rear tire) but for the moment finances stop me doing too much.
 

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Classic, I like the footboards and the wide front tyre that can handle tram lines...
 
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