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Has anyone had any run ins with the police due to LEDs. Not blinkers or headlights, but engine kits. I'm nervous of hassle(Mi).

If you did put a kit on your bike, what color and where did you get it from?

Thanks!!
 

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Bichm03. Down here in fl. I have had not trouble.As long as you don't look like a police or fire truck you should be fine. I have led extra tail and brake and also led fog on the front. I have white led under the tank to light the motor.I got them on ebay.300 on a roll.It was $6 something and free ship.Don't buy one of those kits for $100+.Do it youself and save a lot of money.If I can do it any one can.Have fun with it.And have a great ride.
 

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Not much trouble here in Wisconsin. Just stay away from red and blue LED's. I have amber under my bike, and have never had a problem. But amber is legal to see from all directions here. Every state has different laws, and every cop a different opinion.
I got them off amazon. It was a pre assembled kit for bikes and had 6 strips a control modual with brightness and flash modes and a wireless controler for $65
 

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Just FYI, I posed this question to my brother in law a couple months ago (an LEO). And he says, at least in Missouri, all underglow LEDs/neon are illegal. Accent lights, that sort of thing. His department has started cracking down on it and stopping people and giving warnings or tickets, since it seems a lot of folks are under the misinformation that as long as it's not red or blue it's okay, which isn't the case.

That said; most folks I know who have them use them all the time and have never once run in to an issue. My wife has them on her bike, though she doesn't use them when she's on the road really.
 

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Here in Ga., I run mine all the time, and they are red. Have been through Ohio, Pa., W.Va., Indiana, Ky., Tn., and Alabama at niht with them and never had them questioned, but am sure they are not legal in any of these states. I have them powered through my tail lights, but can turn them off if I choise. Mostly they are on when the key is on.
 

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Put a set of blue ones on the wife's VN 900, drove it to TN, got stopped by a trooper in downtown Johnson City,TN who was offended by the lights. When I paraphrased the TN motor vehicle code's statute on this very thing, I reminded him these lights were neither strobing or flashing and were therefore not a violation. He then told me how much of a favor he was doing me my not writing a citation. LOL, law enforcement, ya' gotta love 'em.
 

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Put a set of blue ones on the wife's VN 900, drove it to TN, got stopped by a trooper in downtown Johnson City,TN who was offended by the lights. When I paraphrased the TN motor vehicle code's statute on this very thing, I reminded him these lights were neither strobing or flashing and were therefore not a violation. He then told me how much of a favor he was doing me my not writing a citation. LOL, law enforcement, ya' gotta love 'em.
You may want to look though (though you probably have). In MO, if you have strobing or flashing lights (any color except amber, and there are restrictions in where amber flashing lights can be), it's a moving violation. If you are blatantly flashing red and blue attempting to stop people it could be a felony l(impersonating)

Not flashing or strobing is not a moving violation, leading many to believe it is "legal". While true it's not a moving violation, it IS an equipment violation (similar to a burned out taillight or an illegal headlight). So you CAN still get a ticket for solid blue or solid white or any other color "accent lights".

But again, most places it's rarely enforced.
 

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I can't speak for other states but here in NY motorcycles have been declared a missed revenue opportunity. So lots of things we used to get away with are now being ticketed; strictly for the cash value. Loud pipes, upright plates, non-DOT helmets, accent lights. A friend got pulled over and warned about his LED running lights. They were "nearly" as bright as the break light and the cop told him he could be ticketed.
 

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quit believing everything some cop tells you. Read the statute for yourself.
I have. What 'some cop told me' was that it was illegal and I could be ticketed for it. What I read myself was that non-flashing/non-strobing lights were an equipment violation (and Missouri doesn't do 'fix-it tickets', you get the ticket regardless if you're gonna fix it tomorrow or not!), and that strobing/flashing lights were a moving violation (steeper penalty and points on your license; potential felony if the officer believes it was done to force other drivers to yield)

Every state is different. I'm not that particularly worried about it myself.
 

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Can't speak for MO as I have not read their "laws." But in TN, where this trooper stopped me, I did. It's not a ticketable offense. The funny part is he stopped me while I, he and TWO local cops were all sitting at an intersection. None of the locals bothered me. They knew. When Super Trooper realized "Gosh, here's someone who has actually bothered to read the law! What do I say now?"
Amerikans deserve every bit of oppressive "law enforcement" they get, as they allow it through their apathy.
 

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I have. What 'some cop told me' was that it was illegal and I could be ticketed for it. What I read myself was that non-flashing/non-strobing lights were an equipment violation (and Missouri doesn't do 'fix-it tickets', you get the ticket regardless if you're gonna fix it tomorrow or not!), and that strobing/flashing lights were a moving violation (steeper penalty and points on your license; potential felony if the officer believes it was done to force other drivers to yield)

Every state is different. I'm not that particularly worried about it myself.
Sorry Roman that don't sound right, Would love to read that law.
I do know that a cop pulled over a car for having blue lights in his grill ROfl.
 

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In VA. Back in my High School days I had a Camaro with the purple under glow neon tubes. I had wired in quick connects on the wiring and had it down to an art removing and reinstalling the lights so I could get my annual inspection. It would not pass with them. I also did not run them on the road just in parking lots and such. I never had any problem with the LEOs. But it was an equipment violation.

Just like in most places, what the law states you can't do and what they choose to enforce is differently. I have seen local LEOs write people up for it but they were running them while driving. They were just lenient as long as you did not cause problems and run them while on the roads.
 

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Ok where would I find these laws what books Etc
 

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I usually start at the state's own website, from there look for the motor vehicle code / revised statutes(Louisiana is title 32, for instance). If there is any such law, it would be there.
 

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Ok found it, as long as they are not beams facing forward or backwards and the bulbs can not be seen and it does not hit the road way more then 75 feet I am fine, no flashing no strobes are allowed
 
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