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6Jun/140

BMW NineT custom LED taillight from Chrome Glow

bmw 3A hot product that is getting a lot of buzz at chromeglow.com is the Flexible Array Light Bar with Run-Turn- Brake. This product comes in four different lengths and functions as Running light, Brake light and Turn Signals without the need for a special RTB (run/turn/brake) module.  Our customers have been loving them; especially the 11“ featured here by one of our customers.

BMW WIRES

Simple 5 wire installation to make light bar function as run, brake, and turns

 

 

He installed the 11” Flexible Array Light Bar with Run-Turn-Brake on his BMW nineT

 

This is a fairly easy installation but it is suggested that you have some knowledge of the motorcycle wiring. Soldering and heat-shrinking is recommended for a professional installation. Wiring accessories can be found at this link.

Light bar attaches with included 3M double sided automotive tape. What's really cool is they come in clear or smoked tubing to match just about any paint scheme. To check out all four lengths and details go to ChromeGlow.com

21Sep/12Off

Custom Flexible Arrays on a Rocker C

We have been getting more and more request from customers who own a Rocker C that want to do something different with their rear Run-Brake-Turn signals. Most people want to remove them completely and go with an LED strip light but just arent sure how to go about it.

What we did on this Rocker C was add 2 Flexible LED Arrays with 55 LEDs to the swing arm. We also added a set of Drugz Turn Signal Circuits and a pair of Dual Element Circuits to they would function as Run, Brake, and Turn.

Click here for a Run-Brake-Turn wiring diagram

Flexible Array on Rocker C

55 LED Flexible Array on RockerC

Flexible Array on Rocker C55 LED Flexible Array installed as Run-Brake-Turn
17Aug/12Off

New from Chrome Glow – Customized 2012 V-Rod LED Light Bar

After requests from many customers, knew we needed to offer a light bar for V-Rods that functioned as a running light, brake light, and turn signal.  We worked with Radiantz to design and develop a new rear LED light bar specifically designed for the 2012 V-Rod.

This new light bar fits perfectly over the extended stock taillight found on the new 2012 V-Rods.  The entire light bar acts as a running and a brake light but when the turn signal is activated the outer 5” of the light bar blinks amber. This new design eliminates the need for a Run-Brake-Turn module and can be installed in less than 1-1/2 hours!

Learn more about the 2012 V-Rod LED Light Bar

 

Before installation of the new Customized 2012 V-Rod Led Light Bar

Before installation of the new Customized 2012 V-Rod Led Light Bar

 

2012 V-Rod with new LED Light Bar while active #1

2012 V-Rod with new LED Light Bar while active #1

 

2012 V-Rod with new LED Light Bar while active #2

2012 V-Rod with new LED Light Bar while active #2

2012 V-Rod with new LED Light Bar while inactive

2012 V-Rod with new LED Light Bar while inactive

 

We re-located the license plate frame to the side with a vertical mount

We re-located the license plate frame to the side with a vertical mount

 

 

 

26Jan/12Off

Custom Install January 2012 – CVO Street Glide

Our shop has been very busy so far this winter with installations ranging from LED turn signals, brake lights, and LED headlights to more custom installations. One of the most recent installations we did was on a 2012 CVO Street Glide.

LED Dog-Eye Turn Signals

LED Dog-Eye Turn Signals

In this install, we started out installing our LED Dog-Eye turn signals in the front. They function as a full time white Daytime Running Light (DRL). When the turn signal is activated the white outer ring turns off and the amber inner LEDs illuminate as turn signals.

We also added red 1157 clusters to the rear turns.

FLHX Floor Board Turns

FLHX Floor Board Turns

We then installed a set of red Floor Board lights using Drugz circuits so they function as full time running lights and the flash “Off to On” as turn signals making the bike more visible from the side.

When this was completed, we got started on the custom work. First we removed the stock spoiler lights in the saddlebags. We took them apart and inserted 20 LED Flexible Arrays into them. We glued them back together and installed them using Dual Element Circuits to make them function as running and brake. This made the spoiler lights now appear 3x brighter than stock.

We then removed the stock lower fender light and completely disassembled it. Removed the smoked lens and fabricated in 3 of the 55 LED Flexible Arrays in the slots. We also used a Dual Element Circuit here to make them function as running and brake lights.

After that we installed a set of our 40 LED Filler Strip kit and wire them into the running and brake lights.

We then topped off the whole job by adding a strobe module to the Spoiler Lights, Filler Strip Lights, and the Fender Skirt Lights. When the brake is activated all 3 of these lights will strobe 3x and then go “steady On”. This is a great way to get the attention of the driver behind you to let them know you are slowing down.

Learn more about our custom installs at www.ChromeGlow.com.

If you’d like to enter a photo or video of the install on your bike, please email us at photos@chromeglow.com.

21Nov/11Off

Featured Motorcycle LED Install – November 2011

On this custom LED light install, we did a few things to light up this Harley Davidson V-Rod.

We first installed LED Fork Lights on the V-Rod Mucle for front turn signals with a clean, custom look.

The customer wanted the fork lights to function both as turn signals and high intensity running lights, so we used the 40 LED strips along with Drugz Turn Signal Circuits so that they could run together as both.

And finally, we installed Chameleonz Color Changing LED Kit to light up the motor for a cool custom glow.

Learn more about our custom installs at www.ChromeGlow.com.

If you’d like to enter a photo or video of the install on your bike, please email us at photos@chromeglow.com.

24Oct/11Off

New Motorcycle Lights and Accessories Added this Fall

Yamaha Raider Front Turn Signal Kit

Yamaha Raider Front Turn Signal Kit

Honda Fury LED Turn Signal Kit

Honda Fury LED Turn Signal Kit

V-Star Tail Light Lens

V-Star Tail Light Lens

Large Oval LED Brake Light Board

Large Oval LED Brake Light Board

VTX Custom Integrated LED Taillight

VTX Custom Integrated LED Taillight

We have added many new products this fall including a wide selection of integrated tail lights and turn signals for a number of different motorcycle models from our new partnership with Moto Lume. Check out some of the newest additions below, or view a complete listing on our New Products page at ChromeGlow.com.

  • Yamaha Raider Front Turn Signal Kit – almost invisible until activated, View here
  • Honda Fury LED Turn Signal Kit - almost invisible until activated, View here
  • V-Star Tail Light Lens – clear or smoked replacement motorcycle taillight lens, View here
  • Large Oval LED Brake Light Board – super bright 136 LED universal motorcycle brake light board, View here
  • Kingpin Rear LED Turn Signal Kit - sleek new one-of-a-kind rear low profile turn signal kits, amber or red, View here
  • Integrated LED Tail Lights and Turn Signals for: DeuceV-RodV-StarVTX CustomM109Warrior, Yamaha V-Star 650/1000
    And more models to come!

You can see a complete listing of our new products here.
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10Oct/11Off

Latest Motorcycle LED Install – October 2011

In this custom install we did on a Harley Davidson, we added a red engine LED light kit – the Red H-D Twin Cam & Evo LED Light Kit - and front and rear LED flat turn signal clusters for a clean look. We also installed a Smart Equalizer to reduce the turn signal flash rate back to “stock” speed. Learn more about our custom installs at www.ChromeGlow.com.

If you’d like to enter a photo or video of the install on your bike, please email us at photos@chromeglow.com.

5Oct/11Off

Chrome Glow Partners with Moto Lume

VTX Custom Integrated LED Taillight

VTX Custom Integrated LED Taillight

We have just signed on with Moto Lume, formerly Clear Alternatives. Moto Lume makes clear and smoked lenses for almost every make and model motorcycle. They also make integrated LED tail lights in which the turn signals are built directly into the tail lights for many motorcycle models.

By using integrated LED tail lights, you can remove your “lollipop” style turn signals, and instead have a clean look with your turn signals integrated into your tail light.

At ChromeGlow.com, we have already added integrated LED tail lights for several cruiser models including M109, VTX Custom, Deuce, VTX Retro, and V-Rod. Over the next couple of months we will continue to add these lights for other models including for sport bikes as well as other products from Moto Lume. If you don’t see lights for your bike model here now, be sure to check back soon.

V-Rod Integrated LED Taillight

V-Rod Integrated LED Taillight

VTX Retro Integrated LED Taillight

VTX Retro Integrated LED Taillight

M109 Integrated LED Taillight

M109 Integrated LED Taillight

22Sep/11Off

Custom Installs – More for September

Another custom motorcycle LED lighting install that we wanted to share with you. This motorcycle LED light install was done by us in our shop in Coral Springs, FL.

In this installation on a Victory Jackpot, we added a MBW Rear Turn Signal Kit, a MBW Side Mount License Plate Frame, and two, 30 LED Flexible Arrays on the front forks as turn signals.

In order to make the lights run correctly, we had to install a MBW Load Equalizer to slow the blinker flash rate back down to normal. The use of the flexible arrays as turn signals and a side mount license plate frame really cleaned up the back of the bike for a custom look.

View Video of Install

The front of the Victory Jackpot

The front of the Victory Jackpot

The front of the Victory Jackpot

The rear of the Victory Jackpot

The Side Mount License Plate Frame installed

The Side Mount License Plate Frame installed

Do you need a custom install? If you live in the Coral Springs, FL area or in town visiting, stop in our shop if interested in a custom motorcycle LED install. We also do custom installs at the shows we attend – look for us at Bike Fest in Daytona Beach this spring.

If you’d like to enter a photo or video of the install on your bike, please email us at photos@chromeglow.com.

15Sep/11Off

Motorcycle LED Installs – September 2011

Below is our most recent motorcycle LED lighting install. This install was done by us here at Chrome Glow. If you’re in the Coral Springs, FL area or in town visiting, stop in our shop if interested in a custom motorcycle LED install.

If you’d like to enter a photo or video of your bike, please email to: photos@chromeglow.com.

Installation details:

We installed V-Rod Rear Turn Signals under the fender LED turn signal assembly and we added a smoked V-Rod LED Tail Light. We relocated the customer’s license plate to the side by mounting it on a vertical bracket that attached to the axle bolt. We also added Dog-Eye turn signal clusters to the front turns and added a signal stabilizer to control the blinker flash rate. The total install time on this customer’s bike was approximately 3 hours.

V-Rod Turn Signal Left

V-Rod Turn Signal Left

V-Rod Turn Signal Right

V-Rod Turn Signal Right

V-Rod Turn Signal Off

V-Rod Turn Signal Off

The above pictures show the V-Rod rear turn signals installed. Learn more about V-Rod Turn Signals.

V-Rod Smoked Tail Light Installed

V-Rod Smoked Tail Light Installed

V-Rod Smoked Tail Light Installed Off

V-Rod Smoked Tail Light Installed Off

The above pictures show a V-Rod Smoked Tail Light installed. Learn more about the V-Rod Tail Light.