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My DIY LED pegs ***pics and video***

I've been considering LED pegs for some time now. In fact, all the way back to when I had my 05. I finally decided to make my own.

I ordered my LEDs on eBay. They are 8mm, strawhat (lens shape), 0.5W 5-chip LEDs in amber. Their viewing angle is 120 degrees. I chose these particular LEDs because all the other LED pegs I've seen are more visible from some angles than others.

The 120 degree viewing angle makes darn sure you can see them from just about any angle.

They are pictured here:





I then plotted my pattern on the peg using a metric ruler and a centre punch. I ended up settling on 10 LEDs per face on each peg = 20 per peg. This also simplified my wiring scheme which was 20 LEDs divided into 4x 5 LED series.

My pattern is pictured here:



I determined my resistance values using this online calculator:
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I then proceeded to shave the reservoir guard and hose hook. I also used an angle grinder the remove the bracing cast into the backside of the peg. This was necessary to make room for LEDs running the full length of the peg legs. (HA! Peg legs...) After drilling pilot holes, I worked my way up to a 5/16" bit. It was very close to 8mm, at 7.9mm. Both modifications are pictured here:







If there are concerns for safety and the strength of the passenger pegs, take this advice from the LED KING... the one and only Tripage. And I quote, "We have modified all types of pegs and have never had a peg break. Look at ducati passenger pegs and gsxr pegs. They are getting smaller and smaller. Unless your passenger is 200lbs and jumping up and down, I don't see a problem...".

I did not have the resources available to powder coat my pegs. I would only have done this if I were going to powder coat my subframe too. So how to cover up the "scar" left behind from the shaving of reservoir guards and hose hooks? I brushed the aluminum to a handsome directional finish. Pictured here:



After metal work was completed, I continued by setting the LEDs in their holes and connecting them in series (groups of 5). Superglue was used to secure each LED and provide a seal sufficient to prevent potting compound (black epoxy) from leaking around the LED.

Here they are grouped:



I had to do the potting in three steps, as the pegs are curved. Gravity will not allow for one quick fill. After curing, heatshrink was applied to the peg-end of the wiring. All remaining wiring was twisted into a delicious looking candy-like spiral.

The finished product:





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I will be performing the CRF450R rear reservoir modification in the near future. This will ensure that the entire rear face of the peg will be seen on the right side.

Lemme know what you think!

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damn not bad those are pretty ******* bright the only thing i would see as a draw back is how much the led sticks out from the peg.

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that looks damn good. How much for parts and labor?
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I can honestly say that is one of the cleanest looking l.e.d peg set ups that I have seen by a amature. great looking work bro.

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WOW really bright,, great clean job too,, the black apoxy, is it rubbery when dried or solid?

have you tried putting all your weight on the pegs? it looks like they have lost some structural integrity
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that looks damn good. How much for parts and labor?
Tough to put a figure on. I already had all the necessary tools and heat shrink/wiring. The only definite figures are the potting compound (black epoxy) and the LEDs themselves. $30 and $80 (CAD) respectively.

I paid extra for the LEDs to get amber. No sellers have amber for some reason. But you can get 100 red ones for $50. Special order for amber in the LEDs I chose for some reason.

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WOW really bright,, great clean job too,, the black apoxy, is it rubbery when dried or solid? have you tried putting all your weight on the pegs? it looks like they have lost some structural integrity

Rock hard like black glass!

V-tec. Please read the bold section of my writeup. Tripage already covered it! You're definitely right though. Removal of any material will render the part weaker than stock. Tripage has modified all kinds of pegs and never had one break. Check out this thread -- He's a madman!

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sorry man,, i am a picture guy, i read a bit of it, but when i saw that you had a vid i skipped right to that LOL
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sorry man,, i am a picture guy, i read a bit of it, but when i saw that you had a vid i skipped right to that LOL
No problem! I do the same thing too. Pictures rule.


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yeah I got to get me some so you or trip will be getting a PM here shortly

Trip is your man. His customer service is outstanding, and workmanship second to none.

I have a couple of his products on both of my bikes and love em!


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I have a couple of his products on both of my bikes and love em!
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damn that looks bright! nice write-up.

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good job. i know i could make me a set since i have all the tools just need LEDs. only thing is, i dont like pass pegs

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well done!!, i wish i had rear pegs to do that!!


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Wow..that's bright.
Holes kinda big though...Good job putting it together. Looks great.

So much stuffs I wanted to buy, so little money...Damn it! :D

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Awesome Job!

I'm actually in the middle of doing almost the same thing... I'm using regular 8mm diffused (colored) LED.

I was thinking of putting both brakes and signals in mine but i really like the way yours turned out.

If anyone has plans on doing this on their own, I'd recommend hollowing out where you plan to drill first. The bit I used wasn't 100% true and going through the support made an oval-ish hole. :(

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Awesome Job!

I'm actually in the middle of doing almost the same thing... I'm using regular 8mm diffused (colored) LED.

I was thinking of putting both brakes and signals in mine but i really like the way yours turned out.

If anyone has anyone plans on doing this on their own, I'd recommend hollowing out where you plan to drill first. The bit I used wasn't 100% true and going through the support made an oval-ish hole. :(
I agree with you 100%. When I drilled my holes, and struck a "support" on the back of the peg, it would push the bit and actually ovalized a couple of my holes. Nothing overtly noticeable, but enough that I would change my order of operations the second time around.

Either that or use a drill press!


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I agree with you 100%. When I drilled my holes, and struck a "support" on the back of the peg, it would push the bit and actually ovalized a couple of my holes. Nothing overtly noticeable, but enough that I would change my order of operations the second time around.

Either that or use a drill press!
I did use a drill press, and vice... problem was the bit having a slight wobble which caused issues when going through the support. I learned from the first peg and my 2nd peg turned out perfect after hollowing it out (and purchasing a new set of titanium drill bits :D).

I'm actually surprised you didn't use a drill press considering the professional results. Again, really good job... wish I would have seen this a month ago as I was starting my mini project. Here I was thinking I was being original with my 8mm LEDs... and to top it off we both have 07 white/silver bikes and we're planning on doing the master cylinder thing... It's like we're getting the ideas from the same place. ;)

How did you get that brushed aluminum finish? Did you just use some sandpaper? If so, what grit did you use?
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I did use a drill press, and vice... problem was the bit having a slight wobble which caused issues when going through the support. I learned from the first peg and my 2nd peg turned out perfect after hollowing it out (and purchasing a new set of titanium drill bits :D).

I'm actually surprised you didn't use a drill press considering the professional results. Again, really good job... wish I would have seen this a month ago as I was starting my mini project. Here I was thinking I was being original with my 8mm LEDs... and to top it off we both have 07 white/silver bikes and were planning on doing the master cylinder thing... It's like we're getting the ideas from the same place. ;)

How did you get that brushed aluminum finish? Did you just use some sandpaper? If so, what grit did you use?
Man, I never would have thought that a drill press with a vise could have still been thrown off by the supports!

I was in your boat too. My second peg turned out darn near perfect in comparison to the first.

To get the brushed aluminum finish...

- Be careful when grinding off the reservoir guard and hook. Don't remove material below the surface of the peg's leg.

- Leaving a small "nub" where the guard and hook used to be, finish it off with a flat file.

- I used the coarse side of a sanding sponge. Sanding one direction only, in long controlled strokes that followed the curve of the peg.

The brushing really helps everything blend in nicely.


Good luck with your project! I think the 8mm LEDs are rad.


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good job bro. but i think that those led's are a little big, and a little too bright. but to each is own. here's a crappy pics of mine.




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To each his own indeed. Why did you choose white LEDs for blinkers?


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To each his own indeed. Why did you choose white LEDs for blinkers?
because it was different? or he got the wrong leds ?
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To each his own indeed. Why did you choose white LEDs for blinkers?
at the auto it was a choise between red, blue, green, and white. pluse my bike it white and it matches the tag light and third eye. and it will match my HID's when i install them later today. lol...to each is own...



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because it was different? or he got the wrong leds ?
damn right its different. i haven't seen any RR, let alone a 600RR, with led pass peg blinkers aroung my parts. but then again i don't get out much either.



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