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    Hi,

    I want to make my rear turn signals on my 2008 RSV brighter. Is there an exact socket match with an LED light that is available? With built-in resister if necessary? Also, an exact socket match for the rear brake light?

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    Default Re: Turn Signal LED

    Check out Custom Dynamics (https://www.customdynamics.com/vehicle/yamaha-cruiser)
    I converted my rear turn signals to run/turn/brake and did a write up on the "how to". It is in the 2nd Gen read only area
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    I second the nod to Custom Dynamics. I replaced the taillite with their LED board....much brighter. Also replaced all turn signals...front are now white center Run light with amber halo for Turn, rears are Run/Turn/Brake with Run & Brake red center with amber halo Turn. All boards plug into existing OEM socket...only extra wiring was to make the rears Run & Brake. Wires are part of the Custom Dynamics boards, you decide if you want to wire them up.

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    Two thumbs up on Custom Dysnamics LED lights. I installed LED lights all around my '07 RSV 13 years ago...LEDs last for a long time...
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    Have to add....if you switch to LED turn lights you need the resistor pack or they'll flash fast. (again...see write up)
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    I don't want to replace the entire light assemblies - I just want to replace the incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs (with built-in resistor).
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    +3 on Custom Dynamics. Got my brake light cluster from them. Took out bulb, plugged in new cluster connector. Put back together.

    But I don't see the cluster on their website. Might have to email them....it also fit the VStars if I remember correctly.
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    Default Re: Turn Signal LED

    You're not replacing the light assembly, just pulling out the old incandescent bulb, and plugging in the LED board. The board is cut-out to fit around the original lens mounting screws. And as a previous post mentioned, with all LEDs as signals, you'll need to attach a Signal Stabilizer to slow down the flash rate. The OEM flasher doesn't "see" the LED as a load so it assumes a burnt out bulb and increases the flash rate. Like most older cars, it was a good way to notify the driver / rider of a burnt out bulb. With LEDs, you are now forced to actually look at the lights...what a concept.

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    The LED board you are referring to has not been available from Custom Dynamics for quite some time. I just want LED bulbs to replace the existing bulbs in the turn signals and brake-tail light. I can find plenty of substitutes online but would like to hear from someone who has already done this.
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