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Old 03-21-2020, 06:52 PM   #1
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LED Instrument Cluster

I find my indicators somewhat difficult to see in the daytime. Cheap and easy, today I swapped all of the instrument bulbs for LED’s. Still snow on the ground, but in the garage there looks to be a marginal difference. If nothing else perhaps I gained a watt of stator power to utilize elsewhere. Lol

For those that tackle this.... Be sure and check that all of your lights illuminate by plugging the cluster in and trying before you put it back together. About have of mine (there are 9 total lights) had to be switched around as polarity DOES matter but it’s difficult if possible to tell by looking at the LED replacements.

Edit: Had a chance to get the bike out today. Huge difference as all of the indicators and warning lights are MUCH easier to see even in direct sunlight. Highly recommended.

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Old 03-26-2020, 06:02 PM   #2
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Do you have a link for the bulbs you used
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:39 PM   #3
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Do you have a link for the bulbs you used
Post #9 and #22 in this long thread...

www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=110214
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:13 AM   #4
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These are the bulbs that I purchased.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/20x-T5-5050...8ca2cb58ec2cf2
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Old 03-27-2020, 01:05 PM   #5
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Thank you FZ1mjk for the link. Now I'm curious if the $1.79 each LED's are a significant upgrade over my $5 for pack of 20 LED's.
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Old 03-27-2020, 08:10 PM   #6
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Thank you FZ1mjk for the link. Now I'm curious if the $1.79 each LED's are a significant upgrade over my $5 for pack of 20 LED's.
I guess you'll find out once they're installed. I bought the Superbrightleds brand, and the are much brighter than the incandescent OEMs. A definite improvement.

Let us know how yours come out.
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:25 AM   #7
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These are the bulbs that I purchased.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/20x-T5-5050...8ca2cb58ec2cf2

I purchased these just now, for my 2001 FZ1 instrument bulbs. For some reason the o.e.m. bulbs are brighter on my 2002 FZ1, than on my 2001 model. Looking forward to trying the led bulbs out, on the 2001 model. Is there anything other than just plugging them in, that i need to address?

Thanks for the led bulb suggestion. Hope they work for me.

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Old 03-28-2020, 06:22 PM   #8
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I installed them when it was snowy and cold outside so didn't get a chance to "test ride" them right away. In the garage I was thinking they were just OK, hard to tell if they were any brighter. But now that I've had time to ride the FZ out in the sun I can tell FOR SURE that my warning indicators are much easier to see.
For you and anyone else interested I would not do the LED replacement for overall brightness alone, but to be able to see the high beam, neutral, and turn signal indicators better it is an absolute must.
I'm eager to hear how you like the upgrade since you obviously are much more familiar with the FZ1 then I who has only owned one a few months. Nothing special for the install. Just beware that the LED's need a firm push to get them seated and they require the proper polarity. So be sure and test them all by plugging your cluster back in and trying them before you button things up. You'll likely have to pop a few out and plug them in the opposite direction if they aren't working.
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I purchased these just now, for my 2001 FZ1 instrument bulbs. For some reason the o.e.m. bulbs are brighter on my 2002 FZ1, than on my 2001 model. Looking forward to trying the led bulbs out, on the 2001 model. Is there anything other than just plugging them in, that i need to address?

Thanks for the led bulb suggestion. Hope they work for me.

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Old 03-28-2020, 09:47 PM   #9
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Thank you for the tips on installation. The bulbs will not arrive to my residence till late next week, or later. And with this CV thing going on, it will be awhile before i ride again, anyway.

I also obtained some LED turn signals that i will install, soon.

Thanks again.

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Old 03-29-2020, 11:58 AM   #10
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Thanks for your review. I am going to do this. I found at the end of last riding season the entire instrument cluster lights seemed weak. The bike is now 17 years old with over 100K Kms on it. Its time to replace those bulbs and clean the lenses. To be clear, the link you post #4 above are (cool white) the ones you used for the cluster, indicators and neutral and I'm guessing the equivalent coloured blue hi beam, amber fuel and red oil? I want to get this right the first time.
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I installed them when it was snowy and cold outside so didn't get a chance to "test ride" them right away. In the garage I was thinking they were just OK, hard to tell if they were any brighter. But now that I've had time to ride the FZ out in the sun I can tell FOR SURE that my warning indicators are much easier to see.
For you and anyone else interested I would not do the LED replacement for overall brightness alone, but to be able to see the high beam, neutral, and turn signal indicators better it is an absolute must.
I'm eager to hear how you like the upgrade since you obviously are much more familiar with the FZ1 then I who has only owned one a few months. Nothing special for the install. Just beware that the LED's need a firm push to get them seated and they require the proper polarity. So be sure and test them all by plugging your cluster back in and trying them before you button things up. You'll likely have to pop a few out and plug them in the opposite direction if they aren't working.
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:08 PM   #11
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Just a friendly warning to the multi-gauge owners, to avoid late surprises.

The neutral position will not be correctly detected by the multi-gauge if you change the neutral-bulb to led. (This is due to the high resistance of the led in off-state.)

Either make an exception at this position and keep the bulb or follow the modifications given by Escort:
http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/eskortscl...rovement.shtml
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Old 03-29-2020, 03:08 PM   #12
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Another minor detail - I found the LED high-beam indicator to be too bright at night. It was bothersome. I put the normal bulb in that one and look at the switch if in doubt in daylight.
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Old 03-29-2020, 07:27 PM   #13
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Indeed I used the cool white. The color of the indicators is dictated by the color of the lens. This also means that you will retain the green gauge readouts as well.
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Thanks for your review. I am going to do this. I found at the end of last riding season the entire instrument cluster lights seemed weak. The bike is now 17 years old with over 100K Kms on it. Its time to replace those bulbs and clean the lenses. To be clear, the link you post #4 above are (cool white) the ones you used for the cluster, indicators and neutral and I'm guessing the equivalent coloured blue hi beam, amber fuel and red oil? I want to get this right the first time.
Thanks D2abbott.
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:56 AM   #14
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Ah, so you used all cool white and no coloured LEDs as did others in the previous thread.
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Indeed I used the cool white. The color of the indicators is dictated by the color of the lens. This also means that you will retain the green gauge readouts as well.
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