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So my cousin from Montana was in town for a couple days, and since this is my first bike, he hooked me up with a "welcome to the club" gift!
 

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Wow, that is a lot of light, but you'll be seen for sure!
The camera (and new driveway) makes it look brighter than it really is, but yeah.. definitely more visible. :D

Looks neat CueBaller!
Where did you connect it for the power?
Main connection and relay switch are connected to the battery terminals, then the lights themselves connect to each other via inline connectors.

Now that looks real nice and bright! How many LED strips were used ??
One strip per side under the tank, then I think 3 individual pods per side... front of the frame, rear of the frame, and behind the rear shocks.
 

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That link you posted says they are illegal and for offroad only.
No, it says in general they are legal if concealed and unlit on roads (meaning if your state only allows them for offroad use, it's probably not illegal just to have them installed and unlit during normal driving). It does not say they are illegal for normal road use.

It also says most states will have specific laws regarding accent lighting.

Illinois, for example:

(625 ILCS 5/12-218)
Sec. 12-218. Auxiliary accent lighting on motorcycles.
(a) A motorcycle registered in this State may be equipped with, and a person operating the motorcycle may use, standard bulb running lights or light-emitting diode (L.E.D.) pods and strips as auxiliary lighting with the intent of protecting the driver.
(b) Auxiliary lighting authorized under subsection (a) of this Section:
(1) shall not project a beam of light of an intensity greater than 25 candlepower or its equivalent from a single lamp or single light-emitting diode (L.E.D.);
(2) shall not be directed horizontally;
(3) shall be so directed that no part of the beam will strike the level of the surface on which the motorcycle stands at a distance of more than 10 feet from the motorcycle;
(4) shall be directed towards the ground;
(5) shall not emit red or blue light;
(6) shall not be:
(A) blinking;
(B) flashing;
(C) oscillating; or
(D) rotating; and
(7) shall not be attached to the wheels of the motorcycle.
 

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All I know is my brother rides around on a 150CC scooter w/ neon green lights and has yet to be pulled over.
I've seen a few others (motorcycles) around town who ride w/ LED underglows, cant speak for them though and not getting in trouble though.
 

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No, it says in general they are legal if concealed and unlit on roads (meaning if your state only allows them for offroad use, it's probably not illegal just to have them installed and unlit during normal driving). It does not say they are illegal for normal road use.

It also says most states will have specific laws regarding accent lighting.

Illinois, for example:
Hmm it appears it is illegal in my state. When I took the Safety course they told us it was illegal everywhere but I guess they were wrong. I am from PA.
 
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