Headlight Booster

Want more JUICE out of your stock headlight, and do not want to modify your existing wiring. Click to learn more.

HID charging conversion

Are you tired of Battery depletion everytime you uses your newly installed High Intensity Discharge Headlight, Click for solutions.

Fixing OIL drain plug thread

Are you looking for fixing that oil drain plug that went bad and unable to thread that bolt due to loose thread, Here is an easy solution for, CLICK for detais.

Led Light Solution

Wanting to conserve battery power of your motorcycle? Why not change all of your indicator BULBS, such as signal light, tail light and brake light to LED BULBS. Click for more info.

HOW CDI WORKS

CDI is the heart of your ignition, wanting more power than STOCK but do not want to buy such RACING CDI? You need to know how it work first to understand where to START improving the ignition. Click for more.

Horn Interrupter

Want to have a horn sounds like a machine gun that produces successive sound with only one press of the HORN switch, add spice to that annoying stock horn, CLICK for details.

Reusable OIL filter mod

Paper element OIL filter tends to suffer from clogging, so why not try this filter mod I am using with my small motorcycle for more OIL flow.

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Last Updated: November 18, 2015

Honda Beat Panel Lighting

Lame speedometer back lighting for me gets boring and boring everyday. so why not try changing it to a more colorful one. Here, the sample bike is a Honda Beat 110cc scooter. The original back light color is a warm white and using bulb, but what i have in mind is change it to rainbow colors automatically changing or manually. (I will not discuss on how to, this is just to give you an ample solution on what will be the outcome visually or real time.
This is the original speedometer panel back light.
 And turned to this and color can be selected manually using RGB smd leds and controller,





And to look ugly, I made a Video of continuously color changing effect together with the bar end I installed on the handle bar.


Last Updated: November 05, 2015

Speedometer Backlight Enhancement

Speedometer panel of a motorcycle is your companion that tells you what speed of course when riding it on highways and national roads. We always tend to look at it, But, are we satisfied with their appearance and so why don't we enhance them to make us a little excited whenever we ride them.

Photo in the right is an OEM speedometer face panel of a shogun 125. Global colors tend to use the old school orange or amber color of back light. I don't know why, maybe because of the color temperature since orange is the most warm color for the eye not to stress them when looking at it, or I may be wrong. Let's Google it shall we.

Now many will ask. Why change them? For me it is for aesthetic purposes, creativity, elegance. Changing colors of the back light is there for so many years, even automotive cluster panels of expensive cars have their own appeal when replaced. They even selling it as a kit. My purpose to show you is just to give you an ideas how will it affect the overall appearance of you panel. And there is a little twist too, Digital speedometers tend to use the transparent type of pointer needles. Other uses the solid color only and mostly be found on analog type speedometers and tachometer panels. I'll not be discussing on this page on how to change it actually. Again, just to give you a brighter idea on what will be the final look when you do some modification of back lighting, and illuminating the pointer needles.


Cool white back light with green pointer needle illuminated.
Lavander pointer needle on a warm white back light. Notice the fuel meter LCD inverted. (It is another modification to enhance the display during night time).
Here is another variation but this time from a Raider R150 tachometer face panel. The OEM pointer needle of this gauge is actually a soild orange color and cannot be converted to this kind of modification. It will simply not show off the color of the pointer. So have to look for an alternative pointer needle replacement that are transparent to absorb the light.

Last Updated: November 01, 2015

Motorcycle GEAR Indicator (discrete components)

It has been a while of not having to offer my readers on some stuff that they can incorporate on their motorcycles, but I am here now. The project is made a long time ago actually but halt the progress due to limited resources available in my country. Introducing a Motorcycle Gear Indicator using discrete components and no micro controller involve. Here, the circuit is made by logical semiconductors.

CIRCUIT DESCRIPTION:


The circuit is quite simple. It uses the power of the 10 line to 3 line encoder 74ls148 and will drive a 7447 seven segment controller to display the right number of the gear. I will not explain further on how they work, datasheets are available all thru here.

74LS148 datasheet
74LS47 datasheet

Combining this two and with the help of some resistor, a 5 volts regulator, capacitors and a Seven segment display, you will have a working gear indicator for your motorcycles.

You will also be needing this for not all motorcycle is equipped with it. A universal Gear indicator sensor. Suzuki raider R150 only have three pins of that i think, neutral and top gear only plus ground and must be replaced.

The sensor common pin is just an earth ground and when a corresponding pin touches one of the input of the encoder, the circuit will then display the number of the gear.