riding, I have installed several 194 bulbs with
Barjan red "condoms" (these are
available at many truck stops) in strategic
places. Two under each valance between the carbs,
three under each choke linkage cover and one each
under each side tranny cover. This makes the
engine look "red hot" under the covers.
Very nice. To do this under the covers, purchase
Blazer Marker lights (C827 at Auto Zone) and
break off the little light socket inside just
like you would a beer can tab (back & forth
'til it breaks). Solder a ground wire to the
brass piece and hook 'em up. Route the wires so
they don't show and zip tie & tape in place.
See the pics below for details.
Under the choke
cover, there isn't much room so I have made my
own lights out of 194 bulbs by twisting 20 gauge wire through and around the loops of the bulb and
soldering (solder will not stick to the bulb loop
so wind it tight). Cover each with very small
heat shrink then make a new "socket" by
covering both wires and the end of the bulb with
larger heat shrink as shown above in the choke
cover pic. Carefully route the wires so they
do not show or hinder the workings of the choke
linkage and zip tie them in place. The front one
on the choke linkage is shaded with a piece of
tin pie pan aluminum zip tied in place.
The 194 bulbs have now been each replaced by three cherry
red LEDs soldered in a series then folded together so that
they fit into the "condoms." They exhibit a
much brighter and richer glow thru the condoms than the 194's
and the condoms make them non-focused so they appear to be
neon. They use much less amperage as well. Each
leg is insulated with tiny shrink tubing.
Click the "result"
button for a look see at night. To see them
"off" in the daytime, click