The Crypton Project.....
In this project i will show you some modifications and add-ons i did to my motorcycle Yamaha Crypton R.
The project includes:
1. The replacing of all Incandescent light bulbs to leds.
2. Motorcycle alarm ( including two hot features Start-up engine from remote and rolling code protection.)
3. Adding a 12v power outlet under motocycle saddle.
Reasons for modifications.....
Well you must admit ( for those who possess the same motocycle... ) that you must have become desparate with a known malfunction that this motorcycle has with the front light...
I was suprised by the life that the front bulb had.
At first i was buying genuine bulbs from Yamaha store.I thought that buying genuine bulbs is a good option because some parts have the standards that are required...!!!
I was changing bulbs very often and believe me each bulb was very expensive ( ~5 Euros per change!!! )
After few changes a friend of mine told me that i should change the bulbholder because that was the reason for the frequent change of the bulbs.
I did it, and i must say that this change made the lamp to last a little bit longer.
After that another weird proposal was heard...It was to use conventional bulbs.
I was told that some conventional parts are more durable than the genuine...
As you can imagine this solution didn't solve my problem either!!!.
So i ended, that the desigh of the lampholder combined the buld was miscalculated on the motorcycle designa.
Solutions to be made....
So the most reasonable solutions were to use Leds or Xenon bulbs...
Since the days that we live in leds are widely used, i thought that would be a great challenge to make this project with leds instead of xenon bulbs.
My rejection to xenon bulbs was for four reasons...
The fist one was the price of them (Very expensive bulb).
The second one was that except the front light i wanted to change all the bulbs rear, front, flashers, speed indicator, gears and i would be using leds so i didn't want to have all the bulbs replaced with leds and the front light to be with xenon bulb.
The third one, as i have mentioned earlier is that Leds have more life than the xenon.
(Xenon have max ~ 20.000hrs where Leds have max ~50.000hrs)
And finally the fourth reason was that the leds were laying down to my toolbox. :-)
You can continue to the WORKLOG tab to see my project step by step or before that you can see my completed project on my video below...
Believe me the particular project ROCKS i like it a lot!!!!!
Every since i look at it, makes me feel happy and vindicated by the results...!!!! I hope you like it too and make it to your own motorcycles with better modifications than mine, such as better led driver, more powerful front led, better alarm...etc and post the results to the site...
Continue reading. Click here to view the worklog.