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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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Dim the Dash Lights

Hey guys, I am looking for a way to dim the dash lights on my 11' RGC. The problem I am having is during night time rides the gauge, radio, Hi beam and cruise lights really distract me. It helps if I use my hand to block them but that isn't really feasable after a few minutes of riding. Even in my cages I always dim the lights real low so I have better night vision on the road.

I looked at some old threads but didn't get anywhere with it. Has anyone put a dimmer somewhere in line with the lights to fix this issue? Thanks!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 11:25 PM
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I think (meaning not sure), that all the lights in the Speedo and Tach are LED's. Might be a touch different than just putting in a dimmer switch. With the lights below the gauges (bright, neutral, oil press), I think those are some kind of incadesant, so a dimmer switch of sorts may work. I would suggest getting in touch with the guy that changes the colors of the lighting in the speedo/tach, he may be able to that or steer you in the right direction. There are several threads on his work, but I can't remeber his website, but I'm sure somebody will help with that!

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Not sure if this helps, but here is part of a thread about changing the colors, that might help along with info on the bulbs, I believe the name is Marty who can help with replacements if you donít want to try.
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Hey I got intrigued with the idea and went out on google. Guess what, it brought me back here.
Any way to dim dash lights?

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Okay kewl, thanks for the links guys, I will start there. I have to do something about it and do not want to use tape.

I will have to do this soon. Everytime I go out for a ride I forget about this..until it gets dark..

I will let you know what I find...

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