Dressing up the back-end of the Trike
I’m trying to make the trike as visible as I can for both day and night. So, I ordered a pair of mud flaps from DK Custom Products. I was looking to dress up the trike with a set of Kuryakyn mud flaps, but I never got around to ordering them, but they did not have lights in them, they have two chrome bars in them that make them stand out better than the Harley mud flaps. During the time that I was contemplating getting them, DK Custom Products came up with a way to install LED lights where the chrome bars are. DK has a conversion kit that allows for you to change the bars for the light if you already own Kuryakyn mud flaps. If you want to save a few bucks your can buy the mud flaps from Kuryakyn and the light kit from DK. Or you can do what I did and that was to buy the Kuryakyn mud flaps from DK with the light LED lights already installed. They were easy to install and I had them on and looking good in no time. I do recommend this product, they put out a nice bright light and I think dress up the trike nicely.
Here is what DK Website says about the mudflaps
FEATURES & SPECS:
- Pair of Run-Brake-Turn LED Mud Flaps
- 26″ of LED Lighting
- 180 Dual Intensity LED’s
- Smoked Tubing
- Increased Safety thru Increased Visibility
- Waterproof & Durable Construction
- Chrome Plated Steel w/ Durable Rubber Flaps
- Reduce Road Spray from Rear Tires
- Secure Bolt-on Design
- E-Z INSTALL- Comes w/ Step-by-Step Instructions
Reduce road spray from the rear tires and add style to your trike with these great-looking mud flaps. Made from durable, yet flexible rubber, contrasting with chrome trim to match the lines of the rear fenders. Secure, bolt-on design.
If you have the Harley Brand Mud Flaps, the holes used for them can be re-used for these mud flaps.
These Mud Flaps have had two chrome strips removed. In their place is a curved steel back plate with 90 Dual Intensity LED’s, on Each Mud Flap. 180 LED’s total is a Huge Safety Feature, Greatly Increasing Your Visibility to others on the road, Day & Night.
All 180 LED’s function as Running Lights, Brake Lights & Turn Signals.
The LED’s used are designed specifically for the cut-outs in these flaps. They are waterproof, & have extra durable wiring, tubing & sealing.
Sold as a Pair. Comes with all needed hardware & easy step-by-step instructions. Included Posi-Lock connectors mean NO cutting, splicing, or soldering of wires. It’s never been easier to get Bright LED Rear Lighting!
2011 – Up Tri-Glides & FLHXXX Street Glide Trikes
Here are the before mudflaps and after mud flaps pictures .
Tail light replacement
I also ordered two LED tail lights to replace the two OME lights that are just standard brake and running light bulbs, which are not all that bright. This will complete the LED upgrade to the lights in the back of the trike. We have ridden behind so many bikes that don’t have much in the way of lights on the back-end and it is hard to see them. After last summer’s riding the back roads, that can be dark and twisty, we want to make sure that we will be seen from the back and from the front.
Here are some pictures of the back of the trike with all the lights on.