Does any aftermarket company make a kit to convert the front turn signal lights to a running light/turn signal function and a run, turn, brake light function with red lenses for the rear turn signals...like the kit HD offers for their bikes? It would be a nice upgrade especially if it had a single control module for all the additional lighting functions.Tech23
Tech23, just a quick background note: I added Rivco mirrors this year, and it was a very involved process, including adding a trailer isolator. You can read about (and look at pics of) my work in this loooong page I wrote, here: http://www.billanddot.com/adding-rivco-led-mirrors.html
These mirrors have LEDs on both sides, such that the forward-facing (amber) ones function as running lights (except when they're functioning as turn signals). I had at least some of the same thoughts as you, I think: why not use those bright LEDs as running lights, which the X bikes don't have.
After doing that work, for $25 I decided to give it a shot -- to have not only the added mirrors as running lights, but also to have the front turn signals function that way. That is, I bought a Blinker Genie ( http://www.customled.com/products/ma...ic_blinker.htm
) from CustomLED. I could NOT get this to work satisfactorily. The brightness of the stockers was a mere shadow of their former selves... even using power from the isolator.
Front: lotsa luck.
Rear: haven't experimented with them, don't know of any products with different lens, etc., but then I have an XCT, so at least I have the trunk light as an extra running light.
BTW, on my Burgman 650, which used incandescent bulbs, I actually replaced the sockets in the front turn signals with different sockets, added a power wire, and replaced the on/off bulbs with on/off/running-light ones. I didn't invent that mod, but I helped perfect it, with some other folks on a Burger forum. IMHO, it's ridiculous to waste the capability of running lights, when a bike has turn signals and power already present.