fradsham: I was chuckling when I read your post because I must have looked back and forth 5 times trying to make certain that the bike was Gen1. Even when I posted, your instruction made me think that I had it wrong.
The LEDs seem brighter to me and are white which seems to be a better bet than the yellow, sometimes sort of white, from the stock bulbs.
I'm going to go on a bit here so if someone doesn't like that, please just ignore my posts. I'm trying to provide more complete information in case it is useful to someone.
As you are likely aware, motorcycles tend to use very marginal wiring (too small wire) so there is always excessive power loss in the circuits. The dash lights come off the "Brown Wire" along with almost all the other loads on the bike so the voltage to the dash lights is often 2 volts or more lower than the battery/alternator voltage. When one is riding with around 14-1/2 volts at the battery, the dash lights may only be "seeing" around 12 volts so they are dimmer than intended. If one installs LEDs, the load on the wiring is less so the voltage will come up a tiny amount.
This means that one wins in two ways, higher voltage to the LEDs and also that the LEDs will make brighter light at the lower voltage than do the dash lights. If one rewires to put alternator/battery voltage to the dash lights, then they are decently bright...close to the LEDs.
I can't post any more photos here because have reached the limit so can't help by posting photos of the dash removal or locations of the items. If you would like to PM me your email, I'll send photos and can describe further if you wish help. While you're in there, think about recalibrating your speedometer. All you need is a GPS or known good speed to compare with the displayed speed on your speedo. They usually read 6 - 10 mph high.
I've asked the contact us twice as to what is possible regarding posting more photos but so far no response. I'm looking for another web group which takes photos and bans rudeness and name calling. Any suggestions?
I like this group but find it constraining not be be able to offer more detail.
Jack- Ya, this place is awesome!
Normk- Wow and Thanks! Are the LEDs brighter? or a different colour?
fradsham- No problem and thanks anyway. You guys all seem to go the extra mile.... I'm really glad I joined the site