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Old 10-16-2012, 07:47 AM   #47626
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this one is popular and works great. i also put an led bulb in it that i got off flebay. although i hate motorcycle-stupidstore.com, here's the link.
Have you had any trouble with the wiring, problems with the brake light not being bright enough or burning out bulbs, like the reviews mentioned in your link? Or did the LED bulb take care of the intensity/burnout problems?
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:00 AM   #47627
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Have you had any trouble with the wiring, problems with the brake light not being bright enough or burning out bulbs, like the reviews mentioned in your link? Or did the LED bulb take care of the intensity/burnout problems?
I've gone through about 3 bulbs per year. The WPS brake light does not have the same shock absorbing capability as the stock light...so on rocky/rough terrain the bulb takes a beating. The worst part is they're a pain in the ass to find. I have a few extras that a forum member here gave me...but I've yet to find any spares. The lense will also start to get brittle and crack if you tighten it down too much after a year or so...but at the price I don't care. Anything looks better than the antenna hanging off of the back as it comes stock.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:01 AM   #47628
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here is my swap on an xr...same thing

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=774934
Very good source! Make sure you read it fully, lots of good things in there that I missed... I also had a thread that I put up questions etc and have some info for reference...

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:05 AM   #47629
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Cool picture, looks like some nice riding weather there,
The thermometer on the porch is reading 90 degrees right now , I like to ride in the upper 50's lower 60's...
Fall is my favorite riding season, nice and cool, amazing colors!! I can get lost for hours and not even realize it.

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:13 AM   #47630
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Have you had any trouble with the wiring, problems with the brake light not being bright enough or burning out bulbs, like the reviews mentioned in your link? Or did the LED bulb take care of the intensity/burnout problems?
the led bulb has taken care of the intensity (i find that it is brighter) and burnout problems (so far after 3-4 months of use mostly offroad).
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:06 AM   #47631
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I been running the xrr type of brake light for the past few years. But I always break them when I do some serious dirt riding. I am thinking of trying a different type or brand of light. can you guys suggest a LED type that might work. i am thinking of ordering one of these. has anyone ever tried this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/160897125341...84.m1423.l2649
If you're not afraid of a soldering iron, or dremel, and like making stuff, check out my DIY version in my signature. If you wanted an even brighter version, you could drop to 2 rows of 5 instead of 2 rows of 6 to increase the forward voltage. The LED's I used can definitely handle it - see my blinkers...

It's held up to a decent amount of abuse (no collisions), and the LED's are definitely bright / directional enough that people seem to stop further behind me when I hit the brakes.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:58 AM   #47632
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If you're not afraid of a soldering iron, or dremel, and like making stuff, check out my DIY version in my signature. If you wanted an even brighter version, you could drop to 2 rows of 5 instead of 2 rows of 6 to increase the forward voltage. The LED's I used can definitely handle it - see my blinkers...

It's held up to a decent amount of abuse (no collisions), and the LED's are definitely bright / directional enough that people seem to stop further behind me when I hit the brakes.

Just looked at your DIY thread... WOW!!

I found some other led taillight over here. Think this may work, may need a little modification.

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Old 10-16-2012, 11:01 AM   #47633
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I been running the xrr type of brake light for the past few years. But I always break them when I do some serious dirt riding. I am thinking of trying a different type or brand of light. can you guys suggest a LED type that might work. i am thinking of ordering one of these. has anyone ever tried this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/160897125341...84.m1423.l2649
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this one is popular and works great. i also put an led bulb in it that i got off flebay. although i hate motorcycle-stupidstore.com, here's the link.
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I've gone through about 3 bulbs per year. The WPS brake light does not have the same shock absorbing capability as the stock light...so on rocky/rough terrain the bulb takes a beating. The worst part is they're a pain in the ass to find. I have a few extras that a forum member here gave me...but I've yet to find any spares. The lense will also start to get brittle and crack if you tighten it down too much after a year or so...but at the price I don't care. Anything looks better than the antenna hanging off of the back as it comes stock.
The LED tail light shown in your link should work fine, Ben. All LED bulbs are highly resistant to vibration, and will withstand the punishing vibrations associated with trail riding.

I like the WPS tail light shown by 3GirlsDad; I have ridden my XR650L about 30,000 miles with this tail light installed. The original, incandescent bulb installed in my WPS tail light was extinguished by vibrations, so I installed a Trail Tech LED bulb in my WPS tail light. This LED bulb has been working great for 22,200 miles.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...trail+tech+led



I'm sure you can find brighter LED bulbs on eBay, as did 3GirlsDad. Any decent LED bulb with a sufficient number of LEDs will work well with the WPS tail light. I haven't had any problems with my WPS tail light. The WPS tail light will work superbly after you install an LED bulb in it.



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Old 10-16-2012, 11:41 AM   #47634
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The wps light

The wps light is what I have been using for about 3 years. I do break 1157 short bulbs all the time. I also break the red lens covers about twice a year. I know they are cheap but I am getting tired of breaking and changing them.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:55 AM   #47635
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The wps light is what I have been using for about 3 years. I do break 1157 short bulbs all the time. I also break the red lens covers about twice a year. I know they are cheap but I am getting tired of breaking and changing them.
The WPS tail light is quite small, and is well protected. How are you breaking the red lens?

After you install the Trail Tech LED bulb you won't need to replace it very often. Therefore, you will be less likely to break the red lens of the WPS tail light by tightening it too much. You certainly can't beat the price of the WPS tail light; at a cost of $12.99, it's a great deal.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ail-Light.aspx





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Old 10-16-2012, 12:14 PM   #47636
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one thing you don't see in the pic for the WPS tail light is the small clear portion on the bottom that serves as the license plate light, fyi...
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:51 PM   #47637
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2008 XR650L rear shock needed

Have a blown out rear shock, looking to have rebuilt or replace it.
Any ideas?? Not wanting to pay dealer price!;(
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:57 PM   #47638
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this one is popular and works great. i also put an led bulb in it that i got off flebay. although i hate motorcycle-stupidstore.com, here's the link.

How much brighter is the led? Was it plug and play or did you need to make some mods?
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:08 PM   #47639
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although i hate motorcycle-stupidstore.com, here's the link.

whats wrong with motorcycle superstore? ive been rather happy with them but ive only used their site to buy tires. sometimes they have deals on there for some new rubber even better then what i can find anywhere else! including ebay!
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:29 PM   #47640
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How much brighter is the led? Was it plug and play or did you need to make some mods?
The Trail Tech bulb has 20 LEDs facing the rear, and is quite bright. Whether you buy an LED bulb from eBay or Trail Tech, the most important factor is the shape of the bulb. The WPS tail light will only accept shorter bulbs, so choose a bulb which has an LED portion which is shorter than 7/8-inch (23mm). Also, make sure the LED portion of the bulb is not too wide. If the bulb is short enough, it fits easily without any modifications, whatsoever. The Trail Tech LED bulb fits easily, so you can use it as a model to compare other LED bulbs.



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