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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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EX 250 Brake Light(s)

On my 2007 250R the brake light is housed in a sort of three-sided plastic enclosure. The center compartment contains the actual brake light. The two ancillary compartments (both covered by a red lens, like the center) are clearly designed to hold bulbs, although there are no sockets or wiring running to them. Anyone know what's up with that?

My thought was that with two additional socket assemblies and a few taps, I could enhance my nighttime visibility, maybe avoid getting rear ended. The brake light seems to occupy it's own 10 amp circuit, so I don't think the two additional bulbs will overload the circuit. Has anyone done this or have any thoughts?
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can you find specs on the bulbs by any chance?
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Good call. Bulb wattage is 5, so two additional isn't workable. Found led substitutes at 1.44 watt per. I'll try those. Thanks.
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good call. bulb wattage is 5, so two additional isn't workable. found led substitutes at 1.44 watt per. I'll try those. Thanks.
If a 5 watt bulb occupies its own 10 amp circuit on a 12 volt system you have room for 115 more watts.

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I attached running lights that turn off when the brake light goes on.

I did this with the intention of them being brake and running lights, but apparently I bought the wrong socket lol. Still works pretty well and increases visibility when I'm on the move. It also looks pretty awesome

update: soldered another wire to each socket and connected these wires to the ground wire on the taillight. They work great and improve the look and visibility of the bike.

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I've got those as my turn signals, not sure how it was done I bought it that way but looks nice

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