What light socket to use for tail/brake?? on 650r


8 replies to this topic
  • zrt1

Posted May 08, 2007 - 03:24 PM

#1

What light socket do you use to convert the stock 650r tail light to a tail/brake light, with the stock lens? Part #?? thanks..

  • CrashTestDummyTraveler

Posted May 10, 2007 - 05:37 PM

#2

One way to do it is to use the stock socket and hook up a 10 ohm 10 watt resister on one of the leads.

This will cause the taillight to burn dimly all the time.

Then, short across the resister with your brake light switch(es). This will cause the taillight to burn brightly when you step on the brakes.

Viola! Dim normally, bright when on the brakes!

All with the stock socket!

  • HawkGT

Posted May 10, 2007 - 05:46 PM

#3

Until I got my BajaDesigns tail light, brake light, liscense plate mount combo I just added a second socket under the stock taillight lense for my brake.

  • bork

Posted May 11, 2007 - 07:53 PM

#4

One way to do it is to use the stock socket and hook up a 10 ohm 10 watt resister on one of the leads.

This will cause the taillight to burn dimly all the time.

Then, short across the resister with your brake light switch(es). This will cause the taillight to burn brightly when you step on the brakes.

Viola! Dim normally, bright when on the brakes!

All with the stock socket!


I used to do this also, works well, but vibration still took its toll on bulbs. Untill I saw this. http://www.thumperta...30&page=1&pp=10 And now use it. Brighter & so far, care free.

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  • wickedsprint

Posted May 13, 2007 - 09:09 AM

#5

I removed all of the items from under the lense, and spilced in two sockets that fit the same style bulb, then I found a company that sells those style bulbs in red LEDS. Total cost of around 20 bucks. I have heard of a replacement setup that fits perfectly under the stock lense that works pretty well though.

  • zrt1

Posted May 13, 2007 - 05:10 PM

#6

Thanks for the insight, i'm going to order the LED's from wheeling tomarrow.

  • wickedsprint

Posted May 14, 2007 - 04:45 AM

#7

Thanks for the insight, i'm going to order the LED's from wheeling tomarrow.


I just looked at these and I think this is a hot setup, will likely convert mine to them as they appear brighter.

  • PIP RC51

Posted May 15, 2007 - 01:41 PM

#8

I just ordered a light kit from Dale at Trick Dual Sport. I wanted to do the same thing. Swap socket to use a 1157 bulb. Supposedly there is a socket that will fit inside the housing in place of the stock one with minimal trimming. He stated that it was a automotive part from NAPA. The bulb is a shallow globe with a 1157 base that will fit underneath the stock lens and is not close enough to melt the lens. He is going to e-mail me the NAPA part number. When I get it I will post that #


PIP

  • Trick_Dual_Sport

Posted May 16, 2007 - 08:20 AM

#9

The NAPA part # is LS6114 and the best bulb is a 3496 bulb.

Dale





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