V-Strom 650|| Modifications || Replacing Stock Tail/Brake light bulbs with LED bulbs (video comparison)
I bought LED 1157 bulbs to replace the stock tail light bulbs. My intent was two fold : reduced power consumption, and higher light output.
I’ve found JDM A star to be a fantastic company and a reliable supplier of high quality LED products — I’ve used their LED bulbs for 3 years now, first starting with my Honda ST1100 and now on the Wee Strom.
The install is pretty simple. Take off the seat, reach back into the rear section of the tail light housing area (you’ve to reach back past where the tool kit is placed)
Each bulb is held on a plastic holder that needs to be turned counter clockwise to “unscrew” it from its base.
Once it’s unscrewed from the base, you can simply replace the bulb with the LED one. Its the 1157 Socket which is a direct replacement.
I took a video to compare the output, and there’s no comparison! The LED is way brighter on the running light, and the video truly doesnt do justice to the brightness of these LEDs.
Hope this helps anyone trying to upgrade lighting and save a few watts in the process :) . Ride Safe!