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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
LED lights. Everybody on every motorcycle forum I have ever belong to has ask about LED lights at some point. I don't get it. I have never used LED lights, and see no reason to. New bikes, and cars, are coming with LED lights, but they are not simple replacement bulbs for existing type sockets. In many cases, an entire light assembly will have to be replaced if the LED crap goes bad. So instead of replacing a $2 bulb, you have to replace a $200 light, as they are sealed units, and cannot be repaired.
If you really want LED lights for tail lights and turn signals, you can get most of the common old style 1156 and 1157 bulbs in an LED version, that already have a built in resistor, so they work with the stock turn signal flasher. As for me, I like plain old incandescent bulbs. Cheap, easy to replace, work fine, have been working fine for over 100 years, don't see any reason to change. Yes, I'm an old guy. Jerry.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike