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post #1 of 3 Old 01-20-2015, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Glee tail light circuit question

I want to add more tail lighting to my 13 glee adv without actually adding more lights. The <11 bikes had dual 21/5 w 1157 bulbs. The new ones have a single bulb. I want to replace the oem bulb with one of the below led towers. They come in 14w 22w 50w and 80w. I had the 14w in my ultra and it was much brighter than the oem 1157. I would like to use the 50w red led tower but not sure if the circuit could handle it. I can always insert a 15 amp fuse but then I am exposing the wiring to much higher wattage. The older Wees handled 42 w with 2 bulbs so would I be wrong to assume the glee could handle the 50? These bulbs are awesome bright. The 50 must be insane, the 80 blinding. Electricity is my weak area. Any experts can chime in?

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post #2 of 3 Old 01-20-2015, 06:18 PM
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if you don't use the OEM heated grip connector for any significant draw, you'll be fine. The circuit on the Glee is the same as on the Wee and it is designed to handle two bulbs and heated grips.

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I do have oem heated grips. On the fence with either the 22w or the 50, thanks for the info.

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