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post #1 of 9 Old 06-13-2007, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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LED tail light for DL650

More correctly, brake light, I guess. I have an LED tail light on my KLR 650 and really like it. On brake application it flashes slowly, then faster before coming full on. I live in the city (Boston) and found it really effective. But it came with the bike so I don't even know what model it is.

Will any ole LED replacement light work, or are some a better fit than others? I contacted Custom Dynamics and they said they'd never heard of a V-Strom....
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-13-2007, 10:54 AM
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What you probably have is this:
http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Bran..._taillight.htm

I have one on my KLR, and I love it! I haven't been able to find the same thing for the Strom. I'd buy one in a heartbeat if I could.
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More correctly, brake light, I guess. I have an LED tail light on my KLR 650 and really like it. On brake application it flashes slowly, then faster before coming full on. I live in the city (Boston) and found it really effective. But it came with the bike so I don't even know what model it is.

Will any ole LED replacement light work, or are some a better fit than others? I contacted Custom Dynamics and they said they'd never heard of a V-Strom....
There is a LED taillight for the Strom. However it has no flashing mode, simply works as the stock. You should add a brake light modulator to achieve the flashing feature. It has E approval, clear lens and is plug'n'play.

Night Wolf has one, run a search on the forum.

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I had one of these on my old R1100GS:

http://www.homebody-design.com/catalog/brake/brake.html

It did everything you're looking for. I emailed them a few weeks ago about a replacement light for the Wee, and they told me that they were working on it, and that I should check back in a few months. Got my calendar marked. It's a great product. When they ship it, I'll post a review here.

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I have the one available out of Europe and I like it Saves me valuable watts for powering accessories

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There is a LED taillight for the Strom. However it has no flashing mode, simply works as the stock. You should add a brake light modulator to achieve the flashing feature. It has E approval, clear lens and is plug'n'play.

Night Wolf has one, run a search on the forum.

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I have the one available out of Europe and I like it Saves me valuable watts for powering accessories
You should show us some pictures of it in operation . . . .

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Haven't been out late at night with it to get a pic. It stays light here late in the evening (10:30) I'll see what I can do this week at work

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-18-2007, 10:51 PM
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I purchased one of these from Germany and was not happy with the light at all. I found that the stock setup was brighter. I am all for saving some watts but not at the risk of my safety. I did take some pictures and will post them below if I can figure out. Both were running off my power supply (getting the correct voltage). Sorry if they are a little blurry but you should get the idea. I have more picture if interested with them being pointed at a white surface.

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Standard V-strom light and German LED light brake light_Small.JPG Brake Light

Standard V-strom light and German LED light running light_Small.JPG Running Light

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What you probably have is this:
http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Bran..._taillight.htm

I have one on my KLR, and I love it! I haven't been able to find the same thing for the Strom. I'd buy one in a heartbeat if I could.
Indeed I do. Works really well in the city.
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