Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: 44° 05' N 71° 09' W
Handsome clear lenses. Anything that will help the turn signals become brighter is a good thing. Thanks for the tip.
Lots of aftermarket "fashion bulbs" have LESS light output than stock bulbs so be careful you don't actually decrease the amount of light you're trying to preserve or increase. Many fashion bulbs also run very hot and therefore have short service lives, so beware. Top shelf bulbs like PIAA can be trusted to put out more light and are very well-made. PIAA offers a one year warranty on their bulbs.
I was really surprised to see our turn signals have no reflectors in the lamp housings. That's pretty hard to justify. What's up with THAT Suzuki??
I took a low tech approach to improving this which costs almost nothing.
Remove the lens, the bulb, and the little metal housing retainer clip. Put some aluminum foil over the open housing and rub it to transfer the pattern to the foil. Cut out the foil larger than the pattern and cut a small hole to clear the bulb socket. Tuck the foil, shiny side out, into the housing. Put it back together. Your turn signals are now much brighter. It really works.
If you want no-BS brighter than stock bulbs, get some PIAA 1156 bulbs.
'06 KLX 250S (more fun than people should be allowed to have)
'72 SL-350 K2 (bump start only)
'72 CL-350 (on injured reserve list at this time)
“I guess it's better to bend a valve in Missoula than to lose your mind in Bozeman.”