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post #1 of 8 Old 05-18-2018, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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Red face Replace Stock Tail Light to LED? 2014-18 DL 1000

My DL 1000 is new, but Id like to upgrade the tail brake light to the best performance possible.
As I type this, Im out of town and away from my bike ( and new service manual) for 3 weeks. Does anyone know the bulb type fitment for this machines tail light? 2014-18 DL 1000. What are my upgrade options (LED) ? Can I upgrade signal lights too..if so options? My understanding is this machine is not stock LED but if I'm mistaken... drop me a correction? Yes.. topic beaten to death but much appreciated....... thanks !
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As far as I can tell it is already LED,and fairly bright. I added a flasher to mine but never changed the tailight.
Something like an Admore aux brake light might help though in addition to the stock light..
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It is LED now. As pv said, just add lights or insert a brake flasher. I have the Admore, kind of pricey, but works well. Can mount it on the license plate bracket.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...mini-light-bar

With the Eastern Beaver cables, wiring is simple, too. (Scroll all the way down the page.)

https://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/B...om/vstrom.html
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Great options guys...
Pvwheeler ....Did you install and use the Admore aux brake light?
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Some pics of mine. One shows where I drilled holes under the fender for the cable. I have the turn signals wired in (sequential amber flasher) that doesn't show up. Shortly after the pics I moved it to the top license plate mounting bracket, I don't remember exactly why but maybe because it was much sturdier mounting location.
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Great options guys...
Pvwheeler ....Did you install and use the Admore aux brake light?
No,I just used the 12 oclock labs plug in flasher.
Might add an admore later on...

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On my 2018 dl1000 I used a Eastern Beaver adaptor for Tail and Brake light to a adv. tech black license plate frame LEDS. top and bottom very bright tail and brake...

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Adventuretech Sells a licence plate frame with aux tail and brake lights. Very bright and works well.

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