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Old 12-28-2012, 01:14 PM   #3881
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Originally Posted by electroken View Post
Not exactly. The taillight bulb has two filaments. The actual taillight is 5W. Applying the brake lights the second 21W filament, for a total of 26W. These numbers are from the factory service manual.

So the only significant number here is the 5W, as I find I often release the brake and actually go somewhere.
Yes. The stock incandescent bulb has two filaments. You are correct.
And they do burn some wattage.
But the LED tail/brake light uses the same bulbs for both purposes.
And even with the brake on, the LED burns less than the stock tail light alone.

And I prefer to stop and stay at red lights and be gawked at by all the people jealous of my KLR. It's a babe magnet.
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