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Old 12-29-2012, 02:18 PM   #6
SportsGuy OP
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: redmond wa
Oddometer: 545
Originally Posted by modeselector View Post
What he said. You will discover when you take if off pavement, you will be replacing the wimpy bulb often.
I hear what you're saying, but my real world experience tells me different.

I have 800 miles on the bike now, over 300 of which is offroad. Bulb is just fine.

Not trying to be a doink here, as I also know that LEDs will last longer ultimately, so I know what you're saying makes sense. I like big, obvious lights, hence my desire to keep the factory gear in place. I may actually replace the bulbs themselves with LED bulbs, solving the broken element issues that'll happen eventually. But if the socket in the factory tail light is wonky, a new bulb won't cure that. :(

I'm trying to avoid shelling out another hundred bucks on a part I might not need given how I ride. This might be my problem... *sigh*
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