|11-24-2007, 12:30 PM||#1|
Joined: Jun 2006
KLR650 LED dash bulb replacement walk thru, evaluation and review
Enclosed is a step by step walk thru and review of dash LED bulbs. The intent of the mod is to replace those 3x incandescent dash bulbs which illuminate your tachometer, water temperature gage, and speedometer. The intent of the swap is to provide:
1. Vibration resistant bulbs
2. Low power bulbs
3. Long life bulbs
here you can see the illuminated dash. This mod will not replace the neutral light, which is another bulb style.
the 3x bulbs as delivered
from www.superbrightleds.com 194 wedge base 4 LED white
bulbs as removed from package
use these items to provide bench power and accurate electrical measurements.
fire up a bulb!
picture from afar
measure current. Right at .03899 amp
DC potential at 14.00 volts
each bulb consumes .55 Watts per bulb...or 1.65 watts total for all 3x....woohoo
gain access to the rear of your dash and you will need to pull the 3x stock OEM bulbs. Bulb 1 shown here.
bulb 2 here
bulb 3 here. Bulb 3 was the most difficult to access
pry wiggle the rubber bulb boot out of dash. It is not threaded so just pull/wiggle back
the OEM bulb
slides right out of socket
sophisticated LED next to old school tungsten filament
tungsten filament on
LED closeup side view
Right LED replaced
OEM = .387 inch
LED = .438 inch
height of OEM =.975 inch
both on same circuit
OEM bulb = .228 amp or 3.2 watts per bulb or 9.6 watts total
now for bulb 2
all 3x LEDs installed, hand covers the Neutral light
LED tail and LED licence illumination FYI
1. Easy mod
2. Saves ~8 watts
3. Trouble free life expected
4. Since I dumped the 400watt electrosport stator I’m eeking out as much power to run my warmnsafe heated gloves and liner on the stock charging system
5. These are not quite as bright as the OEM, but illuminate enough to function.
|11-24-2007, 01:21 PM||#2|
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto, ON
thanks for the evaluation and review. I've done the same thing on my instruments lights and found them not to be as bright as the stock bulbs, but good enough.
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|11-24-2007, 05:12 PM||#3|
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Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Tulsa... it's OK
Did I miss it? What is the cost of this mod?
Inquiring KLR owners want to know.
Are the 5 and 6 led bulbs too big to fit?
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|11-24-2007, 05:24 PM||#4|
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Riverside, CA
I'll probably do this next time my dash light bulbs fail.
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