I put a couple of 1157 LEDs in the taillight. They're a bit brighter (based on a "scientific" study done by taking pictures with the old bulbs and new bulbs installed). And come on instantly to reduce the risk of getting rearended.
Superbright are widely used by the guys on Triumphrat.net
The ones I bought are 360 Vision or something, the link is
Make sure you get the red ones, evidently the taillight lens filters out a lot of light if you buy white ones. I only know what I been told. :-)
--- In email@example.com, triumphy2ktbs <no_reply@...> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I haven't seen this addressed in any post (I looked)... I've just passed 45k miles on my Y2K TBS (yes, I know I need to get out riding more), and one of the tail light bulbs lost the tail light filament (brake light filament still functions).
> I looked for a replacement bulb and was sold (at a car-parts store) a good ol' GE 1157, which is a 27/8 watt vs. the proscribed 21/5 watt.
> So I'm buying a few parts on BikeBandit and see that the replacement bulb is $9.47... that's a far cry from the 2 GE1157's I got for <$2.
> Has anyone successfully used the GE1157 with it's higher output (light and heat) in the TBS tail?
> Thanks in advance and apologies if this has been answered in the forum and I didn't find it.