Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Skippack, PA, USA
LED panel lights - '03 K1200RS
A couple of lights behind the gauges on my bike have failed. Replacing them means taking off all the tupperware to get to the panel wiring harness. It occurs to me this is as good a time as any to convert to LED's.
The first question is: has anyone done this recently? A few years ago, some bike part vendors (notably Murph of Murphs Kits) said "forget it - they don't hold up". Looking at DDM Tuning's current offerings, I think they may have more robust parts. Or do they?
The second question is a little harder. The stock bulb is a 12V 3W bulb with a T10 base. The problem here is "how bright is this lamp"? DDM offers these lights in a range of brightness (measured in lumens). Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be anything in the BMW literature about how bright the stock bulbs are - that is, how many lumens that put out. I don't want to put in LED's that are too bright and distracting when riding at night.
Not all who wander are lost. Which still leaves room for more than a few lost wanderers...
Red Flash - '03 K1200RS, lightly farkled