I use these turn signals bulbs -The turn signals / brake lights on the Vulcan S seem undersized to me, or is it just my imagination? Are the replacement LED bulbs that much significantly better? Thanks .
these ones -MrCow -
Thanks for the detailed information. Did I understand the specs correctly - 600 lumens?? Do these LED's just plug in as a straight replacement for the original bulb? Thanks - Randy
Hey, no problem. Nothing wrong with trying to be safe out there! What Sabre-t says is correct. Use a coloured bulb behind a clear lense and a clear bulb behind a coloured lense. Those Amazenar bulbs will work. They did for me. The bulb socket is a spring loaded, twist to lock unit. So when you put them in and put the lense back on, they will push in a bit. Not the ideal situation, but that’s it. If you can find shorter LED’s that are bright enough for you, that would be ideal. Here’s a couple of pictures of them on my KVS. Can you tell which are the stock bulbs? No comparison!Vulcan Head -
Laughing at your Darwin comment here! The length details you gave were very helpful, especially knowing how much space there is with the original housings. I'll have to see what additional info I can dig up on larger amber housings. I guess I should NOT assume they'll all meet DOT standards. Lots more to think about and consider before I decide what to do . . . Thanks for your comments. - Randy
I'm not sure which would be more effective, but I would think a colored bulb behind a clear lens would be best, followed colored bulb behind a smoked lens. More overall light transmission, I would think, than thru a colored lens.Sabre-t -
Thanks for explaining that to me. So which is the most effective alternative, a white LED with an amber lens/housing, or an amber LED with a clear lens/housing, such as the original turn signals on the Vulcan S?
I was assuming a larger amber housing (such as on my old scooter) would produce more visibility than a smaller clear housing (which is stock on the Vulcan S), but after reading your comment now I'm not sure what to think. Is a higher lumens spec always better/more effective? Does the amount of surface area of the lense/housing improve visibility?
I appreciate you calling this to my attention. - Randy