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My review of the Custom Dynamics LED Taillight - 100 LEDs GEN-100-1157YAM

Hey guys, I was super stoked to try out the Custom Dynamics LED Taillight with 100 LEDs - Part number GEN-100-1157YAM. I saw this on Youtube and saw it lit up quite a bit more than the stock light on my 650 classic using less wattage of course. So I grabbed one and here are my before and after pics... unfortunately my good camera is dead so I had to use my cell, but you still get a very good idea of how this mod performs. A snap to install too, just plug it in to the stock socket, screw it in with the red cover and it's done. 5 minutes tops. You don't see a big difference as a running light, but man, when you hit the brakes WOW! Went from lighting up a spot on my garage door to lighting up the entire front of the garage area. Overall, SUPER pleased! Here's my before and after montage:



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Dan How much is this assembly ?

Is there more than one version?

thanks jake

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Dan How much is this assembly ?

Is there more than one version?

thanks jake
$66.86 plus free shipping from Powersportparts.net:

http://www.powersportparts.net/Custo..._p/4759086.htm

$23 cheaper than Amazon.

Custom Dynamics has all kinds of LED lights, TONS of stuff. You can check out their goodies at http://www.customdynamics.com/motorc...ED Tail Lights

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Did the same, but also added brake light modulator. This was plug and play with stock bulb. Much brighter than stock.

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Did the same, but also added brake light modulator. This was plug and play with stock bulb. Much brighter than stock.
Which modulator did you use?

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Do you know if one of the bulbs burns out if the rest stay lit ?

My 47 Harley tail light is rather dim. It uses the clear lens on top as a tag light, so the running light and brake light both illuminate the tag holder. This robs some of the lights brightness.

So I'm thinking about getting an LED lag light holder and black out the clear lens in the upper portion of the tail light so it gets all the lumens the bulb has to offer. Then the brake and running lights will be dedicated to the 357 style bulb. And not trying to illuminate the tag .

I had one of these LED tag mounts on my sons Rebel 450 and it worked great. It lights up the tag brightly all the time.

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Do you know if one of the bulbs burns out if the rest stay lit ?

My 47 Harley tail light is rather dim. It uses the clear lens on top as a tag light, so the running light and brake light both illuminate the tag holder. This robs some of the lights brightness.

So I'm thinking about getting an LED lag light holder and black out the clear lens in the upper portion of the tail light so it gets all the lumens the bulb has to offer. Then the brake and running lights will be dedicated to the 357 style bulb. And not trying to illuminate the tag .

I had one of these LED tag mounts on my sons Rebel 450 and it worked great. It lights up the tag brightly all the time.

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When an LED burns out or dies, it won't affect the continuity of the electrical circuit, it will just be a dead LED and 99 will keep working
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I see thanks for the update .

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Bought one of these for both my bikes. Super pleased with them. I noticed a feature that hadn't occurred to me when I originally bought the lights.

In addition to just being brighter, the light achieves "brake light" brightness in about half as much time after applying the brakes, as compared to an incandescent bulb.

It might only be 250ms quicker, but if the reaction time of a person behind you is 500ms and that timer doesn't start until they actually see your brake lights, it could have a big impact. I'm sold on leds from now on.

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Which modulator did you use?

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