Author Topic: Led rear light advice.  (Read 133 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Martin-k12

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 26
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
  • My K bike model:: K1200S
  • Location:: Preston
Led rear light advice.
« on: May 10, 2018, 08:15:36 pm »
Hey chaps,
I'm after some advice. I'm looking for a LED rear light for my k1200s seen a few on Ebay with varying prices.
It has to be smoked the darker the better and bright as hell!

Offline Phmode

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7438
  • Karma: +64/-15
  • I am the evil webmaster, do not cross me!
    • View Profile
  • My K bike model:: BMW K1300S 2012
  • Modifications and add-ons:: Sargent Seat, Powerbronze Screen, Akrapovic Silencer, Ilmberger Hugger, K12S Black Top Yoke, Helibars, Cruise, Centre Stand, Sidestand Extender, Full 3M Film, Barkbusters Hand Guards in winter.
  • Location:: Ledbury, Herefordshire
Re: Led rear light advice.
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 10:29:58 pm »
Why? Can you see it when you are riding?

Offline gibbo

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 378
  • Karma: +4/-0
    • View Profile
  • Location:: North Wilts
Re: Led rear light advice.
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2018, 06:34:09 am »
Sounds like a sensible idea to me. Could save you from a rear end shunt from the many Colonel Blimps that abound on our roads.  ;)

Offline Martin-k12

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 26
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
  • My K bike model:: K1200S
  • Location:: Preston
Re: Led rear light advice.
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2018, 12:49:08 pm »
Its not to save the shunt its so when it happens and they start with their excuses I can say "how the fook did ya miss that"

Offline Phmode

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7438
  • Karma: +64/-15
  • I am the evil webmaster, do not cross me!
    • View Profile
  • My K bike model:: BMW K1300S 2012
  • Modifications and add-ons:: Sargent Seat, Powerbronze Screen, Akrapovic Silencer, Ilmberger Hugger, K12S Black Top Yoke, Helibars, Cruise, Centre Stand, Sidestand Extender, Full 3M Film, Barkbusters Hand Guards in winter.
  • Location:: Ledbury, Herefordshire
Re: Led rear light advice.
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2018, 01:17:13 pm »
'Well, because it is smoked' would be my smart arsed reply.

Offline raesewell

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3146
  • Karma: +30/-3
    • View Profile
  • My K bike model:: Yamaha FJR (2013)
  • Location:: Normanton West Yorkshire
Re: Led rear light advice.
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2018, 01:33:56 pm »
I tried LED rear lights and the original filament bulbs were brighter, or at least looked brighter to me.

Offline Martin-k12

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 26
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
  • My K bike model:: K1200S
  • Location:: Preston
Re: Led rear light advice.
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2018, 07:16:58 pm »
bmw do a clear and red one which is bright and i've seen other aftermarket units that look brake bright on normal and are almost garish when actually braking.
I've already got genuine BMW led rear indicators, bright! led bulbs in the front Bright! and replace the headlight bulbs and guess what they're extra bright.
Hence why I asked, think I'll just take my chances and get one.....
Oh and the oberon bar end indicators are something else  8)
« Last Edit: May 11, 2018, 07:23:22 pm by Martin-k12 »

Offline richtea

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1115
  • Karma: +14/-0
    • View Profile
  • My K bike model:: K1300S
  • Location:: Banburyshire
Re: Led rear light advice.
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2018, 07:40:03 pm »

Oh and the oberon bar end indicators are something else  8)


Never heard of them - but I have now! Pic here:
http://www.oberon-performance.co.uk/acatalog/info%5fIND%5f0014%2ehtml

Not sure why I need them. I quite like the integral mirror ones. They're already tidier than any other indicators I've ever had.
Unless you ride without mirrors?

Offline Martin-k12

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 26
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
  • My K bike model:: K1200S
  • Location:: Preston
Re: Led rear light advice.
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2018, 09:51:48 pm »
I've not got them on this bike, just an honorable mention due to how bright and awesome they are. 
I like the mirror indicators on my k12 just put some smoked lenses and a pair of amber led bulds which works well.

Offline S BMW

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 18
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
  • My K bike model:: K1300s anniversary model
  • Location:: Cork
Re: Led rear light advice.
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2018, 01:36:47 am »
Hi Martin,
Have a peep at this America site http://pirateslair.net/ProductS.htm enjoy 😉

Offline Martin-k12

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 26
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
  • My K bike model:: K1200S
  • Location:: Preston
Re: Led rear light advice.
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2018, 02:38:26 pm »
Hi Martin,
Have a peep at this America site http://pirateslair.net/ProductS.htm enjoy 😉
Cheers most of whats on there is available in the uk... do like the Ally torque arm though, might just have a go at making that myself if i get the time.