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Greyrider

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Tail light out
« on: September 17, 2017, 10:56:45 AM »
Whilst riding Fri night this driver yelled to me that my tail light was out. Brake light worked fine. Its a dual filament bulb i discovered. Bot me a 1157 and now im properly lit again. This also reminds me to ALWAYS check all my lights b4 riding..especially at night.

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Re: Tail light out
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2017, 01:14:09 PM »
Our OEM lamp is actually a P25-2 P21/5W
https://www.imperialsupplies.com/item/0819163
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Re: Tail light out
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2017, 04:10:33 PM »
Well....i went to an auto parts store and they gave me a 1157. It works, but i wonder if and how the std bulb differs from a 1157...

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Re: Tail light out
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2017, 04:55:37 PM »
I only looked at one web site, but this is what I found...."note that P25-2, high element, has the shortest life expectancy while being only slightly brighter then #1157."

http://www.run-n-lites.com/bulbspec.html

I'm guessing further Google searches will turn up more info.
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Re: Tail light out
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2017, 09:31:34 PM »

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Re: Tail light out
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2017, 07:07:45 AM »
That's funny. The EXACT same thing happened to me a few weeks ago.

I can't remember what bulb I picked up, but I put it in backwards and the brighter filament bulb was lit as the running light instead of the brake light. When I depressed the brake lever, it was barely any brighter. I noticed this pretty quickly, though and spun it around to align the terminals properly.

They don't tell you which way it goes, so I guess it's trial and error.

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Re: Tail light out
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2017, 09:42:58 AM »
You should only be able to install an 1157 one way - the pins on the base are staggered

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Re: Tail light out
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2017, 12:08:38 PM »
It was a Sylvania 7225

Closest thing I could find that matched, at the time.

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Re: Tail light out
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2017, 12:56:23 PM »
The 7225 has staggered pins as well, you must have forced it badly to get it to go in the wrong way.
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Re: Tail light out
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2017, 09:12:06 AM »
Maybe  ;D

Although I don't remember it being very difficult.