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Offline Will

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LED Parking Lights
« on: September 21, 2014, 16:13:07 »
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I would like to replace the two sidelight bulbs with LED bulbs. Is there any easy to remove the bulb holders from the light? I can remove the socket with the wires but can't get the bulb holders to turn to replace the bulbs. Is there any easier way? to get at them without dismantling the full fairing. :crazy:
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Re: LED Parking Lights
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 18:51:34 »
I stick my hand in from the bottom, turn anti-clockwise to undo it. All the LED W5 side light bulbs I've put in, including recommended "premium" ones, fail very quickly. The only ones that seem to last properly are normal Bosch W5 bulbs.
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Re: LED Parking Lights
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 19:07:59 »
I changed it on my Vee2 to W5W Led, and it's holding nicely. Cheap chineese led. The same led I had installed on my previous car to replace W5W puddle lights. Served for 5 years, removed them when I sold the car, and now one of them is on my Vee2.
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Re: LED Parking Lights
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 17:08:25 »
Unless you have tiny hands I'm afraid the entire instrument panel must be removed. Only a 5 minute job in fairness once you find all the fixing points. I got some 1.5W CREE sidelights of Flea Bay. They are taped into the holders to add a little extra security as led lamps are heavier than tungsten stock lamps. Stops them rattling out when you go off-road.
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Re: LED Parking Lights
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2014, 17:31:00 »
No Luck in getting my hands in to turn the holders, they are very tight and the fairing brackets get in the way. I also removed the windscreen and the six  screws along with four plastic push in rivets But could not move the black cowling
May be I have missed some other attachment screws  :shrug:
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Re: LED Parking Lights
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2014, 12:42:52 »
Got Them changed at long last! but had to remove plastic cowling to get at them, easy when you know how, so put a little Vaseline on the O rings this time, so should be able to turn them out the next time without removing half the bike to get at them. I may as well change the headlight bulbs when the cowling is removed Think I will fit the New Osram Night breakers unlimited with up to 110 % extra light :lala:
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Re: LED Parking Lights
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2014, 14:16:46 »
To change the headlight bulbs only needs the electrical connector and the big circular rubber splash guard removal, as I fitted my new filaments this weekend.  :)

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Re: LED Parking Lights
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2014, 17:16:35 »
Ah, I didn't notice it was a Glee, the space in there is tighter. I have to contort my XL size hands to get in there on the Wee, but I don't think I'll get in there on the Glee either.
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Re: LED Parking Lights
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2015, 11:55:31 »
I was lucky - I have tiny, tiny hands and even then it was a seriously tight squeeze. It's well worth upgrading the lighting from the tired, yellow-tinted stock hardware bikes all come with...