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Offline CORNWALLPAUL

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head light bulb replacement
« on: 19 February, 2009, 10:13:45 AM »
Hi Guys i have bought some of these Hiv bulbs have i got to take off the side fairings to fit the bulbs or can i do it by feel?

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Re: head light bulb replacement
« Reply #1 on: 19 February, 2009, 06:06:51 PM »
Hi CORNWALLPAUL,I changed mine a couple of weeks ago and I doubt if you could do it without removing the side panels.Having done it so many times it now takes about 5 minutes per panel to remove and a wee bit longer to refit.-Snibor

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Re: head light bulb replacement
« Reply #2 on: 19 February, 2009, 06:32:26 PM »
cheers snibor

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Re: head light bulb replacement
« Reply #3 on: 20 February, 2009, 09:13:35 PM »
If you look in the "latest articles" section on the right of the screen there is an excellent step by step guide to removing/refitting the side panels. I think this job would be virtually impossible with the panels in place.

Here's an other tip - Do one side then take the bike for a run, then do the other side. Why? Because if removing/refitting the side panels causes a rattle/buzz you will know which side has caused the problem!
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Re: head light bulb replacement
« Reply #4 on: 22 February, 2009, 06:06:26 PM »
Headlight bulb went yesterday whilst out for a run, home before dark so not a problem. Will try and replace by feel alone and see how we go !!

By the way the bulbs are Osram nightbreakers and this one lasted 12 months and probably about 5000 miles of riding.

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Re: head light bulb replacement
« Reply #5 on: 22 February, 2009, 11:24:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by egbert100 [+]
Headlight bulb went yesterday whilst out for a run, home before dark so not a problem. Will try and replace by feel alone and see how we go !!

By the way the bulbs are Osram nightbreakers and this one lasted 12 months and probably about 5000 miles of riding.

If you've not already changed the bulb M8 you might want to check out some of the posts above, might save you some time and effort, just a suggestion.
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Re: head light bulb replacement
« Reply #6 on: 23 February, 2009, 09:47:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by spartan117 [+]
*Originally Posted by egbert100 [+]
Headlight bulb went yesterday whilst out for a run, home before dark so not a problem. Will try and replace by feel alone and see how we go !!

By the way the bulbs are Osram nightbreakers and this one lasted 12 months and probably about 5000 miles of riding.
i,ve just fittd osram nightbreakers,they certainly make a difference

If you've not already changed the bulb M8 you might want to check out some of the posts above, might save you some time and effort, just a suggestion.
I,ve just fitted Osram Nightbreakers certainly makes a difference.

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Re: head light bulb replacement
« Reply #7 on: 24 February, 2009, 07:53:50 PM »
Great news... bulb changed without removing a single nut / bolt.

I knew one day small hands would come in useful...

Bike on the side stand with the steering to the left. Hand down inside the fairing and removed the dust cover and released the clip no problem.
 
Then knelt at the side of the bike, one had from the top and one up from the bottom of the fairing to release and then refit the bulb to the wiring connector. Back from the top, popped the bulb back in place and refitted the clip / dust cover. About 5 mins all in from thinking how the hell do I do this to job complete. Much quicker than last time when I took the alternate route and removed the screen and clock surround.

At least I know now I can do this one the road if needed.

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Re: head light bulb replacement
« Reply #8 on: 24 February, 2009, 09:42:25 PM »
Hi egbert100,well I wouldn't have believed it was possible but you've done the deed,great stuff! - Snibor

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Re: head light bulb replacement
« Reply #9 on: 25 February, 2009, 06:56:22 PM »
Perhaps I could offer my new found ability as a service to those not wanting to strip the bike down to change a bulb. I could get a stall at rallies and events, I could advertise in the bike mags.....

Don't want to get carried away but I think I've finally found my niche..

Oh happy days indeed  :mfrlol: