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Old 10-16-2011, 09:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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LED Idiot Lights from NewBonneville.com. Do it!

Hello All,

Yesterday I replaced the turn signal LED idiot light that I had installed March 2010 on my T100. Over 1 ˝ years for about $10 is not too bad for having a product that works so vastly superior to the stock bulb. I can again see my turn signal indicator even in brilliant sunshine.

The reason for the post is to suggest that if you try these, the instructions that come with them can basically be ignored (they suggest you remove the plastic shroud from the instrument cluster and work from beneath the mounting panel). What I did instead was to carefully pry off the plastic cover, and using needle-nose pliers, I pulled out the rubber boot. Next I reached in with a very small and narrow needle-nose and pulled out the old LED. Used same to place new one in, and pushed it down into place from on top. I then reinstalled the plastic cover and gently worked the whole boot assembly home. 5 minutes total and works great. Of course, I had already bent the electrical connectors to get good contact (the LED mount is narrower than the glass on the stock bulb), so I didn’t have to do that.

So, I have to say that IMO this is a very good product from NewBonneville.com. No – I have no affiliation, I just think that these are a good safety upgrade because I almost never leave my turn signals on anymore. FYI, I also use one for the neutral indicator, but not the other two, so with the three-pack you get one spare. Not bad.

Ride safe, Joe
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm glad that you posted this. I was considering getting these lights but was not sure if they worked.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Is there a definitive fitment for the bonneville range of bikes. I understand the bulbs are a lot cheaper from elsewhere. Could we perhaps get a sticky going with regards to this and what fits.

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Old 10-16-2011, 01:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yep i fitted a set about 1 year ago and have been very impressed definately the way to go
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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me to fitted both bonnie and speedbird with them what you take out
are bulbs and what you put in are leds 100% better
also done the speedo and rev counter (used blue) so much better
done my mates bonnie the same but used red leds in speedo and
rev counter. the reds are better than my blues
note do not change main beam one
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I did the upgrade with these same LEDs a year ago and am also very happy with the results.
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There was a thread a while back that mentioned a site called superbrightleds.com. I think it mentioned that a suitable replacement was called WLED, which is a miniature wedge based bulb replacement. Problem is that there's quite a lot of 'em to pick from. Anybody know which works best? It would be nice to have that in this thread for reference. Prices are around $2-$4. I have an original available, so if nobody knows, maybe I can use it to guess which one might work.

Joe

PS In researching the above, I went to BikeBandit.com's OEM parts pages to see if the original bulb had a generic part number. It didn't, however I saw that the replacement lenses for these idiot lights are $7.50 each. Ouch! I was thinking of replacing mine which have oxidized chrome, but for $30 I'll keep the oxidized ones.
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WLEDx6 for the turn signal, and you'll have to trim the base to make it fit (tightly). It's non-polarized, which you need for the turn signal. Consider buying an extra one, in case you break a terminal wire trying to get it in.

If I were doing it again, I'd try 74xHP for the other idiot lights (and don't replace the high-beam light, it'll be too bright).

Buy them in colors to match the color of the lens, e.g. green for neutral and turn signal.

WLEDx5 (3) and one 74xHP3 for the clock lights, for the older-style clocks with cable-operated speedometer. You might be able to find something brighter than WLEDx5, but that's what was available when I made the change.

If any polarized LED doesn't work, take it out, turn it 180 degrees, and re-install. Test this before you reassemble the lights.
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Replacing idiot lights

When I tried changing mine out the rubber boots basically fell apart. Does anyone have a source for replacement boots?
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