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Old 11-12-2012, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking at buying the tail light and front turn signals from New Bonneville. Is it worth buying the simple bolt on plug in type or a do the wiring yourself because the price difference is crazy?
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I bought the tail light/turn signal and front turn signal kit from New Bonneville. I like it. It is truly a plug and play, the lights are bright, no drilling required, it is worth it to me.

I know you can buy the parts elsewhere and splice the wires, maybe drill or enlarge the holes, make it work, save some money. I am just not that smart.
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I REALLY like the lucas led that dime city sells, i used it to replace a led lucas light i got from JP Cycles. The major difference is the Dime City has 4 leds facing down to illuminate the plate in WHITE, where as the JP was all red.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I like my blinker, tail and brake lighting to be prominent, don't mind if my license plate is a little incognito. Got the NB Lucas plug and play on order.
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I am looking at buying the tail light and front turn signals from New Bonneville. Is it worth buying the simple bolt on plug in type or a do the wiring yourself because the price difference is crazy?
If you're talking about the rear light here, there are only 5 wires running through the rear fender, 2 for the tail light, 2 for the turn signals and one ground which branches into 3. So if you can save any money by doing the wiring yourself, go for it because wiring these Lucas tail lights is simplicity itself.

I recently fitted the NewBoneville Lucas 564 tail light with rear turn signals, and was not pleased with the way that the tail light's chrome housing had been drilled to take the turn signals. When fitted the turn signals poked upward and backward slightly which made them look stupid. I've bought a new Lucas tail light and relocated the turn signals which also meant hacking the rear fender wiring harness but it looks much neater now. I've also fitted the Lucas tail light with a LED board. Boy am I pleased with it all now. See this thread:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...onversion.html
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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good luck actually getting one of the kits from NB, They kept telling me next week, for almost 2 months. Then said they had them and that they needed my payment info, I made the order right away...only to get the out of stock email again. I went with other suppliers and am doing my own wiring now. It seems super simple to do, I just need to find the time. If NB had been honest about when i could expect delivery, i would've had my lights changed already.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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This might be a little late but have you seen the Maund Lucas tail lamp adapter. Far nicer than anything else available. $105 for complete kit. Turn signals are available also.
http://maundspeed.blogspot.com/2012/...r-triumph.html
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