never again will i be able to utter the line "i've never dropped a motorbike"
bringing the bike out of the garage at my parents house earlier this evening, rolling it backwards towards the road, as i got to the road (downward sloping drive, upward sloping camber) lost momentum and footing and fell to the left. luckily i managed three things; firstly, no one saw me! secondly, to step out away from it and not end up with a leg under it (a leg that's 5 weeks into knee-surgery recovery!), and thirdly, while i couldn't hold the weight, i did get it down as slowly as could be expected. need to have a proper look at it in the daylight tomorrow but from what i can see the only real damage was the left indicator which still works, but the plastic lens has smashed, slight scuff to one of casings, and the passenger foot peg took the rest of it quite impressively.
so, to the reason i've explained all this, besides embarrassing myself, is concerning the indicator. triumph charge about £40(!) to replace the full unit, or £7 for the plastic lens, neither of which seem like very attractive options. has anyone replaced their striple indicators with 3rd party LEDs like the numerous ones available on ebay? are they any good (cos they seem quite cheap) and are they easy to fit? or more importantly, any i should specifically avoid? also worth noting a triumph OEM single indicator can be acquired for about £17 on ebay