Bulb low beam out. - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
Water Cooled Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for water cooled Triumph Twins.

 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-17-2019, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
Grand Prix 125
Main Motorcycle: 2016 T120 Bonneville
New Member
 
datarider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Watertown, WI
Posts: 24
Other Motorcycle: 1970 BSA Victor 441
Send a message via Skype™ to datarider
Bulb low beam out.

How do you get the bezel off to change headlamp bulb? There is a hole at the bottom, but nothing seems to release. 2016 T120.
datarider is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-17-2019, 03:24 PM
SuperStock
Main Motorcycle: Daytona 675R
Senior Member
 
Scottty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 254
Other Motorcycle: Thruxton R
If it's the same as the the 2016 Thruxton there are two screws behind the bezel which secure the headlight assembly into the bowl.
Scottty is online now  
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-17-2019, 03:25 PM
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: 2019 Speed Twin
Senior Member
 
Kinjane's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Bristol. UK
Posts: 336
Garage
There are two bolts to remove at roughly 4 and 8 o’clock and the bezel has to be lifted up to release the (unseen) securing clip.
When replacing the rim you’ll need to pull down the shield at around 1 o’clock as the securing clip is located otherwise it’ll sit on the wrong side of the shield and the clip will deform the headlamp shell.


.

Whenever I see a bike advertised with 'a shed load of extras' I often wonder how well it handled with a deckchair, lawnmower, some hose and a rake strapped to it.
Kinjane is offline  
 
post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-17-2019, 03:33 PM
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 2018 T120
Senior Member
 
tahtye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 401
Other Motorcycle: 2018 Tiger 800 XRx
#12 in this exploded view.
Attached Images
 
tahtye is offline  
post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-17-2019, 08:38 PM
geb
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 2009 H-D Dyna Glide
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Liverpool, NY
Posts: 425
Other Motorcycle: 2016 Triumph T120
Extra Motorcycle: 1998 H-D 1200XLH
Further,....beware, there is a small connector on the back of the headlight assembly that if not released carefully is easily broken.
There was a threat on this subject some time ago.
geb is offline  
post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
Grand Prix 125
Main Motorcycle: 2016 T120 Bonneville
New Member
 
datarider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Watertown, WI
Posts: 24
Other Motorcycle: 1970 BSA Victor 441
Send a message via Skype™ to datarider
Cool Bezel removal

Thanks everyone for your solution. I was expecting a screw on the bezel and did not realize it was the screws at 8 and 4. I will get at this tomorrow. I'm wondering too, why low beam burned out. I assume the bulb contains both high and low? And I assume that it is the low beam which comes on automatically when starting and running the bike. Not familiar with the led light tech, other then I believe it should last for many years. Even my "70 BSA, with the standard bulb has never burned out.
datarider is online now  
post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 09:44 PM
Moto Grand Prix
Main Motorcycle: 2016 Triumph T120
Senior Member
 
tsmgguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: West of the Pecos, TX USA
Posts: 2,971
Other Motorcycle: 2007 Ducati GT1000
Extra Motorcycle: 2003 Triumph T100
Right, the bulb has hi and low filaments, so orientation during installation is important. The OEM halogen bulbs usually last a long time. I'm still on the original. Auto parts stores do sell spares though. I figure it's the fact that I have one taped inside of my right side cover that keeps my OEM bulb from burning out. It's right next to the necessary 5mm hex key.

Photo: Ducati GT1000 at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats
tsmgguy is online now  
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-20-2019, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
Grand Prix 125
Main Motorcycle: 2016 T120 Bonneville
New Member
 
datarider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Watertown, WI
Posts: 24
Other Motorcycle: 1970 BSA Victor 441
Send a message via Skype™ to datarider
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsmgguy View Post
Right, the bulb has hi and low filaments, so orientation during installation is important. The OEM halogen bulbs usually last a long time. I'm still on the original. Auto parts stores do sell spares though. I figure it's the fact that I have one taped inside of my right side cover that keeps my OEM bulb from burning out. It's right next to the necessary 5mm hex key.
Good info. I used to carry a spare clutch cable, bulb and zener diode in my headlamp on my past Bonnevilles, and of course they were never needed.
datarider is online now  
post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 10:32 AM
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: 2016 Street Twin
Senior Member
 
StreetTwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Posts: 338
Garage
The OEM bulbs have a working life of 450 to 900 hours. Mine lasted 3 years and approximately 30,000 km. (18,000 miles)

Inexpensive replacements (less than $2) can be had from China on Ebay.

10,000 kilometers later, it is still working and just as bright as OEM bulbs at a fraction of their cost.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Car-SUV-H4-H...JZybhK&vxp=mtr
tahtye likes this.
StreetTwin is online now  
post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 02:58 PM
Site Supporter
Moto Grand Prix
Main Motorcycle: 2019 Speed Twin
Lifetime Premium
 
bluesforchallah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shakedown Street and Eletric Ave., Seattle, Wa
Posts: 2,855
Garage
The bulb in my Speed Twin lasted 7 months / 3600 miles. Replaced it with with a Sylvania Silverstar Ultra H4 bulb. Hopefully it'll give me a little bit more life than the Philips did.


Chris / RudeBoy BIR #309
Past rides:2014 Scrambler, 2008 T100, 1975 Honda CB400/4, 1989 Honda GB500, 1965 Honda CB450 Black Bomber, 1972 BSA A75 Rocket3
bluesforchallah is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
All posts must adhere to Forum Rules

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome