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February 01, 2016, 05:44:20 PM on

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Doing steering head bearing replacement and I thought I should go ahead and go to LED dash lights (I can't see shit at night with the current dash lights).  Can I walk into a car parts store and find them now?  Do you think anybody would have them locally or just go ahead and order online?  Trying to do it quickly.
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February 01, 2016, 06:50:52 PMReply #1 on

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Theres a few threads regarding this if you use the search function, Heres an example:
http://www.tigertriple.com/forum/index.php/topic,8894.msg63604.html#msg63604

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February 02, 2016, 01:38:00 AMReply #2 on

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Hey Roadinator !! there are a few golden rules with LED's.............. :icon_scratch:

replace bulb colour with LED colour (red with red, green with green)

DON'T replace the blue main beam idiot bulb with a super bright LED  :nono

LED's only work one way, so if it don't work take it out and turn it 180  :icon_wink:

LED's have come on leaps n bounds in the last few years so should be even better than they were  :thumbsup

have a looky here...............

 https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/led-vehicle-replacement-bulbs/

have fun

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Thanks for the replies.  Just wanted to see if I could walk into a store, but it seems like it's still a specialty item.  Will order.

Thanks!
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This may help:   (These are listed in the original conventional lamp size, your LED source will have a size conversion chart for the LED's equivalent):
 
As mentioned previously, you'll generally want to match bulb colors to warning indicator color.  For the bulbs on the instrument cluster, I preferred staying with "white"after toying with some other colors.  YMMV

6 Warning lights 3W Size  T6.5 (aka "24")
2 Tach/Clock  1.7W Size T6.5 (aka "24")
3 for Speedo/Fuel/Temp 1.7W Size  T10  (aka "194")

There's a national chain called "Batteries Plus Bulbs" that can order anything if you have a local store and want to shop locally, or as mentioned previously "SuperBrightLEDS" has a great website and service, too.

If you run into issue with "hyperflashing" of signals after the swap of the green dash/warning bulb row indicator, look for a no-load or dual-load relay.   Search "CF13 GL-02" to source one. A nice bonus is that this spec will play nicely with both conventional and LED. IRRC, the position under the front fairing behind the cockpit is Relay #5. The original is "taller" and stands proud of the others.
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Thanks for the info.  I buttoned it back up for now and wanted to get riding.  So I can order now instead of having to walk into a store.
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Why not replace the high beam bulb with led
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See the LED thread I just quote that is now at the top of the forum.  Best write up for LED replacements IMHO.  I followed it and it is a great conversion.

I did do the Blue LED for the High Beam as during the day if I happened to have the high beam on, I could not see the weak incandescent blue bulb.  Does not bother me at night or day at all. I wouldn't change anything from what I did, for colors that is.

www.superbrightleds.com in St. Louis, MO for bulbs.  :sign13

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This is the best thread for info on LED. Go here for complete details including flasher replacements to overcome the problems with the stock flasher unit not working with LEDs.

http://www.tigertriple.com/forum/index.phptopic=9215.0

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For you guys buying from Superbrites do you recall what model bulbs you have gotten?  They have so many variations I'd rather not experiment.

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I did do the Blue LED for the High Beam as during the day if I happened to have the high beam on, I could not see the weak incandescent blue bulb.  Does not bother me at night or day at all.

Glad it worked for you but the LED i put in mine was so bright at night it was a distraction  :icon_eek:

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For you guys buying from Superbrites do you recall what model bulbs you have gotten?  They have so many variations I'd rather not experiment.

See info in reply #4.  On the SBLED site, the left side will have a filter for bulb size/style.  From those choices, match the color for your swap and pick the widest beam angle.
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