Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Fairfield, Virginia, USA
Model: GL1200A & GL1500SE/GTL trike
It ain't that hard a job, I had a couple out on my 97 in 2010, so over the winter 10-11 I collected bulbs enough to do most, used LL bulbs, same wattage as original, and replaced the hi beam ind, signal ind, red warning ind lights and the several speedo / tach / gauge illumination lamps.
My '97 still had the original bulbs and those blue condoms on the illumination lamps which I tossed into a spares box, the speedo and such are much easier seen at night with the "unprotected" bulbs (sans them blue condoms).
Many of the bulbs are replaceable without removing the instrument panel, but it really isn't so hard either way so if you don't get them all, not a big deal. Get the most important ones. The center digital panel still lights up blue, the speedo numbers and hash marks white. Looks nice.
Watch those plastic colored inserts over warning lights, they can fall out.
'97 GL-1500 SE / Lehman GTL Trike
...( Candy Spectra Red w/ Candy Garnet Red insert )
'85 GL-1200 Aspencade
...( Pearl Vintage Red w/ Rose insert )
'74 Triumph T-150V Trident
...( it's a Triple )
"Make Courtesy Your Code of the Road!"
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