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In sunny weather (yes, we have had some in the UK!) it can be difficult to see if the neutral light is on so I have just changed the bulb for an LED one and it has made a huge difference!

The TTR uses a capless bulb and it wasn't difficult to find an LED version:

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Before:

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After:

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Bright eh?

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Nice easy job wink

Brian

 



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im also running an led stop tail i was tired of replacing bulbs works well 

ive also got a h4 15w headlight bulb its super bright of a day and pretty good of a night only prob is the focus isnt correct for ghe low beam cutoff  so isnt realy legal im halpy with it as its very rare that i ride after dark 



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Hi Boof, how did you get a H4 bulb to fit? I'd like to fit a HID to mine, but I can't find one to fit.

Thanks Mud

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I replaced my dash warning lights with the same as Brians and they are much brighter. Only wish the would make a LED headlight bulb thats as bright or brighter than the Austrailian headlights. 



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i searched on ebay for H4 hi low motorcycle .and found an led bulb for $28.00 delivered . it fiited ok super bright may not be legal but a great light at night and realy good as a day running light and only rated at 15watts .

it has a colling fan that sounds out of place on the ttr its done about 40 hours and going strong 



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A pair of cheap eBay spotlights might be the way to go? See here for an example.

Here are some pics of the ones Harty fitted to his OE:

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Found the one I've got in my ttr and realy happy with it I've noticed there are some 18w ones now . 

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Thnx ttboof , i will look into that LED headlight bulb. Did ypu ever put a switch on your headlight. I seen your other post with 70,000km on the ttr with nothing inside the motor touch. Last thing i would ever want to do is replace the stator. Bike shop would prob want $500 and i havnt the tools or knowledge to do it. 



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no troubles with the stator always run the light , my last ttr did 70k this ones only got 30k on it before that I had a tt250 it did 70k no worries and an XT 550 I rebuilt at 50000 just to be sure , before a round Australia trip it did 100.000 ks before I was hit by a car which sort of stuffed it at me .

but with the head light a measly 15 watt and the stop tail only 5 watts , im able to easily run a set of 20watt grip heaters . with the stator they do seem to fail but its a small % . with the stators regular oil changes help as the oil doesn't break down. its the contaminants it picks up mainly carbon and it becomes acidic which I think is the main enemy of stators in any engine it attacks the insulation over a period of time   just my opinion from years as an auto electrician

the led head light bulb fits ok fitting the rubber is a bit fiddly but once done fits well the only thing with them they are designed as off road so the focus isn't correct for on road I have a mate using them in his Ducati with no problems he does a heap of night riding , the best thing with mine is its really hi vis through the day  and easily seen in the bush by any (rare) oncoming traffic

I will see if I can get a pic of it fitted when I get down to the shed later



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 hi

please help me (us) with an exact link to these small NEUTRAL light capless bulb type!

so that we (I) order the good socket one from aliexpress

thx!



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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-501-W5W-T10-WHITE-6-LED-SIDE-LIGHT-BULBS-CAPLESS-12V-INTERIOR-NUMBER-PLATE-/120947628914?



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