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scrumps
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Hello!......and light bulb!!

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Hi all, from miserable south east england (Bexhill to be exact). Last week my Triumph Daytona was joined by a Firestorm, 1997 reg and in amazing condition!
BUT...
Headlight bulb popped on me when I tried hi-beam, not a problem, new bulb. After a very quick look I thought, hmmm fairing off??
Can the bulb be replaced in situ?? It was a very quick look as the weather has been awful.
Any help / advice much appreciated.
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John
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If you've got ickle dextrous hands or can borrow a small child then just about possible to change the bulb and replace the clip retainer in situ.

Otherwise just put a towel on the front mudguard undo the fairing fasteners, mirrors and the orrible fiddly hidden plastic panel retainers (personally I wouldn't bother replacing them) - disconnect the main bulb and eye light connectors and just move it forward to rest on the previously placed towel - do the bulb business and fix everything back to how it was - 10 – 15 mins tops & job done.
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Hi and welcome.
Like wot he said, jobs a good un
Must be one of the easiest fairing to remove and refit out there.
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Nighteye led bulbs are very good with a proper dip.
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Welcome to the club. What Daytona have you got? Mines a 1969 T100T!
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Hi and welcome :wave:
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Many thanks! Daytona is a T595, maybe turning 50, just appreciating... just appreciating good looking bikes. All electric in 2030....
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Welcome along.

As said, the fairing is easy to remove, just little tricks to learn like having a 3rd hand to unplug the side light and headlight connectors once you have started to pull the faring forwards..

But I can also confirm that it is possible to replace the bulb in situ, just need good lighting to see what your doing, small hands and a lot of patience.
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Many thanks for all advice......... changed bulb in situ!!! but still no low beam, checked fuses, high beam works fine as does sidelight, any ideas?? Very annoying as i want to ride to work, but dark mornings and dark evenings.
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Check wiring and connections (clean and corrosion free) and switch gear. Esp from your first post with odd things happening with blowing bulbs.

A multimter would be a handy tool, and no getting round it but likely fairing off to investigate.
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Welcome aboard John :thumbup:
Wicky wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:28 pm Check wiring and connections (clean and corrosion free) and switch gear. Esp from your first post with odd things happening with blowing bulbs.

A multimter would be a handy tool, and no getting round it but likely fairing off to investigate.
Good advice regarding your bulb problem from Wicky,

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