Replacement Fender Tip Light

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by HarryB737, May 7, 2011.

  1. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    I just replaced both of my fender tip lights with LED lamps from "Pilot Automotive" wedge base bulbs #194. The original HD part # was 68193-95. I like the look & the life of the LED's is marketed at 100k hours. Pack of 2 at Pep Boy's was $9.98... close to same cost of Harley Brand, but less current draw, and less heat. We'll see how they hold up.
     
  2. HarryB737

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    One thing to remember about LEDs... they are polarized, so if anyone trys to use them & they don't light in 1st position, turn the bulb 180 degrees. :D
     
  3. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    Thanks for the info. I just replaced my stock tail light and turn signals with the HD LED units and was starting to look at those next. Will give them a try.
     
  4. dcfatboy

    dcfatboy Active Member

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    How are the lights holding up?
     
  5. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    I tried them but did not like the color they put off so I removed them. Still running the stock bulbs for now. Sorry but I am not much help as far as how they are holding up.
     
  6. Mattman4403

    Mattman4403 Junior Member

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    I replaced my fender tip lights with an LED array in lieu of a single bulb. Much more visible.
     
  7. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    On my 09 FLHR, I came into the garage.. Shut down and on the side stand, Heard a tinkle sound hitting the cement.. Looking, IT was a very Distorted lens cover from the fender tip... too hot some how.. Couldn't figure how it stayed on Fully curled and no way would it stay when i tried to match it up ...Just really distorted..so much, really didn't think that was the Whole lens cover.

    Looking closely, I could see tiny air bubbles inside the plastic..(?problem)
    mentioned and showed it to the service manager and he said bring it back in a week as they were busy..

    No way, I went into HD parts, just bought a new lens cover and popped it on.. under 5$, Never had a problem UNTIL i took it in for close to the final months of the 2yr warranty replacing the right front rotor... Noticing Wrinkled chrome, they remembered me coming in and replace all while I was there under warranty..

    The fender tip is one thing I clean all the time, after every ride.. Must of gotten Hot that ride, never noticed it before.. ??

    anybody hear of this as being a problem on the newer bikes..??

    Thanks

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  8. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    Replaced front one last weekend (out), I had some more that I had ordered from Superbright LEDS .com, which are brighter and seem to be constructed better. More "Field testing" underway.
     
  9. springer1

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    didnt know they were polarized..good to know thx:newsmile036:
     
  10. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    It looks like the marketing dept. missed that one by more than usual. :newsmile036: