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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-01-2017, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Flashing brakes lights

There are several choices for inline devices that will effectuate flashing brake lights.
I have installed one on a Triumph Thunderbird years back and it works great.

I wanted to use this small one (pictured) that fits inside the lens cover and behind the tail lamp.
But I'm unsure if the brake light can be disassembled and reluctant to muscle it apart.
There are no obvious screws to remove and no, I haven't called my dealer.
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Any thoughts on this?
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Wish I could help but I still haven't gotten my hands on a bobber yet. I assume the cover should be removeable in case they ever need to change the bulb, but I have no idea how you'll go about doing it. How did you get the cover off the Triumph Thunderbird?
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Definitely, once there's a bulb in there, there has to be some way to open it up and get to it for replacement reasons. I'd hope there was instructions as to how to wire that inline device?
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For my 2010 Thunderbird 1600 the brake flasher module was installed (not by me) under the side panel.

I called the Triumph service tech to ask and they said the bike is too new and they don't know.
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Minor update - brake flasher

It seems that the led brake lamp is considered a permanently sealed lifetime part (think sealed battery) and is not meant to
have just the bulb replaced but rather the entire(?) light assembly.

I still want the flashing brake module so I may bring one to my dealer tech and see if they will do it - w/o voiding my warranty or course.
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Well that's not a very good design, especially if the bulb burns out for some reason and you're forced to buy a new light unit. Costs more than it's worth at that point and you may as well go aftermarket. Let us know what you're dealer says. Maybe it just needs a specific tool or something.
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Fail... I forgot that it's full LED.

If an LED burns out, there's no way they'll sell individual leds to replace them. It just makes more sense to replace the whole unit.
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Triumph Motorcycles <-- Here's a link on where to find the owner's handbook and go page 104 to the section about lamp replacement:

Quote:
Brake/Tail Light -
Bulb Replacement
The brake/tail light unit is a sealed,
maintenance-free LED unit.
Without seeing the wiring diagram in front of me, it'll be difficult to determine if the brake/tail lamp is a solid state circuit or relay driven; for this reason, I don't recommend wiring the in-line flasher or entire tailllight altogether.

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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 04:52 AM
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On the bright side, they don't generally burn out that fast so you have a few good years before replacement is needed. Best not to mess around with the wiring if you're not confident, namely me.
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A few years at worst, at best it could be longer with the average riding time someone spends yearly and combined with how often they actually use the light. I think even the sort of weather conditions you're in can impact its lifespan
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