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    Headlight?
    on: Aug 25, 2022, 12.34 pm
    Aug 25, 2022, 12.34 pm
    So….my 2013 Triumph Trophy SE just blew one of the low beam headlights.     Any suggestion for make/company bulb replacement .  Location United States.   LED?   Do I have to replace both bulbs?   I presume so.   

    Thank you in advance!

    Oh - second question.   Electric grip not working for right grip.  With the model discontinued, will I have problems finding a replacement?    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Headlight?
    Reply #1 on: Aug 25, 2022, 01.57 pm
    Aug 25, 2022, 01.57 pm
    You don't have to replace both Bulbs,
    but it's often best to, as if the first one has failed due to its age,
    then its likely the other one will go the same way soon !

    The Headlamp bulbs are standard Tungsten Halogen H4 twin filament bulbs,
    and any make can be used, though you do tend to get what you pay for in terms of quality.

    If the bulbs are really old, then even when replaced with the same brandyou might
    might notice a slight difference / colour variation.

    Philips make some nice bulbs, Extreme Vision / White Vision etc.

    If you want to go down the LED road, they need to be H4 compatible,
    and Legal for use in your Country / State. 

    Check their Heat Output, and that any Heat Sink will preferably dissipate heat
    away from the plastic headlamp unit which can melt if it gets too hot !
    ( A good reason for not  leaving the Bike running at standstill for prolonged periods ! )

    Heated Grips are still available from Triumph for either side :

    Hermys Triumph eStore for the Triumph Trophy

    I have NO idea why they list two variants of Heated Grip for Left and Right.  :027:

    What is NOT available from Triumph is the "Connector Pack" ( A963002 ).
    This is the white nylon housing that the two wires from the Heated Grip are pushed and locked into,
    AFTER they have been fitted to the Handlebars, and which are then pushed into the corresponding
    socket on the Trophy wiring harness.

    You could either carefully remove the Connector Pack from your existing faulty Grip and re-use it,
    or cut them off the new Grip AND the Trophy harness and make you own new connection,
    or if you want to keep the Bike in as original condition as possible, I have sourced the "Connector Packs"
    from an external supplier, though the Shipping price from UK to US will bump the price up !

    Details here : HEATED GRIPS "Unobtainable" Parts For Sale !

    Cheers  :821:




     


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    Re: Headlight?
    Reply #2 on: Aug 25, 2022, 10.10 pm
    Aug 25, 2022, 10.10 pm
    Thank you for the quick response! 

    Just got home - searching amazon for an appropriate bulb - and going to go through the forum as to how to easily remove the existing headlight

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    Re: Headlight?
    Reply #3 on: Aug 26, 2022, 03.46 am
    Aug 26, 2022, 03.46 am
     You should be able to replace the globes without removing the lights from the bike. It does help if you have smaller hands though. Be careful when replacing the retaining wire, it can be difficult to get back in it's proper place [retaining the globe in place].  :028:
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    Re: Headlight?
    Reply #4 on: Aug 26, 2022, 11.18 am
    Aug 26, 2022, 11.18 am
    Yes - smaller hands!    I wear a size 8 surgical glove at work.    I, ultimately, had to rely on my wife to reach and grab the bulb i dropped into a crevice below the housing.   What should have taken 5 minutes to do....well.....not so much

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    Re: Headlight?
    Reply #5 on: Aug 26, 2022, 01.44 pm
    Aug 26, 2022, 01.44 pm
    My hands are 8-1/2, and oh yeah, I asked the inspection guy if he understood just how big a pain it was to change that bulb and his comment was "sorry!".  At my age everything I touch that isn't more blunt than a butter knife rips me open somewhere. :110:  I don't consider a job done if I didn't bleed over it, and changing the headlight bulb was a job done.
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    Re: Headlight?
    Reply #6 on: Aug 26, 2022, 03.16 pm
    Aug 26, 2022, 03.16 pm
    *Originally Posted by HACKLE [+]
    You should be able to replace the globes without removing the lights from the bike. It does help if you have smaller hands though. Be careful when replacing the retaining wire, it can be difficult to get back in it's proper place [retaining the globe in place].  :028:

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    I replaced the OEM bulbs with Alla LED's.  Be careful - There is a big difference between different manufacturers LED bulbs.   Alla has a nice YouTube video comparing several LED manufacturers using both projector and reflector ( Trophy )  housings.  The high beam works really great - better than I thought it would.
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