I've placed the bulbs in the approximate
From this you should be able to work out which bulb has blown.
The 4 larger bulbs are:
Metric:T10 (10mm)/ Non-metric: T3¼. Wedge.1,7W
The smaller bulb at the bottom of the speedo dial is:
Metric: T5 (5mm) / Non-metric: T1½. Wedge. 1.7W
Replace all bulbs
with 3W.These are relatively easy to get, although I can the smaller, T5 3W a
bit trickier to get hold of. Triumph dealer as a last resort.
With the 3W
bulbs it looks ok. Definitely brighter and more even illumination than
I tried T10 LEDs but these weren't as bright as the original 1.7W
bulbs. Also, I found the very blue-ish light of the white LEDs not very
pleasant. Super-ultra bright LEDs might be bright enough.
These are all T5 (5mm) wedges, but 3W.
The only source I've found for these is directly from
Triumph at over 4 each!
I have since discovered they are the same as in the Suzuki SV650 tacho.
would probably be ideal (I haven't found any - do any exist?) or ultra bright
|| Metric:T10 (10mm)/ Non-metric: T3¼
The base is 10mm across. Overall length ~ 2.5cm
in 1.7W, 3W and 5W versions
|| Metric: T5 (5mm) / Non-metric: T1½
Width of base 4.5 - 5mm
Overall length ~ 2cm
single one in the speedo dial is 1.7W
The six in the idiot light block are
Available in 1.2W, 1.7W, 2W and 2.2W versions, I haven't seen the 3W ones
for sale except from the Triumph dealer...
||Various options and
brightnesses, from 1 to 6 LEDs. One with 2 LEDs might be about the same as the
1.7W OEM bulb.
||I don't know how bright these
|Mike Dennett's comments||The LEDS came from www.Ultraleds.co.uk,|
I used the 501 Xenon (30% brighter) wide angle LEDs in conjunction with the rubber jonnies that were fitted to the OE bulbs (The light was too patchy without them).
The smaller bulb in the speedo was replaced with a 286 wide angle bulb. This needed a bit of micropore tape wrapped around it to act as a diffuser as the light pattern was also a little uneven.
I'm pleased with the results, and (hopefully) it should mean no more misted gauges!
You will need 4 x 501 (http://www.ultraleds.co.uk....501) and
1 x 286 (http://www.ultraleds.co.uk...286)
I didn't do the idiot lights but you would probably be better with the non wide angle ones for there.
Make sure you save the white rubber boots that come with the original bulbs. The light tends to get a bit 'patchy' without them.
If anyone has any info on light output for each/any bulbs/LED I'd be