Trunk and Saddle bag lights


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toanogreen
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Trunk and Saddle bag lights

Post by toanogreen » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:25 pm



I've had my 1800 for about a year now and it had trunk & saddle bag lights installed when I purchased it. I believe they are Show Chrome. I just noticed today that some of the bulbs have gone out. Is there a fix without replacing the whole set? I haven't contacted Show Chrome yet, but I didn't see replacement bulbs in their catalog.



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Re: Trunk and Saddle bag lights

Post by wingpilot08 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:11 am

Are they LED or incandescent bulbs??
08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 32,000+ miles
1988 Bunkhouse Trailer/Camper
Darkside #1720
bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

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Re: Trunk and Saddle bag lights

Post by toanogreen » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:38 pm

I haven't taken them out yet, but I believe they are LED's

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1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

Re: Trunk and Saddle bag lights

Post by wingpilot08 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:41 am

toanogreen wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:38 pm
I haven't taken them out yet, but I believe they are LED's
Haven't seen what those actually look like internally..but would almost doubt that you would be able to replace an individual failed LED. Not sure if there are available replacements from Show Chrome. I actually used the OEM moldings and drilled a bunch of holes and wired up my own LEDs on the trunk and saddlebags. Good luck on your search!

LED work I had done...








08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 32,000+ miles
1988 Bunkhouse Trailer/Camper
Darkside #1720
bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

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Posts: 138
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:59 am
Location: Toano, Va
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1999 GL1500 Goldwing SE
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Re: Trunk and Saddle bag lights

Post by toanogreen » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:05 am

I contacted Show Chrome and they do sell the replacement strips. Kind of expensive. I may just buy some simple strips and wire them in. Thanks for the idea.



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