Taking apart break or saddle light assembly


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Taking apart break or saddle light assembly

Post by Alemayehu » Thu May 10, 2018 7:04 am



Hello fellow wingers I am asking how to take apart break or saddle light assembly to change the bulb with led light because of is strong seal.Is there any how to or any suggestion please? Thank you and God bless !


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Re: Taking apart break or saddle light assembly

Post by Fiberthree » Fri May 11, 2018 3:10 pm

Alemayehu wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 7:04 am
Hello fellow wingers I am asking how to take apart break or saddle light assembly to change the bulb with led light because of is strong seal.Is there any how to or any suggestion please? Thank you and God bless !
You have a long list of bikes under your picture. Which one are you referring to?
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Re: Taking apart break or saddle light assembly

Post by DaveO430 » Fri May 11, 2018 5:53 pm

I assume 1500 because that's where it's posted. You remove the trim strip under the light, pry off the screw cover on each corner and remove the screws, and reach the bulb from there.

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Re: Taking apart break or saddle light assembly

Post by Fiberthree » Fri May 11, 2018 6:13 pm

Alemayehu wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 7:04 am
... take apart break or saddle light assembly ... because of is strong seal.Is there any how to ...
Assuming you don't want to just change the bulb to the LED type, you will have to gently heat the assembly to soften the adhesive. You can do this with a heat gun or in an oven at very a low temp. I chose to do mine with the heat gun. Just keep it moving around the edges so you don't melt the plastic. when it is very warm, pry it apart. You should also gently heat it before you reassemble it to re seal it.
Here is my result.
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Re: Taking apart break or saddle light assembly

Post by Alemayehu » Sat May 12, 2018 3:36 am

Fiberthree wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 3:10 pm
Alemayehu wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 7:04 am
Hello fellow wingers I am asking how to take apart break or saddle light assembly to change the bulb with led light because of is strong seal.Is there any how to or any suggestion please? Thank you and God bless !
You have a long list of bikes under your picture. Which one are you referring to?
Hello Fiberthree thank you for quick reply I will do as you advice I have seen the photo and that is wonderful and I am interested for the GL 1200 and GL 1500 these are the ones who may last long with me I may have another 1500 if I get good looking with releasable price the GL1100 doesn't need the rest are sold as you can see.God bless!
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Re: Taking apart break or saddle light assembly

Post by WingAdmin » Sun May 13, 2018 5:51 pm

I did the same to mine, using a heat gun to separate the lenses:






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