First off, when I replaced the dash bulbs recently, a nasty
li'l gremlin jumped in and helped out by switching one of the Tach's illuminator bulbs with the rear shock pressure warning light. Pretty much explains why that light would not go out. But, I did manage to R&R the switch/Schrader by the rear master and traced all of the wires and dielectric greased a whole bunch of connectors in the process. WIN __________________________________________
The incandescent bulbs from Alwing17 via Oldewing have been replace with LED bulbs. Specifically "BA9S 1SMD 5050 Car LED Indicator Light C5W Interior"
that I found on eBay China. The cost was significant ... $5 shipped ... and you can order them from this seller
. They came loose packed in a bubble wrap envelope. Not much for feedback from him but the bulbs arrived in about 10 days.
Getting to the bulbs is simple on the nekkid Wing. For the center console, remove the top two Phillips screws from the front of the panel. Remove the two Phillips screws from the rear of the panel (they're tucked in on both sides of the key switch). Lift off the front panel and you're in.Disclaimer for Interstate/Aspencade/Vetter(etc.) owners. You're probably going to have to remove the fairing. But you may be able to get in there without doing that. If you've got a windscreen, that's gotta go too.
Replace the incandescents with your new LEDs. The pack contains 10 bulbs but the GL1100 needs 11 to completely do the job. However, they are MONDO BRIGHT so I chose to leave one of the stock bulbs in place for the brights indicator, 2nd from the bottom. That's not shown in this shot 'cuz I hadda take it apart again to switch it out. Good choice ... at night it was already way too bright.
Comparing the two flasher indicators. (Sorry about that right side pic, I was so excited that I must have been shaking in my boots, err, sneakers.)
Of course, we gotta have yellow-pointy-fingers and a full description with a paragraph on the back of each one.
This is really simple and extremely cheap. I even found a site that sells them in 100 lots for around a quarter apiece. But, I wasn't quite up to committing to that HUGE of an investment without trying it out first.