4 months agoI rode the Roadglide last night about 75 miles, not problems with the taillights. They are still working properly, I probably will take McG`s suggestion and put an extra set of taillight bulbs in the saddle bag, just in case. I believe they were 1157 bulbs, best I can remember.
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4 months agoEarlier this year the low went out on my 05 Road King headlight, this week the high went out too. I had an extra headlight bulb so I went to replace it yesterday. Well the 05 uses a sealed headlight, the bulb was a spare for my 06 Ultra, So I cussed a few times, put the headlight back on and Voila it works both on low and high!!
4 months agoFW it sounds like you just had a bad connection there. My 2016 RG has got the LED headlights on it and I really like them. Those suckers really light up the road on high beam. My 92 lowrider has a sealed beam headlight on it as well. If you ride much at night, then I think the LED`s are the way to go, but they are a bit expensive if you are replacing the conventional lights.
4 months agoYes VT, 1157 if they are brake/turn signal.
4 months agoFreeWilly, I think VT is right. Slight corrosion. Too bad. The LED bulbs are SO much better. I use a little dielectric grease on the contacts of all my bulbs. Makes a good water barrier and prevents corrosion. Just a thought.
4 months agoI use the dielectic grease as well when I can find it, garage is in such a mess I can never find anything. I used a little off the old bulbs they were coated , on the new bulbs because I could not find my dielectric grease. Sounds like I need to clean up garage, huh?
4 months agoLOL I have the same problem at home, VT. It sucks knowing you have something and can`t find it! Hahaha
4 months agoI think vibration probably caused a bad connection, just needed to be pushed back together there was still lots of grease. But I`ve been thinking about this and I believe I was wrong about it being a sealed beam. It has three prongs like an old sealed beam but if you remove the heavy rubber seal around the connection the bulb is replaceable. I vaguely remember doing that years ago.
4 months agoGood deal on being able to replace the bulb, that should be a lot cheaper than buying the sealed beam light. You can buy some bulbs that are a lot brighter than the stock ones, they tend to be a little pricey. And through my experience those real bright bulbs do not last very long. They are gone in a year or less and they cost many times more than the standard stock bulbs.
4 months agoFW, if it`s replaceable put LEDs in there I did it to all 3 of the bikes I ride and it`s literally a night and day difference. Ebay! Get a Cree bulb if you can. H4, BTW.
4 months agoA number of years back, while riding out to dinner in Ashville, N.C, my light on my 2000 Fatboy went out. The next morning I went to an auto supply store and for 6 bucks replaced the sealed beam. Only light problem I ever had. I don`t believe there was such a thing as dialectic grease back in 2003. At least not in the Appalachin Mountains in the middle of nowhere.
4 months agoIt might have been called Vaseline there, McG! Hahaha
It works the same, BTW.
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