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Post  CRISTIAN 1 on Sat 18 Mar - 3:09

Hy to all T owners again.

Today i've noticed that the signal lights and position/brake lights have low intensity,so they are not seen properly if the sun hit them.This situation can generate an accident from the back cars following me! Mad
Any sugestions/solutions?
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Post  JohnW on Sat 18 Mar - 3:28

CRISTIAN 1 wrote:Hy to all T owners again.

Today i've noticed that the signal lights and position/brake lights have low intensity,so they are not seen properly if the sun hit them.This situation can generate an accident from the back cars following me! Mad
Any sugestions/solutions?

Check you have good earthing points. the intensity is not that good anyway, particularly when brake light is used at same time as indicators. May need a new battery

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Post  CRISTIAN 1 on Sat 18 Mar - 3:35

Thank you JohnW for answer.
I thought maybe there are some new generation of 6v light bulbs for exchange.
I think the battery is from last year,it seems new.


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Post  JohnW on Sat 18 Mar - 3:56

CRISTIAN 1 wrote:Thank yoy JohnW for answer.
I thought maybe there are some new generation of 6v light bulbs for exchange.
I think the battery is from last year,it seems new.

I suppose you could fit LED bulbs (if you can source them for 6volt) most that are available in UK seem to be for 12V only. You would also need a new flasher unit for indicators. This subject has been raised before http://yamahatownmatet80.forumotion.co.uk/t499-led-indicators-for-the-t80?highlight=Indicators
Looks like Paul Goff her in the UK can supply the bulbs & flasher unit
Otherwise its just something you have to live with I am afraid.

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Post  CRISTIAN 1 on Sat 18 Mar - 4:10

Thank you again. :d\\'-\\':
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Post  barker on Sat 18 Mar - 4:22

I put a battery led cycle rear light on the top box but signal lamps are very poor visibility don't know much about the sun its been six months since we had any of that we have rain fog as our main daily rides this time of the year

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Post  CRISTIAN 1 on Sat 18 Mar - 5:22

barker wrote:I put a battery led cycle  rear light on the top box but signal lamps are very poor visibility  don't know much about the sun its been six months since we had any of that we have rain fog as our main daily rides this time of the year
Sorry,i don't use top box. Smile
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Post  barker on Sat 18 Mar - 5:49

clip it on your carrier

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Post  CRISTIAN 1 on Sat 25 Mar - 17:45

Today i will take my T80 to the "doctor".Maybe with some led light bulbs the problem will be solved.
Will se... Surprised
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Post  adespin on Sat 25 Mar - 22:47

Is Valantino Rossi (The Doctor) racing Townmate's now ? Laughing
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Post  CRISTIAN 1 on Sun 26 Mar - 4:27

Nope,is a friend of mine.But he had skill for this kind of things.
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Post  CRISTIAN 1 on Tue 4 Apr - 17:05

The relay charger seems to be good,the battery is not good,it doesn't keep the voltage.After starting,the voltage is going down.Also the negative conection to the frame is a little corroded,like almoust the conectors.So,i ordered a new gel battery.
Those faults are until now.Will see after putting the new battery and cleaning all the connections. Very Happy
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Post  CRISTIAN 1 on Mon 19 Jun - 1:30

After replacing the batery with new one and clean ALL the connections for corrosion,everything is back to normal!The light intensity is back!
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