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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old May 31st, 2011, 1:43 pm Thread Starter
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One burnt out and the other one shuts off? When I removed them both thinking they had both blown at the same time, I discovered one was still intact, but I had lost both.

Now my question, which way is up when I install the new lamps? I was so glad to actually get them out in that tiny space with my big hands that I didn't note if the flat side of the metal ring was up or down. Does it matter? Thanks.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old May 31st, 2011, 4:34 pm
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I believe the tab faces up. Yes it does matter, that tab has to index in to it's slot.
I can look at mine if it would help.
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Just checked the manual, yeah there is a fairly good picture, the tab faces up. In my manual it's on page 119 (2007 bike)

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Thank you Gilly. Going to Road America this weekend?

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Nope. I don't think I would have been able to even if, well, hell I'll spill the beans.
I got in a pretty bad wreck, 2 weeks ago this Sunday. NOT with the bike, a company vehicle, so I am at least covered by workmans comp.
Right ear 1/2 torn off and lots of bruises and cuts, but mostly the ear, which keeps me from donning the gearz, as the kids say, so no riding for awhile yet.
But even without the wreck, I would have been working.
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Bummer, Gilly. Hope you heal well, and quickly so you can get back to riding.

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Thanks much. Never been on this workers comp thing before. The inner ear all checks out, got cleared for work today on that, now it's just waiting for the outer ear to heal a bit more. I have this ear cup thing over it, looks like I'm wearing an athletic support on the side o' my head!

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Wow! That is a bummer, I hope you heal up really well and can get back to riding soon.

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Thanks guys, I stopped in at work today to pick up the paycheck for the week that I did work during this pay period. Boss seemed happy to see me and wants me back to work as bad as I want to get back to work. I'm not going to be some "sponge" on the system.
I like to work!

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Went back to work today, felt good not feeling like a workers comp sponge.
Weather kinda sketchy right now. Which for the bike is just as well. Tried popping my melon into my helmet a couple days ago; went on fine, taking off a bit trickier and painful, so I'll try again in a day or two to see if it feels any better. It did feel OK once I got it on. My earlobe seemed like the sticking point, man that hurt when I went to take it off. I was pulling on the chinstraps so hard I thought I was going to pull one of the straps off!

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