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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2019, 4:50 am Thread Starter
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replace front right parking bulb.

whats the best way to replace the right side front parking bulb. I am an 18 stone beast with arms like popeye and I cannont get them in through the top to replace the right hand parking bulb. I tried going from underneath but that failed too
Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2019, 5:41 am
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I managed to replace it, but I'm 13 stone with small hands. And it was a tight squeeze, by feel, using the tips of my fingers. If you can, get a smaller mate to help. It's not difficult, but takes a bit of pressure to turn the holder. I can't think of any other way, short of disassembly, which is a PITA.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2019, 10:46 am Thread Starter
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Thanks for coming back to me, unless anyone else comes back to me with another alternative it'll stay out until I get a skinny armed friend lol
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2019, 9:53 pm
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I've got huge hands, but long bony fingers. Mine went out a month ago and I put it off because I was nervous that it would be a pain. My OCD got the best of me last weekend, and I got to it. it wasn't awful, but you'll need to do a lot by feel and looking at the bulb through the front lens. Bought a 2 pack of bulbs from Oreillys down the road too, so most big box auto stores should have them.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 2019, 3:00 am
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there's already a post about this...

I think its:

put it on the centre stand, drop the bars to lowest position or even loosen them a bit to give some slop... put on full lock and standing to the side of the bike reach in with hand / arm extended to the opposite side of the light unit to which you are standing...

when the procedure it correct its very simple... I had the bars off resting on a thick towel on the tank the other day, and the job then couldn't be easier (and that's only 6 bolts, 4 of which are the trim cover at the back)
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