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Lerato

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Bright lights
« on: May 09, 2017, 02:33:35 PM »
Hi everyone.

So I have a big boy sportflite F35 150cc... I need a new light bulb (brights)... How easy is it to replace it myself? What kind of light bulb should I buy?... Or do I absolutely have to go and get it done by a mechanic?


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Re: Bright lights
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 09:28:22 PM »
Super easy Lerato. Bulb will cost under R100, and I'm certain a Philips screwdriver is all you need.

Visit your local nike shop and they will give you the correct bulb.

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Re: Bright lights
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 09:31:26 AM »
Not sure whether you had success in changing the head light bulb yet?
I found that it was easier removing the cowling housing the headlight. A few screws and indicator and head-light plugs to remove. Yes, it is a bit more labour intensive, but easier to ensure correct seating of the bulb and the wire clip to clip in correctly. Also easier when you have big hands and small places to work in. :evil:


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Re: Bright lights
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 08:16:01 PM »
If its a standard type lightbulb (I'm not familiar with the Chinese scoots) try getting it from an auto spares shop (Midas, Autozone, etc.) as it will most probably be a lot cheaper than the bike shops. It will help if you take the old one along.

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Re: Bright lights
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 10:18:29 AM »
If its a standard type lightbulb (I'm not familiar with the Chinese scoots) try getting it from an auto spares shop (Midas, Autozone, etc.) as it will most probably be a lot cheaper than the bike shops. It will help if you take the old one along.
You are absolutely right. The agents wanted to sell me a headlight bulb for R65 whereas I could get the exact same, as in identical bulb from Autozone for a little over R20.
Lerato, remember to keep the old bulb so you can use it as a sample when buying additional bulbs. It is a good idea to buy three or four because I found even riding on gravel roads, the bulbs don't last too long because of the jarring and jogging around.