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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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License plate light trouble

The 2001 vn750 I just bought needs very liitle work. Mainly just some TLC, and all fluids changed for safety, and a spline lube. I noticed my license plate light was out while doing a pre-ride inspection. The filament was broken. The reflector and socket are all rust free and look brand new. I stopped by Advance and got a two pack of 63 bulbs. 4.3w and the same physical size. $4.79. The new bulb i put in worked great! for about 2 days...so I put in the second bulb. and that one worked for about 2 days! I looked up the bulb in the Clymer. It states the U.S. model should have an 8w bulb. Could the 4.3w I put in be buring out because its not rated for the amount of juice its getting? the bulb i took our originally said "tokyo" on it, and was a 5w, and that one had the same black glass look like the other two i blew. any suggestions? I dont wanna ride at night now for fear of getting a ticket.

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all fluids changed
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2001 Vn750
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spline lube
Bridgestone S11 100/90
Shinko 170/80
rear end oil change
aftermarket mirrors
windshield
otherwise all stock
*anticipated mods*
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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figured it out. The bulbs i bought were 7volt bulbs. whoops! gonna get the correct ones today! thanks for all the help guys!!! ....oh wait... nvm!

1986 Vn750
18,800 miles, and counting
Bone Stock
New cam chain tentioners
all fluids changed
Spline Lube
windshield
Engine Guard
B-stone S11 RWL-stock sizes
*wanted*
New grips

2001 Vn750
13,100 miles, and counting
spline lube
Bridgestone S11 100/90
Shinko 170/80
rear end oil change
aftermarket mirrors
windshield
otherwise all stock
*anticipated mods*
Engine Guard
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I was gonna say you can get some led license plate lights to put on the corners of the plate to light it up. I used them on my car, and they work great.
They are a light and bolt all in one. Pretty cheap, and you can get them at most any auto parts place.
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