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phill

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Speedo illumination bulb
« on: 10 December, 2017, 18:26:16 »
Hi,
     I have a Smiths 1680 speedo on my C15 which I think is standard. There is no provision as far as I can see for a light bulb - is this correct?

Many thanks,
Phil

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Re: Speedo illumination bulb
« Reply #1 on: 11 December, 2017, 11:07:02 »
Not sure but I believe that on some models with a slit in the side covered, obviously, with a thin piece of clear material and the bulb holder was attached to the side, so that the light shone through, they were never much good though, as I have never seen one that illuminates the speedometer correctly.

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phill

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Re: Speedo illumination bulb
« Reply #2 on: 11 December, 2017, 17:08:37 »
OK - thanks John. I won't bother with that then.
Phil

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Re: Speedo illumination bulb
« Reply #3 on: 11 December, 2017, 17:38:51 »
I wouldn't ride an old bike in the dark, cause I am too old. LOL

Pauldemob

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Re: Speedo illumination bulb
« Reply #4 on: 26 January, 2018, 13:05:38 »
you could always look at fitting an LED lamp. Tiny but very bright just attach it to back of headlight bulb holder or to bullet connector.
I fitted one to my WD B40, loads on eBay , make sure its correct voltage and forward facing focus, you can even get colored ones.
 Very modern!