I bought a 1993 Triumph Tiger last August to run through Winter. As it happens, for one reason or another, I didn’t get it on the road until December. In the three months I ran it, I went through around six stop/tail bulbs of various types, including LED bulbs. I have no idea why the bulbs kept blowing but I decided that I could resolve this issue by designing my own LED circuit with some over voltage protection built in.
The main reasons for deciding to build my own circuit were as follows:
- Off-the-shelf LED bulbs are not efficient at putting the light where you want it – and because of this, are often not as bright as filament bulbs.
- My bike was blowing bulbs quicker than I was able to buy replacements.
- I wanted to incorporate a flashing brake light circuit
- I fancied doing something different
The initial design included two 12v regulators and two polarity protective diodes; one for each of the stop and tail light circuits.
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I am currently doing 900 miles a week on my Tiger so I decided to treat it to some new exhausts as the old ones have been full of holes since I bought the bike over a year ago. Triumph wanted around £300 per exhaust which are made of plain old steel with just a dash of stainless steel at the end and another extra stainless plate for a heat shield. Looking around, I was able to find Trident Exhausts offered a selection of exhausts for the Tiger and I decided on the carbon and stainless steel option. Peter Corlett was very helpful on the phone and the exhausts were around £80.00 cheaper than the Triumph offering with a lot more going for them.
The exhausts took a little over a week from order, to be custom made, and to eventually arrive at the door.
I was a little disappointed with some aspects of the exhausts; One of the baffles was dented to the one side, the pipework were of different lengths and – this is a little picky as I am happy with the finish – but the stainless pipework does not look as polished as the website pictures:
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