Introduction: Replace CBF 125 Dashboard Bulbs

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Dashboard bulbs on the CBF 125 burn easily, and at first I thought it would be difficult to change them, however, is quite easy. The reason they burn due to the fact that the motorcycle's electrical system is AC (another guide show how to fix it).
The bulbs are all the same (1.7W) and the bush is the known T10.

In Portuguese:

Step 1: Remove Plastic

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Start by drawing the two pieces of black plastic.

Step 2:

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Loosen the 4 nuts (be careful not to let fall some black discs);
Unscrew the odometer cable to be easier to move;
Pulling (with some strength) the wires until the rubber's get out;
Change the light bulbs you want, and re-assemble everything.

Step 3: List of Bulbs

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1 - Dashboard light (AC)
2 - Error Light (DC)
3 - Neutral Light (DC)
4 - Flasher light (not sure)
5 - High Beam Light (not sure)
6 - Odometer cable

It is noted that the bulbs sooner or later will burn (due to the electrical system), and LED's won't take long to burn to, so the solution is to make a DC circuit for the bike (see my other instructable).

I hope I was helpful.


fpalm1 made it! (author)2015-08-17

Nice guide. However I don't think what you write about LED's burning out is true.

I put in 2 pure white LED's in my 2010 CBF125 in October 2014, which is now 10 months and 9000 kilometres ago. Still going strong, and these are just cheap LED's I bought on eBay for 10p a piece. Powered by 5 3528 SMD LED's each.

I'm running stock electrical system.

jjmaia (author)fpalm12015-08-17

It is true, you ought know something about electricity to understand that.
The current is negative pulsed, and it can go over 14v, burning led's. Your bike is a 2010 model wich has an upgraded rectifier, hence it won't burn led's as easely. But this instructable is outdated, I need to update it. Sorry about that...

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