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#996342 - 09/07/17 10:54 PM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Marty Hill]
Hank in WV Offline
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Originally Posted By: Marty Hill
Originally Posted By: Hank in WV
If you're riding an RT, you're still lucky if the headlight works.


Odd, I never had any problems with my 3 RT's.



I just put my 4th one in on my 2010.
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#996344 - 09/07/17 11:18 PM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Hank in WV]
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Originally Posted By: Hank in WV
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Originally Posted By: Marty Hill
Originally Posted By: Hank in WV
If you're riding an RT, you're still lucky if the headlight works.


Odd, I never had any problems with my 3 RT's.



I just put my 4th one in on my 2010.



Just looked at your tag line and I would have guessed that with a 67 & 69 Triumphs in the corral you would think electrical problems were situation normal... Lucas Electrics founded by Joseph Lucas, the price of darkness laugh

Seriously though, that isn't normal. Check for abnormal resistance/voltage
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#996345 - 09/07/17 11:21 PM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Stu K]
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The audio system controls are backlit on my '15 RT. They must of figured once your blasting tunes nothing else matters
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#996386 - 09/08/17 04:35 PM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Paul De]
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Originally Posted By: Paul De
The audio system controls are backlit on my '15 RT. They must of figured once your blasting tunes nothing else matters

Not on my 15 RT.
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#996411 - 09/08/17 10:54 PM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Paul De]
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only the buttons on the left side of the fairing are back lit. I was thinking the handlebar controls should be as well....
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#996412 - 09/08/17 11:08 PM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Paul De]
Hank in WV Offline
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Originally Posted By: Paul De
Originally Posted By: Hank in WV
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Originally Posted By: Marty Hill
Originally Posted By: Hank in WV
If you're riding an RT, you're still lucky if the headlight works.


Odd, I never had any problems with my 3 RT's.



I just put my 4th one in on my 2010.



Just looked at your tag line and I would have guessed that with a 67 & 69 Triumphs in the corral you would think electrical problems were situation normal... Lucas Electrics founded by Joseph Lucas, the price of darkness laugh

Seriously though, that isn't normal. Check for abnormal resistance/voltage



My first bike was a 56 Triumph Thunderbird, so I'm pretty familiar with the Princ. I think the light switches were marked dim, flicker, and off. I'm sure you wouldn't see them at all at idle if they were back-lit.
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#996447 - 09/09/17 01:38 PM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: gordiet]
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Originally Posted By: gordiet
Originally Posted By: Paul De
The audio system controls are backlit on my '15 RT. They must of figured once your blasting tunes nothing else matters

Not on my 15 RT.
GT


I checked again to be sure and the left side faring audio control buttons are definitely lit.
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#996449 - 09/09/17 01:56 PM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Stu K]
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Originally Posted By: Stu K
so I took my first night ride and silly me discovered that the switch gear was not backlit. Fo some odd reason I assumed (ugh oh) that they would be...are the 17's the same?



I think I solved your problem. If there is no back lighting, then maybe front lighting will do!

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#996459 - 09/09/17 05:07 PM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Paul De]
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That will definitely solve the problem!
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#996460 - 09/09/17 05:08 PM Re: No Backlit Controls [Re: Paul De]
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The wonder wheel and handlebar controls are as well?
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