Here is a little video that I hope helps explain the LED headlamp installation on a 2016 Morgan 3 Wheeler.
When a new 3 Wheeler ships to the U.S. from the factory, it comes with a European “Fog Lamp”. Now in America, a fog light is a yellow or clear light, facing forward, but across the pond it is a super bright RED light facing Backward!
The first time Beth and I tried to back into a parking space at night we realized just how much we needed a proper backup light. Red is one of the colors you have more difficulty seeing as you get a bit older….
Looking at the Morgan Parts book I noticed that the Australian specification car has just the clear light I needed.
First I had to remove the allens that hold the rear package tray in place to give me access to the rear wheel area.
The rear splash guard that protects the wiring at the rear is one complex piece of aluminum, 8 Phillips woods screws secure it.
Now we can access the wiring, and the plate to which the Fog Lamp is secured.
Next we disconnect the wiring connector, remove 4 more wood screws, and the mounting bracket is free.
Note the big heat sink at the back of the reversing lamp housing. And the way that Morgan machines the counter-sinks into the mounting bracket? The same way I would do it at home.
The new lamp comes with the proper spade connectors to insert into the existing plug, A bit of fiddling and the old ones are out and the new ones in, for a complete factory installed appearance.
A few wire ties to bundle everything up snugly, then re-assemble.
2 hours and 14 wood screws later and success!
Here is the result!
Hi folks, long time no blog!
Something interesting happened this week. And it happens every couple of years. After not thinking much about the BMW for a while (I just finished my work busy season, which coincides with the lovely grey Michigan winter) I received a message on Ebay from a pleasant gentleman who asked if the BMW was still for sale, referencing the ad I had posted two years ago.
I told him that I had not really been thinking about it, and the last ad had not met my reserve, but that I would take some fresh photos for him, and add up my receipts to try and come up with a price.
And then this happened…. The bike had sat all winter, I put air in the tires and well…
Now I’m conflicted.
I mean it starting like that, even better than my newer fuel-injected toys, is no accident, its the result of 6 years of work, and a hot coil, and an electronic ignition, and endless fiddling with Italian carburetors.
Can I put a dollar value on that, even if I don’t ride it enough? To gain what? A wider driveway and a new fence in the backyard?
Rational brain, emotional brain…
Eros VS. Thantos … (Google that one)