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    Is there a fuse panel on my 2010 RT

    Stopped & got gas today & when i turned the key i get the yellow triangle warning & also a light indacator with an arrow facing rear. So i check & have no tail light or brake lights. I looked for a location in my owners manual & they don`t show one (whats up with that). Boy 2 months ago i blow a left headlight now rear bulbs , should i get worried or is it normal for this on the 12RT`s. (had an 07FJR for 4 1/2 years & nothing ever went wrong with it) , so i`m a little pissed.

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    There's no replaceable fuses on the new bikes with canbus.
    I would not be be pissed about a headlight bulb or taillight bulb burning out after three years.
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    GREAT!!!!!!!!!

    Just what i didn`t want to hear, guess i`ll have to keep a supply of complete bulbs in my tank bag.

    thanks for answer lee
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    I think your RT headlight is like my K1300S, it has three H7/55W bulbs. Two high beam bulbs and one low beam. If a high beam burns out, don't bother with it until you find a parts store or Walmart. If the low beam burns out, replace it with one of the good high beam bulbs.
    All you need to carry with you is a spare tailight bulb.
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    The 1200RT has two lows and one high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    The 1200RT has two lows and one high.
    That's interesting, you would think they would be the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    That's interesting, you would think they would be the same.
    They are the same: H-7 in all three positions.
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    Went to my dealer today for tailight bulbs & there closed on mondays until spring. Any other place I could buy the rear bulbs, my days off are sun- mon so my dealer is no help to me until spring time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPMARTY View Post
    They are the same: H-7 in all three positions.
    Yes, but I figured the RT had two high beams like the K1300S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadstar View Post
    Any other place I could buy the rear bulbs, .
    Check a parts store or Walmart. There should be a number on the bulb and make sure your new bulb has the same number of contacts.
    Looking online at your owners manual, it appears the taillight/brake bulb number is P21W.
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    P21W is the euro name for an 1156. They are available at any auto supply house or hardware store. Might even find one in your supermarket. Assuming, of course, that your bulb is a P21W.

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    owners manual says bulbs for taillight/brake P21W/12V/21W

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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    P21W is the euro name for an 1156.
    It's in fact the designation for a bulb with at least twice the quality of an 1156. I wouldn't really think of the USA as the leader of the automotive world.

    P21W is in fact the standard brake/turn signal/backup/rear fog light bulb of Europe and OP can find them at VW, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche dealers, none of which close on Mondays like motorcycle dealers.

    Thanks to the wonders of Canbus, a single filament bulb in this application serves as both tail and brake light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    It's in fact the designation for a bulb with at least twice the quality of an 1156. I wouldn't really think of the USA as the leader of the automotive world.
    Somewhat irrelevant. Say your bulb is burned out and you can get an 1156 at the local hardware store or wait several days/weeks to get a P21W. What would you do? I'd put an 1156 in the bike and keep riding. So what if it burns out in 3 years. A two pack of the LL (Long Life) version cost < $4 last time I bought some (I used them in garden path lights, too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    Somewhat irrelevant. Say your bulb is burned out and you can get an 1156 at the local hardware store or wait several days/weeks to get a P21W. What would you do? I'd put an 1156 in the bike and keep riding. So what if it burns out in 3 years. A two pack of the LL (Long Life) version cost < $4 last time I bought some (I used them in garden path lights, too).
    Thanks & will hit up local auto parts store for a couple of 1156`s

    So i guess the taillights are wired like christamas lights , where one goes out both won`t lite.

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