In the interest of increased safety and visibility, especially at dusk and at night, I’ve been interested in converting my 2008 Triumph Bonneville standard wiring and lighting setup to allow for “running lights.” By this I mean the feature where not only is the headlight and taillight on at all times while riding, but the turn signals are also “on” at a lower brightness, and flash to a brighter setting when used for signaling. To do this requires a double filament bulb with three wires, similar to the taillight bulb.
I prefer the retro look, so I ordered 2 pairs of bullet style marker lights from New Bonneville. These marker lights are manufactured by Lockhart Phillips USA. This particular set are brushed aluminum and come with clear lenses, and amber doble filament bulbs.
Following the wiring instructions on the package, some helpful discussion threads on TriumphRat.net, and with the extra hands of my fellow Bonneville-enthusiast Lee (thanks for the photos!), we were able to achieve my goal!
Other electrical and lighting changes I made in this process were the “Easy Start Headlight Control Module” from New Bonneville, as well as their front and rear wiring harnesses for easier installation. I also upgraded my Lucas rear brake light lens with a replacement unit from Dime City Cycles.