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While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:56 am
by brian.peters
Replacing the tires so, " while I'm in there" going to change the drive oil, check brakes all that makes sense. But I think I tend to go too far.

I'm replacing the windshield so "while I'm in there" I'm going to upgrade the headlights and position lights to LED, and since I'm doing that imay as well do the cornering lights but "while I'm in there" there are marker lights to do as well.

I think I have a problem ;)

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:58 am
by Mag
I think we all have that problem....that was my prob last spring. Seems like one of those "if you have a hurt "there" and go to the doctor, the doctor will find other things for you to worry about along with the issue you originally had".......sigh

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:02 pm
by thrasherg
It sounds like only your bank account has a problem, you have all the right ideas!! :lol:

Gary

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:58 pm
by redbug
A brand new windshield, it doesn't match. Well the windshield has done its job, so have all the lights up front (you we be pleasantly surprised at the new lighting) and it is also a safety issue.( Curtain drape deal)
Hey, you did all the important things first. Light it up!

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:37 am
by brian.peters
Wow so looking at all the LEDs and I'm at 24 lamps and $180 and I'm not doing the cornering or turn signals. Don't want to mess with the flasher and the cornering lights can stay until they burn out or I decide to change them to rumning lights.

This includes the headlights and adding the lights to the saddlebag and fairing side markes.

It added up quick.

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:41 pm
by redbug
Wow! Is that all? No problem with that, pretty good deal. Hey we are not buying a new one are we? We are making ours look new. Please send photo after installing.

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:35 pm
by brian.peters
redbug wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:41 pm
Wow! Is that all? No problem with that, pretty good deal. Hey we are not buying a new one are we? We are making ours look new. Please send photo after installing.
Will do. And LEDs have come a long way. Super bright has just about everything and for headlights it's like $75 instead of $110 at socal, and the position lights are cheaper as well


https://www.socalmotogear.com/HONDA-GOL ... g15led.htm

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:47 pm
by AZgl1800
Why not get a pair of these and mount them as Driving Lights down below the fairing?

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinf ... beam/3146/

Very efficient, at Current Draw 2000mA/2450mA



Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:01 pm
by brian.peters
they are $169 each and out of stock. however that looks like the ticket for the rock crawler when the HIDs give up the ghost :)

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:33 pm
by AZgl1800
brian.peters wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:01 pm
they are $169 each and out of stock. however that looks like the ticket for the rock crawler when the HIDs give up the ghost :)

wow, they must be popular, they were "in stock" when I posted that link.
they will be back, the New Year and the Trucker's Electronic Logbooks have slowed down the supply line.

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:34 pm
by brian.peters
redbug wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:41 pm
Wow! Is that all? No problem with that, pretty good deal. Hey we are not buying a new one are we? We are making ours look new. Please send photo after installing.
So all did not go as planned. Bought some wrong size lights for the new side markers so have to send those back and get the right ones.

I think the headlights are in upside down or the pattern is just horrible and this was a total waste of money.

Stock




LED same camera settings




Marker lights








Not sure why the pics are coming out sideways.

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:22 pm
by brian.peters
I'm going to post up some more pics this evening after the sun goes down. If you notice in the headlight pics the "cutoff" was low but the beam spread was up the wall not down the wall. Yeah, Bulbs in upside down. Really thought it was the housing and not the lamp that controlled the beam but I should have paid more attention to it.

Fixed that and got he lamps for the side markers on the truck and the red light behind the Goldwing "badge" on the back. Those are really small bulbs.

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:53 pm
by redbug
Sounds like a normal install to me.....You are back on track and all is well. Did you ever roll the bike outside and see how much the upside bulb projected before you changed it?

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:05 pm
by brian.peters
redbug wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:53 pm
Sounds like a normal install to me.....You are back on track and all is well. Did you ever roll the bike outside and see how much the upside bulb projected before you changed it?
I did not. Have not even riden in the dark yet but I do feel better about being seen in the daylight, they are much brighter.

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:03 am
by brian.peters
Here are the pictures from today. Set the camera up like the original shots.
Low Beam


Hi Beam


a couple of shots with the rest of he LEDs




low beam out on the street


Hi Beam on the street


The thing that was most striking is the high beam greatly narrows the beam cast. It becomes more of a straight ahead spot beam not sure what I think about that but truthfully I don't know when I'll ever use it.

So I guess I need to hold the camera in landscape to get the pictures to not show 90 degrees off when I post them here.

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:24 pm
by Mag
Yea, we are all tilting our heads to the left (like when we talk to our dogs and they have that look)

I have a hi-powered HID and love the spread, did not want to change it. Do like what you did with the markers though and will probably be looking at upgrades there for mine. Season is definitely around the corner.

I noticed on your sidebags you do not have lights there??

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:42 pm
by brian.peters
Mag wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:24 pm

I noticed on your sidebags you do not have lights there??
I don't but have seen them even on the cover of the Clymer Manual :) I though an SE was an SE maybe not available in 97?

So yeah thinking the same thing. I will have to look but I would bet it has the "little" plugs in those like on the trunk and you can just use the same show chrome set up and rig a harness into the tail lights in the bags. Saw a post about the guy that did the LED Arrays in there but do not recall if it detailed the harness. Can't be a big deal just have to dress it in right as it will move with the door. Actually thinking about it I'll probably have to make my own any way as the picture I'm looking at has four bulbs in the bags and there are only three in the trunk harness. That means two 20 dollar harness to cut up or finding a place to get the plugs. Ah the internet search begins. :)

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:05 pm
by Fiberthree
I installed the strip lights in mine. I used a heat gun to soften the mastic so I could pry off the lens. Also, the left fairing side marker was nice enough to fall apart for me so before I glued it back together I put in two rows of them. However... I haven't been able to get the right side apart. Yet.



Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:57 pm
by brian.peters
So everyone probably knows this but.

No buenno



Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:02 pm
by Fiberthree
The lack of sockets in the stock light bar is the reason why I used the strip lights. They are low profile and I only had to drill one hole in the saddle bag door and one into the space under the rear tail light to access the plug.