How to remove Head light on 1984 GL1200


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nama
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How to remove Head light on 1984 GL1200

Post by nama » Wed May 12, 2010 9:06 pm



Hi All
I would like to replace my head light with a Sylvinia silver star bulb but I 'am not sure how to remove the old bulb (That is If it is a bulb or do I have to replace the full light.
thanks
Dave



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Re: Remove Head light on 1984 GL1200

Post by WingAdmin » Wed May 12, 2010 9:39 pm

It's a bulb - an H4 bulb, that is inserted into the reflector.

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Re: Remove Head light on 1984 GL1200

Post by nama » Thu May 13, 2010 6:10 am

Is it hard to get at.I was looking at trying to remove it but I don't know how without removing a lot of stut.

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Re: Remove Head light on 1984 GL1200

Post by WingAdmin » Thu May 13, 2010 6:56 am

It's relatively easy on an 1100...I believe a 1200 requires removing some of the front garnish and trim. A 1200 owner will have to speak up on this one.

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Re: Remove Head light on 1984 GL1200

Post by tricky » Thu May 13, 2010 7:01 am

Pull the rubber back on the mirrors, remove the top bolt and loosen the lower bolt.
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Re: Remove Head light on 1984 GL1200

Post by nama » Thu May 13, 2010 7:35 am

As always thanks for the great information.If someone could post this in the HOW TO ARTICLES it may be helpful to others.I know I have picked up a lot from it .
Also can someone send me info on a good on line place to buy parts in Canada.

Thanks again
Dave

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Re: How to remove Head light on 1984 GL1200

Post by nama » Thu May 13, 2010 3:12 pm

Well I followed the instructions and now I am the proud owner of a new Silver Light
Thanks Every body
Dave

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Re: How to remove Head light on 1984 GL1200

Post by peltonjohn » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:22 pm

I'm interested in replacing my 1984 Aspencade's regular headlight with an LED equivalent to put less of a load on the electrical system. I may also replace the turn signals with LED equivalents, but that would also require changing out the flasher relay, I think. Can anybody confirm this? I don't know what relay Honda used in the 84. Was it the mechanical one that requires resistance or an electronic one that would be LED compatible? Also, what LED bulb would be good for the headlight, etc.?



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