HeadLight - 83 GoldWing


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HeadLight - 83 GoldWing

Postby micbery » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:55 pm



Here s another silly question

My headlight s low beam has stopped working, although the high beam is fine. Thinking a new bulb is in order, however, not sure if I go in from the front, or the rear of the basket? It seems the windjammer is snuggled tightly around the light itself leaving know screws what-so-ever visible.



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Re: HeadLight - 83 GoldWing

Postby D2D » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:01 pm

It depends which fairing you have. The most common ones have a tab in the trim ring that you push with a screw driver and simultaneously unscrew the trim ring like a jar lid. There are older styles that you replace like the ones in an old car. Remove trim and then remove headlight, very easy, with just a Phillips head screw driver.

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Re: HeadLight - 83 GoldWing

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:40 pm

Wait. Do you have a Windjammer fairing? Or are you talking about the 83 Aspencade in your picture, which has a Hondaline fairing?

I'm going to assume it's the Hondaline fairing. In which case it's quite easy: Look at the headlight adjustment knob on the back side of the fairing. Turn it until you see the set screw in its side. Loosen the set screw until the knob can be pulled off. You'll see a nut and washer left on the remaining shaft - remove the nut and washer.

That's all that's holding the headlight in. At that point, you can pull the headlight out the front of the fairing. The bulb is inserted and fastened into the back of the headlight.

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Re: HeadLight - 83 GoldWing

Postby micbery » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:23 pm

Yes, the fairing is the hondaline as in the picture. After some wiggling and yet more contemplation there is know way to reach the bulb from the front side. Your advise must be so .. as it has to be approached from the backside. Removing the knob is going to free up the headlight, go figure!

Thanks alot .. my day just got easier.

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Re: HeadLight - 83 GoldWing

Postby micbery » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:06 pm

Also, is the headlight bulb available at Napa?

thanks again

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Re: HeadLight - 83 GoldWing

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:01 am

Yes it is , its a H4 bulb
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Re: HeadLight - 83 GoldWing

Postby micbery » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:00 pm

What H4 brand is particular for your motorcycle?

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Re: HeadLight - 83 GoldWing

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:03 pm

Any standard H4 will work, but I'd highly recommend the Sylvania Silverstar - they make a version specifically for motorcycles that is more resistant to vibration. It uses the same amount of power, but puts out a MUCH brighter light - made a huge difference riding at night for me.

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Re: HeadLight - 83 GoldWing

Postby WA9FWT » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:54 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Any standard H4 will work, but I'd highly recommend the Sylvania Silverstar - they make a version specifically for motorcycles that is more resistant to vibration. It uses the same amount of power, but puts out a MUCH brighter light - made a huge difference riding at night for me.


Scott, is the Sylvania H6024ST the one you are talking about here ?... I searched all over the place for a H4ST and not available any more.
WA9FWT Phil

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Re: HeadLight - 83 GoldWing

Postby scotterichmond » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:04 pm

I just changed mine yesterday napa 9003 fits just fine and is rated 55/60 w, as per the honda manual

I beleive the 9004 is the same with 65/70 w rating I did not want to add to the load so I stayed with stock wattage.

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Re: HeadLight - 83 GoldWing

Postby NKYWinger » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:18 pm

I just replaced my headlight with a Silverstar H6004. I figured I could benefit from 30 year newer reflector design technology..... just sayin'.........
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Re: HeadLight - 83 GoldWing

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:01 pm

WA9FWT wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:Any standard H4 will work, but I'd highly recommend the Sylvania Silverstar - they make a version specifically for motorcycles that is more resistant to vibration. It uses the same amount of power, but puts out a MUCH brighter light - made a huge difference riding at night for me.


Scott, is the Sylvania H6024ST the one you are talking about here ?... I searched all over the place for a H4ST and not available any more.
WA9FWT Phil


No, that 6024 is the full bulb and reflector. The H4 I used was the motorcycle version of the bare H4 bulb. I found it here on Amazon.

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Re: HeadLight - 83 GoldWing

Postby WA9FWT » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:20 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
WA9FWT wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:Any standard H4 will work, but I'd highly recommend the Sylvania Silverstar - they make a version specifically for motorcycles that is more resistant to vibration. It uses the same amount of power, but puts out a MUCH brighter light - made a huge difference riding at night for me.


Scott, is the Sylvania H6024ST the one you are talking about here ?... I searched all over the place for a H4ST and not available any more.
WA9FWT Phil


No, that 6024 is the full bulb and reflector. The H4 I used was the motorcycle version of the bare H4 bulb. I found it here on Amazon.


Thanks, I have a few looking just for this...Thanks again. :D

WA9FWT Phil




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