GL1100 headlight


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GL1100 headlight

Postby daaaon » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:41 am



Now that my bike is running good I want to replace headlight( not very bright).

I seen post to use Sylvania sealed beam 6024 but can only find H6024 at 65 watts.

Can the electrical system handle this?

Also has anyone found a HID kit for this model that works with high and low beam?



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Re: GL1100 headlight

Postby trike lady » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:23 pm

They offer LED headlights for on-road vehicles and they produce a lot of light and do not overwork the charging system.
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Re: GL1100 headlight

Postby bcassel » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:17 am

Yes the system will handle the change. You will e very happy with the change. I found the amperage draw was less than the old lamp with the Silverstar replaceable bulb.

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Re: GL1100 headlight

Postby britman » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:32 pm

Plus get one of these . It just plus into the headlamp best money ive spent.http://www.comagination.com/

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Re: GL1100 headlight

Postby ram11397 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:37 pm

Hi,
Who offers one on these? Is it a seal beam? I am assume you are talking LED headlight!

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Re: GL1100 headlight

Postby britman » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:53 pm

The modulator is a separate unit its just plug and play

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Re: GL1100 headlight

Postby daaaon » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:38 am

ram11397 wrote:Hi,
Who offers one on these? Is it a seal beam? I am assume you are talking LED headlight!

Rick


H6024 is a sealed beam halogen not led(I have not seen led headlight)
Most auto stores carry it.

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Re: GL1100 headlight

Postby trike lady » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:25 pm

This is the LED headlight that can be used on older bikes.
http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs/st ... &langId=-1
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Re: GL1100 headlight

Postby ram11397 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:48 pm

Thanks for the link...........seems expensive,may wait until technology catches up or becomes cheaper to produce.

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Re: GL1100 headlight

Postby daaaon » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:07 am

I bought this on ebay and am awaiting it's arrival, will update later
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Re: GL1100 headlight

Postby CWJ73 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:11 am

I just saw this LED headlamp on Super Bright LEDS.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/led-headlight-bulbs-conversion-kits/7in-round-led-sealed-beam-headlight-h6024-led-driving-light/2512/

Looks like LED Headlamps for motorcycles might finally be here...
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Re: GL1100 headlight

Postby dabadge » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:54 am

CWJ73 wrote:I just saw this LED headlamp on Super Bright LEDS.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/led-headlight-bulbs-conversion-kits/7in-round-led-sealed-beam-headlight-h6024-led-driving-light/2512/

Looks like LED Headlamps for motorcycles might finally be here...


That particular one is no go... "For off-road use only. All specifications are subject to change without notice."

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Re: GL1100 headlight

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:22 am

Pretty much all aftermarket LEDs and HID replacements for headlights must say "for off-road use only" for liability reasons, if they are not DOT certified.

Most of the DOT certified street-legal LED headlights are sealed beam: http://www.amazon.com/SYLVANIA-Round-L6 ... ingdocs-20




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