Headlight replacement


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romanfj
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Headlight replacement

Postby romanfj » Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:36 pm



Has anybody tried this kit on a GL1100? http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1000_gl1100_gl1200_led_headlight_bulb_kit/29809/303458

I'd really like to know how well it works. My old 7" headlight keeps burning up the fuse.


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Current 1982 GL1100I/1983 Apencade hybrid (all body pieces are from the '83 A'cade), first Wing
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WingAdmin
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Re: Headlight replacement

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:09 pm

I doubt it would be bright enough. I would go with one of the sealed beam LED headlights, you can find them meant for a VW bus - they fit perfectly, and are extremely bright. They also draw very little power.

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Wilcoy02
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Re: Headlight replacement

Postby Wilcoy02 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:06 pm

Here is what roadwanderer swayed me to buy for $32.00.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=34653&e=1&view=unread#unread

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raven41951
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Re: Headlight replacement

Postby raven41951 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:20 am

Burning the fuse could mean a bad ground, too many amps being drawn. Go LED as WA suggests.

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roadwanderer2
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Re: Headlight replacement

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:38 am

here, take a look at this..........http://www.ebay.com/itm/7-DOT-H4-CRYSTA ... 3cca5fc572 once you find where the bad ground is and fix it you can not only replace the element, but the reflector itself. i have this on my bike and i couldn't be happier with it. i purchased the upgraded WHITE 100/90W for a few dollars more. much better than an OEM.

stuart.




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