headlights for a goldwing aspencade gl 1100

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headlights for a goldwing aspencade gl 1100

Post by abarry42 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:36 pm

first time driving at night and could not see adjusted light upo all the way but still could not see unless on bright

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Re: headlights for a goldwing aspencade gl 1100

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:57 pm

The original light is somewhat anemic. Fortunately, there are some things you can do.

First off, a lot of the original headlights have the reflective surface inside wearing out/off. This reduces the light output significantly. You can replace it with this headlight for VW buses that fit perfectly into the 1100 fairing. They'll sell them for $24.95 apiece.

Next, you can replace the bulb with a Sylvania Silverstar H4 bulb. It draws the same amount of current as the original bulb, but is quite a bit brighter. Make sure you get the motorcycle version, which is more resistant to vibration than the regular car version. You can find them online for around $20 or so.

Lastly, you can add auxiliary lights. I have two driving lights that I put on, with 35 watt H4 bulbs in them - read about them here. They make quite a difference as well.

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Re: headlights for a goldwing aspencade gl 1100

Post by ramdam1 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:00 am

Had the same problem with my 1981 GL1100I. The reflective surface in my headlight was gone. WindAdmin came through again. The headlight is a perfect match and the bulb he suggested is perfect. Wow I can see at night. Cost me $29.95 for the headlight but it was well worth the cost. Thanks again for the perfect solution!!

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