Headlight Lamp Upgrade???

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Headlight Lamp Upgrade???

Post by 2slim » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:12 am

For the GL1200, is there a more powerful bulb that will fit the headlight lamp socket? :idea:

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Re: Headlight Lamp Upgrade???

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:46 am

The problem with using a more powerful bulb is a) the wiring isn't built to handle the extra power, and b) the housing isn't built to take the extra heat.

However, you CAN put a Sylvania Silverstar motorcycle bulb in there. They are MUCH brighter than regular bulbs, use the same amount of power, and produce no more heat. Have a look at this thread for more details: Can the 83 GL1100 headlight be upgraded?

(Yes, it's about an 83 GL1100, but the same things apply)

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