What are these lights


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What are these lights

Postby demac1763 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:48 pm



I Just sold my 91 aspencade and bought a 99SE. I do notice the different looking front end this bike has and the headlights are different from my 91. My question is what are the two lights that are positioned on each side of the two main headlights? Im not talking about the turn signal lens, these are between the turn signal and headlights. What ever they are I can get them to come on at all. I've tried high beam,turn signals, flashers and nothing makes them come on.....


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Re: What are these lights

Postby demac1763 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:52 pm

Here is a pic of the front
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Re: What are these lights

Postby robb » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:31 pm

Picture looks close to my 89, 2 headlamps in center, running lights on each side (amber) come on with key and turn signals at outer on each side. Should be attached to headlamp housing.

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Re: What are these lights

Postby Fiberthree » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:26 pm

Mother Honda called them "Position Lights". They are a standard 194 bulb and if yours are burned out you do have to remove the headlight housing to change them. Just as if you were changing a burned out head lamp.
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Re: What are these lights

Postby Bobsiler » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:13 pm

I just changed out my position lights with LED'S from Cyclemax. They cost a bit more but are 50 watts bulbs that only pull about 8 watts of power. Quite a bit more light.

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_ ... /83/225414

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Re: What are these lights

Postby demac1763 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:18 pm

Thank you all for telling me what they are called, How odd would it be for both bulbs to be burned out? I guess I could take it all apart and try replacing them. All other lights on the front work except those
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Re: What are these lights

Postby Bobsiler » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:23 pm

They are fairly easy to get to. I thought the worst part was actually pulling the rubber boot that holds the bulb out of the housing.

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Re: What are these lights

Postby demac1763 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:25 pm

Bobsiler, would I have to buy all led lights if I changed these to led? would they look a lot brighter than my stock bulbs?
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Re: What are these lights

Postby Bobsiler » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:30 pm

That would be a personal choice. You don't have to change the others. They plug right in. I switched mine out when I installed my HID'S. They will be brighter and a different color.

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Re: What are these lights

Postby Fiberthree » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:31 pm

The LEDs he used should be about as bright as his headlights. I'm also running LEDs in mine, as you can see from the photo on the right. But I converted my headlights to projector bulbs. (which explains the halos) If you switch to HID bulbs you can get the same color for the headlights.
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Re: What are these lights

Postby Bobsiler » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:38 pm

Cost me a little over $200 to do everything, position lights and headlights. Worth every penny in my opinion.

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Re: What are these lights

Postby demac1763 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:39 pm

OK that answers my question, Thanks for all the info. Ill work on it in the morning and order a couple of the led bulbs. I like the look of of your HALO headlights. was that doable without any modification to the bike. Is it just a bulb replacement.
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Re: What are these lights

Postby Bobsiler » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:42 pm

Here's a link to a previous discussion on this.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=31230&p=182396#p182396

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Re: What are these lights

Postby demac1763 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:41 pm

Thank you for the link. It helps a lot. I know what my next project will be now, I really like the way those lights look
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Re: What are these lights

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:23 pm

And here's instructions on how to do it: How to replace your headlight bulbs

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Re: What are these lights

Postby spiralout » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:53 pm

When I got my 1500 neither position light worked and I chalked it up to bad bulbs. Six months later I lost low beams so decided to pull the headlight and found the connector had been working it's way loose. Plugged it back in and had low beams and position lights. Could be that simple for OP but if not, they're easy to replace.

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Re: What are these lights

Postby demac1763 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:14 pm

I thought about that too and checked the connections and nothing loose. I went to Wally world to just get new 194 bulbs and saw these cheap pilot led 194 bulbs too. So for 9 bucks I bought those and installed them and both work great now. The led bulbs do put off a slight blueish tinge, but if they last longer I'm OK with that. I just found out odd for both to be out at the same time but anything is possible I guess. Thanks to all for your help. I sure learn allot from this site..


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