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tvanvran
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More light

Postby tvanvran » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:38 am



Looking to upgrade the headlights on my 1994 Aspencade. Do they make a brighter LED replacement for the headlights? I just upgraded the cornering lights to LED but I need more.



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khspe2
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Re: More light

Postby khspe2 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:45 am

Wingadmin posted a review of LED Headlights by SocalMotoGear. The link to the review is below.


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Re: More light

Postby tvanvran » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:18 am

Thanks for the quick reply...

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MikeB
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Re: More light

Postby MikeB » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:53 pm

tvanvran wrote:Looking to upgrade the headlights on my 1994 Aspencade. Do they make a brighter LED replacement for the headlights? I just upgraded the cornering lights to LED but I need more.


Yes, the SoCalMotoGear LED headlights are brighter than any LED I have attempted to use. Sorry that I do not have apicture of the GL1500 with LED headlights but here they are in GL1800 high beam configuration with Kisan LED modulator:


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NVSB4
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Re: More light

Postby NVSB4 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:41 pm

I installed some on my 1500 this morning and can tell the difference looking at them during the daylight.
Still isn't dark here yet, even at 8:45, but I'll go out later to see how they are at night.

WingAdmin's review of them in the link given not only has some pictures with the different lights, but also has a video of him out riding at night on the 3rd page.
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Re: More light

Postby Happytrails » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:14 pm

tvanvran wrote:Looking to upgrade the headlights on my 1994 Aspencade. Do they make a brighter LED replacement for the headlights? I just upgraded the cornering lights to LED but I need more.


Which LEDs did you use for your corner lights and how did you like that upgrade? Just asking because I bought a couple 50w LEDs for the corner lights but haven't had a chance to install them yet. :D
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Re: More light

Postby NVSB4 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:03 pm

If you don't do the mod to have them stay on all the time instead of just with the turn signals, you probably won't notice the difference.
All of my LEDs are SoCalMotoGear except the front turn signals.
Right now in the front I have the LED headlights and the 50 watt position lights on the front. I bought 50 watt corner lights, but they are the wrong ones (for the '98-'00 models) and are now for sale here. As soon as they are sold, I'll get the right ones to install.
I replaced all (6) running/brake lights and turn signals with these and have the BackOff XP brake flasher that I will install sometime this week. I haven't installed a load balancer or relay (haven't decided which way to go), so my signals flash very quickly, but it doesn't really bother me yet. I have the front and rear turn signal flasher kits installed, so the side lights flash alternately with the turn signals. Strangely enough, with the stock bulbs still in the front, they still work all the way around.
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Happytrails
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Re: More light

Postby Happytrails » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:53 pm

Was going to wire them to an EC power plate to stay on full time. Have wanted to do this really since I got my goldwing but just never got around to it. Had given some thought to wiring them to a switch on the bars but I would have these on all the time I think.
1991 GL1500 SE Anniversary Edition
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Vallant Brown Inset

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Re: More light

Postby Happytrails » Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:25 pm

The Socal bulbs are pretty nice. Reconsidering putting them on a switch. I thought of a couple situations where it might be nice to have these on a switch. :D





1991 GL1500 SE Anniversary Edition
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