Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs


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swr1977
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Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

Post by swr1977 » Fri May 25, 2018 9:38 am



I've been thinking about replacing all the original bulbs in my 1970 GL1000 with LEDs and have had several people tell me not to purchase the cheap ones from ebay!

Example link...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/272767532421?s ... 1436.l2649
20Pcs BA9S LED White 1895 for $15.95 with FREE shipping ... very cheap at less then $1 each!

Another GoldwingDocs member suggested ordering from: https://www.superbrightleds.com
See picture below for what I'm thinking of ordering!

What would the best color temperature be for the instrument panel lights/LEDs? Cool 6100K or Warm 2700K ? I'm looking at:
https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinf ... 2077/4726/
but don't know which to order. What do you think would be better?


Where can I get a LED flasher relay that is the same size and shape as original?

I found these but don't know which, if ether will work?...
https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinf ... r/779/833/

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinf ... r/781/835/

Somewhere I found a replacement LED flasher relay that was the same size and shape as original but now I can't find it! Any ideas?
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What I'm thinking about ordering to replace ALL turn signal, brake, running and instrument panel bulbs!
What I'm thinking about ordering to replace ALL turn signal, brake, running and instrument panel bulbs!



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kndw
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Re: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

Post by kndw » Fri May 25, 2018 10:08 am

Had the same idea. I've tried some alibaba ones the rear lights on my vetter fairing. 3/4 worked. They're decently bright and may help reduce the load on the electrical system if you put them elsewhere too.

If you go for expensive ones for in the dash, i would take warm colors and make sure they have a broad angle.

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Re: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

Post by swr1977 » Fri May 25, 2018 11:59 am

kndw wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 10:08 am
Had the same idea. I've tried some alibaba ones the rear lights on my vetter fairing. 3/4 worked. They're decently bright and may help reduce the load on the electrical system if you put them elsewhere too.

If you go for expensive ones for in the dash, i would take warm colors and make sure they have a broad angle.
Thanks for your input... I went ahead and ordered $70 worth of the BA9s to replace the #53s in the dash/instruments and front fender running lights... and yet I ordered warm color white LEDs per your suggestion and the suggestion of https://www.superbrightleds.com tech support who I called to ask questions... they have a 2 year replacement warranty and a 30 day no hassle return/refund policy! just one more reason I spent the extra money rather then cheeping out and buying from http://ebay.com !

Now if I can just find/figure out which LED blinker relay to order I'll also replace the turn sign bulbs!
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Re: Replacing Origial Bulbs with LEDs

Post by kndw » Fri May 25, 2018 1:53 pm

You can get universal load-independent blinker relays the size of a matchstick box, with a hole on top to put an M6 bolt through. I've got one of those, and bolted it where the regulator used to be. Works fine.



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