How to install LED Headlights - Video


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How to install LED Headlights - Video

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User waituntilthebeep produced these excellent videos showing the installation process on his 2012 GL1800, along with a problem he encountered with the instructions - and the solution:
waituntilthebeep wrote:I cranked out the videos. The first one is the basic installation stuff I did and the second shows the details of what I ran into as far as not being plug and play. I will ride with them for the first time in the dark tomorrow morning.

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waituntilthebeep...another stellar video! Good job!
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Just purchased and installed the NEW SoCAL LED headlights which have corrected the issue you encountered. The new units are completely plug & play, no need to cut the H7 adapter from the bulbs. Included a spacer for proper fitment. Maybe next year I will also do my High beams!
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1995 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles
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Videos are broken...
'03 GL1800A - Warning: fopen() [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Sense of humor not found on line 2
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waituntilthebeep removed them from YouTube.
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I guess he got tired of waiting? :|
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wingpilot08 wrote: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:08 am Just purchased and installed the NEW SoCAL LED headlights which have corrected the issue you encountered. The new units are completely plug & play, no need to cut the H7 adapter from the bulbs. Included a spacer for proper fitment. Maybe next year I will also do my High beams!
Since I was replacing my air filter and had to remove the top shelter...it was the perfect time to change out the hi-beams to LEDs....was still a bit of a task, but now I have Hi and Low LED headlight!! Just in time for fall/early winter rides home at dusk/night from work!




08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 73,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles
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