Light and radio decal

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Light and radio decal

Post by TAZZ »

Hi guys can any of you help me with 2 questions, first question radio decal i just ordered a new one from cyclemax. are they easy to remove? anything I should look for so all will go smooth as am removing cleaning and reinstalling. sec. question Mini halogen Driving lights also from cyclemax do they give you GOOD light to see down the road or is cheaper at the auto part store and get the lights a relay and on and off swith and fuse and does it connect strait to the battey.

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Re: Light and radio decal

Post by WingAdmin »

I can't comment on the radio decal, but I'd suggest using a relay if connecting halogen lights.
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Re: Light and radio decal

Post by newday777 »

On the lights, relay yes. Get the PIAA 1100 lights if you want the road lit up so you can see better. They come with a relay built into the wiring harness with a fuse and switch to hook right to the battery. You will pay more for them but you will see where you are going. And they are mini.
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Re: Light and radio decal

Post by MikeB »

If your 97 GL1500 has never had an aftermarket decal applied to the radio control face, you will have nothing to remove. Just clean the face of the control with isopropyl alcohol, allow it to dry a few seconds (30 or so) and apply the decal.

The Mini Halogen lights do a good job. They produce a lot of light but do consume a good amount of current so a relay is certainly necessary. The mini halogen light kit comes with a relay so follow the installation instructions. I would suggest you have an aftermarket alternator. You will be stretching the limits of the OEM alternator trying to supply the needed 100 Watts to power the lights.

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