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Led Headlight

Post by superg » Wed May 31, 2017 3:33 pm



https://www.banggood.com/Autoleader-7S- ... ds=myorder

this is very bright white light, you can insert them without special needs... just plug and ride.

mine corner lights is stil old, but soon they also get these led's
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Re: Led Headlight

Post by offcenter » Wed May 31, 2017 4:01 pm

Are those photos from your GL-1500, or are the from the 1200?
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Re: Led Headlight

Post by superg » Wed May 31, 2017 4:10 pm

offcenter wrote:Are those photos from your GL-1500, or are the from the 1200?
from mine GL-1500, with original glas

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Re: Led Headlight

Post by ozemarketeer » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:37 pm

Any heat issues with the cooling fans being in a restricted space?
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Re: Led Headlight

Post by superg » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:17 am

ozemarketeer wrote:Any heat issues with the cooling fans being in a restricted space?
not yet, i can hold mine hand on the headlight without having pain.

I have the original headlight (not the clear one)

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Re: Led Headlight

Post by ozemarketeer » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:38 am

Thanks mate. I've ordered a set. See how it pans out, eh?
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Re: Led Headlight

Post by superg » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:21 am

ozemarketeer wrote:Thanks mate. I've ordered a set. See how it pans out, eh?
i think it a good choice.... let us know what you think about it

yesterday i was with someone with a xenon light (on a blackbird)..... mine was whiter and brighter :mrgreen:

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Re: Led Headlight

Post by ozemarketeer » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:37 pm

With 'Voyager', my 99 GL1500SE California Trike, I run the SoCalMoto LEDs in the headlights, 4" spots on the side of the fairing and a 12" Light Bar (Mixture of spot and flood LEDs). That's a total of 38000lums at the source. More importantly, both sides of the road are illuminated clearly for a distance of 5-6sec (156yd
+) at 100kph (62mph) which gives me adequate warning for emergency breaking for a suicidal wallaby, kangaroo, a wandering koala or galloping gumtree.
The specs show the light bar has 1lux at 400m (430yds), theoretically there being enough light to read a newspaper at that distance. Haven't tested it, but it sounds good to quote around the campfire. The amp draw, with ALL lights on, (inc High Beam, spots, etc) plus my Colorado trailer with its running lights and marker lights; brake lights activated; according to my motorcycle auto electrician guru, with his black magick tools (who I trust implicitly), is 16.7amps.
We were both equally impressed. We did several tests on the battery draw with different light settings, and that was the maximum draw with the whole shebang lit up.

So now, I'll tamper with those lights in question on Gypsy, my 96 GL1500 Aspencade. Could be another three months as I pull it down and run lighting looms through the body in preparation for a Roadsmith Trike conversion. I will report back once they are fitted and configured for left hand road riding.
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Re: Led Headlight

Post by superg » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:23 pm

Hi,

did you tried them yet ?

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Re: Led Headlight

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:52 pm

ozemarketeer wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:37 pm
With 'Voyager', my 99 GL1500SE California Trike,

........... as I pull it down and run lighting looms through the body in preparation for a Roadsmith Trike conversion.........
Okay, the bike is already triked out with the CSC, which IIRC, is a solid axle setup.

Are you changing to the Roadsmith so that you have Independent Rear Suspension? that is a lot of money to throw around.
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Re: Led Headlight

Post by ozemarketeer » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:20 pm

superg wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:23 pm
Hi,

did you tried them yet ?
Yep! Absolutely brilliant. Last week, I changed them over to the Electrical Connection LEDs. Better cut off low beam and high beam is more predictable further down the road. The Pathfinders are great lights. The downside is the high and low beams are almost impossible to set up individually because of the LED placement on the light.
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Re: Led Headlight

Post by ozemarketeer » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:28 pm

AZgl1800 wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:52 pm
ozemarketeer wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:37 pm
With 'Voyager', my 99 GL1500SE California Trike,


Okay, the bike is already triked out with the CSC, which IIRC, is a solid axle setup.

Are you changing to the Roadsmith so that you have Independent Rear Suspension? that is a lot of money to throw around.
Hi AZgl1800. Sorry mate, I was not clear. I am keeping the CSC trike (1999 GL1500SE). I was seriously considering converting my 1996 GL1500A to a Roadsmith. After some serious soul searching, I picked up a brand new off the showroom floor 2017 GL1800 for AUD$20K. This is good by Aussie standards. I am getting this triked with a CSC Viper kit.
All lights on the 1800 have been changed over to LED, including the four headlights.
The CSC kit on the 99SE is a Sports. IRS, but no adjustment.
And you are spot on about the money. It is a bucketload whatever is done with trikes down under :-)


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