Lighting upgrade for 78 GL1000


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steveclk
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Lighting upgrade for 78 GL1000

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I want to replace my original turn signal bulbs on my 78 GL1000 with LED bulbs and also while I am at it add a 4 way flasher function.
Can anyone give me some ideas on this project?
Thanks steveclk


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redial
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To work as desired, after you have installed the LEDs, you will need to have a flasher unit made for LEDs. They have a much lower resistance than the OEM incandescent lamps, and will cause the flasher to flasher too quickly. Just something to be aware of.
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