83 Aspencade LED headlight upgrade


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83 Aspencade LED headlight upgrade

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Finally did the LED headlight upgrade. No modifications needed, plug and play to existing wiring. Was $50 on Amazon.
So far I think it was a good choice. Have yet to do a long night ride but it is definitely better than the 39 year old factory light. High beam projects much further, especially since there are no street lights where I live, it's a great improvement.👍🏻

Anyone know what the two stray green and brown wires are for?
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Re: 83 Aspencade LED headlight upgrade

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There's no connection for either wire. They are listed as "no connection" in the schematics. The green (as always) is ground, the brown connects to +12V whenever the right turn signal is NOT on. So turn signal off or LEFT turn signal = +12V, RIGHT turn signal on = 9V.

Your guess is as good as mine what that might have been intended for? Something for a foreign market, perhaps?

The new LED looks great, and will be a huge improvement over the dim OEM fixture.
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Re: 83 Aspencade LED headlight upgrade

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in the UK and other markets the green wire is earth and the brown wire is a 12v feed. both for the pilot light in the standard headlight for that market. also know as side light or front position light, possibly other terms for it to. but i assume the front marker lights in your market utilise a filament in your front indicators.
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Nice light, I assume the two round projectors are high/low but what are the rectangular ones on the outside?
Also does the outside ring light up as a running light? Doesnt appear lit.
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Re: 83 Aspencade LED headlight upgrade

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so this bulb just went in and attached to the existing plug with no modifications
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Re: 83 Aspencade LED headlight upgrade

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I picked up an LED bulb from Walmart for $29.93. An earlier one for a Jeep was too deep, even when I trimmed the headlight bezel with a dremel. The new one fits great, and I can run on high beam during the day with little strain on the old charging system. I just used the oem plug and there are no wires for the halo DRLs. Hate to admit it, but I have not ridden at night and have no idea how bright it is when the sun goes down.

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Nice. There's lots to choose from these days. I hooked up the white halo to those extra wires.
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Re: 83 Aspencade LED headlight upgrade

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JoBoy68 wrote: Thu Sep 01, 2022 9:45 am so this bulb just went in and attached to the existing plug with no modifications
Exactly, no modifications. Same depth or shallower than factory.
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Re: 83 Aspencade LED headlight upgrade

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biguns wrote: Thu Sep 01, 2022 8:34 am Nice light, I assume the two round projectors are high/low but what are the rectangular ones on the outside?
Also does the outside ring light up as a running light? Doesnt appear lit.
Honestly I'm not even sure which are on or off with low/high beam selected. I went out last night before sunset until after dark and it's much better than the old factory bulb. I'll check tomorrow which are lit with the selector.


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