LED Lights Conversion


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rcgreg
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Location: Creston BC Canada
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 Limited

LED Lights Conversion

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I have a 1985 GL1200 Ltd that I'd like to convert to LED lights - any suggestions?

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ejohnw
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Motorcycle: 85' GL1200 Interstate

Re: LED Lights Conversion

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I have a 85' GL1200 I and have swapped just about everything out with LED equivalents except the running lights next to the headlight. I can't even find a replacement incandescent. Must be an obsolete bulb size.

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oldishwinger
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Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Aspencade

Re: LED Lights Conversion

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ejohnw wrote:I have a 85' GL1200 I and have swapped just about everything out with LED equivalents except the running lights next to the headlight. I can't even find a replacement incandescent. Must be an obsolete bulb size.
led equivalent for the position lights either side of the headlight is 1156 BA15S there are quite a few at this size, and I'm sorry I dont have the serial number but you might be able able to size them against the current ones. I fitted white led a while ago, and they work well

wiretician
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Re: LED Lights Conversion

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The size base you're looking for is Ba9s. The Ba15s is the base for the turn signal and brake lights, which are 1156 (single element, 23w) and 1157 (dual element, 3w & 21w). And as I found recently the same base for the license plate bulb which is 1156, but only about 4w. There are some bright LED s out there, but be careful how long they are, or they won't fit. The ones I got were 600lm, 6w, and about 1.8 inches long, almost too long, but fit. They are bright and I'm pleased with the look. Brighter and more visible, which is a good thing.


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