Headlight upgrade?


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dougindixie
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Headlight upgrade?

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My 84 GL1200 Standard has OEM highlight but thinking about upgrading bulb to new halogen or LED. Suggestions or thoughts?



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Rednaxs60
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Ontario 1985 GL1200 LTD (sold)

Re: Headlight upgrade?

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Replacing with LED is good. Get the lights without the fan, find these draw a lot of power and can give you power issues, BTDT. Just replaced the headlight on my '85 LTD with the non-fan type and a lot of the power issues I was seeing went away.
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Andy Cote
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Re: Headlight upgrade?

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Having owned a standard I can attest that the light is weak and dismal. A halogen extra bright is nice but they don't seem to last long. The newest LED technology is great on the 1500and 1800. I remember reading that there was some thing extra needed to do a LED on a Valkyrie standard. Not sure if that's needed on your bike. I'll try to find that info or you could look here: http://www.valkyrieforum.com/bbs/index.php?board=5.0
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Previously: GL1200 standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500 Goldwing, GL1500 Valkyrie Standard, 2000 Valkyrie Interstate, many other Hondas

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Re: Headlight upgrade?

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Just installed this LED: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071R3KTBB/?tag=goldwingdocs-20 ... 70_TE_item

No fan, plug and play.
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Ohara
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Re: Headlight upgrade?

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Hi Ernest, just plug and play sounds great.
Thanks... :D

txfireag
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I just installed this. Easiest and best upgrade!

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinf ... &year=1986



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