98 goldwing cornering lights


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98 goldwing cornering lights

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I noticed my 98 1500 Goldwing cornering lights has 2 filaments in each bulb. Should both filaments light up when running? I thought my other 1500's only had 1 filament. Appreciate any thoughts/knowledge.



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nope,

just one filament.

if you parallel them, the plastic lens in front will Melt.
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On my 89 k wing the corner lights comes on when the indicator button is pressed either left or right - Honda made them like this to aid cornering on bends - please read this very good how to article by wing admin there !!

How to replace your cornering light bulbs - if will give you the lowdown and the know how too !! - there fella .. hope this helps too - :D :D :D

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The original OEM light bulbs in those fittings are actually dual-filament 45w/45w bulbs, and the bayonet socket actually has contacts for both filaments - but only one of them is connected, so only one of the filaments will ever illuminate. Who knows why they decided to do this...maybe they had crates of them left over in the parts box? They were originally used as headlight bulbs in scooters and snowmobiles.




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Re: 98 goldwing cornering lights

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WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:19 pm
The original OEM light bulbs in those fittings are actually dual-filament 45w/45w bulbs, and the bayonet socket actually has contacts for both filaments - but only one of them is connected, so only one of the filaments will ever illuminate. Who knows why they decided to do this...maybe they had crates of them left over in the parts box? They were originally used as headlight bulbs in scooters and snowmobiles.

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And you can flip the bulb over to use the other filament if the one goes out while you order another or order 50 watt LED for even brighter.

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On the 98-00 SE these lights are driving lights. only one element lights. The contacts on the bulb can be shorted but causes too much heat and electrical load. Not recommended. On the 89-97 they are cornering lights and unless they were modified only come on with the turn signal.

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I have a 1992 GL 1500 Interstate model and if it didn't come with these lights then someone added them...........they did not work when I bought the trike..............I just recently discovered in the service manual wiring diagram that there were connectors in the area of these lights for a relay and a connector for the lights themselves.............I installed LED blubs and installed a relay and wired them up to the connector and now I have running lights..........they are on all the time and are not tied into the turn signals.............I like the steady on lights for daytime running as well as additional lighting at night..........

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Several comments about LEDs for the cornering lights but WHAT bulb is it???
I've been selling LED headlamps for years and have great bulbs for 88-98 Wings for $105 shipped, if anyone is interested.

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Cyclemax has a good selection of LEDs for half that price. You might want to check them out.

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Crusty1 wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:26 pm
Cyclemax has a good selection of LEDs for half that price. You might want to check them out.
The half price you are referring to is for ONE bulb. NOT knocking CM in any way but my units have 18 month warranty, are most current tech, brighter and include shipping.
Please compare things accurately.

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NDAna wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:55 am
Crusty1 wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:26 pm
Cyclemax has a good selection of LEDs for half that price. You might want to check them out.
The half price you are referring to is for ONE bulb. NOT knocking CM in any way but my units have 18 month warranty, are most current tech, brighter and include shipping.
Please compare things accurately.
If you haven't actually tried them in a 1500 yet, you might want to do so before marketing them to 1500 owners...the space behind the headlight in the 1500 is EXTREMELY limited, and there are a very few LED light bulbs that will actually fit.

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WingAdmin wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:08 am
NDAna wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:55 am
Crusty1 wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:26 pm
Cyclemax has a good selection of LEDs for half that price. You might want to check them out.
The half price you are referring to is for ONE bulb. NOT knocking CM in any way but my units have 18 month warranty, are most current tech, brighter and include shipping.
Please compare things accurately.
If you haven't actually tried them in a 1500 yet, you might want to do so before marketing them to 1500 owners...the space behind the headlight in the 1500 is EXTREMELY limited, and there are a very few LED light bulbs that will actually fit.
Where did you get the impression I haven't tried them?
They work real well in my '95 SE.

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Which brings up a good point regarding space behind the light.............I bought some elcheapo lights on ebay..........$20 for two lights and they had fans.............I had to bore a large hole in the fairing behind the left lamp to make sure it had plenty of air for circulation...........I was so sure they were good lights that I bought an extra pair just in case which now probably equals the price of a known good pair...........I'll let you know when mine crater............they're bright and white and better than the halogens that they replaced............

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okie2ee wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:32 pm
Which brings up a good point regarding space behind the light.............I bought some elcheapo lights on ebay..........$20 for two lights and they had fans.............I had to bore a large hole in the fairing behind the left lamp to make sure it had plenty of air for circulation...........I was so sure they were good lights that I bought an extra pair just in case which now probably equals the price of a known good pair...........I'll let you know when mine crater............they're bright and white and better than the halogens that they replaced............
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