Led headlights

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Led headlights

Post by chouston99 »

I just installed led headlight bulbs on my 94 gl1500. I was wondering if it is ok to install the original rubber dust cover boots over the new led bulbs?


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Re: Led headlights

Post by blupupher »

If they are the fan less ones, then yes, you can.
If they have fans, probably not without modification.

The LED bulbs I have used on motorcycles are fan less and fit exactly the same as the halogen bulbs they replaced, so I put the boot back on.
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Re: Led headlights

Post by Rambozo »

If there is a finned heat sink I wouldn't. Heat kills LEDs.
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Post by Happytrails »

Maybe depends on bulb. Led install on my bike allow for the boots.
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Post by honesttobob »

I put AUXBEAM LEDs in the headlights in November 2018.I believe the fanless heat sinks fit outside the rubber boot. Have bad zero issues with them.

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