Electrical Connection LED Headlight


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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by garywyoung » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:08 am



That makes me feel way better! By the way (and considerably off topic), I enjoyed this month's newsletter and the pictures/videos of the GoldWing meetup a few weeks back--that was nice reading this morning.

Take care.



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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by hwkfan » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:29 am

Looks like these are out of stock on Amazon. :(
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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by garywyoung » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:03 am

I ordered mine directly from Electrical Connection. Got it in two days.

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by Corkster52 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:08 pm

I just ordered mine. Thanks so much Scott!

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by hwkfan » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:49 am

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by garywyoung » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:51 pm

Yep, that's the one. Installation was a breeze, but I did need to make one modification. On my GL1100, the back of the headlight alcove is closed, affording no room for the heat sink. However, my Harbor Freight multipurpose tool (a must have for any DIYer) made short work of that--I cut a square patch out at the very back of the alcove that allowed ample room for the heat sink and wiring. Other than that slight modification, as well as a little creative work to find a way to secure the connection block (thank you to whomever invented zip ties!), and it was done. The whole job took less than an hour.

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:19 pm

garywyoung wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:51 pm
Yep, that's the one. Installation was a breeze, but I did need to make one modification. On my GL1100, the back of the headlight alcove is closed, affording no room for the heat sink. However, my Harbor Freight multipurpose tool (a must have for any DIYer) made short work of that--I cut a square patch out at the very back of the alcove that allowed ample room for the heat sink and wiring. Other than that slight modification, as well as a little creative work to find a way to secure the connection block (thank you to whomever invented zip ties!), and it was done. The whole job took less than an hour.
And how does it look on the GL1100? Noticeable improvement?

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by garywyoung » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:04 pm

Heck yeah! Like night and day. Intensely bright white light—very visible.

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by Corkster52 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:30 pm

Of course.... I didn't order shims to go with mine. Assumed..like a fool, that of course I would have some..since it seems like I have 10 or more of everything else...grrrrrrr :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by Corkster52 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:52 pm

Well, it turns out, like I try to convince my wife..some of the only times I make a mistake is when I think I did. Had forgotten that I installed shims with the last set of H4s that I replaced. :oops: Oh well, when I receive the 2 sets that ordered from Cyclemax, I really will have extras!

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by MikeB » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:27 pm



Been there and done that, too many times to count.
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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by Corkster52 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:27 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:33 pm

I prefer using zip ties to mechanically fasten things in place, but when I do use double sided tape, I buy 3M VHB (Very High Bond) double-sided foam tape - the adhesive on it is incredibly strong. In all the years I have been using it, I have never had it fail. And it can be removed relatively easily when you want to.
Scott, so where did you end up wiring tying it to?

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:42 am

Corkster52 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:27 pm
WingAdmin wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:33 pm

I prefer using zip ties to mechanically fasten things in place, but when I do use double sided tape, I buy 3M VHB (Very High Bond) double-sided foam tape - the adhesive on it is incredibly strong. In all the years I have been using it, I have never had it fail. And it can be removed relatively easily when you want to.
Scott, so where did you end up wiring tying it to?
I believe it was tied to the wiring bundle right next to the front of the triple tree, that runs down from the handlebars. If I remember correctly.

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by Corkster52 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:02 am

I believe it was tied to the wiring bundle right next to the front of the triple tree, that runs down from the handlebars. If I remember correctly.
Okay, I have the light assembly loosely bolted in and it looks like the left on that has to cross over to get to the cutout really shouldn't be an issue, since it has no cord left to go anywhere, but I see how the right one could be an issue if just left dangling. I thing I'll grab some of that double-stick tape you recommended and do what I can with the one-handed fish around to find where to wire tie too. Thanks.



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