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So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

Post by gervais » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:28 am



well
i was looking changing light bulb here in the house from incandescent too led ,3500 kelvan,so i thaught i could do it on my
GW 1984 Aspencade ,,,,,,,confusion.


there are so many messages about it,i may have not found the right one also ,,
is there an advise text somewhere?

the design of this headlight on the GW is more to me an automobile than a motorcycle.
the light pattern is weard,i dont like it at all.

if i dont find and conversion i will go at a scrap yard and find one with a regular 6014 look a like sealbeam that would be better.


what do you think!

Gervais.
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Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

Post by FM-USA » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:50 am

CANADA as you know is really strict. Be sure you're legal.
Wing headlights being integrated is really difficult to change.
Adding large lights out front, again difficult, space & design is restrictive.
S.all round bullet lights are best choice by many, pointing where the main isn't.

Let us know if you find something.

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Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

Post by Mh434 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:41 am

I doubt you will find a headlight assembly, with a different pattern, that will fit the '94 GoldWing. With the earlier bikes (fitted with round headlights) it would be easy, but unfortunately that is not the case for you. Modern vehicles have headlight assemblies built to fit that vehicle, and that vehicle only. The only realistic option is to change the bulb inside the headlight to improve output.

I would recommend doing the conversion to the latest LED bulbs, as in Wing Admin's latest post viewtopic.php?f=18&t=44666

This will give you a much better pattern than you have now, and far more light.

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Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

Post by dougedogl1800 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:01 am

Haven't been on line for some time and am liking the current items being talked about. New topics with new insight.

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Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

Post by earlddavis1 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:18 am

I have an 87 Gl1200A. I too would like to have some light. Will the new LEDs give that much better of a pattern.

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Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

Post by Mh434 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:21 pm

The pattern of light produced is limited by the shape of your headlight assembly's reflector & glass pattern. That being said, the LED's produce far more light, and make more efficient use of your existing pattern. All in all, a huge improvement.

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Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

Post by Mh434 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:05 pm

Got a link for that dongle? Sounds interesting!

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Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

Post by gervais » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:55 pm

"CANADA as you know is really strict."
not specially on that ,,more on straight pipe muffler like the Harley's and
drink and drive

gervais

i will see one friend that knows a lot about cars and body parts,
he may well help me find a car headlight

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Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

Post by MikeB » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:50 pm

gervais wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:28 am
well
i was looking changing light bulb here in the house from incandescent too led ,3500 kelvan,so i thaught i could do it on my
GW 1984 Aspencade ,,,,,,,confusion.


there are so many messages about it,i may have not found the right one also ,,
is there an advise text somewhere?

the design of this headlight on the GW is more to me an automobile than a motorcycle.
the light pattern is weard,i dont like it at all.

if i dont find and conversion i will go at a scrap yard and find one with a regular 6014 look a like sealbeam that would be better.


what do you think!

Gervais.
Riviere-Bleue,Quebec
Will a 6014 fit in the headlight housing of your 1984 GL1200 Aspencade? I've never had a GL1200 so I don't know if it will fit.
I did have a 6014 in a Vetter fairing mounted to a CB500 years ago. Also in a Virago VJ750. They both used 6014's.

If it does, you can purchase a 6014 with replaceable H4 lamp. There are a few vendors that sell them.
At one time I had some I purchased from JC Whitney here in the USA.
JEGS is also a supplier of the lights. They have Rampage Halogen Headlight Conversion Kits.
https://www.jegs.com/p/Rampage/Rampage- ... 9/10002/-1
The lights in this webpage are for the Jeep vehicles but if it is a 6014 bulb conversion, it should be a universal fit.
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Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:58 pm

earlddavis1 wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:18 am
I have an 87 Gl1200A. I too would like to have some light. Will the new LEDs give that much better of a pattern.
The reflectors are designed to produce a specific beam pattern when used with halogen bulbs that have their filaments in an exact position.

For a long time, the LEDs produced light, but due to technical limitations, that light wasn't exactly in the same place the halogen filaments would be. The result was a beam pattern that was subpar.

The newest LEDs utilize emitters designed specifically for automotive applications, that are arranged in a position that very closely approximates that of the halogen filament. The result is that the beam pattern is very good, and very close to what you would see with halogen bulbs.

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Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

Post by gervais » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:37 pm

exactly ernest,

maybe another way to explain would be
imagine an parabolic antenna and you would change the location of the LNB at the center,,it would change everything for the folks who have ever played
with parabolic antenna:i did it to supply internet at an hamradio site far from a city and it need to be cheap,,,guy's has no $.

the parabolic antenna is the mirror inside the seal beam and the LNB is the Led filament.

so the focal point of the Led is important as ernest is explain it.

gervais

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Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

Post by The Bus Driver » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:15 pm

I waited to change out my H7 bulbs to LED because I read lots of posts about what a pain it was to get in there, especially the high beams...I have an F6B so I took a look and I could see down inside the fairing and see the plugs going to the low beams.So I ordered the Pathfinder's...1st I did the low beams,I really was surprised how easy they went in.A couple of months later I did the high beams.It was a piece of cake!..no cruise control module in the way..The front end of the bike is all LED now.

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Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

Post by gervais » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:57 pm

and you love it?


the problems with my motorcycle is that she's getting quite old and there was no led in her time.

gervais

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Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

Post by The Bus Driver » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:16 pm

For Gervais....LED s should still work.You can cross reference you incandescent bulbs and find the LED that will work...I put the LED equivalent to a 194..marker bulb in my 1999 Ford Escort Wagon and they work fine...

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Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

Post by prtfndr » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:55 pm

I used a pair of H4 Phillips Beamtech LED's and they were plug and play.. No wiring required. Huge difference!

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Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

Post by gervais » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:11 am

well Bus Driver your headlingts are much more adaptable to Led than mine on my 1984 GL1200,
i am still waiting for a couple of come back of folks who are trying some led bulb,,,no response so far but it happends with internet communication today.

will see ,
i think ernest gave me a link to one model for the 1200 but i lost it,,,
i becoming an old man

gef



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