6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-12-2017, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
big_sleezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Daly City, CA
Year: 1983
Make: Honda
Model: GL1100 Aspencade
Posts: 45
Led Headlight bulb...wow

Well I'm back, different thread, different purpose. Got the old wing running and riding​ great. Now on to some minor improvements.... switching all lights to LED. All 1157's all 168's and the headlight.

General rule of thumb to follow with colored lenses; use the same colored Led bulb.

Today's results: installed Led Headlight bulb. No modifications, plug and play. Went from halogen 55/60w @ 1000 lumen bulb to an LED 24/36w @ 4500 lumen bulb. Preliminary results are positive, will test tonight to verify.

Pictures are as follows first are hi/lo beam with old 60w bulb, then goes into installation, then beam and hi/lo beam pattern with LED bulb.

IMG_20170512_123653-1280x720.jpgIMG_20170512_123646-1280x720.jpgIMG_20170512_123607-1280x720.jpgIMG_20170512_123553-1280x720.jpgIMG_20170512_124725-1280x720.jpgIMG_20170512_124729-1280x720.jpgIMG_20170512_124746-1280x720.jpgIMG_20170512_124755-1280x720.jpgIMG_20170512_124811-1280x720.jpgIMG_20170512_125007-1280x720.jpg

Sent from my ZTE A2017U using Tapatalk
MaxThrust likes this.
big_sleezy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-12-2017, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
big_sleezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Daly City, CA
Year: 1983
Make: Honda
Model: GL1100 Aspencade
Posts: 45
Final beam with LED. High then low. IMG_20170512_130010-1280x720.jpgIMG_20170512_123421-1280x720.jpgIMG_20170512_123415-1280x720.jpg

Sent from my ZTE A2017U using Tapatalk
big_sleezy is offline  
post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-12-2017, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
big_sleezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Daly City, CA
Year: 1983
Make: Honda
Model: GL1100 Aspencade
Posts: 45
Also before the Nay Sayers come pouring in; got the LED bulbs for $28 for 2 bulbs. And the main point of this upgrade is to reduce overall amperage load on the old electrical system. The until corroborated fact that this upgrade will make me more visible is an a big bonus. Uncorroborated until tested, which I'm going to do before I make my sure recommendation.

Sent from my ZTE A2017U using Tapatalk
big_sleezy is offline  
 
post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-12-2017, 04:20 PM
Senior Member
 
CrystalPistol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Fairfield, Virginia, USA
Model: GL1200A Bike & GL1500SE/GTL Trike
Posts: 2,677
Garage
Link to purchase?


https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/...Type,H4,1,4932:

'97 GL-1500 SE / Lehman GTL Trike
...( Candy Spectra Red )
'85 GL-1200 Aspencade
...( Vintage Red )
'74 Triumph T-150V Trident
...( It's a Triple )
NRA, VSPA, & GWRRA Life Member
"Make Courtesy Your Code of the Road!"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CrystalPistol is offline  
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-12-2017, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
big_sleezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Daly City, CA
Year: 1983
Make: Honda
Model: GL1100 Aspencade
Posts: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrystalPistol View Post
Link to purchase?
amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KLWDKOO...oding=UTF8&me=

ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NIGHTEYE-LED...FZB-VZ&vxp=mtr

us ebay link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NIGHTEYE-72W...FZE7tS&vxp=mtr

thats the ebay and amazon link, but i ran into this set on amazon originally here and searched ebay for the same item. I got the original idea from a harley forum i follow, because what ever is good for the sportster might as well be good enough for the wing. 1 bulb for the sporty and the wing in one go.
big_sleezy is offline  
post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-12-2017, 05:18 PM
Member
 
corkya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Perrysburg Ohio
Year: 1999
Make: Honda
Model: 1999 GL1500 Aspencade
Posts: 171
Those look great! I hope they have a similar version for the 1500
corkya is online now  
post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-12-2017, 05:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Bike...and Dennis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Glendale, Arizona, USA
Model: 1987 GL1200 Interstate 285,000 miles
Posts: 17,075
Everybody keep in mind, those don't have a cutoff. To me, having the other drivers in my path be blind, is a bad thing. But if that makes the ride more fun for you...
CrystalPistol likes this.

Why ain't we ridin'?
Bike...and Dennis is online now  
post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-12-2017, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
big_sleezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Daly City, CA
Year: 1983
Make: Honda
Model: GL1100 Aspencade
Posts: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bike...and Dennis View Post
Everybody keep in mind, those don't have a cutoff. To me, having the other drivers in my path be blind, is a bad thing. But if that makes the ride more fun for you...
cutoff? are you talking about the cup that halogen bulbs have? If that's what you mean, that's the only thing i wondered about as well. I'm going to adjust the light to point to the right a bit, rather than straight on forward.
big_sleezy is offline  
post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-12-2017, 09:46 PM
Member
 
OldNewbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sterling, Illinois, USA
Year: 2003
Make: GL1800
Model: Wing
Posts: 349
Pattern focus looks pretty tight to me. I've seen much worse pointed at a wall
OldNewbie is online now  
post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-12-2017, 10:29 PM
Member
 
snowmoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Yucca Valley, CA
Model: 1988 GL 1500, 2012 GL1800, 1977 GL1000
Posts: 309
The question is how are they on the road? There are a lot of posts on LED headlights that they look great, but do not throw the light down the road correctly. This is because the LED is not in the reflective point in the headlight housing. Let us know how it works out.

Dan
AMA Life
2012 GL 1800 Level 3
1988 GL 1500
1977 GL 1000
1988 NX 650
snowmoer is offline  
Reply

  Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums > Forums > Goldwing Technical Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cyclops LED headlight bulb monkey_wrench Goldwing Technical Forum 21 11-21-2014 04:58 PM
80 Watt H4 LED Headlight Bulb (B10-105) ??? Metal_Bob General Motorcycle Discussion Forum 15 09-11-2014 12:57 PM
Gl1200 led bulb upgrade brandi02 Goldwing Technical Forum 1 08-02-2014 09:19 PM
LED bulb replacements fordtek Goldwing Technical Forum 5 06-02-2011 12:59 PM
LED Bulb for sale Munds Goldwing For Sale/Wanted Forum 5 03-18-2007 01:18 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome