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It is probably just as dangerous for you to blind other vehicles as it is to risk them not seeing you. Maybe more so as it's multiples instead of one offender.

Decent lighting, well aimed and proper lane positioning should get you home safely.
I don't ride, or drive at night anymore if I can help it. When I did I had HIDs and had them aimed properly, never once did anyone flash me at night, I did get a couple flashes in daylight. That just let me know they could see me.

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Oh, and this light is marked with the DOT/SAE imprints.
Still waiting on the recovered seat to give it a proper aiming... and so I can RIDE IT!
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I still love my HID even though I keep having to change out ballasts.

But it is starting to become a 10 minute job.

Still using the same original bulb though!

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to go LED with something just as good, I'm just not sure right now, that, that headlight would fit in my Hondaline fairing.

Which in spite of West Texas and New Mexico side winds, I will never give up.

For what it's worth and if I may be so bold? The current rebuild of the `80, `81, `82 & `83 GL1100STDASPENSTATE can be followed on classicgoldwings.com in a thread called "The plan is to turn 140,000 into 50,000."

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I still love my HID even though I keep having to change out ballasts.

But it is starting to become a 10 minute job.

Still using the same original bulb though!

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to go LED with something just as good, I'm just not sure right now, that, that headlight would fit in my Hondaline fairing.

Which in spite of West Texas and New Mexico side winds, I will never give up.
Your Hondaline fairing headlight will take the same headlight as a 1000 standard headlight. A regular 7" round sealed beam will fit both.

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You could, very much be right there Dave, I just looked at the spare Hondaline headlamp that I have and it is not the headlamp that takes the screws, but the framework around it.


Y'know what? I'm gonna work with this on this rebuild and let you know what happens, just don't hold your breath, it could take a while.

For what it's worth and if I may be so bold? The current rebuild of the `80, `81, `82 & `83 GL1100STDASPENSTATE can be followed on classicgoldwings.com in a thread called "The plan is to turn 140,000 into 50,000."

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I still love my HID even though I keep having to change out ballasts.

But it is starting to become a 10 minute job.

Still using the same original bulb though!

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to go LED with something just as good, I'm just not sure right now, that, that headlight would fit in my Hondaline fairing.

Which in spite of West Texas and New Mexico side winds, I will never give up.

It is a standard 7 inch headlight, if your GW fairing has a 7 inch light, it will be plug-and-play.


Still havent quite completed the revival; carbs seem to have taken a turn for the worse. Think I will send them out for professional service.


While I arrange that, I decided to paint! Hand laid/painted ghost-ish stripes in Honda Attack Yellow midcoat over Honda Root Beer {automotive colors}









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I bought one, it's gonna be part of this rebuild, so like I say, don't hold your breath!

Nice paint, sure wish I could do that!

For what it's worth and if I may be so bold? The current rebuild of the `80, `81, `82 & `83 GL1100STDASPENSTATE can be followed on classicgoldwings.com in a thread called "The plan is to turn 140,000 into 50,000."

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Thank you sir!



I have a paint/body shop, so the painting isnt a big deal.
Not very often do I get to do hand laid stripe masking though, nice to challenge myself.
Had a little slow time, just enough to knock out a naked 'Wing in short order. Let it dry while out of town over the weekend, quick cut and buff, then into storage while I deal with the carbs.


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