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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 02:46 PM
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Well Ken it was mostly said in jest sorry it upset you. You guys still driving on the wrong side of the street ? Just kidding !
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TM, do you have a link to the LEDs you bought for this project?
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Path Finder LEDs. .socalmotogear.com
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They are no longer available, but I'd go with any with that extra wing reflector at the LED and an adjustable flange like these:


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Oh by the way just checked website at SoCal and they were gonna let me buy some. So whats up with that? Just search pathfinder LEDs if you are still interested.
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I've been running these H4 style in my ST1300 for a few months and really like the light output. They may or may not fit the 1800's, but do offer other sizes at a much better price.






You may have to shop around. I got two lamps in April for $52.00, don't know why the price shot up...

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I've been running these H4 style in my ST1300 for a few months and really like the light output. They may or may not fit the 1800's, but do offer other sizes at a much better price.


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You may have to shop around. I got two lamps in April for $52.00, don't know why the price shot up...
They do show the H7s that fit the 1800s. I bought a similar kit for my 1800, much cheaper than the ones sold as for motorcycles.

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Finally rode at night. I love it. Adjusted the beams down several cranks. Throw is excellent and road signs and reflective markers are so much more visible. I’m really glad I did it.
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What I was most worried about doesn't seem to be an issue. Yesterday was 112* out and the LEDs had no issue. Heat doesn't seem to be a problem with the large heat sinks and fans these have now.
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What I was most worried about doesn't seem to be an issue. Yesterday was 112* out and the LEDs had no issue. Heat doesn't seem to be a problem with the large heat sinks and fans these have now.

As long as the LED drivers are decent, you shouldn't have any real problems just because of ambient heat. Being in an enclosure does raise the temps on the LED die, and will shorten lifespan, but you should still get plenty of life out of them.
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