Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,356 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
imported post

:) Well I finally added the Silver Star light bulb to my bike and it really does make the road much brighter, I wish I had done it earlier. I also added a set of driving lights at the same time, I put in the 35 watt bulbs. Plus the visibility to oncoming traffic is so much better now.
Any of you guys that are new to the forum Sylvania makes a bulb called the silver star the number is H4ST it's made for motorcycles.:action::action::action::action:
 

·
Lost on this *****
Joined
·
4,317 Posts
imported post

Yepper,,,,,,,,,, I put them in my 1500 and very glad I did. I'm not one for night riding,,,, way too many deer,,,,,,, but there are times you just don't get back home in the timely manner you might think you would. And thats when I"m so very glad I upgraded to the Silver Star's.
 

·
Administrator
02 GL1800 w/Auto Pilot
Joined
·
60,798 Posts
imported post

here in Arizona on those long, straight, curveless Interstate highways, those Silver Star headlight bulbs are really worth their cost.

Tripled how far down the road I could see those green signs with silver reflectors and writing on them.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
919 Posts
imported post

With the Silver Stars is there much of a voltage difference than Sylvania Xtra Vision's? I have the Xtra Vision but been thinking about upgrading to Silver Star if the draw doesn't get too high. JR
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
506 Posts
imported post

If the Silver Star headlight bulb will help on seeing further I am all for it. Things like pieces and chunks of blowed out truck tires on the interstate and dead animals could cause you to wreck by not seeing them in time.

Guess the bulb is sold at most auto parts stores?

The voltage draw question from oldtoys1961 is what I am wondering also because the 1100 I just bought has 2- 50 watt driving bulbs already (one is out).
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,356 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
imported post

oldtoys1961 wrote:
With the Silver Stars is there much of a voltage difference than Sylvania Xtra Vision's? I have the Xtra Vision but been thinking about upgrading to Silver Star if the draw doesn't get too high. JR
I don't know the voltage draw but the wattage is the same as the stock bulb 60/55 watts so I don't think there will be anymore draw than a stock bulb. I just went by a lot of the posts in this forum (even after a year I still love this forum)a lot of guys are using this bulb and really like it.

bamadave They do sell them at most auto parts store I got mine from amazon.com because I got 2 35 watt h3 bulbs for my driving lights at the same time(they had free freight on orders over $25).
On the 2 50 watts driving lights lights they say that is to much draw on the electrical system that's why I replaced my 55 watt h3 bulbs with 35 watt bulbs.
I'm not an electrical expert I'm going by what I read on this forum and I know the charging system is a big concern on these old wings
 

·
Canada Bob
Joined
·
461 Posts
imported post

I replace my headlight bulb with a PIAA H4 ultra bright, and the upgrade is significant. I paid a bit more but wow the bulb output is 3000 K, or in otherwords a whiter less yellow light. As for the voltage draw concerns, as it has been said in the forum time after time, on these older ladies you have to get the LEDs in the other lights (brake and turn etc) the difference just replacing 4 is amazing. if you figure that a standard 1157 bulb has a draw of 35w when running, a LED has a draw of milliwatts. I can drive around with my driving lights (35 watt bulbs ) on and the only time the voltmeter drops to 12 volts form its charging of 13.5 is at a stop light for an extended period of time.

Cheers
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
296 Posts
imported post

The Silverstars are excellent. They are 55/60W. The 1500 uses stock 45/45 bulbs, so the Silverstar does use more current (same voltage--always nominal 12V, which is really 12.6 or so). Normal headlight bulbs, however, are 55/60 as well. I believe standard 1157's are 21/5w, if I remember right....
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
392 Posts
imported post

And, if you have the 1100, you can also buy the silverstar that replaces the entire headlight assembly. My headlight assembly was so dull, that even a 100/80 watt bulb did not help. It just would not reflect. But, when I put in the Silverstar sealed beam it made a huge difference. I found mine at Advance Auto, but I cannot remember the model number.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top