sanfelice, I don't have any specs handy on the 79 Wing charging system but it would be marginal at best. The 1200 is only 360 watts & that was improved over the 1100, so your 79 would be below that even.on my 1979 bone stocker. I have an extra pair of 55w driving lights lying about, but I am wondering if some 35w or less would be better. I really believe in extra lighting for safety.
Somewhere on the internet there's even a DIY kit that shows you how to build the modulator for less than $25., but, I'll be darned if I can find it right now.
Hey exavid :waving:What about your neighbours, get them to chip in. :clapper:I've seen a few bikes around here with headlight modulators and think when I have a buck or two I'm going to put one on my bike. They really make a bike visible. Perhaps I should spray my helmet white, I'll bet that will get them out of my way!
Hey rcmatt007 :waving: Thats what i call a huge problem. :whip:However, there is now something wrong with my horn switch and the horn just wants to stay on.
I don't think the newer designs will shorten bulb life much, they don't turn the bulb off, just vary the current somewhere around 50% this way the filament doesn't flex near as much as it will going full on and off.Not unless you want to replace your stator. 300 watt output from the gl1000 and 1100. First thing I did with any of my wings is put a voltmeter on it. I like the one from Kuryakyn. That'll tell you how much everything is drawing. You might want to stick with modulators (may shorten life of bulb) and reflectors.
I came across this info courtesy of Zryder's link on the Back Yard Built Goldwings Bar and Grille it pretty well outlines the power budget for the 1000 and 1100:on my 1979 bone stocker. I have an extra pair of 55w driving lights lying about, but I am wondering if some 35w or less would be better. I really believe in extra lighting for safety.