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Hi everyone.. Im a little confused about led's. I have an 84 aspencade, and want to change the bulbs over. Now i have read the posts about turn signals etc and will probably just leave those on normal bulbs for now. so my question is do you just swap over all the other standard bulbs for the equivekent led bulb or is there some thing else you have to do???



I also wish to refurb a lighting board which has just the normal single filiment bulbs in, but the bulb holders are shot. Can you buy the new holders with the led bulbs????? Hope someone can help me out!
 

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Yes you can replace the regular bulbs for equivilent LED's. You will need to remove the bulb out warning light on the dash as it will think the tail lights are out with the new LED's.

I suggest you use a tower style LED for the tail/brake lights as they are in a vertical position when installed.



These are from http://www.superbrightleds.com They are very bright and consume only 35/115 mA per bulb.

I think the bottom brake/running lights are also vertical...can't remember. Ifthey are installed horizontal,then you can use these.





Yes I would leave the turn signals alone as they will require a new electronic flasher, which you can also buyfrom them. Theyhave a great shipping price...only $5 for order's up to $100.

They also have the smaller instrumentbulbs with holders.....just check out there site.
 

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If you aren't changing the signals you can just swap out the bulbs. The first problem is that the rear tailights bulbs go in pointing up so I would suggest you use tower LED's that light 360 degrees around. Second problem you will encounter is your bulb on the dash that is a warning for a burned out tail light will stay on because the LED's don't draw enough current and it thinks you have a burned out tail light. Two solutions: Remove this bulb from the dash (PITA, did that) or live with it until the warning bulb burns out.

Hey Snorebaby, don't type so fast. I need to be first sometimes. :waving:
 

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None of the stock bulbs yet....but that is in the works for the winter:action: I think I am gonna do the LED mod that Rudy has done...but do all the trunk/rear/saddlebag lights in the LED strips.
 

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I did the LED mod that Rudy documented and it is fantastic. Lots of light. The currently-available LEDs are even brighter and its a great mod.
I was less happy with replacing bulbs with LED's. Doing turn signals doesn't buy you much. Total wattage saving is very very low, since the turn signals are on such a short time. How many $1.29 bulbs do you have to replace to justify the cost of the LED's????
On running lights, many of the currently-available LED bulb replacements are not bright enough. I have a box of LED's at home that I tried to use to replace bulbs, and all were too dim. I would only consider the SMD led's (the little flat ones like a small postage stamp), not the round type, which are dimmer, no matter how many are crammed on the head of a bulb. I've seen 128 LED taillights that were very dim. They also tend to be directional, so you can't see them from the side. So, be careful what you buy.
 

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get an electronic flashing unit, they make em that retrofits the goldwing models, cost is about 17 buck, the electronic unit cures the low current draw problems, your new LED's will flash correctly and your bikes alternator and battery will love you for changing the old incandescents out.
 
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