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  • Front turn signals to running lights??

    Anybody install this kit?? Does it provide a reasonable amount of light in the dark? Or, are they more for visibility?

  • #2
    Little more light on the side, not much. For visibility, they are great. The LED's do put out a bright light.

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    • #3
      I have it on mine, with smoked lenses (I recommend smoked lenses for 2012+, they match the headlights better).
      They don't really provide additional light (maybe just a little), they're meant for people to better see you.

      I got them because I've just never liked the amber "bunny ears" on the 1800.

      It's one of the updates I'd do again in a heartbeat.
      2012 Honda Goldwing | 2009 Timeout Camper



      Patriot Guard Rider since 2007 | IBA member #59823

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      • #4
        this will be the next Mod I do...I think it is a great idea..

        Along the lines of lighting...maybe I should start another thread but,hope you don't mind...check this out:

        http://www.bigbikeparts.com/template...&GroupGuid=329

        and I got these from E C...
        http://www.electricalconnection.com/...sses/08012.htm

        These are marked for a 2012 and up Wing

        John
        John - Richmond 2013 GL1800, Level 3

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        • #5
          I think I'm going to order these.


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          • #6
            Love mine. Big increase in visibility and matches the So-Cal HID headlights ...

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            • #7
              I was driving the other night in my rear view i seen this bike coming up on my left looked like a wing but had extra 6 head lights. Once he passed me i seen it was a wing with the lights were the amber blinkers were. Said i was going to post about it and it shows up on this site. If you ride at night like i do these are great and you will be seen by others ahead of you, he owned the highway that night. There on my list HIDs first
              2018 DCT non tour, Pearl Stallion Brown, Double Darksider #856, Live To Ride, Love my Wing, IBA Member# 63744 Yellowbird Alias Coppertone

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rollin View Post
                Love mine. Big increase in visibility and matches the So-Cal HID headlights ...


                So your saying the LED turn signal lights match the HID headlights?
                I just want to be clear.


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                • #9
                  Just a FYI.
                  Here in CA you can only have 4 White lights.

                  Each set (2) of low beams count as 1 headlight
                  Each set (2) of Hi-Beams count as 1 headlight under CA laws.

                  So if you add these turn/running lights you are at 4 lights.

                  You will not be able to run the lower cowl running lights at the same time.


                  I was stopped and informed of our CA laws when I ran both hi/low beams/cowl running lights/set of additional lights under the headlights.

                  I was told I had to turn off a set of lights (I had them on a switch) to comply with CA white lights on the front of motorcycles.

                  I removed the set under the headlights after that stop.

                  I have gone with HID projectors and HID cowl bulb kit to be seen at a greater distance (I hope so anyways??)


                  So before you order any new lights to be seen. I suggest you check with you state DMV to see what is allowed in your state. This will save you money and time.



                  I run my low/hi beams and running light on all the time.


                  What I did was:
                  I made a custom switch for my headlight modulator so I can use the modulation when I feel the need yet still leave the Hi beams on all the time.

                  Switch is on left of CB buttons.

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                  • #10
                    Color of the light matches, the bright white. As compared to the more yellow of the stock bulbs. I did not install the HID's in the high beams as would just be to much and I prefer not to ride at night for the most part anyway. I wanted the visibility factor the bright whites add to the cycle. And, now when I am out after dark I can see the road much better.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rollin View Post
                      Color of the light matches, the bright white. As compared to the more yellow of the stock bulbs. I did not install the HID's in the high beams as would just be to much and I prefer not to ride at night for the most part anyway. I wanted the visibility factor the bright whites add to the cycle. And, now when I am out after dark I can see the road much better.


                      Thank you sir!


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                      • #12
                        I just finished installing these on my bike last night. I ordered the smoke lenses for my bike. I think this is just the way the bike should look from the factory. They match the looks of the headlights perfectly! The added visibility is awesome. As far as extra lighting at night, as someone else said, theres a little off to the side, but nothing significant. I would highly recommend these to anyone. Having them blink amber and also act as another white running light is really nice. Of course I ordered them a couple of days BEFORE socalmotogear put up their note about offering members of our new board a discount. Just my luck, but hey, I'm still very happy with them! (The pic on the right is for comparison of what they looked like before)

                        P.S. - Thanks to Cruiseman for the install video. Very helpful!

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                        2018 Pearl White GL1800 DCT
                        2012 Pearl White GL1800 Level 1 - Sold @ 63K miles
                        I don't ride to make great time; I ride to have a great time!

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                        • #13
                          Rocky...nice place to mount your switch

                          John
                          John - Richmond 2013 GL1800, Level 3

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Rocky View Post
                            Just a FYI.
                            Here in CA you can only have 4 White lights.

                            Each set (2) of low beams count as 1 headlight
                            Each set (2) of Hi-Beams count as 1 headlight under CA laws.

                            So if you add these turn/running lights you are at 4 lights.

                            You will not be able to run the lower cowl running lights at the same time.


                            I was stopped and informed of our CA laws when I ran both hi/low beams/cowl running lights/set of additional lights under the headlights.

                            I was told I had to turn off a set of lights (I had them on a switch) to comply with CA white lights on the front of motorcycles.

                            I removed the set under the headlights after that stop.

                            I have gone with HID projectors and HID cowl bulb kit to be seen at a greater distance (I hope so anyways??)


                            So before you order any new lights to be seen. I suggest you check with you state DMV to see what is allowed in your state. This will save you money and time.



                            I run my low/hi beams and running light on all the time.


                            What I did was:
                            I made a custom switch for my headlight modulator so I can use the modulation when I feel the need yet still leave the Hi beams on all the time.

                            Switch is on left of CB buttons.
                            What did you use or how did you make the new switch housing to hold the additional switch for the modulator? Nice clean set up.

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