standard cx500 1980
can you get LED bulbs for these bikes ?
No but will be required if using a led headlight bulb (vs headlight led assembly)...they are included on the site i linked to....they are a lil fit in module, and they sell the flasher units as well....tho the latter can be got off ebay for less....Is that true if you use an electronic flasher suitable for led bulbs?
Here is a link to the ones I purchased. I went with them based on high recommendations from many on the ADV forum. Technology changes so fast that there might be better options now. These light work just fine and seems to have the exact same beam pattern as the original.Doug, do you have a link t the light. mines getting old.... thanks
The OP and my answers were to do with Bulbs...not kits.....I have an led headlight in my silverwing and I didn’t add a resistor. Works just fine.
My led headlight wasn’t a kit. I think you only need the resistor for the headlight on a modern bike, not our old twisted twins.The OP and my answers were to do with Bulbs...not kits.....
My understanding is there can be some pulsating with no load R...the other is error on the dash on bulb monitors...but thats not applicable to these bikes...
Anyway thats what the manufacturer says at the link at #2.
I agree but can’t confirm as I don’t own a modern bike. I have been enjoying all of my old school bikes so much I don’t think I will have to worry about any requirements of a modern bike anytime soon.So the electronics in newer bikes can prevent them from benefiting from the lower power consumption of LEDs? And you need to waste 2A (24W) to heat a resistor to compensate for poor design?
Sounds like a step backwards to me....