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post #1 of 4 Old 12-01-2019, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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New to me 2018 GTL

I'm getting a new to me 2018 GTL I haven't taken delivery of it yet. Waiting on the dealer to release it after the recall is completed.

While I'm waiting, I was wondering how the lighting on the GTL is at night? I know they use a Xenon HID as what I think is the main headlight?

Then the 2 side lights are halogen, and are for high beams?

If this is right, is there any need to replace the 2 side halogen lights with LEDs?

When I commute there's not many places where I can use high beams, but if I'm out running around at night and get caught up on the Cherohala Skyway or on the Dragon any additional lighting ALWAYS helps!

If LED's are recommended or suggested what type bulb is used?

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post #2 of 4 Old 12-01-2019, 10:44 PM
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Hi-Beam (H7) LED Conversion/ the truth, rev8...


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post #3 of 4 Old 12-02-2019, 04:09 PM
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You have many options by now for this bike. As you can see, please read that post dedicated to LED conversion. I got mine from Hikari and no regrets. The halogen H7 is like a candle light compare to the LED.
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-02-2019, 04:14 PM
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Many of us have added auxiliary lights from companies like Clearwater and Denali. A friend of mine bought a set of no name LEDs on Amazon for little of nothing and they seem to do the job.
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