Need help with electrical: Suzuki GS500F 2007 headlight on GS500E 1992

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Need help with electrical: Suzuki GS500F 2007 headlight on GS500E 1992

#1 Unread post by Pierce » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:55 pm

This is what I have currently:
http://imgur.com/a/WAcLK
The bulb says 12V 5W

This is not safe to drive at night.

I have also this:
http://imgur.com/a/bfIYh
It's from GS500F 2007.

I'm going for this kind of look:
Image

I'd appreciate any tips on how to make it work?

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Re: Need help with electrical: Suzuki GS500F 2007 headlight on GS500E 1992

#2 Unread post by dr_bar » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:20 pm

That's the only bulb? 5W seems more like a day time driving light. It should be closer to 55W.

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Re: Need help with electrical: Suzuki GS500F 2007 headlight on GS500E 1992

#3 Unread post by pchast » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:59 pm

That's not the only bulb. You can see th e headlight bulb above it in the
light assembly.
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Re: Need help with electrical: Suzuki GS500F 2007 headlight on GS500E 1992

#4 Unread post by Pierce » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:45 pm

Forgive me I wasn't precise enough.

I want to mount the headlight from Suzuki GS500F 2007 on Suzuki GS500E 1992.

I have Suzuki GS500E 1992 (purchased used) motorcycle. I also have a headlight from Suzuki GS500F 2007.

Both bulbs from my Suzuki GS500E 1992 are 12V 5W. Under this link you can see the pictures of the bulb: http://imgur.com/a/WAcLK

I have the headlight (only headlight) from Suzuki GS500F 2007. I want to mount this headlight (2007) onto my bike (1992). Here are the pictures of the headlight from GS500F 2007: http://imgur.com/a/bfIYh


The problem I have is that there is a different connection and I don't know where to start, what cables, what parts do I need, etc.

The 2007 headlight has 3 pin bulbs. I was able to identify the 1992 bulbs as the "ATV" type.

Any help appreciated.

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Re: Need help with electrical: Suzuki GS500F 2007 headlight on GS500E 1992

#5 Unread post by GS_in_CO » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:36 am

If you are looking for the recipe of part numbers and steps you might want to find a Suzuki-specific forum and ask there.

A 5W headlight bulb seems unlikely so perhaps the previous owner has already done something hinky to the wiring.

I suspect this isn't a drop-in change but additional wiring can always be added by someone with the knowledge to figure it out and do it. But it'll be some work and some experimentation.

You're going to learn from this experience ;-)
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