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What is a Starlight?
I have had my 85 LTD for 1 1/2 weeks, Big Grin Big Grin
I just changed oil, oil filter, and air filter. When I was trying to get down to the air filter, I found a block of plastic with a 20A fuse on one side and a lot of wires coming out of the other side. It has a label marked
Starlight Riding Safety Light Control unit.
Manufactured by
Kriss mfg. & Machine inc. Tucson AZ

Is this a light modulator :?: if so it doesn't seem to work,

It has a connector with about 8 wires hooked into the bikes system.

I found a few other wires heading from this block, towards a 3 postition switch that PO installed, I haven't been able to see any effect any which way I move switch. if there is a photo cell I haven't been able to find it.
Also there is a black and a green wire that have been cut off about 2" from the unit.
I am cleaning and checking every thing, this is the only thing I haven't figured out yet

Thanks for your help
Dave R
Patriot Guard Rider
Previous bikes[/size]
CT 90--- 1960 125 Benly (Honda)--- Insane minibike with 125 Honda motor--- 1982 CB 650
current bikes
1987 CN 250 Helix--- 1985 GL1200 LTD
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#1 07-04-2007, 10:11 PM,
When I Googled it I learned that it's a bicycle safety lighting unit presumably. Apparently if it the same one it's a HID unit made for night time bicyclers. I guess the guy that had your bike wanted to be seen.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#2 07-05-2007, 05:35 AM,
I don't think this thing was ment for a bicycle, it is too complex for a bicycles needs. It looks like it doesn't work, but there is 9 wires coming out of it that I will trace through the bike and remove, if I can't use it, I don't want it on the Wing.

Do you recommend a headlight modulator :?: and if so what is the best one to have.

Thanks; Dave
Dave R
Patriot Guard Rider
Previous bikes[/size]
CT 90--- 1960 125 Benly (Honda)--- Insane minibike with 125 Honda motor--- 1982 CB 650
current bikes
1987 CN 250 Helix--- 1985 GL1200 LTD
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#3 07-05-2007, 05:00 PM,
I can't recommend a headlight modulator because I don't have one but I can recommend a Sylvania Silver Star H4 headlite bulb because they really brighten up the road dramatically at night on low beam as well as high beam. Big, big difference in lighting effieciency.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#4 07-05-2007, 07:42 PM,
Hi All,
i run a Silver star and it does make a difference over the old H4Smile
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#5 07-06-2007, 05:52 AM,
Dave-85-LTD Wrote:I don't think this thing was ment for a bicycle, it is too complex for a bicycles needs. It looks like it doesn't work, but there is 9 wires coming out of it that I will trace through the bike and remove, if I can't use it, I don't want it on the Wing.

Do you recommend a headlight modulator :?: and if so what is the best one to have.

Thanks; Dave
hey dav,
I run a silver star and a modulator and I highly recommend both!
John McFarland
Chapter Director
GWRRA FL2-W
member 367388
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#6 07-06-2007, 08:02 AM,


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