Voltmeter & Headlight Replacements/Types
I'm getting my 85 VN700 this coming Friday. I will be tearing it apart and stripping/painting it and doing some other mods as well. I have a KA voltmeter to install on it. I will probably run it directly off the battery to a small toggle switch mounted by the fuel gauge/light cluster, since I am not very keen on tapping the headlight wiring. I know these are very bright LED's on this paricular voltmeter, but the brightness will be controlled by a thin peice of 25% - 35% dark window tint over the LED's so I don't get night blindness. Sound good?
Next question-- I want to replace the headlight to cut back on some of the power used on the charging system. I believe the 85 is a solid glass headlight, correct? I see some of you on the site talk about replacing the bulb. What year did Kawasaki put a headlight with a replaceable bulb on the Vulcan? I would like to get one for mine and experiment with different style bulbs that will give me better sight at night. I live in a rural area and most of our riding is done at night on barely 2 lane backroads that are rather curvey. Any suggestions of what I should be looking at or where to find? I don't have a ton of money to spend on it, and also buy/sell online at E-bay a lot.
I am as cheap as they come sometimes and always try to find the best product for the right price.