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    Bright White Headlight

    I installed one of these today, since the stock headlight leaves a bit to be desired. It was less than half the cost of a PIAA lamp I saw at the dealer, and I think I can cook on the lens of the bike now, this thing is bright!!

    http://www.sylvania.com/auto/silverstar.htm
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    Which one?

    I am assuming the H4ST, is that correct? Is it just a simple install? I too am not a happy camper with the factory lighting, but I can't see spending the big bucks on additional lighting, given the fact I try to do little nighttime riding. We have a huge over-abundance of deer in our area, and I have had one too many close calls. I had a head-on with a 5x5 Whitetail with my company truck, and after finding out how fast and unexpected it all happened, I am pretty jumpy about riding the bike at night. Thanks for thye heads up on the Sylvania product. Rich

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    Yes, that is the one, and the I believe the 9003ST is the same, if you look at the bulb from the top, it says H4 on it, and they just package it for cars. I found it at my local auto parts store.
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    Here is a copy of a test done with a Jeep if you are interested. Guess that noone has done a test with a motorcycle yet.
    I am happy with the big difference the bulb made for me.
    http://www.rockcrawler.com/techrepor...star/index.asp
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    Now Cliffy if you can just get your ass to match your wallet.
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    Cliiffy in white?

    Hey Cliffy
    I installed a bright white 135W output lamp that uses 55W of power. I was a little concerned that cars would be annoyed but have not had any problem. I liked the low beam so much I swapped out the high beam as well.
    As far as simple to install I guess that is relative to the person doing the install. Lorezepan and I didn't have any trouble so listen very carefully and for a special price we will tell zee seecret.

    1. Remove existing lamp.
    2. Installation is the opposite of removal.

    Caution old lamp may be hot.

    I keep the old lamps as spares.

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    Okay

    so what kinda bulb has 135 watts while using 55 watts of juice? How many money units is said bulb?
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    A word of caution to doing headlight upgrades:

    Factory wiring is for a factory 55W/65W bulb. Going up to higher wattages has two results:
    1. more current going through your small-gauge wires
    2. more heat on the socket at the base of the bullb.

    I had been running 55W/100W and 80W/100W bulbs and noticed that my socket into the bulb had started melting a little.

    I have since upgraded my wiring and socket and so far, so good.
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    Re: Okay

    Originally posted by Cliffy777
    so what kinda bulb has 135 watts while using 55 watts of juice? How many money units is said bulb?
    It's called a superbright white. I got mine from BMW of South Bend, As a clarification it's candlepower output is the equivalent of a 135 watt lamp. It doesn't use 135 watts.

    cliffy
    YOU DO NOT WANT TO STARE INTO THE LIGHT FOR LONG!!!!

    Cost about 35 dead presidents many less than a motolight or PIAA setup and it does not affect the looks of the rocksta. I rode with Brad last night and his headlamp looked positively dim in my rear view mirror compared to another rider that had superbright white lamps installed.

    You know Brad, loves to poke along

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    Originally posted by lorazepam
    Yes, that is the one, and the I believe the 9003ST is the same, if you look at the bulb from the top, it says H4 on it, and they just package it for cars. I found it at my local auto parts store.
    Wow, that looks like the Phillips Vison Plus's I've been running for a couple of years and love. The only problem is they aren't available in the states, (Well, I haven't been able to find them anywhere) and they're only available in 55/65 Watt versions.
    The Sylvania site says the H4ST is 65/72. Is that correct? I'll have to check for them at the CheckerZoneBoys tomorrow.

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