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    04 1150RS bigsur52's Avatar
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    h4 bulb

    I nned to replace headlight bulb in 1150RS. Any recommendations for a better quality H4 bulb than stock? I don't want to go with HID or high wattage 100/60W bulb. Thanks for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsur52 View Post
    I nned to replace headlight bulb in 1150RS. Any recommendations for a better quality H4 bulb than stock? I don't want to go with HID or high wattage 100/60W bulb. Thanks for your input.
    People like the Osram Silverstars I think it's powerbulbs in the uk that sells them. 2 pack for 15 euros shipped.

    I bought some soon after I got my bike. No issues, but I try not ride at night. WAY too many deer where I live. It's rare NOT to see them at dusk when riding around in the cage.


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    Great light

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    I am using a Phillips that is a same watt brighter bulb type that was shipped from ebay/UK and much cheaper than here.

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    04 1150RS bigsur52's Avatar
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    Unfortunately HID retrofit lights are not legal.

    What about PIAA X-Treme white halogen? Are they just overpriced, or are they an improvement?

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    bigsur:

    I had an 1150 RS and the lighting system is useless, and dangerous. If you don't want to go with a HID system, have a look at Eastern Beaver's wiring kits.
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    Ostram Silverstar

    Excellent upgrade to the Halogen stock bulb - I use this for my high beam and am converting the low beam to HID, 'legal' or not.

    I also have a pair of Piaa driving lights for really dark roads. I do not like deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beemer01 View Post
    Excellent upgrade to the Halogen stock bulb - I use this for my high beam and am converting the low beam to HID, 'legal' or not.
    The Osram silverstar is a euro spec "+50" bulb. In spite of the name "silverstar" and the fact that Osram and Sylvania are the same company do NOT want the Sylvania Silverstar. It is not the same bulb (and is not as good). An Osram Silverstar equivalent is the Philips Vision Plus.

    You do pay for the extra light output with slightly shorter life. I get about 10K miles per bulb (H7 -- they don't seem to last as long as the H4) using the Vision Plus on my GS. I got about 12K miles with the stock bulb.
    Last edited by marchyman; 09-06-2010 at 06:09 PM. Reason: bulb type

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    Here's a link to the Eastern Beaver kits:

    http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Pr...s/h4_kits.html
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    Have you seen Philips MotoVision. It was designed for motorcycling.

    I've been using it 2 years now, with no worries.
    It has an orange 'glow' in it.

    You can find it many places... I found the best price here.

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    Sylvania Silverstar

    I had mine go out on a trip a couple weeks ago and had to replace it on a Sunday. Went to Walmart and got a Sylvania Silverstar for about $20.00. Much better light than what I had before.
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