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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-14-2009, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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When on the open road it seems like the normal beam is not strong enough. High beam is finr just would like a liitle more output when on normal. What is the watts of the standard bulb and what would be a good one to change to.
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I agree...during daylight I run with high beam on all the time...

and at night I do also and no one has ever flashed my back yet...
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Try the Wagner BP1210 80/100-H4 watt lamp sold by NAPA. The bulb is much brighter but the trade off is that it does not last as long as the stock bulb. The first one went out after 4,000 miles for me but I can live with that and carry a spare in the saddlebags.

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Going from 55/60 to an 80/100 makes a huge difference.

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I think I will do HIDs eventually.

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Will cahnging to a high output bulb affect anything say battery?
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 05:19 PM
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I would say wiring before battery. I bought the sylvania silver star and it made a difference in mine but I also changed my whole headlight assembly.
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I was very impressed with the visibility of my headlight. I would verify the headlight aim is correct. I toggle between low and high beam when riding at night over hills. As I crest a hill I switch to low beam to see down the other side them back to high again. Most of the time I am comfortable to low beam on low flat roads but I will use the high also.

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Will the stock wiring handle the bigger bulb?
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