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Old 11-18-2010, 07:22 AM
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Headlight Bulb

Does anyone have an opinion on headlight bulbs. Direct replacement that it is. With what I have now, I can't see anything. I try to find someone to follow at speeds above 45 MPH.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:48 AM
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Yes... My opinion is that your current bulb is just fine... It's the wiring that sucks big time...

www.easternbeaver.com sells wiring kits to bring the correct voltage to your bulb bypassing the crappy stock wiring, buy that or DIY your own version... But swapping the bulb and keeping the stock wiring won't help...

Just keep in mind that the stock reflector was decent in 97 when the bike was designed, but it's utter crap compared to what a decent projector light can give you, best advice swap in a HID projector... (NO, not a HID bulb... That's not going to help one bit... A projector...)
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:04 AM
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You could always do a retrofit

TheRetrofitSource offers mini bixenon projectors that require no drilling.

YOu could always go in halfsies with someone since you only need one projector

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...5a5d582eb7403a
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:29 AM
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Look for GixxerJohn, not sure on spelling, he has offered to do retrofits. Price varies on what you want, i.e. LEDs in the headlight

Even did the search for ya, https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...ad.php?t=21276

I did the Eastern Beaver kit that Tweety mentioned. Made a monumental difference.

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Old 11-18-2010, 05:48 PM
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I agree with Tweety on this for sure; the easter beaver wires are a plug-n-play way to get way more light with no fuss. I have a higher wattage bulb also but man I can see at night. Just so you know any h4 bulb will fit including the silverstar from autoparts stores
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:52 PM
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I am running the Eastern Beaver kit along with a Hella 100/55 bulb, this way I have high power for running in the boonies (where the cool air will cool the lens and prevent it from being damaged by the bulb's higher heat output) and a standard low beam (yet much better lighting thanks to the relay kit) for around town and in traffic.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:53 AM
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Sounds like Eastern Beaver is the way to go. Order one today. thanks guys.
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is the Eastern Beaver kit recomneded if you do plan on running an HID kit?

I know they use less current when operating but the initial arc to fire em is pretty potent
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:07 AM
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Well... If you mean HID kit as in a HID bulb in the stock reflector, that's NOT a good idea at all, with or without the upgraded wiring... You get better light from a decent H4 bulb and Eastern Beavers kit... (plus it conforms to laws and regulations about how you are supposed to do things)

If you are talking about using it with a HID projector I'd recommend going for DIY since you would only end up cutting into it anyways to make a bi-xenon HID work without switching the bulb of going from highbeam to lowbeam... Plus in most cases if you use TRS you can buy a full harness from there already completed...
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:31 AM
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Oh no, i plan on a full retro

Matt at TRS can give me a motorcycle harness with my order, i've bought stuff for a few retros from him already
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As long as it's a harness from the battery, not plugging in the old wires Otherwise just get it anyway and cut and paste...
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Thank you sir!
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DDM Tuning HID kit

Hey will this kit work for the "05 VTR?
http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DD...rcycle-HID-Kit
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Well... If the question is will it physically fit into the headlight, then the answer is yes...

If the question is will you get a decent light with a correct light pattern... Then the answer is most definetly no...

This is discussion is old, it's been done over and over... If you want HID, do a retrofit with a projector... If not, at least for the sake of yourself, choose a lowbeam only bulb, not this crap...
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