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Re: Headlight Bulbs
« Reply #10 on: Apr 22, 2019, 07:20 PM »
Just an update, before fitting my panels this morning thought I'd fit the Cob LED bulbs, now I'd been told you had to cut away the rubber boot and all sorts, but I really can't see why? I just reversed them and they fitted fine, haven't had a chance to run them at night but will give feedback when I do.




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Re: Headlight Bulbs
« Reply #11 on: Apr 23, 2019, 10:55 AM »
I'm told heat build up will kill the bulbs? we'll see how it goes.

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Re: Headlight Bulbs
« Reply #12 on: Apr 25, 2019, 02:24 PM »
got to go out for a couple of hours ride in the dark, mostly unlit back roads down into Surrey, most impressed with the LED headlight bulbs, with the 2 x 5w led DRL & the dip beam it makes a good spread, didn't get anyone flashing me or anything like that and I think it's set about right, add the Main beam and it's punching a lot further than before, the 75w light bar kind of fills in the gap between so I think I'm just about set lighting wise.

Oh, I did have a feel and after a solid 2 hour ride, the rear of the bulbs was perhaps a little warm, but definitely not hot.

I do have a couple of spot lamps, but to be honest I can't see a need for them...... :notsure:

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Re: Headlight Bulbs
« Reply #13 on: Apr 26, 2019, 12:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wal [+]
my Tiger 800 has 2 bulbs on at once, but when you go to main beam, both dips go off....seems the maker doesn't want you drawing 240 watts at once

There was a problem early doors with people holding the "passing light" switch on for a couple of minutes, thereby bringing the two dipped and two main filaments on, blows the main fuse and you can't start the bike  :008:
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Re: Headlight Bulbs
« Reply #14 on: Apr 26, 2019, 12:56 PM »
I fitted the Nightbreakers on my Explorer, good improvement in lighting and a bit whiter in colour, as Wal the Triumphs are already twin lamp, so fairly good as standard, they did look slightly yellow against the LED fog lights though.

Don't increase the wattage too much, 55w to 60w is fine, but as most bike headlamp lenses are now plastic going to 80-90w can melt, or at least discolour the lens.

The main problem with HiD, or LED is that the reflector isn't focussed right for them, this can lead to dazzling other traffic and a hefty fine off of the Rozzers  :138:
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Re: Headlight Bulbs
« Reply #15 on: Apr 26, 2019, 12:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
There was a problem early doors with people holding the "passing light" switch on for a couple of minutes, thereby bringing the two dipped and two main filaments on, blows the main fuse and you can't start the bike  :008:
That's what comes from designing a cheap bike sold expensively just based on it name. I thought you would have learnt your lesson 1st time around 😳
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Re: Headlight Bulbs
« Reply #16 on: Apr 26, 2019, 01:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
That's what comes from designing a cheap bike sold expensively just based on it name. I thought you would have learnt your lesson 1st time around 😳

No, it's what's commonly known as "operator error", talking of cheap built, but overpriced bikes, how's the big kwacker going  :notsure:
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Re: Headlight Bulbs
« Reply #17 on: Apr 26, 2019, 03:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
No, it's what's commonly known as "operator error", talking of cheap built, but overpriced bikes, how's the big kwacker going  :notsure:
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Incidentally had to give a Exploder rider (same fault as yours  :124: ) a lift home the other night.
He was so impressed that he is getting an official test ride on the new V1k Mk3 on Saturday, as he said the pillion seat will be very comfortable for him and his wife who share the riding of the bike  :celebrate:

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Re: Headlight Bulbs
« Reply #18 on: Apr 26, 2019, 03:38 PM »
Now now children.      :015:
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Re: Headlight Bulbs
« Reply #19 on: Apr 30, 2019, 10:58 PM »
Little update.