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Offline Pepegus

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Versys 650 2018 headlights
« on: Aug 31, 2020, 11:11 PM »
I wonder if that https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Philips-WhiteVision-Ultra-H7-Car-Headlight-Bulbs-H7-Twin-Pack-White-Vision/332845627818  Bulbs will be OK to my bike i i have to use special ones
« Last Edit: Aug 31, 2020, 11:13 PM by Pepegus »

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Re: Versys 650 2018 headlights
« Reply #1 on: Aug 31, 2020, 11:18 PM »
ive used similar no problems, not as bright as they claim, but a useful improvement   :028:

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Re: Versys 650 2018 headlights
« Reply #2 on: Sep 01, 2020, 12:45 PM »
Just be aware that (in my experience) car bulbs are not as robust as one specifically for bikes  - they can't handle the vibes and shocks so well so I wouldn't spend too much in the first instance  :028:

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Re: Versys 650 2018 headlights
« Reply #3 on: Sep 01, 2020, 01:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by grumpyoldgit [+]
Just be aware that (in my experience) car bulbs are not as robust as one specifically for bikes  - they can't handle the vibes and shocks so well so I wouldn't spend too much in the first instance  :028:
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Also read this HERE if you want to seriously improve your light output as I have :152:
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Re: Versys 650 2018 headlights
« Reply #4 on: Sep 01, 2020, 03:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by grumpyoldgit [+]
Just be aware that (in my experience) car bulbs are not as robust as one specifically for bikes  - they can't handle the vibes and shocks so well so I wouldn't spend too much in the first instance  :028:

yeah, ive had them pop after 2 years, but i think thats not too bad....

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Re: Versys 650 2018 headlights
« Reply #5 on: Sep 01, 2020, 04:51 PM »
My bike showed the LAMP warning on the dash a few weeks ago. Replaced it when I got home with a spare one and will just do the same if it shows LAMP again. Simples.

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Re: Versys 650 2018 headlights
« Reply #6 on: Sep 01, 2020, 05:44 PM »
Mmmmmm.   Tickles me a thread such as this.....      How many of us actually ever ride in the dark  :question:.

The ONLY time that I have ridden in the dark in the last 5 years, was an early start for the NVM 3 years ago.  And even then it was only for an hour.

I would wager that less than 10% of today's motorcyclists venture out after dark.   :notsure:
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Re: Versys 650 2018 headlights
« Reply #7 on: Sep 01, 2020, 06:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by 100milesaway [+]
Mmmmmm.   Tickles me a thread such as this.....      How many of us actually ever ride in the dark  :question:.

The ONLY time that I have ridden in the dark in the last 5 years, was an early start for the NVM 3 years ago.  And even then it was only for an hour.

I would wager that less than 10% of today's motorcyclists venture out after dark.   :notsure:
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I use to ride a lot in winter when commuting  - ( BEFORE I RETIRED )  :7:

For a Southerner, you get a lot more daylight in winter that us up in Scotland  :211:

On the shortest day we only get 6h 57 min of daylight on 20th Dec and if it is a dull day   :006:
« Last Edit: Sep 01, 2020, 06:09 PM by TowerMan »
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Re: Versys 650 2018 headlights
« Reply #8 on: Sep 01, 2020, 06:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by 100milesaway [+]
Mmmmmm.   Tickles me a thread such as this.....      How many of us actually ever ride in the dark  :question:.

The ONLY time that I have ridden in the dark in the last 5 years, was an early start for the NVM 3 years ago.  And even then it was only for an hour.

I would wager that less than 10% of today's motorcyclists venture out after dark.   :notsure:

Very true. My years of 24/7 motorcycling are long gone, thankfully. Now only for pleasure and apart from the odd early start, I ride in daylight, hence my 'whatever' comment about bulb issues.

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Re: Versys 650 2018 headlights
« Reply #9 on: Sep 01, 2020, 06:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by cl6118rd [+]
Very true. My years of 24/7 motorcycling are long gone, thankfully. Now only for pleasure and apart from the odd early start, I ride in daylight, hence my 'whatever' comment about bulb issues.
Understand, not having a pop.  Just thought that I would ask the question.  :028:
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