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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-27-2011, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Shed some light

Looking to replace stock headlight and passing lamps bulbs.
Any suggestions, recommendations on best and brightest bulbs ?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-27-2011, 08:29 PM
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Bulbs

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I see and hear lots of talk about the Slyvania Silver Star bulbs. Suposed to be whiter and therefor brighter. Some really like them. Several years ago not long after they were introduced I tried a set. Felt I wasted my money. With all the chatter and advertisement I see a I am tempted to try them again. They are kind of expensive.

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Thanks for the info Dave. I am hoping for a few more responses to base my opinion on.
Like you, I have heard a lot of chatter and don't want to regret what I do.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-28-2011, 08:49 PM
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TC, be sure to check with the laws in Ontario. Some states down here, and even some municipalities have laws governing headlights, etc. Although... they also have anti-noise laws but many people seem to ignore them.

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i don't know your wattage, but i put in an H4 xtreme white bulb from PIAA on my 950. much brighter than stock. the first mod i ever did on my bike. check them out.

http://www.piaa.com/Bulbs/Bulbs-H4.html
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Thanks for the link, I'll check them out.

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Thanks for the info, I never considered that aspect !!

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The sylvania's are good, and available at most auto parts stores. But me like some of the others PIAA's - lot more money per bulb. but bright plus I have done some light mods... to the switches and wiring.. so far has worked for me. When I go bright lights on and both bulbs go on it is a street lighter.
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http://s966.photobucket.com/albums/a...ow%20Together/
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Thanks for the info and the pics Bowhunter, they do look good !

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-30-2011, 12:25 AM
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Anybody have info on HID lights for motorcycles? I've seen some ads but haven't heard of anybody installing them. I assume it would be illegal because, well, so many things are these days. I'm sure there's a camera somewhere taking pictures of motorcycles that have extra bright headlights.

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