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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-10-2018, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all, Chino here. I have a small dilemma that I'm confronted with 1) one of my light bulbs in my left passing lamp went out, how do I remove it to replace it 2) the light bulb has a 3H 12V 35W bulb, my question is can I replace it with a bulb that is 3H 12V 55W. The passing lamp is on my Roadliner, if that makes any difference. Pls give me a shout out and get me up to speed on what I need to do. Thank you....God's blessings.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-10-2018, 05:21 PM
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I ride an 1100 so I'm afraid all I can offer is a welcome to the forum. I'm sure someone will reply with an answer to your question though.
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. I'm on an 1100 so can't help much. My concerns would be the extra heat the bulbs would generate and can the housing handle it. The other issue might be the extra 40 watt draw. Do you have any other electronic add ons that would stress charging system. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

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now that you've posted your introduction post, you're able to post elsewhere on the site. i would advise posing your question in the general bike forum here. i would also advise against putting a higher wattage bulb on your bike. it will draw more from your battery, and as already said, will produce more heat. if you are replacing the factory halogen bulb, there are tons of same wattage halogen replacements on the market to choose from. i'd imagine you would want both passing lamps to look the same and not have one brighter than the other. so if you're replacing both, there are brighter halogen options to go for such as from PIAA, Sylvania, etc., or you could switch to LED which will be both brighter and less battery draw/heat than your current bulbs.
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Check out Superbrightleds and see what they have ,then replace both of them. They have a lot of options for brightness and color, super easy to order from, and real quick shipping. I just got all new gauge lights and they are great! They really are super bright and I won't ever have to change them again!
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Welcome to the forum Chino. Please share some pics of your ride with us.
Bevo raises an excellent point, post your question in general bike talk, and thereís a lot more options out there now regarding bulbs, LEDís last longer and much brighter.


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Just installed LED headlight bulb on my wife's 650. It's like Moon and Sun difference in lumens. (I know I know Moon only reflects light from Earth )
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Just installed LED headlight bulb on my wife's 650. It's like Moon and Sun difference in lumens. (I know I know Moon only reflects light from Earth )
Can LED be focused? (Never installed, never used. So I am a complete noob when it comes to LEDs)

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Can LED be focused? (Never installed, never used. So I am a complete noob when it comes to LEDs)
the bulb itself - I don't think so. But I guess you could try to find different lens and point the headlight a bit more down so it won't blind the other drivers at night. It adds up a lot of visibility in a daylight - that was the main reason for my wife's bike modification. She does not ride at nights anyways. I've had an LED on my bikes for a couple of years and didn't have any issues either with upsetting people or unfocused light beam. All I did was just tilting the headlight to lower the beam a bit.

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LED can be focused just like any other light.

The difference is using a normal bulb focusing lenses on an LED, as the led normally doesn't project light in the same directions as the other bulb does, so you get random bad light spots in your light pattern.
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