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Well I installed the LED passing lamp bulbs this morning. Took my time and I was done in a little under an hour...

With factory bulbs.....

With new bulb installed on the left for comparison.....

With both new bulbs installed....

and bulb comparison...easy install, hardest time was with re-alignment with the top tab holding the housing in place. I cleaned all connections while I was in there.
One very noticeable difference was the temp of the factory bulbs and LED’s. Factory bulbs quickly heated up to 60 degrees in a matter of seconds. LED’s, no heat after almost two minutes of being on. Very pleased so far!


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@Keith Post WOW!, the new bulbs really show the dirt on that yellow towel...

All kidding aside, that looks great!
 

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H3 replacements? I noticed one of my passing lights out this morning on my ride in. I am trying to decide between the sunpie and something like this. I do not ride at night just early in the morning. Decisions...decisions....
 

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It was an H3-W14 replacement, for $20 for the pair, I felt it was worth it. We don’t ride a lot at night either, but I like being prepared and being seen, lol.


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Well I installed the LED passing lamp bulbs this morning. Took my time and I was done in a little under an hour...

With factory bulbs.....

With new bulb installed on the left for comparison.....

With both new bulbs installed....

and bulb comparison...easy install, hardest time was with re-alignment with the top tab holding the housing in place. I cleaned all connections while I was in there.
One very noticeable difference was the temp of the factory bulbs and LED’s. Factory bulbs quickly heated up to 60 degrees in a matter of seconds. LED’s, no heat after almost two minutes of being on. Very pleased so far!


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If i remember correctly 95 percent of the energy used by and incandescent bulb is turned into heat 5 percent for light. LED bulbs about 40 percent is used for light the other 60 heat.
 

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Thanks all!
I think it’s a great improvement and yes, the passing lamps now match the switchbacks output,
and it all looks balanced now.


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If i remember correctly 95 percent of the energy used by and incandescent bulb is turned into heat 5 percent for light. LED bulbs about 40 percent is used for light the other 60 heat
So just make sure to switch back to incandescent in the winter to keep warm. 😎
 

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Keith, looking good. Give us an update after you have ridden at night as far as improvement over stock. They definitely look nicer.
 

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So just make sure to switch back to incandescent in the winter to keep warm. 😎
It's funny you mention that. For those of us who don't ride year 'round and have to deal with that nasty white stuff, the heat from the bulbs actually server a good purpose. It helps keep the snow and ice melted off the lenses. But on a bike I don't think that's much of a concern. :ROFLMAO:
 

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It's funny you mention that. For those of us who don't ride year 'round and have to deal with that nasty white stuff, the heat from the bulbs actually server a good purpose. It helps keep the snow and ice melted off the lenses. But on a bike I don't think that's much of a concern. :ROFLMAO:
Very true Brad, I got caught in a freezing rain/snow on a day the weather guessers gave a slight chance with the temperature in the high 30s. Notice the lights are all dry...
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H3 replacements? I noticed one of my passing lights out this morning on my ride in. I am trying to decide between the sunpie and something like this. I do not ride at night just early in the morning. Decisions...decisions....
In my country, we have a saying, it will not be the same in English, but the meaning is: “it is easier to prevent than to cure”…
 

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@Boog, looks like you were prepared for the day with those bar mittens! (y)
Those are HippoHands and they gone on once the temperature drops down to the 30s F and stay on till early Spring. Any of these wind blockers are worth their weight in gold for us year round riders.
 

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Fozzie,
Looks like you have your partner tied up close by if you need help, lol.
My dogs love to near by whenever I’m in the garage!


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Yea,he almost always close by.he is only 8 months old and 85 pounds. a true gentleman and very gentle with my granddaughter. Our husky was in the yard somewhere too
 

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Yesterday I cut off the rear fender bracket, installed a new saddle bag/ bottle mount and my new solo seat. I've got new lights arriving tonight that I've got to install.
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