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Require a new headlight that actually works
« on: March 03, 2018, 04:22:55 AM »

Forgot how terrible the headlight is I need a new one I've tried different globes but doesn't really do much so time to change the whole lot.
Who's done it, what fits and any suggestions
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Re: Require a new headlight that actually works
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2018, 07:10:08 AM »

Ive got a suggestion. Not ridiculously hard, but you will need to cut into the earth wire behind the headlight.

Part 1: Make an earth strap. Run the earth strap from the battery to the chassis.

Part 2:  Cut into the ground wire behind the headlight (black wire with a thin white strip), solder a good, thick earth wire into the loom and ground it to the steering head stem.

Not ridiculously hard, but its going to take some customisation.
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Re: Require a new headlight that actually works
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 12:51:12 AM »

change the H4 halogen bulb and install with either HID or LED bulb, there is nothing wrong with the headlight itself. Also remember that a halogen bulb will loose about 35 to 40 percent effectiveness in about 1 year.
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Re: Require a new headlight that actually works
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 10:50:48 AM »

Can you check the actual voltage you are getting at the light ? Like upside ddoindmk said , it could be a dodgy earth but you need to check the voltage .
would stay away from HID and go with halogen or LED .
In my experience , HID's do not cope well with vibration but things may have moved on and there may be a better product out . You also have to worry about stashing the ballast somewhere and these babies start with a very high voltage  :o
LED will always be the better option  :)
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Re: Require a new headlight that actually works
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 10:59:36 AM »

Just put in a decent bulb, and DO NOT go up in wattage or you will just make it worse.
In simple terms, wattage is a measure of electrical power consumed. It is NOT a measure of light output.
Compare 60 incandescent household light bulb and a 11 watt compact fluorescent lamp. Same light output (albeit one is yellow and one is white) but different wattage.
Stop buying cheapo sh!t and go buy a quality H4 like this:-
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Re: Require a new headlight that actually works
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 02:13:06 PM »

Before he worries about fitting any lamp , even a super duper H4 , he needs to make sure he is getting a good 12V feed to the lamp.
A discolored reflector will also effect light output .
I would be very surprised if there was a problem with the feed and it seems like , as you said ,he should fit a quality lamp and make sure the reflector and lens are clean .
Toothpaste is excellent at cleaning a dull and dirty lamp lens  ;)
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Re: Require a new headlight that actually works
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 02:53:17 PM »

I mounted a LED headlight with a total power of 60 watts. No H4 come close.....
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Re: Require a new headlight that actually works
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 03:58:55 AM »

fredrick,

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Re: Require a new headlight that actually works
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 07:20:13 PM »

Link to the type i mounted: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/60w-Motorcycle-LED-Oval-Headlight-Daymaker-For-Harley-Davidson-VRSC-V-rod-02-17/323131503643?hash=item4b3c23741b:g:7mEAAOSwMEBao18A

I did not cut anything in the bike, just bought an adapter and mounted on the led-lights cables so it fitted straight in the H4 contact. Works perfect after.




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