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Old 12-06-2012, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Brighter Headlight

I'm looking for suggestions on how to make my headlight brighter. There are a ton of different bulbs and other mods on the market for this, but I'd like to find out what you guys have done to make yours brighter. So how about some suggestions on what will give me the best bang for my buck?
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I would first try aiming my headlight. From the factory, my low hit the ground about 15 feet in front of the bike and was useless.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1) Make sure headlight is adjusted correctly.

2) Replace bulb with Sylvania Silverstar 9003st


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As mentioned check to see if your head light is aimed properly. Mine too was aimed about 15 feet in front of me. As for the other 'upgrade' bulbs, I've tried several and the difference is barely noticeable. Stay away from the tinted ones as all they do is change the color temperature and block some light. Clear glass transmits the most light.
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I bought an HID Kit (dual bulb HID and Halogen)Best 50 or so bucks I ever spent on the bike.. Brutally bright!
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I bought an HID Kit (dual bulb HID and Halogen)Best 50 or so bucks I ever spent on the bike.. Brutally bright!
I've read that you lose your brights when you do the HID upgrade, any truth to that? Also, can you remember which kit you bought?
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Lose your brights????? What do you mean?
I got my kit from seven40il
Try messenging him...its a single ballast kit with the low beam set as hid and the high set as a halogen. The halogen is more or less a backup and pasing light.. works for me and uses less power.
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1) Make sure headlight is adjusted correctly.

2) Replace bulb with Sylvania Silverstar 9003st


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The Silverstar bulb is the cheapest way to get a brighter light.
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I will be adding these to the bike next week or so. Clearwater Lights High Powered LED Motorcycle Lights
I bought the Glenda's for my bike. I ride with some friends that have added the extra driving lights and the difference is startling compared to my single head light. Also this will add to my "signature" on the road to make sure cagers can see me. They are not cheap but have amazing reviews and a dimmer for day and night vision. I will post the pics once they are installed.
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I have an HID conversion. No need for a high beam with HID!
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