Growling at the World...
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Well, I took the 100/80W bulb out of the Nomad along with the rainbow strobe filter and replaced them with the PIAA bulb. Took it for a ride at 9pm and here are my impressions...
I'm impressed. The light is clear and crisp. Th claim that this 60/55W bulb is as bright as a 135/125W is pretty close to accurate. The whole road is lit up by a bright white light when the high beam is on and the low beam is a light purple color in the housing but still shows up pretty good at night. During the day, the modulator makes this bulb a good attention getter.
As I said, I'm impressed. But this uber-white light sure makes my spots look dingy yellow. I'll have to look into finding whiter light bulbs for the spots.
For a amperage challenged bike like the VN750, I would recommned this PIAA bulb rather then upping the wattage with a higher watt bulb. For a bike with a clear plastic headlight lens like my Nomad, the bulb is nothing short of awesome.
I was skepical on the claims on this bulb's package and website, but right now I'm a believer... I'll have to figure out how to get another one for my VN750 without paying the huge retail price...
Evan Breyn ~ The Bulldog
2006 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic FLHTCUI ~ The Big Black Bitch ~ 55,000 miles.
2002 Kawasaki Nomad 1500 ~ The Red Dog ~ Traded in at 22,000 miles of smiles (purchased new 10/05 / Traded in 6/12).
1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 ~ Black Betty ~ 34,999.7 miles
VROC ~v~ 485
McHenry County Road Pirates
Last edited by bulldog485; 09-22-2007 at 11:30 PM.
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