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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Headlight (not bucket).

Not sure where to put this. But I was looking on CandlePower Forums and found what seems like a nice deal on new headlights. It may fit our bikes. So I thought I'd post it here.


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we would need a 7" bucket as well... i didn't see any for a 6.5" head light...although the 6 3/8" might work
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we would need a 7" bucket as well... i didn't see any for a 6.5" head light...although the 6 3/8" might work
I haven't tried it but someone on here told me that 7" light would fit our bucket I was looking at the reflector lights in Dennis Kirk and asked about them ,if a 7' in fact will work that is a great buy,the ones I looked at were just this side of 100 bucks,I need to grab an old 7 "sealed beam and see if one does actually fits, I would like to switch to one of the newer headlight housings and a HID system.or at least one of the piaa H4 bulbs.




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I haven't tried it but someone on here told me that 7" light would fit our bucket I was looking at the reflector lights in Dennis Kirk and asked about them ,if a 7' in fact will work that is a great buy,the ones I looked at were just this side of 100 bucks,I need to grab an old 7 "sealed beam and see if one does actually fits, I would like to switch to one of the newer headlight housings and a HID system.or at least one of the piaa H4 bulbs.
I have the piaa H4 bulbs Intense White bulb on my bike. Let me tell you that it makes a world of difference. Low beam is very bright. High beam lights up the whole street. I used to hate driving at nights but now I don't mind it because I can see clearly. They are well worth the money. And no mods. They replace the existing bulb. I went from 60/55 watts to 135/125 watt bulb. Uses same watts as existing bulb but displays 135/125watts


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I did the same with mine - the PIAA bulb makes all the differece

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I have the piaa H4 bulbs Intense White bulb on my bike. Let me tell you that it makes a world of difference. Low beam is very bright. High beam lights up the whole street. I used to hate driving at nights but now I don't mind it because I can see clearly. They are well worth the money. And no mods. They replace the existing bulb. I went from 60/55 watts to 135/125 watt bulb. Uses same watts as existing bulb but displays 135/125watts
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I did the same with mine - the PIAA bulb makes all the differece
Nothing like first hand info,Thanks,I live in a rural area where deer and other critters darting across the road can be hard to spot and I think I will go with the piaa H4 for now and later one of the new reflector headlight shells and clear lens.




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Yeah, that testimonial has convinced me to shell out the $ for these bulbs. Well worth it if it lights up a deer I wouldn't have seen otherwise.

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JCWhitney sells these in pairs. The price has gone up to $71 (for 2) must be popular item.



Add a PIAA bulb and you got a search light coming out of your bike.

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I believe it was Dianna that fitted a clear lense headlight with H4 bulb to her bike but found that the problem was that the stock headlight bucket was too shallow and thus would not "close up" with the aftermarket lense/light.
She found a chrome headlight bucket off an older Suzuki at a junkyard and it was deep enough to hold the light.

That of course is a good option, just finding a larger shell to use. Those 9 inch ones on some bikes can even fit.

+1 to the PIAA bulbs, only complaint I have heard is they sometime seem to burn out faster. (This may be due to improper installation)

Silvaynia(SP?) makes a "bright white" bulb that works well too and is not only cheaper, but easier to find in stores...but to me the drawback of the stock light is the reflector / lense, so I really would look into replacing that first.

I came really close to forking over $180 bucks for a 9" headlight shell and light from a MotoMoroni...althought the bucket was big in the front it was the same measurement in the back where it bolts up to the forks. I ended up buying a whole different bike instead...but the concept of using a headlight from another model/make looks to be a good idea.

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if you go to gypsy's archived site she fit a kury clear 7 inch headlight in her bike wit a little modification


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