I haven't installed this h4 LED on the Vulcan, but I have on my Rebel 250, and it was plug and play: BEAMTECH H4 9003 LED Headlight Bulbs High Low Beam Conversion Kit 10000LM 60W | eBayThat must've been quite the scene for those watching. Right up there with stunt man stuff. I doubt impressing people was foremost on your mind at that moment but nevertheless - I'm impressed!
Thanks for the story.
A Harley friend of mine keeps urging me to upgrade my headlight to LED. I've seen mmart's bulb swap which looks simple enough but haven't seen yours yet. More importantly, let me ask you for what I trust will be your objective opinion. Does it really make a HUGE difference?
I realize it must make some difference and everyone who's ever talked about LEDs claims they make nothing less than a whole world of difference. And maybe they do. But I'm talking about the plug'n'play kind. I don't want to have to gut my bucket to install an LED. But if you can confirm that it's definitely worth the extra lumens and visibility - including spread angle (i.e., width for seeing deer at night for instance) - to replace the OEM bulb with an LED, then I will put that on my priority list.
IIRC, I've done three spline lubes, and I never saw evidence of water in the splines. I did replace the O-ring at every lube.And maybe somebody's asked this question before but as I was doing my first spline job last weekend, I couldn't help wondering just how sealed that whole shaft tube is from the elements anyway. When I pulled that boot back to expose the u-joint, I realized how loosely it fit. Seriously, if I or someone else took that bike through a fair amount of water, what's to keep any of that dry?
Thankfully, my rig was impeccable. It was clean and well-lubed with no sign of wear or rust at 29k. But even so, isn't it possible that some of your scoots had some rough (wet, muddy, etc.) rides in their pasts and that crap got inside those tubes? I could also be missing something.