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Headlight replacement bulbs ?????

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Big_Moose, May 17, 2003.

  1. Big_Moose

    Big_Moose

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    Couple of quick questions from lurk mode......

    1) What is the factory Hi & Low beam wattage?
    2) Quality aftermarket replacement bulbs? / wattage available?
    3) Can the lighting enclosure handle the temperature / heat increase?

    All my other cruisers run Hella's w/H4's, which gives a nice crisp 130watt Hi & 100watt low beams. I noticed that Hella only sells replacement 90005/6 bulbs in 100 / 80 watt configuration.

    I just purchased Christo's head light wiring harness, and was wondering if there are other replacement bulbs and / or large wattage?

    :beer: :beer:

    Joe
     
  2. Hltoppr

    Hltoppr SILVER Star

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    Joe, although I run stock bulbs and wiring, I believe that you should be able to upgrade the bulbs to the Hellas if you also upgrade the harness. I have not heard of any problems with the enclosures when bulbs are upgraded.

    -H-
     
  3. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Stock is 55 low, 65 high
     
  4. DRTDuck

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    I have seen the PIAA superwhite bulbs reccomended on other discussion threads. They have said they are worth the money in brightness.

    I put in a some generic "superwhites" from the auto store, about $15 a pair, a couple of years ago, they were better than stock, and with Christo's harness upgrade are even better and are still burning. I also run with the lights on always and it is my daily driver.
     
  5. Ron_Z.

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    I just upgraded mine to the wiring harness from Christo and also the IPF #9005 headlights. WOW 8) The wiring upgrade is a 1 :banana: job. The harness is about $40 but the lights about $105 (then again the PIAA's were $90) We went out to the Smokies and the new lights made a huge difference.
    HTH.
     
  6. CDN_Cruiser

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    Ditch, what is the output of the IPF lights? I would love to havr the light that I run in my motorcycle - 100W high and street-legal 55W low.

    Cheers, Hugh