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    Xenon Bulbs

    A pal gave me a super white xenon bulb for headlight.
    Not sure if it`s too high powered for damage to wiring or headlight lense.
    The bulb is H4 100/90w, I know it should be a 60/55 but as I know nothing about lights or wiring any info would be helpful

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    Re: Xenon Bulbs

    is there no one out there who can help a thick Geordie Tw*t.

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    Re: Xenon Bulbs

    I'd be reluctant to fit it myself. The extra heat from the higher wattage bulb could melt the reflector, which, I think, is plastic. If you need a brighter light, go for a Xenon HID set up.
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    Re: Xenon Bulbs

    I wouldnt fit it, it will melt the plastic, you can get a HID conversion for £70
    or get a Lamp from HG shop on Blandford street 30% brighter & safe!
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    Re: Xenon Bulbs

    That sort of additional wattage would cause too much strain on the wiring too-at 12 volts it's a fair few extra amps.
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    Re: Xenon Bulbs

    I fitted 100/90 to misscb1's bike, but after feeling the light I decided against it.
    It's now fitted with those 30% brighter ones with a blue tint.

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    Re: Xenon Bulbs

    Read somewhere that if you fit a more powerful (higher wattage) bulb, it not only can damage plastic lens/wiring, but on some bikes can bugger up the switches as they are only rated for the OEM bulb (keep costs down). Best option is like most on this site, keep with the same wattage but go for brighter/whiter replacement bulb, or better still upgrade to HID Zenon lights.

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    Re: Xenon Bulbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit
    Read somewhere that if you fit a more powerful (higher wattage) bulb, it not only can damage plastic lens/wiring, but on some bikes can bugger up the switches as they are only rated for the OEM bulb (keep costs down). Best option is like most on this site, keep with the same wattage but go for brighter/whiter replacement bulb, or better still upgrade to HID Zenon lights.
    x2 on that. Also the alternator will be working very hard just to power a 100 watt bulb-there would be little or no current left to charge the battery which would then soon go flat.
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    Bottom line guys... What's the latest and current greatest

    Brightest for illuminating?

    Without harming wiring , battery functon, plastic or looks... Must be a replacement bulb.

    Every OEM mechanic has a separate opinion.

    Any benefit for white vs. blue light?

    Any opinions on which is casting a wider swath for tight turns?


    Any one ever fit a fork mounted set down low like the rally hikes, or sport cruisers like some tricked out x country BMW GS 1200s do?

    Any pictures?

    Advisable?
    Looks are not as important as having option to light up road like its a football stadium

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    I fitted 55/100 w years ago to a fzr but the lenses were glass and the bike ran normal even on high beam but higher wattage bulbs can sometimes effect the beam pattern sometimes leaving blackspots in the centre
    Knee down you know it makes sense

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