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domrogers0
Squiddy
Squiddy

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Location : Kent

Headlight bulb upgrade?

Post by domrogers0 on Fri 16 Jun 2017, 10:48 am

Hi all,

Is it possible to upgrade to a better headlight bulb to improve visibility at night and if so does anyone have any recommendations? The bikes a CB 500 on a 94 plate.

Thanks for any help offered :0)
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ANDYC
the 900
the 900

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Location : Windsor

Re: Headlight bulb upgrade?

Post by ANDYC on Fri 16 Jun 2017, 4:01 pm

Changing the bulb won't make any difference, as not enough power will reach the bulb.
I fitted micro relays and they allow power to be taken directly from the battery.
The difference is amazing.
Navy Mike has to take the credit for his thread explaining it all.
http://www.cb500club.net/t4627-headlight-upgrade.

As I have just broken my bike I have the relays and wiring if you want them.
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liverpool_f_
the 900
the 900

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Re: Headlight bulb upgrade?

Post by liverpool_f_ on Sat 17 Jun 2017, 2:53 pm

Andy is right about wiring directly to the battery for best performance. You can upgrade to a more efficient bulb however. Osram night breakers and the more expensive Bosch model (I forget the model name) will make a bit of a difference. They are fairly expensive however. The difference isn't very big between these bulbs and the cheap ones you can buy but there is a difference
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Crash- Elmit
the 800
the 800

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Location : Rothwell, Nr Kettering

Re: Headlight bulb upgrade?

Post by Crash- Elmit on Sat 17 Jun 2017, 6:44 pm

Andy if the OP does not want the relays and wiring I would like them as I was intending to fit a set of led spots to act as a gap filler to light up the ground between the bike and full beam area. PM me with what  and how to pay if you want something for them

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