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Old 07-30-2002, 09:27 AM   #31
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Gee, I have been using the clear H-4 bulbs for +15 years now in my Harley, have only recently thought of changing to something else. Even use the same brand (or Phillips)! Won't even think about it anymore, thanks. Now my Beemer is a different story, it uses a pair of H7 bulbs (one for high one for low). They come in all sorts of colrs and hues, think I'll stick with clear on them too. At least the new Harley (coming in January or December) uses H4s still. Thanks for the info.



I get mine at AutoZone, in stock, hanging in the rack!



And in closing, had no idea so many readers are that anal about a $12 subscription, anyone renew Cycleworld or Motorcyclist lately? Geez....
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Old 07-30-2002, 07:27 PM   #32
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Sure is an awful lot of emotion over a few lights. I appreciate it, and would like to see more things like this (Bags,seats,helmets,LED's). All tech tips are appreciated since I am not nearly as informed as some folks are. Twelve bucks well spent.
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Old 07-30-2002, 11:04 PM   #33
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I vote for chocolate iced with sprinkles
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Old 07-31-2002, 12:41 AM   #34
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I put an LED tailight on my CRM250 (batteryless) 2- stroke motard. It works great, saving a lot of juice, which can then be used to power my high-wattage aftermarket headlight (which is hooked directly up to the regulator--another great idea). No more lights dimming when I hit the brakes going into corners at night.
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Old 07-31-2002, 07:58 AM   #35
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I've been using 100/90W H4's for a long, long time now. I've only had one problem in all that time, and that was on my beloved '98 YZF600R. The plastic socket melted. This was remedied by buying a nakelight socket from Napa. All has been fine since. Nothing compares to a good strong headlight bulb. One of the first things I do to a bike is change the headlamp to a 100/90W.
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Old 07-31-2002, 04:40 PM   #36
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God what a TOTAL *******
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Old 08-02-2002, 10:45 PM   #37
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That is why sanfret is still a leeche (sp).
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Old 08-06-2002, 03:52 PM   #38
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I purchased a set of PIAA "extreme white" bulbs that are 60/55W actual, but claim the output of 115/135W at $60.00 pair. I am extremely pleased with the results. My bike puts out as much or more light than my friends bikes that have 2 or 3 bulbs. I also used another light that had a "glow ring" that I purchased from a dealer and that light worked real well also, but I do not remember the brand (I have seen them on lockhart phillips web site). The price was $28 for a single bulb. I also tried a tinted light that claimed a higher output, but was disappointed with the amount of light I saw from the saddle. It looked cool to oncoming traffic, but I could not see potholes and hazards as well. The tinted light did light up reflective signs extremely well!!

My final opinion: PIAA's are expensive but worth the money for me. I constantly get comments from people about the bright headlights. The cheap imitations are just that.
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Old 08-11-2002, 05:46 PM   #39
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$12??? is that what you're complaining about? What the hell do you ride? Obviously something really cheap. Look i'm sorry to disappoint you but this site is for MOTORCYCLES not bmx' god I hope you're autistic or something because this is pathetic.
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Old 09-12-2002, 04:59 PM   #40
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really good technical and easy to understand explanations. worth the reading



http://www.webmaster10.com/ldr/light-color.html
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