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Bonzo

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I've carried a spare around in the tail section for years and it came in handy today as my bulb blew.

I'm gonna stick with halogen, but there so many on the market these days. 

Which do you recommend?

    

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moriarti

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Hi Bonzo,in the dark depths of Yorkshire BOSH /OSRAM works for me with a twin
headlight setup,any BRIGHT ideas anyone idea2 Chatter


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1984 k100 rs red/black VIN  0004449
    

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Point-Seven-five

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I use the Osram/Sylvania bulbs from the local auto parts shop.  I stick with the stock wattage since the high output 100W bulb that came with the bike melted the connector and welded it to the bulb.  Boy, was that fun!  If you do go high output change the connector to ceramic.

LED and HID bulbs aren't compatible with the optics of the old K bike headlights yet.  They generate a lot of scatter that annoys oncoming drivers at night as well as putting a lot of light away from where you want it.  They're getting better, but still not perfect.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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Dai

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Osram Nightbreakers FTW!!! Phillips Xtreme if you can't get the Nightbreakers.


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

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volador

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PIAA Xtreme White Plus 4000K


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1984 K100RS  1991 K100RS  Reap The Wild Wind... Ever Commute Is An Adventure
    

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MartinW

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Best thing you can do for your headlights is to add relays. I wired from the OEM headlight socket to the relays and from the relays to a new ceramic socket. I've just upgraded to a 100W high beam a couple of day's ago when my 20 year old globe blew low beam.
Regards Martin.


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K75s Hybrid
    

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volador

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