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Old 04-27-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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brightest h4 bulbs?

i want to be able to see as much as possible at night i have the cool blue 8500k ones but was wondering if anyone found something really good?
   
 
Old 04-27-2009, 07:59 PM   #2
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i see 100/80 and 60/55 watt bulbs it seems like 5000k is most common probably for a reason? can i run the 100 watt or is that too much for the wiring or alternator? thanks
   
 
Old 04-27-2009, 07:59 PM   #3
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:02 PM   #4
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:44 PM   #6
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I have never used any higher wattage on my 12 but since they use a plastic lens I would be careful. Brighter=more heat with an H4 bulb. Plugs can melt and possibly the lens. HID would be the way to go but they have their own issues for th econversion kits and non HID lenses.
There is a formula for how much the lights will draw from the charging system but i don't know it off hand. That will tell you if the charging system can handle it.
   
 
Old 04-28-2009, 05:43 AM   #7
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I've used the 100/80 on a previous bike. Worked okay, but some others had problems with the plug melting. Did make a great difference invisibility at night, though. I've had good luck with Silver Stars in my cars. Not sure if they make a bulb to fit the Kaw, but if they do, they are well worth the money. Nice bright, white light.
   
 
Old 04-28-2009, 09:59 AM   #8
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i use 12000K HIDs brighter than the sun at night!
   
 
Old 04-28-2009, 10:49 AM   #9
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I run the Silverstar Ultras in mine. Brightens up everything.
   
 
Old 04-28-2009, 11:48 AM   #10
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I run the Silverstar Ultras in mine. Brightens up everything.
My vote is silverstar ultra's. Not as bright as HID but work well enough for the vast majority and you don't have to worry about melting anything.
   
 
Old 04-29-2009, 06:24 AM   #11
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silver stars melted 1 of my plugs so I cut it off & went with hids...never looked back
though I did need to tint the front head lamps to dim them alittle california cops love to issue citations & local drivers bothered by bright lights.....pansy's!
   
 
Old 04-29-2009, 03:44 PM   #12
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same here on the melted plug ordeal!
   
 
Old 06-21-2009, 09:32 PM   #13
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My Hi beam is out so I need to replace the bulb, reading this thread has left me more confused.

I dont want to wire anything, I just want a replacement bulb that is good for night riding that wont melt anything!! Not even a chance of melting anything. What bulb can i safely run without any risk that will safely yield a little better than stock lighting?

Im assuming some of you did a HID conversion?

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Old 06-22-2009, 12:42 AM   #14
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If you plug is fine...there is nothing to "WIRE" going to HID's. Just plug in and turn on. Thats it. WR

Here is a pic of my headlight assembly sitting on my tore down bike. Their is NO other lights on in the garage. The house across the street is more than 100ft away. They cast a serious light. Just carefully aim them and you will have no issues with oncoming cars and you'll have tons of visibility.



Plus they look sweet....


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Old 06-22-2009, 09:49 AM   #15
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damn wristrocket your bike looks hot!

what HID's did you use? do you have a low/high beam, or just a low beam?
   
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