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Offline mrvelcrofast

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Headlight bulb
on: November 29, 2013, 08:05:30 PM
OK I am now on my 6th dipped headlight bulb!!
Anyone else having this issue.
I've tried changing brands and also tried a xtra bright version. They all seem to last about 3 months max.
Thinking about going the HID route if this carries on.

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Re: Headlight bulb
Reply #1 on: November 29, 2013, 08:17:16 PM
I've lost 1 bulb in 2 years and I only found out when I got the bike serviced.

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Re: Headlight bulb
Reply #2 on: November 29, 2013, 10:33:00 PM
*Originally Posted by Spenze [+]
I've lost 1 bulb in 2 years and I only found out when I got the bike serviced.

How many miles have you covered in that time please.
Also, Is the headlight permanently on like on the European models?

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Re: Headlight bulb
Reply #3 on: November 29, 2013, 11:01:33 PM
My bike came with a hid dipped beam as the previous owner swears by the safety benefits of the bike being more visible.
Having ridden in a group when friends have had a go on my bike I'd vouch for this. The hid really does stand out even when in a group of bikes a long way behind & with just a quick glance in the mirrors.

Phil

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Re: Headlight bulb
Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 04:52:41 AM

*Originally Posted by mrvelcrofast [+]
How many miles have you covered in that time please.
Also, Is the headlight permanently on like on the European models?
I've just hit 40,000km (25,000miles) and yes the lights are on all the time.

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Re: Headlight bulb
Reply #5 on: November 30, 2013, 05:55:57 PM
*Originally Posted by Spenze [+]
I've just hit 40,000km (25,000miles) and yes the lights are on all the time.
Damn, must be all the wheelies I do ;)

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Re: Headlight bulb
Reply #6 on: November 30, 2013, 05:57:11 PM
*Originally Posted by DetourPhil [+]
My bike came with a hid dipped beam as the previous owner swears by the safety benefits of the bike being more visible.
Having ridden in a group when friends have had a go on my bike I'd vouch for this. The hid really does stand out even when in a group of bikes a long way behind & with just a quick glance in the mirrors.

Phil
I'm sorely tempted to go that route. I'm sick of changing bulbs!

 



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