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Best Headlight Anyone?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cheftay, Jan 23, 2010.

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  1. KeithB

    KeithB XS650 Addict

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  2. mrpink

    mrpink XS650 Enthusiast

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    ^^ thats a nice setup.... did you have any issues with the install or fitment of the stock speedo?






    p!nK
     
  3. Capt_Zoom

    Capt_Zoom Raider Rider/xs newbie

    After adding a HID conversion kit to my Raider I'm not going back to Halogen. I'll be picking up a HID conversion kit with mini ballast and sticking the whole works inside the headlight for my xs.

    If you don't go HID I know a lot of guys who are happy with the silverlight bulb replacements.
     
  4. Purplezinger

    Purplezinger XS650 Addict

    What headlight bucket is that?
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011
  5. KeithB

    KeithB XS650 Addict

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    Sent the measurements to Benji and there was little trouble installing the speedo.
    Same for the headlight ring.
    Read the bottom of the pics....
    It's been posted 3 times already!
    Sheesh....
     
  6. Did you need to fit a relay with the new H4 60/55 Halogen Globe?
     
  7. XS650_Bobber

    XS650_Bobber Working in my project

    You dont need it, but, you can use it if you want protect your handle switch from a possible over heating
     
  8. XS650_Bobber

    XS650_Bobber Working in my project

    Yes... Bad link... Sheesh...
     
  9. I've got the Mikes Halogen conversion kit that includes the "parking lite" but there are no instructions. The new halogen bulb fits into the 3 prong socekt already in the bike (81xs650 special). Any suggestiuons about wiring the parking lite would be appreciated.
    Charlie

    Here's ad from Mikes
    7" Halogen Lamp Kit Photo
    7" Halogen Lamp with 60/55 watt H4 P43T Halogen Bulb and parking light. E-Mark certified for RH drive European Market use (can also be used in north America). Replaces stock sealed beam. Fits into stock retainer of 1974-84 XS/TX650 Headlamp. Note: XS1/XS1b/XS2/TX650 (1970-73) models must use #10-1156 "W" Clip Set and clip the lamp unit to the headlamp rim.


    OEM Reference #
    • 2F3-84321-A0-00
    Part #09-0072
     
  10. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    On the wires to the Parking Lamp. Hook one to ground, the other to the tai light blue wire. This way with the key switch on the tail light and Parking Lamp are lit.
    Leo
     
  11. XsLeo,
    Thanks this website is an amazing info source...
    Charlie
     
  12. KeithB

    KeithB XS650 Addict

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  13. Once a gain much grass,
    and Happy New year y'all
     
  14. ReycleBill

    ReycleBill Part Time Tyrannicide XS650.com Supporter

  15. gsxrgiant

    gsxrgiant XS650 New Member

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    http://www.amazon.com/Truck-Lite-27250C-Round-Headlamp-Inches/dp/B002IFRROM

    Truck-Lite 27250C Round LED Headlamp 7 Inches
    $263.32 for one light. Price has been falling rather rapidly however. Less than six months ago this light was $800

    I want to get one soon as well though! Full DOT certified
     
  16. XS650_Bobber

    XS650_Bobber Working in my project

    Some friends and I discuss about this replacement some time ago and with some help of guys how had try we realize that is not that bright compare with a H4 bulb or a HID.
     
  17. gsxrgiant

    gsxrgiant XS650 New Member

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    I don't know for sure, haven't seen them. All I do know is the military has bought them since 07 (according to the sellers), and new cadillacs? audis? BMWs? are coming with full led headlights, so it must be do-able...
     
  18. XS650_Bobber

    XS650_Bobber Working in my project

    I know a little bit of LEDs, a wide range of types, models and brands of LEDs and if these lamps are made from 2007 I can assure you that the LEDs have changed, improved a lot since then. I'm just saying what my experience tells me I do not think the LEDs still be in position to give the same or similar light of a halogen give, it requires a lot of power and other things like temperature dissipation for this may be arranged.

    Take a look here:

    http://www.digikey.com/us/en/techzo...cles/led-drivers-automotive-applications.html
     
  19. ReycleBill

    ReycleBill Part Time Tyrannicide XS650.com Supporter

    I do know you need to make sure you get the 12 volt version as the Military uses mostly 24 volt headlamps. The 24s will work but will be dim. These bulbs would have to be at least as bright as standard bulbs or the DOT wouldn't allow them. Brighter than HID or halogen? I doubt it but at least they last longer and reduce the load on an already taxed stock charging system.
     

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