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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 2007, 9:33 am Thread Starter
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Headlamp bulb replacement

Hey guys, it seems that the bulb placed by the previous owner of my bike has decided to shoot craps. Last night I took a short ride only to discover that I had only high beam. Not a problem for me but I am sure the cages didn't appreciate it. Does anyone have a source that they recommend for the brightest replacement bulb (xenon etc) instead of me spending large $ at the dealership? Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 2007, 11:07 am
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You've provided no information about the bike, nor is your profile filled out. Hard to help without knowing a bit more.

If it's a RS/GT (classic) then they did not come with Xenon, unless it was installed aftermarket. If it has the original bulbs, then replacement with Sylvania bulbs that you can get at your local auto parts dealer.

If its an classic GT, then disregard the service manual's directions and pull the plastic. You'll spend more time trying to do it the way the service manual instructs than pulling the plastic and loosening the headlamp assembly. The manual was written for the RS, which doesn't have the windscreen motor, something that complicates things on the GT.

If you have an aftermarket Xenon or HID, then good luck with the replacement. I think it will be expensive regardless.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 2007, 11:47 am
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+1 on what was said above.

Do not put a higher wattage lamp in as a replacement. The RS/GT has a weak point of connection on the headlamp grounds inside the headlight shell and doesn't like higher wattage headlamps!

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