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post #1 of 12 Old 08-19-2016, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hi-Output Headlight Bulb

Hi all! I found an easier option for more light for my F- model: a direct replacement bulb with a 2100-lumen Osram Rallye bulb (stock is 1400 lm). I googled Candlepower.com and talked to Kenny. Apparently the dual filament H4 is no longer available so a Vosla H4 +100 bulb is now available for you naked gixus riders. On the f-model the bulbs are easily accessed by removing the "meter panels." I received the pair of bulbs in three days and paid under $45 US dollars(including shipping). The H4 is just over half that. Haven't been to my Lake ride yet (monsoon weather), but wheeled it out last night just to check light output and was pleased as it illuminates my neighbor's house clear across two cul de'sacs .
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So for the naked we should get the
Volsa H4+100?

Is that one of the brightest around? Ride quite a bit at night in the back country and need something more than the current candle light that comes stock


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So for the naked we should get the
Volsa H4+100?

Is that one of the brightest around? Ride quite a bit at night in the back country and need something more than the current candle light that comes stock


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I had a pair of Philips +130 sent from the UK for $37. They arrived yesterday so I cannot comment on results just yet.

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Sangedegsx, Tonyt, Not meant to be a commercial and I don't get anything from them, except Kenny was so pleasant. He sent the bulbs when he said he would and they actually arrived a day sooner than he said . But yes, the naked uses the Vosla H4 +100 (the H4 is the same as an H7 except it [H4] is a dual filament). It is supposed to be a match for the Osram Rallye (which is the most mondo H7 available) performance wise and its only $29 US dollars. Haven't ridden at night yet but I've noticed the high beam reflects off cars trucks in the daylight more than before.
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Sangedegsx, Tonyt, Not meant to be a commercial and I don't get anything from them, except Kenny was so pleasant. He sent the bulbs when he said he would and they actually arrived a day sooner than he said . But yes, the naked uses the Vosla H4 +100 (the H4 is the same as an H7 except it [H4] is a dual filament). It is supposed to be a match for the Osram Rallye (which is the most mondo H7 available) performance wise and its only $29 US dollars. Haven't ridden at night yet but I've noticed the high beam reflects off cars trucks in the daylight more than before.


You mind letting us know if there's a clear improvement. The current headlight is quite dim and narrow especially with the high beam which is quite dangerous at night in the woods if a deer runs out.


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Ok! Just got back from a quick night ride over Usery Pass, a watered down precursor to Canyon Lake, but closer and much better condition. On a twisty, unlit road (2-lane), but well marked with reflectors along the center stripe, I was able to hit 70+ mph (all in the interest of science) without drama. My previous bike had after-market fork mount lights and the Rallye bulbs seem as good. I did pull over and adjust the high beam up about 1/2-3/4 turn in (clockwise). But that may just be my bike. Out on the interstate, I flashed my high beam and the large sign identifying the exit ramps would illuminate at 0.4 to 0.5 miles away. Never tried that with stock bulb, but this seemed better and the low beam seemed improved also. My opinion, I'm very pleased--a great bang for the buck. If you want more, I think the only way to get improvements would require something like say $350 Denalis (see Twisted Throttle) or $500 Clearwater Glendas or some similar auxiliary light.

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I am also looking to replace my headlight bulbs for more light with this pair, https://xenons4u.co.uk/h7-55w-super-...ght-bulbs.html.
Has anyone here tried this website? Any reviews or recommendations?
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I got 2 Osram Night Breaker H4s Aug 2015 at around 5000mls, both have blown. Looks like life is around 2 years/15,000 miles each. Have put original back in, it looks quite yellow in comparison.

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I got 2 Osram Night Breaker H4s Aug 2015 at around 5000mls, both have blown. Looks like life is around 2 years/15,000 miles each. Have put original back in, it looks quite yellow in comparison.
You might have better luck with the


. They are motorcycle specific. That's what I'm using on my F and no outages so far. The life expectancy is still lower than a standard bulb though.
The improvement over stock is impressive.
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