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Higher wattage bulb?

Has anyone considered running a higher wattage h4 bulb in our 919's stock headlight???

H4 9003 HB2 Halogen High Watt Headlights bulb 100/90W | eBay

something like that?

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I run a Silverstar Ultra. Quite a bit brighter - I've pissed off many a driver in stop/go traffic.

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+1 on the Silverstar Ultras, a good color too. Lights up the night quite well, I've paired a Silverstar on the dominators with another highwatt fog-yellow. Both have been running for a year on stock wires no problem.

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I'd like to find a 90/60, see better and not anger the cagers.

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Might be too much of a load on the wires. You could fry the wiring. You could also melt anything in the headlight bucket because the light is gonna throw off more heat

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Also, if you're buying that one you've got posted, make sure to buy a spare and keep it on the bike with you. Higher wattage usually means less bulb life

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I'm not sure if you were talking about the Sylvanias, but I have had no issues with heat or wires.

I think you will only get so much out of tinkering with just the bulb... any brighter is just going to light you up like Krypton, and not go much further.

I did see someone either on this forum or another that had done a nifty projector graft inside the stock housing.

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I put a Hella H4 100/80W headlight bulb in back in February of 2008. Brighter light and no problems to date with either the wiring handling the wattage or the headlight lens handling the extra heat output.

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I put a Hella H4 100/80W headlight bulb in back in February of 2008. Brighter light and no problems to date with either the wiring handling the wattage or the headlight lens handling the extra heat output.
one of deez?

Hella H83140171 H4 Halogen Bulb 12V 100/80W



what would be wrong with say one of their "off road use" h4's?
Amazon.com: HELLA HLA-H83140171 H4 12V 100/80W Halogen Bulb Off Road Use: Automotive

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Yes, that's the one I've been using. The box says H83140171.
I don't know what, if any, difference there is between that and the "HLA" one. They may be the same bulb.
The only other numbers on the box are P43t and 8GJ 002 525-501

After looking at Hella's website, the P43t refers to the bulb base.

http://cat.hella.com/hella-nafta/jsp...71&language=en

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im assuming the HLA "off road use" bulbs are built to handle higher impacts?

either way if i start doing more night / dusk riding i think ima grab a 100 / 80w bulb... the stocker just doesnt quite do it.

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i am going to bump this thread..... BUMP!

Been playing around at night and have noticed that on the stockers headlight if i could have BOTH the high and low beam going at once it would be ideal for light coverage. I am playing around with the idea of a small relay to power the low all the time then essentially use the high low switch as a high beam on off.

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