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Which H4 bulb to go to for headlight
« on: May 17, 2017, 11:51:19 PM »
I have a stock H4 bulb and thinking for this trip on replacing it before leaving.  After seeing other post about different bulds, wanted to ask which is brighter and long lasting?


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    Re: Which H4 bulb to go to for headlight
    « Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 05:31:02 AM »

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    Re: Which H4 bulb to go to for headlight
    « Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 07:23:38 AM »
    The Cyclops bulbs are the brightest I have seen.

    http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/7000-Lumen-H4-LED-Headlight-Bulb_p_169.html

    Did you get that canbus wiring unit also?   I noticed it was only for the Raider on their site.

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      Re: Which H4 bulb to go to for headlight
      « Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 07:42:10 AM »
      The Cyclops bulbs are the brightest I have seen.

      http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/7000-Lumen-H4-LED-Headlight-Bulb_p_169.html

      Did you get that canbus wiring unit also?   I noticed it was only for the Raider on their site.

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      I did not get it because I never got the stator whine on my bike.  I think I didn't get it because I also have driving/turn signal lights and between the headlight and the driving lights they pull enough power to eliminate the whine.  Just a guess on my part but I know others that had to get it because they didn't have enough power being drawn from just the headlight.

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      Re: Which H4 bulb to go to for headlight
      « Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 07:43:55 AM »
      I have a stock H4 bulb and thinking for this trip on replacing it before leaving.  After seeing other post about different bulds, wanted to ask which is brighter and long lasting?


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      I know I'm a cheap bastard, but I just go to the auto parts store and get a couple of Sylvania's that I keep onboard in case it goes out.  I run high beam during the day and plenty of light at night with low beam.
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      Re: Which H4 bulb to go to for headlight
      « Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 09:15:13 AM »
      I have a stock H4 bulb and thinking for this trip on replacing it before leaving.  After seeing other post about different bulds, wanted to ask which is brighter and long lasting?


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      Do the same thing I had to do on the 2012 Road Trip - go to automotive store and buy a spare they're only like $8 or $9

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      Re: Which H4 bulb to go to for headlight
      « Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 09:42:15 AM »
      I have a stock H4 bulb and thinking for this trip on replacing it before leaving.  After seeing other post about different bulds, wanted to ask which is brighter and long lasting?


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      Do the same thing I had to do on the 2012 Road Trip - go to automotive store and buy a spare they're only like $8 or $9
      Or Walmart and buy the Silverstar H4 bulb, they are brighter than the stock one.

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      Re: Which H4 bulb to go to for headlight
      « Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 10:22:18 AM »
      I have a stock H4 bulb and thinking for this trip on replacing it before leaving.  After seeing other post about different bulds, wanted to ask which is brighter and long lasting?


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      Do the same thing I had to do on the 2012 Road Trip - go to automotive store and buy a spare they're only like $8 or $9
      Or Walmart and buy the Silverstar H4 bulb, they are brighter than the stock one.

      That's what I've done and they tend to run about $14 - $16 for a 2-pack.

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      Re: Which H4 bulb to go to for headlight
      « Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 08:44:24 AM »
      There's like 4 different series, they start about $8-9 for one, and the SilverStar Ultra is the top tier one. About $25 ea. in store, but online it's $29.99 for a 2 pack? :o
      https://www.walmart.com/search/?cat_id=0&facet=brand%3ASylvania&query=H4+bulb#searchProductResult
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      Re: Which H4 bulb to go to for headlight
      « Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 09:21:06 AM »
      Exactly!  PIAA makes some, and HELLA as well but not sure if I'll try those as they might get too hot and cause problems.
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      Re: Which H4 bulb to go to for headlight
      « Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 10:48:50 AM »
      There's like 4 different series, they start about $8-9 for one, and the SilverStar Ultra is the top tier one. About $25 ea. in store, but online it's $29.99 for a 2 pack? :o
      https://www.walmart.com/search/?cat_id=0&facet=brand%3ASylvania&query=H4+bulb#searchProductResult

      Actually, those are the ones I ended up getting and they were $29.99 (2-pack).  I must've been thinking $14- $16 each. It's been a while since I bought them.

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      Re: Which H4 bulb to go to for headlight
      « Reply #12 on: May 19, 2017, 10:52:53 AM »
      How do they stack up to other options, aside from being much better than OEM?
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      Re: Which H4 bulb to go to for headlight
      « Reply #13 on: May 19, 2017, 10:58:57 AM »
      How do they stack up to other options, aside from being much better than OEM?

      I have no complaints with it at all. It's less yellow than OEM and it's lasted for a while now. It's not near as bright as the cyclops I saw on Bills, but was also far cheaper and way easier to install.

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      Re: Which H4 bulb to go to for headlight
      « Reply #14 on: May 19, 2017, 11:20:13 AM »
      I have to get in and look at mine, either the extra cover piece may still be on it or maybe its dying?  Not sure yet.  I'm running the Cyclops too.
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