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    Any recommendations ?
    I've got the standard H4 60/55 and after a night time ride through some lanes last night , thought that something needs doing.
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    Firstly there legal and illegal options. Before proceeding, always ensure the lens and reflector are in good condition.

    I personally prefer HIDs 5000K 35w kits from experience compared with performance and price in comparison to so called upgraded halogen bulbs.

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    What bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_morti View Post
    What bike?
    Trx

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    Both listed as fzr600 but ones off a 1000 and the others off a 400. Bet the whole line fits a trx too.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F254303217457

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F254303220126

    Don't know if they'll be better but both look smart. If you want two bulbs at same time (the 400 one probably does that, the 1000 one idk) you'll need relays. Idk if either of those works like that or one / the other.

    New glasses / visor? That was the issue last time I thought I needed a better headlight.
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    I'm now using the Osram Night Breaker. Works well and gives a good pattern spread. It does light up the road nicely. Not gone with LED as I wanted a clear light pattern on dip and high beam. I did have HID for the CB Two Fifty which helped, but that was a 35W high beam light. I've got LED parking light, but it is negligible.

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    I've got an FZR400 3TJ headlight in the garage, I don't want to sell it, but I can answer any questions about it.

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    I needed to uprate the truly grim dipped lights on t'other half's car so I went for the Osram Nightbreakers too. They're not TOO expensive and are MUCH brighter (so I could see where I was when something was coming the other way) but they don't last all that long - got about three years out of them. So last year I looked at LEDs too but reading genuine reviews rather than the self-penned stuff on the flogger's ebay site suggests that they lack focus and often aren't very bright either. If you want a light that illuminates a dark lane, that's not ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSK View Post
    Firstly there legal and illegal options. Before proceeding, always ensure the lens and reflector are in good condition.

    I personally prefer HIDs 5000K 35w kits from experience compared with performance and price in comparison to so called upgraded halogen bulbs.
    How, I thought replacement lamps which are fitted into reflectors for which they aren't designed are an MOT fail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    How, I thought replacement lamps which are fitted into reflectors for which they aren't designed are an MOT fail?
    Mr Longbeard is correct re HID conversions...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
    Mr Longbeard is correct re HID conversions...

    Does it apply to LED bulbs too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spin Doctor View Post
    Does it apply to LED bulbs too?
    Yes it includes led conversions.

    taken from the manual.

    A ‘light source’ means any bulb, LED or other means of emitting light.

    And reasons for refusal.

    Light source and lamp not compatible
    Major

    So if the lamp was originally designed to take a standard halogen bulb, then any other light source fitted would be a reason for refusal.

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    FWIW check the resistance of your wiring - I got noticeably brighter lights on my ZX7R by running fat cables direct from the battery and using the headlamp feed to just switch a relay
    If I had put higher output bulbs in, the original wiring would have got hot and melted (what usually happens when people put 2x60W bulbs in ZX7Rs instead of the original 2x45W)

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    Quote Originally Posted by inewham View Post
    FWIW check the resistance of your wiring - I got noticeably brighter lights on my ZX7R by running fat cables direct from the battery and using the headlamp feed to just switch a relay
    If I had put higher output bulbs in, the original wiring would have got hot and melted (what usually happens when people put 2x60W bulbs in ZX7Rs instead of the original 2x45W)
    Do this first before looking at aftermarket lamps. This can make a massive difference especially on bikes which don't have headlight relays and route heavy currents through the switchgear.

    AFAIK there are currently no legal (E marked) aftermarket alternatives to 60/55w halogens.
    The problem with LED seems to be getting the geometry (and hence the beam pattern) correct. Halogen reflectors throw light out all over the place and if the pattern is incorrect and/or the lamp is significantly brighter than stock, then you end up dazzling oncoming traffic.

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