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Like most of us I have constantly played with different bulbs for the headlight, both on my bikes and cars. Due to having various options available to me and the time to do it, when I first got my new 800 earlier last year I decided to see/prove to myself which type of bulb really was the better. Here are my findings, I hope they prove as useful to you. Each option shows the light facing a fence at 7m and then down my road which is about 200m long.


Normal H4 Halogen bulb on bike


THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... BikeNormalH4Halogen_zps743a29b0THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... BikeNormalH4bulbstreet_zps18e145a5


Xenon H4 Bulb on bike

THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... BikeXenonH4bulb_zps21a0f390THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... BikexenonH4bulbstreet_zpsb9ff78db

Osram NightBreaker Gold H7 on car

THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... BmwwithnightbreakerH7_zps8bd1a75dTHE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... BmwwithNightbreakerH7street_zps53d54204


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HID H4 on bike


THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... NewHidstreet_zps1064afeeTHE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... NewHid_zpsd3a9eaf0

As you can clearly see HID replacements by FAR exceed all conventional bulbs, I liked them soo much that I have now installed them in my car. At about £85 each they may seem expensive but the osrams are about £20 each and on a bike with the bulbs on constantly they last maybe 6 months, depending on the amount of time the bike is used. The Hids come with a 2yr guarantee so in theory should be cost effective as well! I have had them in my VL800 for just over 6 months now and they still going strong, I will update when they eventually die.
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They certainly light things up a lot better!  THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... 2170595768
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Thanks SIM much appreciated coming from you.
Just in case anyone wants to know where I got them hids4u.co.uk, nothing to do with the company but I do tend to research the shit out of things!! and for the H4 bike its only £53. I also opted for the 5000k as I wanted better light rather than showy "blue" but they also do 6000k and 8000k. Dead easy to install just plug and play NO cutting at all and the ballast is really small.
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What a great experiment, that'll be so much use to others, both now and in the future. THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... 3322349030
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so you can get the bulb that really lights things up (bottom pic) for £53?
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Bulb, ballast and all connectors, took me a mech moron 5 minutes to fit, just checked their website and they are out of stock until the end of the month....shows it keenly priced and popular!
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Flippin eck what a great thread  THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... 433968 THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... 2645662097 THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... 3322349030
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THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... 428386 VERY INFORMATIVE THREAD - Great stuff Justin - I will bear this in mind for future reference.

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Thanks Justin I'll keep that in mind good bit of kit that lights things up really well will be great for unlit roads/country roads once I get all the other stuff done to me bike I'll cry that I've spent all my money then save and get one of these bulbs THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... 852880
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Justin - can you help with this please?  Looking round at HID units for mine at the moment - when I had a HID on the Katana, the ballast unit was quite large (about the size of a couple of fag packets back to back) what size is this one & where have you located it?

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I got mine at hids4u.co.uk and they do a really small slim ballast for bikes about the size of an I phone at a guess it Easily fitted in the light bucket and all the connectors are plug and go so no feckin about cutting and splicing and IF you should ever have a problem it takes seconds to unplug and insert original bulb. They do a simple slim version for 45 or canbus version for 53, I got the canbus because I wasn't sure at the time if our bikes monitored the light the way my car does, if you don't need canbus save a 10.
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Cheers Justin - thanks for that
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YOUR THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... 1530558013
Don't encourage him Dave! He'll be offering to watch his 'Limited Edition' copy of Broke Back Mountain with you next  THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... 1871120043
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hawktheslayer wrote:
YOUR THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... 1530558013
Don't encourage him Dave! He'll be offering to watch his 'Limited Edition' copy of Broke Back Mountain with you next  THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... 1871120043

Don't worry I do have a broad back! and thick skin......I am saving this all up for when we cross that big bridge in france! :shithhappens:Please feel free to bring HD :piss:Sim I will be able to kill 2 birds with 1 stone......tickets/parachute anyone THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... 3213823784
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Justin don't encourage him for gods sake!  stir
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MOI!! I have NO idea what you mean peter hyst

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MOI!! I have NO idea what you mean peter hyst

:piss:Sim
:piss:Harley
:piss:Davidson
 :piss:Iron (hoof) 
You seem a little tense? so much so that you forgot to put a space between the emoticon and word  THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... 2516569736 THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... 335795
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Hold on!! That explains a lot!


piss SIM
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Is that better or was you just teasing me!!!!!   THE difinative answer to which lights should i get.... 3213823784
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