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  1. 4SilwerXVS267A
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    Last night riding home from work my headlight blew.
    It was raining really hard and I mean really hard!!!! so I had my high beam on when I noticed the road was really dark. I flicked it to low beam and it was fine. I pulled over to check and rear taillight was ok but had no high beam. So back on the freeway and a little down the road I hit a slight bump and what do you know low beam gone!!!
    Emergency lights on for 40klms home made it in one piece.
    The globe I had in was a white light globe 35watt and only 3mths old.
    This morning I put in the original globe back and all is ok.
    But what I noticed was that I had water on the inside of the headlight casing not so much of the one you take off with globe but the rear one. Now I know that there is a slight gap between the headlight and casing and surley water would go in everytime there was a head strong rain.
    Could this be just a one off event that to much water has gotten in and blown the globe????

    Cheers.
    Alfie
    Ps: Sorry about the long story

  2. retzdaret
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    Water can get in there. but there should be drain holes on the bottom so it does not build up. A lot of the aftermarket bulbs that are much brighter don't seem to last for very long.

    How much water was in it. Was it a lot, or was it just a bit wet inside there?

  3. 4SilwerXVS267A
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    Hey Ed
    It was just a little bit no real build up of water just dropplets all over the casing.
    Is there a good brand of aftermarket bulbs that give out better light than the original?
    I'm thinking of getting halogen passing bar lights this will obviously help? and just leave the original headlight bulb in.

  4. retzdaret
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    I got to admit I still have the original bulb. Be sure to check your alignment on it because that makes a big difference in your view-ability. this is a great write up on it:

    stargis.net

    Other than that, none of them seem to last as long as the original ones do. At least not that I'm aware of.

  5. 4SilwerXVS267A
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    Alignment!!! I know I shouldn't but I ride on high beam all the time. So far I haven't had anyone have a go at me for lights being in their eyes.
    Low beam just seems to light up the front of about 3meters (9foot) front the front tyre.
    Thanks for the write up.
    Can i post a link fron ebay let me know what you think? They say to use original turn signals but they haven't got back to me for over a week to say how to do it.

  6. retzdaret
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    Of course you can. Post away.

  7. auzziepaz
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    I used to have the same problem until I found the two little screws in the side of my headlight to adjust the height of the beam. I set the light to shine way more up now and I now finally have a decent beam of light that shines at least 25 meters in front of the bike without using the high beam.

  8. 4SilwerXVS267A
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    I used to have the same problem until I found the two little screws in the side of my headlight to adjust the height of the beam. I set the light to shine way more up now and I now finally have a decent beam of light that shines at least 25 meters in front of the bike without using the high beam.
    Wow mate that is a great depth of light.
    I have adjusted them today to what Ed had pasted over with the link so I'm just waiting till dark to see how much I've gain.
    But to get 25 meters is awesome. May have to adjust more

    This is the lights I'm thinking of

    See how the turn signals are facing down I'm thinking that they will just come off the bar they are on now and somehow bolt onto the lights showing in the pic.

    I did what was recomended in that write up ED have adjusted them slightly.

  9. tunc
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    here ya go 4SilwerXVS267A try these
    650ccnd.com

    vstar1100.com

  10. 4SilwerXVS267A
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    here ya go 4SilwerXVS267A try these http://www.650ccnd.com/pass.htm http://www.vstar1100.com/diy_passing_lamps.htm
    Thanks for those links Peter its a shame that the one for the cobra (1100)is no longer available but found these ones anyone think it might work even thou they say you need the cobra mount bar cruisercustomizing.com

    Was about to buy some new bigger saddle bags and other things from this site so I'll wait for feedback so I can make a big shopping cart!!!...may I add the stuff I have bought b4 from these guys have been fantastic with fast delivery to Sydney.

  11. retzdaret
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    This is the lights I'm thinking ofhttp://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290341684656&ssPageNam e=STRK:MEWAX:IT See how the turn signals are facing down I'm thinking that they will just come off the bar they are on now and somehow bolt onto the lights showing in the pic.
    I think yes, they come off and you attach them to the bar. I have never done it, but I think I read it on here before.

  12. 4SilwerXVS267A
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    Thanks Ed,

    Do you think the link I put up to cruisercustomizing would work using the original bar?

  13. auzziepaz
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    And?? How much did you gain in light?

  14. retzdaret
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    Thanks Ed, Do you think the link I put up to cruisercustomizing would work using the original bar?
    It looks like it would work. I'm sure it will look much nicer than the Walmart style ones. Of course your paying about $100.00 just for the 2 lights with no bar.

  15. retzdaret
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    And?? How much did you gain in light?
    I don't have a set, but I think the point of driving lights in not to see, but to be seen. Most people do not run them at night.

  16. 4SilwerXVS267A
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    Well I bought the ones on ebay OEM Yamaha ones. Should be here mid next week, will post my opinion on the outcome.

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