Headlight Suggestions?

13 replies to this topic
  • teamtoxic

Posted July 23, 2004 - 12:35 PM


In an attempt to WR my YZ, I'm in a pickle in deciding what headlight to buy. I've seen the stock WR lighting and I think it's just great. Are there any aftermarket headlight assemblies that do as good (or better) of a job than the stocker without getting into high powered systems? I see Acerbis has their 55 watt Cyclops headlight that is DOT approved, while it's somewhat odd looking I'm assuming it does a good job of lighting up the trail?

I figure there's no better people to ask than those guys running these lights. Can't wait to join the crowd! :devil:

On that note; anybody have a complete stock headlight assembly in decent shape they want to sell?

Thanks a lot...
Nick :thumbsup:

  • mtrablue

Posted July 23, 2004 - 01:18 PM


keep your eyes on ebay. the stock headlight has been the same for a few years.

  • Hamish

Posted July 24, 2004 - 09:47 PM


I run an Acerbis Diamond light. Great looks and performance (as long as you arent idleing), but not DOT approved. But neither are my tyres, trailtech, exhaust blah blah blah

  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted July 24, 2004 - 11:52 PM


I have an Acerbis DHH headlight. It has two bulbs that are identical to the downlights in our kitchen. :awww: Yes, I briefly stole a bulb from the kitchen. :devil: She never even noticed though, so no harm done..... :thumbsup:

  • YamahaWR450FMike

Posted July 25, 2004 - 08:16 AM


where can I find a headlight switch for my 04 WR450?

  • Jesusrokz

Posted October 07, 2008 - 07:47 PM


Hey does anybody know what you call them shakey headlights that I seen going down the road, looking like his junk was loose. It really grabs your attention. Good safety.
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  • tikkar

Posted October 08, 2008 - 01:02 PM


I don't know if you can get em in the states, but 'HEBO' do a good light which is road legal over here. High/low Halogen bulb and throws a good enough beam to ride/see in tight woods with.

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  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted October 09, 2008 - 06:26 AM


The stock headlight isn't that good. Are you doing some night riding?

Stay away from the incandescents and get a halogen setup. A 35watt halogen will be almost as good as a 100 watt incandescent.

I have a helmet light that I use. It works perfectly (www.helmetlight.com). This was a lot cheaper than buying a headlight assembly. I hardly every ride at night though.

  • Mosow

Posted October 09, 2008 - 06:33 AM


I have the Acerbis light, it has a running light and normal light it suck, not adjustable, has straps that fit around the forks. The cyclops light look cool and is adjustable.

  • matt4x4

Posted October 09, 2008 - 07:48 AM


Not sure if mine's Acerbis or UFO, it came with the bike, I replaced both MR16 bulbs due to the reflective coating in the originals flaking of inside - one is a spot the other a flood - I get great coverage when riding:
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  • tcmII

Posted October 13, 2008 - 05:12 PM


I disagree on the stock head lamp not being good. I have used it for a couple of night rides here in MI and it worked fine. Of course, i may be slow :-)

Also, the stock lamp is a 55/60 watt dual filiment halogen bulb. The stock wiring is only wired for 55. A trip to the auto parts store will get you a new connector. There are many sources for the switch. I plan on using one from Sicass racing.

  • BigOne

Posted October 13, 2008 - 06:13 PM


I have a BD headlight, good on the light output. Hate the look of it. Want to put a WR headlight on. From online parts diagrams, it looks like it has the same bulb. Is it the same output as my BD light? Has anyone upgraded the bulb to a more powerful unit? I have put a Sylvania "brighter white" bulb in. Will be upgrading the charging system later for twin 55w halogens, but if I can find a used one on ebay. Thanks.

  • Ramcc4x4

Posted October 16, 2008 - 06:11 AM


I've been running the Acerbis Cyclops for a couple of years now. I like it and it has done okay in slow to moderate speed night riding.

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  • greg0936

Posted March 03, 2009 - 01:36 PM


very nice bike


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