brighter headlight for the XR650L


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  • bluerock5

Posted October 14, 2004 - 11:25 AM

#1

What's a good replacement (brighter and stronger) than the stock Honda unit? Can you buy it at an auto parts store? Thanks

  • cheff

Posted October 14, 2004 - 01:03 PM

#2

What's a good replacement (brighter and stronger) than the stock Honda unit? Can you buy it at an auto parts store? Thanks


Great question, I would like to find out as well. Anyone got any info on this?

  • moleculo

Posted October 14, 2004 - 02:12 PM

#3

The stock bulb is a 55/60W H4 (55W on lowbeam, 60W on highbeam.) You can replace it with a 55/100, (same lowbeam, killer highbeam) or a Piaa 80/80W Superwhite (awesome bulb, low & high.)
Both are available from Baja Designs.

  • roadcam

Posted October 14, 2004 - 03:53 PM

#4

yup, put a Sylvania Superwhite H4 bulb on my street bike...awesome results ($35 or so for one bulb, though)...BUT, I think you will melt the plastic stock lens, we need a glass lens,,,anybody know where to find a glass lens for a xr650L ? ..saw one advertised somewhere, about $25, but forgot where I saw it

  • xr650Lroostnya

Posted October 14, 2004 - 04:45 PM

#5

The Xr650L has a glass lens never saw one with a plastic lens actually now that I think of it has to be a glass lens to be road legal right?

  • roadcam

Posted October 14, 2004 - 09:12 PM

#6

I also have a 2001 XR650L ... and unless somebody already changed it, you will have a plastic lens on yours, too ...

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  • Boston Mangler

Posted October 14, 2006 - 08:56 AM

#7

I have an 06 and it is definitely a GLASS lense!

I was thinking of putting a monster bulb in there 55W low with 100w High but was afraid of melting some of the wiring. Can the wiring handle it? Reason i ask is because i put some high watt bulbs in my jeep awhile back and it melted the wires in the plug at the back of the bulb.

Is there a "harness upgrade" available?

I am definitely looking for a nice headlight upgrade though!

  • cleonard

Posted October 14, 2006 - 09:02 AM

#8

You should have no problems running a 100W highbeam with the stock wiring.

  • Boston Mangler

Posted October 14, 2006 - 09:04 AM

#9

You should have no problems running a 100W highbeam with the stock wiring.


Cool!

Is anyone running one?

Thanks

  • goblin127

Posted October 14, 2006 - 09:15 AM

#10

My 04 is stock glass.

  • CTXr650L

Posted October 14, 2006 - 11:28 AM

#11

my 06 is stock glass lens too, ive been thinking of one of the 55/100w bulbs for it too. Actually found them in the catolog at the local bike shop, was only like $25 :devil:

  • Boston Mangler

Posted October 14, 2006 - 12:39 PM

#12

my 06 is stock glass lens too, ive been thinking of one of the 55/100w bulbs for it too. Actually found them in the catolog at the local bike shop, was only like $25 :devil:


Thats bogus man! $25 should buy you 2 or 3 of those bulbs! Keep looking online. You should be able to get a nice high quality brand name bulb in that flavor for under $10 or so!

  • CTXr650L

Posted October 14, 2006 - 03:26 PM

#13

hmmm, i'll keep searching :devil:





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