H3 Bulb, will any H3 bulb fit the XR650R?

4 replies to this topic
  • J_T

Posted October 14, 2004 - 12:48 PM


Is an H3 bulb the model number? like if I find an H3 bulb at Wal-mart or any other parts store will it work in my headlamp? I have rewound the stator and see these things at autoparts stores for just 8-10 bucks? didn't know if anyone else has tried them...if not I may just to see if it works!


  • JackAttack

Posted October 14, 2004 - 01:00 PM


You can get lots of bulbs to fit............

However, an H3 bulb, as well as other halogen bulbs will melt your lens unless you have upgraded to the glass one.

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  • J_T

Posted October 14, 2004 - 03:29 PM


I do have the glass lense! Wahoo! I guess since I have the rewound stator and currently not using any other electric accessories I could run a mega bulb! any 150 or 200w bulbs out there?

Thanks Jackattack!


  • JackAttack

Posted October 14, 2004 - 03:51 PM


Just because your stator has been rewound, does not mean it will run a 200watt bulb.

Did you do the rewind yourself, or is it a high output stator that you purchased?

  • J_T

Posted October 14, 2004 - 04:10 PM


Its a long frustrating story but the point is I rewound it years ago and reciently had an electrical issue and was told by a dealer mechanic it was due to my homewound stator so I bought one from Rickystator High output and regulator/rectifyer.

Then by chance found a short in my coil ground wire (hidden inside the insulation) so I fixed it and its running great and the new coil came afterwards.

I'm considering putting the new stator in anyway just because I got it and know it's done right!! I know mine works and its improved over stock and haven't had any problems with it for 3 years now but I haven't measured the output of it and I know the rickystator is 200+ so we'll see about switching it out.

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