Head light bulb?

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  • 767driver

Posted August 15, 2007 - 12:41 PM


Ok My headlight went Tango Uniform. I pulled the bulb, and it appears to still have the filament intact. I tracked the wires and they appear good. Any thoughts?

Anyone know where to get a replacement bulb without having to go to the local Honda shop, 80 miles away.


oops, I forgot its 2002 Xr650r

  • Denn10

Posted August 15, 2007 - 12:47 PM


is it a XRL? if so i replaced mine was a H4 bulb that i got at auto zone seems to be a widely used 12v bulb for cycles.

  • 767driver

Posted August 15, 2007 - 12:56 PM


I think I sent my edit right when you were responding, sorry about that. Yeah it's an R model, might be the same bulb though, but I doubt it. I think the L has to have a high beam for DOT.

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  • cleonard

Posted August 15, 2007 - 02:05 PM


You might want to check the bulb with a meter to be sure that the problem is not something other than the bulb.

The best thing to do is just mail order one. I would be bad to drive to the dealer only to find out they don't have one on hand.

There is a PIAA replacement that gives a little more light. The downside is it is expensive at about $30. I think with a little grinding and wiring a H3 bulb can be made to fit. You can get one of those at any autoparts store or even Walmart.

  • exaresix

Posted August 15, 2007 - 03:36 PM


Here's a good mail order site:


  • 767driver

Posted August 15, 2007 - 03:39 PM


There is a PIAA replacement that gives a little more light. The downside is it is expensive at about $30.


Interestingly enough the kill switch is run thru that same circuit. I had the bike idling so I could check the light, when I went to turn it off (keep it from overheating)the kill switch wouldn't work. I had to put the light bulb casing back togehter to turn off the bike. Weird.

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