Increasing percieved bulb output on BD kit


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  • sj269

Posted February 03, 2008 - 07:44 PM

#1

Has anyone ever tried to scrape the coating off the tip of a headlight bulb to increase its output? I can't think why the manufacturers coat the tips in an opaque coating. I realize you could possibly compromise the bulb, but do you all think it would work if I was careful? Im gonna try it.
I have a 650R with a BD kit and a 35w headlight bulb and was going to upgrade to a 55w, think Ill try this too.

  • philipstjohn

Posted February 04, 2008 - 05:11 AM

#2

Has anyone ever tried to scrape the coating off the tip of a headlight bulb to increase its output? I can't think why the manufacturers coat the tips in an opaque coating. I realize you could possibly compromise the bulb, but do you all think it would work if I was careful? Im gonna try it.
I have a 650R with a BD kit and a 35w headlight bulb and was going to upgrade to a 55w, think Ill try this too.


Running the 55w in a BD's kit will drain the battery. The best bang for the buck for higher light output is to rewind the stator, then install a PIAA 80/80w bulb in the BD's lense. Then, if needed you can upgrade your lighting at anytime. :busted:

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  • Coolidge

Posted February 04, 2008 - 05:45 AM

#3

+1 ^^^

I tried running the 55w bulb w/stock stator w/BD kit. In no time the horn or blinkers didnt work due to drainage. I agree w/Phillipstjohn, either rewind stator, or just get a replacement stator. The Moose unit I got is 200w or 100w x2.

  • absynth01

Posted February 04, 2008 - 07:22 AM

#4

Put a 200w ricky on my XR 600R and solved mt B/D kit problems. I added two 35w wide beams and helped. Running a 100W bulb in the L, and that is 5X the 600R's lights. It is not as trail worthy, but it is bright!!!





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