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Headlight Suggestions?

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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:

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

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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

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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:

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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.

Blessings & Balance NC Preacher

Braap Braaap Braaaaaaap :lame::bonk:

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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