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#1 Snowbird

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 10:48 am

Can anyone tell me what type of headlight bulbs a Mk2a 850 runs as standard please, I need to do an upgrade as they're crap but don't want to go down the hid avenue.

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:37 pm

H1 is the dip  and  H3 is the main. I'm running Night Breakers (150 % brighter they claim) and very pleased with them.


Edited by gautrek, 12 September 2019 - 02:41 pm.

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:46 pm

Thanks for that, I snooped in the manual and didn't find what h* just wattage, will give nightbreakers a go.

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:43 am

Lamp type is written on the lenses - have a look and convince yourself. ;)


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 11:36 am

Lamp type is written on the lenses - have a look and convince yourself. ;)

Oh yeah so it is. :huh:

Why didn't I think about that? :istupid:

Nightbreaker laser H1 ordered, will see how long it lasts in a bike, not that I much night riding.


Edited by Snowbird, 13 September 2019 - 11:38 am.

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 11:57 am

I fitted a main one as well. I do notice you get seen more by car drivers in the day with them fitted as well

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 12:04 pm

Oh yeah so it is. :huh:

Why didn't I think about that? :istupid:

Nightbreaker laser H1 ordered, will see how long it lasts in a bike, not that I much night riding.

 

still got me night breaker on my bike after 4k miles. didn't bother with main headlamp as didn't want that big transition from full to dipped too intense. riding just dipped is fine with me ATM.


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 01:06 pm

I just ordered for dip for now as that is the mainly used one anyway, trouble is I could only find twin packs so will have a spare anyway, shame they don't both use H1.


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 06:16 pm

Lamp type is written on the lenses - have a look and convince yourself. ;)

As it happens not entirely correct, got my new bulbs today and went to fit the dip one, hang on a smegging minute it's different, it would seem my dip had an H3 in for some reason which is probably why the beam pattern was quite so crap seeing as the bulb is quite a bit shorter.

New one fitted and much brighter with a much better pattern. :good:

On the plus side it means I now have a spare for both sides (I did check the high beam and it is an H3 in there as it should be).


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 06:34 pm

The Headlights on the mk2 really are shockingly poor even with up graded bulbs etc - come winter it's like having two candle lamps on front of bike
Cheap LED sponsor help though

mind you age may play it's part aswell

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 08:20 pm

One day I'll go out in the dark again and find out just what they are like with the new bulb in.... :unsure2: Not if it's cold though..... 


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:18 pm

They are utterly shite, and not alone in bikes of that vintage, the otherwise fab FZS 600 is also dreadful. Small reflectors in 90s fairing designs play a part.

 

Anyone done an LED conversion?



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Posted 20 September 2019 - 11:26 pm

They are utterly shite, and not alone in bikes of that vintage, the otherwise fab FZS 600 is also dreadful. Small reflectors in 90s fairing designs play a part.

 

Anyone done an LED conversion?

 

 

I recently bought a 4TX headlight assembly that has been modified and fitted with LED's,  it is not fitted to my bike at present though so i do not know how effective they may be.


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:11 am

I've tried HID and LED in my old 4tx and in my 9er. Both lamps are a massive improvement in brightness. If correctly installed, the beam pattern remains the same as standard = fewer irate other road users.

 

It's LED for me - the std 9er lamps are also quite poor :punishment:


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 07:13 am

the std 9er lamps are also quite poor :punishment:

 

That's being polite.


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 09:56 am

Why, thank you Sir.

 

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 04:28 pm

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