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 Post subject: xb9r lights
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:29 pm 
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hoping an expert can throw some light on this my bike has what seems like a candle for a headlight I've read forums about light mods were you can have both lights on but one is full beam so not really what I wanted from what I've read their is no way to have both lights on as dipped beam is their anything I can do were I could do the mod and have a less powerful bulb in the full beam or a bulb upgrade for the dipped I'm also 20 and have limited knowledge on mechanics but will have a go cheers


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 Post subject: Re: xb9r lights
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:03 pm 
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it could be the silver reflective backing inside the lamps has come off ?...
HD did a recall years ago for exchanging them ,on mine the HD dealer put them in incorrectly the wrong side :rotfl:
even though they are marked left & right go figure :headbang:
but they never were a bright light at night TBH
i think people have tried HID conversions but the space on the xbr is a bit tight
good luck :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: xb9r lights
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:34 pm 
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Unfortunately the headlight on a Firebolt is Rubbish!

I have a NOS unit to put in to see if that improves it...... :sad1:

I'd be interested if anyone has had any level of success with either higher power bulbs (halogen) or some reliable LED equivalents that aren't going to melt stuff.

I suspect I'll just have to continue riding something else in the dark!


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 Post subject: Re: xb9r lights
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:22 pm 
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..or ride with someone who has good lights Jez ?

i once rode back from Poole to Southampton bloody frightening
(Beef :worthy: was back from Afghanistan :worthy: )
although i did have on a Simpson Bandit with a dark visor
which funnily enough didn't make it any better lOl

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 Post subject: Re: xb9r lights
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:53 pm 
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thanx for quick response I'll check silver out tomorrow their a bit scary at night I've ordered some new bulbs same h3 55w but their supposed to be 110% brighter they only got something like 200 hours in them a 20 quid a set but if it means I haven't got use cats eyes as Braille ill give them a go


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 Post subject: Re: xb9r lights
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:54 pm 
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Hey I don't sell them but I do like them. Have a look at Rigid industries Dually LED lights. They do little ones for bikes, take little power and loads of grief. They aren't cheap but they do work. Have a look on YuoTube. I use them on a boat and they do take shock loads and vibration.
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 Post subject: Re: xb9r lights
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:01 pm 
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On the other-hand Chiz procured me a 6 foot double florescent light for my summerhouse so I can see what I am doing when I next work on his bike. He may have another but they would be a hassle if you filtering in traffic. :hehe: :hehe:

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 Post subject: Re: xb9r lights
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:58 am 
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Tadpole wrote:
On the other-hand Chiz procured me a 6 foot double florescent light for my summerhouse so I can see what I am doing when I next work on his bike. He may have another but they would be a hassle if you filtering in traffic. :hehe: :hehe:

wouldnt be a problem if you fitted it lengthways,anyway i thought you converted my lights both to work on low beam :worthy: XYZ-01

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 Post subject: Re: xb9r lights
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:30 am 
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https://www.facebook.com/marcel.lightning.leds/

There is this going on in facebook, I believe the first production run is sold, orders in for the next

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 Post subject: Re: xb9r lights
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:05 pm 
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Chiz_4 wrote:
Tadpole wrote:
On the other-hand Chiz procured me a 6 foot double florescent light for my summerhouse so I can see what I am doing when I next work on his bike. He may have another but they would be a hassle if you filtering in traffic. :hehe: :hehe:

wouldnt be a problem if you fitted it lengthways,anyway i thought you converted my lights both to work on low beam :worthy: XYZ-01


I connected yours the wrong way round so they shine black light instead of white :rotfl: :rotfl:
Out on mine tonight but it was chilly and spins up easy on the white lines. :o

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 Post subject: Re: xb9r lights
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:22 pm 
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Tadpole wrote:
Chiz_4 wrote:
Tadpole wrote:
On the other-hand Chiz procured me a 6 foot double florescent light for my summerhouse so I can see what I am doing when I next work on his bike. He may have another but they would be a hassle if you filtering in traffic. :hehe: :hehe:

wouldnt be a problem if you fitted it lengthways,anyway i thought you converted my lights both to work on low beam :worthy: XYZ-01


I connected yours the wrong way round so they shine black light instead of white :rotfl: :rotfl:
Out on mine tonight but it was chilly and spins up easy on the white lines. :o

Yeah bit like when you rewired my microwave,now it freezes things :rotfl:

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 Post subject: Re: xb9r lights
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:24 am 
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:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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