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Old 5th November 2005, 09:40   #1
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Its been talked about in the car forums,not in bikes....

All mobikers must have faced this problem...

from Tata Sumoz,Indicaz,and of course the lorries.
U r blinded and you slow down

The headlight beam just isn't enuff for night riding.

But it cud be improved...with better lights,mods.


I have halogen 35W fitted...but it still isn't enuff..

Anyone with experience in this segment ...
can you throw some light on this too....??
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Old 5th November 2005, 09:45   #2
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well a friend of mine has used the crystal visons from philips in his pulsar,so i think it can be done..
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Old 5th November 2005, 10:25   #3
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Well...all bikes use 35W

But Philips is nowhere under 45W.

Wudn't that cause burden on the battery then?

Does any one know about the extra coilings that
many talk about to increase Wattage(power)??
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my fiero uses a AC wiring (other fieros have DC) and a higher rating coil which supports only a 55/60w bulb....it will fuse a 35w the moment i turn on the light.....
infact this was from TVS, dont know if anyone makes kits outside!
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avenger and eliminator had 60/55W by default ; one of the best headlights in business
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Hey Thanks Dude,I'll find out at TVS soon.
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Hey Thanks Dude,I'll find out at TVS soon.
make his bike one of the kind in india. and abt the kit too i think teh same. anyway enquire and post abt it here
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avenger and eliminator had 60/55W by default ;
if i remember correctly, only the eliminator had 60/55 W bulb run on the battery; the avenger has a 35/35 W being run on the alternator...

as for the low light problem, i'm afraid just replacing the bulb with a higher wattage one might not solve the problem; you might have to rewire the electricals, and make your headlight run on the battery to get required results- but mind, that's a hefty job, including fitting a higher amp battery (at least 5 amp).

as for a low-cost solution, you'll have to make do with a 45W bulb, which will give a marginal increase in brightness.

speaking of the best lamps in the business, i've found four that are the best of the current crop; (the now defunct) eliminator, royal enfield bullet, pulsar, and zma.... i'm referring to stock bikes, of course....
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no you are wrong

I own an avenger and its NOT connected via battery.

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if you read my post carefully, JK, you shall see what i said;

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only the eliminator had 60/55 W bulb run on the battery; the avenger has a 35/35 W being run on the alternator...
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sorry mate. i apologize
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Hey Thanks Dude,I'll find out at TVS soon.
I would not recommend a 55/60 on a victor as u might want to go for extra coil winding! however opt for a good 35/35 phillips halogen which will serve ur purpose much better.
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Originally Posted by hellmet
Its been talked about in the car forums,not in bikes....

All mobikers must have faced this problem...

from Tata Sumoz,Indicaz,and of course the lorries.
U r blinded and you slow down

The headlight beam just isn't enuff for night riding.

But it cud be improved...with better lights,mods.


I have halogen 35W fitted...but it still isn't enuff..

Anyone with experience in this segment ...
can you throw some light on this too....??
yeah having a 35w halogen is also not enuff. infact in unicorn the prob is worse. very very weak headlamps
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can someone help me out.a friend of mine wants to change his bulb on his kinetic honda.can you suggest a good one that will be brighter.if possible a whitish bulb.
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for a kinetic you dont have many options.you can either get a normall bulb for about 15 - 20 bucks or a halogen for about 45 - 60.the only thing is the reflectors in the kinetic , marvel and the older activas arent good enough to spread the light properly and hence you only get a spot instead of a wide spread beam.thats what i have heard.but when you get it opened up make sure you clean the reflector and the inner part of the cover well.i had done this some time back and put the normal bulb for 15 bucks and the light was really bright and lit up the road well.hope that helped.


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