Lightbulbs on 2010


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Neal12
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Lightbulbs on 2010

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I've only had the bike for 2 years and 25K miles and have already gone thru 4 Sylvania Superstar Ultra low beams. No issues at all with the high beams. Should I be looking for a 'drastic' problem?


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You can measure the voltage to see if you are out of spec.
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Back in the early 2000 when a lot were changing to those bulbs because of their brightness short life of the bulb was a big issue
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joeincalif wrote: Mon Nov 07, 2022 11:51 pm Back in the early 2000 when a lot were changing to those bulbs because of their brightness short life of the bulb was a big issue
The packaging for those bulbs even says they have a shorter life than standard bulbs. I used them on my GL1500 and even had some free ones as a few failed within the warranty period and I kept the receipts. This is what drove me to try the HIDs and now the LEDs (plus the free LED kit I won from the monthly contest - THANK YOU WINGADMIN!).

If you want brighter and whiter light that last a long time, suggest you check the Product Review forum for LED headlights.
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Don't get the Ultras. As posted, they have a very short lifespan. Get the mid grade ones in the blue package. I just got 35K miles out of my last set. My OEM bulbs only lasted 30K miles. Also, before you put it in, put some rubbing alcohol on a paper towel and wipe the bulb glass off. DO NOT Touch it! The oils on your hand create hot spots on the bulb shortening its life. The alcohol will take any dirt/oil off the glass.




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