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Old 06-26-2014, 03:20 PM   #1
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PIAA H4 60/55=110/100 Xtreme White Bulb for a 990

If there's a post or posts about trying different bulbs on this site, I couldn't find it, (for the self appointed "search police" ) so here's my question:

Has anyone tried one of these?

http://www.ktmtwins.com/piaa-h4-60-5...0-xtreme-white

How does it compare to the stock bulb...

It seems that the only option to gain light output is to spend $235 on the European headlight assembly? Plus another$50 for a good bulb? http://www.ktmtwins.com/piaa-h7-55-110w-xtreme-white
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:29 PM   #2
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Don't waste your money, the reviews favour Philips extream or Osram bulbs, and you get two for the same money. Do a search the Euro reflector, makes quite a difference. Or add a could of LED lamps.
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:49 PM   #3
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http://www.candlepowerinc.com/pdfs/I...verwattage.pdf

Forget the "illegal" part, high wattage bulbs are snake oil.
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Don't waste your money, the reviews favour Philips extream or Osram bulbs, and you get two for the same money. Do a search the Euro reflector, makes quite a difference. Or add a could of LED lamps.
Thanks for your thoughts... I hadn't thought about the "watt" pitch of the bulb, any higher wattage would result in more amperage (watts = amps x volts)
So you have the euro headlight kit in your bike?

I like the idea of having a separate bulb for low beam

What's the maximum wattage of bulb can one use before you start to melt the refractor? The stock bulb is 60/55 watts, which would draw a maximum of 5 amps. I think the fuse size for the headlight is 10 amps, which means the bulb size could theoretically be 120 watts, but I think the heat build up is what would determine the maximum size of bulb....
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:50 PM   #5
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FYI, KTMPartshouse lists the euro headlight for $172.
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FYI, KTMPartshouse lists the euro headlight for $172.
Part #? Please.
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FYI, KTMPartshouse lists the euro headlight for $172.
Thank you very much sir. I did not know of ktmpartshouse before now!!!! That's an impressive savings of $63 !!!!!!
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Thanks for your thoughts... I hadn't thought about the "watt" pitch of the bulb, any higher wattage would result in more amperage (watts = amps x volts)
So you have the euro headlight kit in your bike?

I like the idea of having a separate bulb for low beam

What's the maximum wattage of bulb can one use before you start to melt the refractor? The stock bulb is 60/55 watts, which would draw a maximum of 5 amps. I think the fuse size for the headlight is 10 amps, which means the bulb size could theoretically be 120 watts, but I think the heat build up is what would determine the maximum size of bulb....
I've the SE, I read an articular that did a test on the PIAA against others, the higher wattage was snake oil as chuck pointed out, its the heat that can cause potential damage and they are illegal in the UK.

Euro reflector is just a better design.

I'll try and find the articles.

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accesso...e-light-winter

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=613533&page=2
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