The "Headlight Replacement Bulb Info" Thread

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Postby SS109 » 11:35 am Oct 06 2010

What I did for license plate illumination was to get a set of LED license plate bolts. I just tapped them into the tail light wiring so whenever it is on they are on. They draw almost nothing and work great.
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Postby Coop » 06:40 am Oct 13 2010

gregp wrote:With my DS kit (and 10 AA Ni-Cads wired in series for a battery), when I activate the brake light, the headlight dims a bit. I need the 1157 LED bulb that you have. Where did you get it?


I bought two 1056 LED bulbs on eBay for $2.99 and they work great.
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Postby gregp » 12:46 pm Oct 13 2010

I purchased an 1157 style LED tailight bub from superbrightLEDs.com. I did come across an issue, though. The tail and brake lights work fine, until I turn the headlight on. Then the voltage gets pulled down so far that the LED version will not light at all. A regular bulb would still burn, just not as bright. The LED's require a very tight voltage range to work.
I will install a larger battery to combat this. The ni-cad AA's just do not have enough current and storage capacity.
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Re: The "Headlight Replacement Bulb Info" Thread

Postby eprovenzano » 01:20 pm May 09 2016

I just placed an order for two bullbs from HyperParts.com I spent a whopping $2.74 each delivered... Damn I don't know if I can cover these expensive parts costs.... :mrgreen:

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Re: The "Headlight Replacement Bulb Info" Thread

Postby SS109 » 01:09 am May 24 2016

eprovenzano wrote:Thanks SS109 for the cross reference... It's much appreciated

You're welcome! :mrgreen:
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Re: The "Headlight Replacement Bulb Info" Thread

Postby magpie5 » 03:11 pm May 24 2016

Came across this recently:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191612882755?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

It's a T19 30W LED. Will require DC power though to work correctly. I'll be installing a Trail Tech reg/rec and looping it in to the yellow stator power, and remove the stock regulator.
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Postby CarylAlbert » 01:54 am May 30 2016

Hi..i have to ask you something that If you soldered the terminals together, aren't you running 60 watts all the time, with both the high and low beam filaments burning? I do not know what the stock lighting coil output is rated at, but I would like to run a 55w light on my bike. The stock 30/35w just doesn't cut it for night trail riding.
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Postby SS109 » 01:28 pm May 30 2016

CarylAlbert wrote:Hi..i have to ask you something that If you soldered the terminals together, aren't you running 60 watts all the time, with both the high and low beam filaments burning? I do not know what the stock lighting coil output is rated at, but I would like to run a 55w light on my bike. The stock 30/35w just doesn't cut it for night trail riding.

Yes, if you soldered both terminal together you would be running both filaments. On a stock bulb that would be 50 watts of draw which the stock KDX stator (30-35 watts) can't handle. Consider ditching the stock headlight for a higher power LED setup and do the high output stator mod.
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Re: The "Headlight Replacement Bulb Info" Thread

Postby kinganu » 03:02 pm Jun 23 2017

I replaced my stock 1992 kdx 200 headlight bulb with one made an by outfit called AMBOTHER. I got it off of amazon
It works excellent and just 15.00. Its an led replacement and now I have bright white light that makes my old stock headlight seem like a candle.

Here is a link to the page for anybody that is interested.

https://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Headl ... eplacement
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Re: The "Headlight Replacement Bulb Info" Thread

Postby SS109 » 06:47 am Jun 24 2017

kinganu wrote:I replaced my stock 1992 kdx 200 headlight bulb with one made an by outfit called AMBOTHER. I got it off of amazon
It works excellent and just 15.00. Its an led replacement and now I have bright white light that makes my old stock headlight seem like a candle.

Here is a link to the page for anybody that is interested.

https://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Headl ... eplacement

Are you saying this is a drop in replacement (ie;no modifications) for the stock KDX bulb?
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