Auxilary Light bulbs

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by PeteINny, May 22, 2010.

  1. PeteINny

    PeteINny Active Member

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    Has anyone changed their auxilary light bulbs from the standard 27watt to the 50watt? Definately a difference in the light as well as the heat on the lens. Is it too much? Anybody ever have problems with this?
     
  2. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

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    I replaced mine with the 886 bulb a few years ago.
    Never had a problem and the increase in light was appreciated.
     
  3. PeteINny

    PeteINny Active Member

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    Thanks gus, have you ever had a problem with lens haze. The inside of my lens has a haze on them. I'm not sure how to clean them, any suggestions? I'm sure that will improve visability a bit.
     
  4. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

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    Can't help you with the haze as I've never had the problem.
    Good luck.
     
  5. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Remove the lens from the pot and remove the bulb. Do not touch the glass on the bulb, if you do your fingers will leave oil on the glass. Wash the bulb will alcohol if you did touch it. I soak a soft cloth in a mild soapy water and feed it inside the lens and take a long wooden spoon handle and swish it in side the lens and then rinse with clear water.
    kemo
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  7. Barney Biker

    Barney Biker Member

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    Had a friend put the higher wattage bulbs in and he has what looks like melted lens on the inside now.
    Be careful.

    Barney Biker
    07 EG
     
  8. PeteINny

    PeteINny Active Member

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    Thanks for the replys. I think I will try the 886 bulbs as they appear much brighter. First things first, I'll have to clean the inside of the lens. Glider thanks for the section on cleaning the lens. I could not find it.
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Everything is categorized according to topic. Bulbs are in the electrical section etc.:D