Headlight upgrade scared of the dark.

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by AZDave, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. AZDave

    AZDave Active Member

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    I do my best to be home by sunset but this week I was out riding in the dark. The headlights on my 09 Heritage just do not cut it. I was looking in the HD catalog and there is a halogen upgrade. Has anyone installed it? What have you done to light the way?
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I liked using my passing lights at night on my baggers it lit up both sides of the road and then some
     
  4. Duffer

    Duffer Active Member

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    Osram is awesome. Big difference
     
  5. AZDave

    AZDave Active Member

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    I am going to order some Monday. Thanks once again for all the help.
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    AZDave, you will really like the Osram 80/100W bulb, it literally is 3 or 4 times brighter on low beam then the original OEM bulb (surprisingly it is an Osram 50/60W) and actually spreads light side by side a bit as well, so you do not feel like riding in a "tunnel", I know the feeling of claustrophobia with the old bulb and pitch black moonless night...! Thought I would provide pix of bulb type and headlight shell disassembly drawing for reference.
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  7. Big Rol

    Big Rol Active Member

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    So this osram bulb just snaps in as a direct replacement?
     
  8. Bobbiegs

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    Replace your stock bulb with a "Pia" vibration resistant white light bulb at about $ 60.00. You will not believe the difference and it is a relatively inexpensive fix. Bob.
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    This one is only about $12 and no doubt will work just as well.
     
  10. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    That's how it was on my Street Glide. Hopefully a member with your type bike will also confirm how easy it is.