Lighting

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Rhys, May 17, 2015.

  1. Rhys

    Rhys Active Member

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    I have a few questions about my 07 Road king.
    1st: Any recommendations on a brighter headlight bulb?
    2nd: I took my light bar off to do some cleaning on them, and when I put it back on I noticed my turn signals stayed on, they don't blink unless I hit the switch. They start and stop blinking with the switch correctly, but stay lit up. I never noticed that before. Do 2007 Road Kings Use the front turn signals as running lights. My rear signals only come on when switched on to turn, they don't stay lit up. I don't recall seeing them on all the time. Anyone have some info on this
     
  2. stray dog

    stray dog Junior Member

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    yes, the fronts stay on. you're all good :s
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    As far as the headlight bulb goes, there is always the 80/100 bulb that many have had good success with. It will need aimed properly and you need to make sure your socket connection are very good.

    scroll down to the Osram/Sylvania

    GermanAutoParts.com
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    +2 . Isn't it amazing the things you don't notice or remember. I bet I have gone to the garage a dozen times after reading a post to see if my bike does or does not do something someone asked. The latest, is that my Electra Glide displays the mileage (not trip A/B) when the trip meter is pushed, even with the ign. switch off (how many people are on the way to the garage to check theirs right now?) :bigsmiley10:
     
  5. Rhys

    Rhys Active Member

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    That's so true. I asked this question to guys that have had the same bike for years, and everyone of them said they had no idea. I got a new bulb and will check it out tonight. Thanks to all, I absolutely:cheers LOVE HDTalking. I can ask anything and people are good to ya.
    Again Thanks.http://www.hdtalking.com/images/bigsmilies/smiley_beer.gif
     
  6. jsvt184

    jsvt184 Active Member

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    Stock headlight is 55 watts, correct? Has anyone had heat issues with putting 80/100 watt bulb in? Stock passing lights are 27 watts. I've replaced mine with 36 watt bulbs I bought at Napa for under $10 each. I think the number is 898. I've had no problem with heat. Some guys say that a 55 watt bulb in your passing lights will melt the socket.
     
  7. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I've read where the wires at the plug can heat up to the point of melting. The fix was to rewire with a heavier gage wire and plug.
     
  8. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    No heat issues with mine or burnt connectors. I do however, check the connection real good when I have it apart. Longevity has been my only detractor of the 80/100. They dont seem to last as long for me.
     
  9. Mongo1958

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    I knew about that one, saw the dude at the dealer do the same thing the get the mileage. Cars do it to
     
  10. hntwrobin

    hntwrobin Active Member

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    On my 99 Road King I run a 130/90 headlight bulb and in the spots I'm running 55 never had an issue.