<
 
 
 
 
>
hide You are viewing an archived web page, collected at the request of Road Star Clinic using Archive-It. This page was captured on 01:51:08 Feb 25, 2018, and is part of the Road Star Clinic Closure collection. The information on this web page may be out of date. See All versions of this archived page. Loading media information

This is an archived version of the Road Star Clinic. The Road Star Clinic can now be found at www.roadstarclinic.com. Please join us there!

Road Star Forum
Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?
Go to bottom Post Reply Favoured: 3
TOPIC: Re:Headlight Info
#1007326
rginsbtx (User)
Junior Boarder
Posts: 126
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: San Antonio, Tx
Re:Headlight Info 10 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
When buying halogen bulbs a couple of things to look for,
where it is made and Bulb Life.
The Chinese stuff does not last long, and if they cannot tell you where it was made, forget it.
I do A/V work and lighting. I bought what I thought were good bulbs for MR16 Spot lights. Man, some of those lamps failed the next day. Bought name brand, no more problems. And the name brand did not cost much more.

The lower power lamps will last longer. The higher wattage lamps burn out faster because of more amperage used to light the filament.

rg
 
Logged Logged  
 
2005 Road Star Silverado Midnight Star
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#1007335
Shores (User)
Go getchur scooter!
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 6961
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Puyallup, WA
Re:Headlight Info 10 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
DK on your bulb issue, but I ride with my high beam during the day and save my low beam for night, which I rarely do.
 
Logged Logged  
 

The west is the best - Jim Morrison
Photo by GreenMachine
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#1007353
Doc_V (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 6530
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Re:Headlight Info 10 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
rginsbtx wrote:
When buying halogen bulbs a couple of things to look for,
where it is made and Bulb Life.
The Chinese stuff does not last long, and if they cannot tell you where it was made, forget it.
I do A/V work and lighting. I bought what I thought were good bulbs for MR16 Spot lights. Man, some of those lamps failed the next day. Bought name brand, no more problems. And the name brand did not cost much more.

The lower power lamps will last longer. The higher wattage lamps burn out faster because of more amperage used to light the filament.

rg


Oh boy, don't even get me started on the whole, bulbs have gone to $#!T compared to what they used to be. Even the name brand bulbs are no guarantee anymore. And while I too avoid the Chinese made stuff like the plague, the non-Chinese bulbs aren't much better. Used to be household bulbs would last YEARS! Now is a matter of month's ...if you're lucky!

Now get off my gall-dang lawn!
 
Logged Logged  
 


It\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s been lots of fun guys... Thank you Gram and catch you all on the other site.
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#1007369
takehikes (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 5142
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Napa,CA
Re:Headlight Info 10 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I run sealed beams in my 68 F100 and my one on my Roadie. Works just fine.....Nope not as bright as some but then I jsut slow down a bit.
 
Logged Logged  
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#1007400
Bigrigme (User)
Chris
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 3176
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Canton, Ohio Birthdate: 1985-03-11
Re:Headlight Info 10 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I have the Trucklite set as well. Wouldn't trade them.



The thing to remember with LEDs is that they are a directional light. Look at one from the side and then rotate it to head on and you'll know once you're dead straight with it. The stock lenses do not direct the light anywhere, just all over. They look bright when head on but the reality is that you just made it worse for yourself. Not only will you not get as much forward light but you've now blinded the cars coming at you. You really need to step up to an Adjure style lens if going to led. They need the proper rear reflector bucket and lens to be efficient. Think I'm bluffing you? Look at a led bulb that you can buy to drop in to your stock bucket. How many LEDs are on it? There will be several usually, especially on the cheap ones. Sometimes on more than one side. Now on the same token,my Trucklite operates on one single LED per light beam. The proper housing and lens does more with one led than a bulb does with several. To me, there's no way I'd run just the bulb.


 
Logged Logged  
 
2004 Roadstar Silverado

  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#1007450
MaiRoadie (User)
Gold Boarder
Posts: 847
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Watervliet, NY Birthdate: 1976-11-22
Re:Headlight Info 10 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Bigrigme wrote:
I have the Trucklite set as well. Wouldn't trade them.



The thing to remember with LEDs is that they are a directional light. Look at one from the side and then rotate it to head on and you'll know once you're dead straight with it. The stock lenses do not direct the light anywhere, just all over. They look bright when head on but the reality is that you just made it worse for yourself. Not only will you not get as much forward light but you've now blinded the cars coming at you. You really need to step up to an Adjure style lens if going to led. They need the proper rear reflector bucket and lens to be efficient. Think I'm bluffing you? Look at a led bulb that you can buy to drop in to your stock bucket. How many LEDs are on it? There will be several usually, especially on the cheap ones. Sometimes on more than one side. Now on the same token,my Trucklite operates on one single LED per light beam. The proper housing and lens does more with one led than a bulb does with several. To me, there's no way I'd run just the bulb.





Does the trucklite fit with no spacers or modifications to the stock bucket?
Thanks
 
Logged Logged  
 

LEARN TO SWIM, LEARN TO SWIM, LEARN TO SWIM
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#1007451
Bigrigme (User)
Chris
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 3176
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Canton, Ohio Birthdate: 1985-03-11
Re:Headlight Info 10 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
MaiRoadie wrote:
Bigrigme wrote:
I have the Trucklite set as well. Wouldn't trade them.



The thing to remember with LEDs is that they are a directional light. Look at one from the side and then rotate it to head on and you'll know once you're dead straight with it. The stock lenses do not direct the light anywhere, just all over. They look bright when head on but the reality is that you just made it worse for yourself. Not only will you not get as much forward light but you've now blinded the cars coming at you. You really need to step up to an Adjure style lens if going to led. They need the proper rear reflector bucket and lens to be efficient. Think I'm bluffing you? Look at a led bulb that you can buy to drop in to your stock bucket. How many LEDs are on it? There will be several usually, especially on the cheap ones. Sometimes on more than one side. Now on the same token,my Trucklite operates on one single LED per light beam. The proper housing and lens does more with one led than a bulb does with several. To me, there's no way I'd run just the bulb.





Does the trucklite fit with no spacers or modifications to the stock bucket?
Thanks


The headlight itself fits with no problems. The passing lights fit the older sealed beam buckets perfectly except you have to remove the switch as it hits the light housing. If you have the H3 replaceable bulb style passing lamps, you need to add rubber around the trim ring to secure the light. The sealed beam buckets are 4.5" and the newer H3 buckets are 4.7".
 
Logged Logged  
 
2004 Roadstar Silverado

  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#1007454
Jclevesque (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 1461
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Moncton, NB, Canada
Re:Headlight Info 10 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Bigrigme is that pic while driving with high beams? Man that is bright!
 
Logged Logged  
 
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#1007455
Bigrigme (User)
Chris
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 3176
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Canton, Ohio Birthdate: 1985-03-11
Re:Headlight Info 10 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Jclevesque wrote:
Bigrigme is that pic while driving with high beams? Man that is bright!

Yes, it is high beams. They are bright but that's only 50% of the benefit of led. The color is the other 50%. These are pure white, not the fake blue color. When I line up next to halogens, they are extremely yellow in comparison.
 
Logged Logged  
 
2004 Roadstar Silverado

  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#1007456
MaiRoadie (User)
Gold Boarder
Posts: 847
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Watervliet, NY Birthdate: 1976-11-22
Re:Headlight Info 10 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Nice. Thank you.
 
Logged Logged  
 

LEARN TO SWIM, LEARN TO SWIM, LEARN TO SWIM
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
Go to top Post Reply
Powered by FireBoardget the latest posts directly to your desktop
...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... ...................................................................... -->
New Forum Posts


The Road Star Clinic is a collaborative community of riders who archive and publish user contributed technical data about Yamaha Road Star motorcycles.

Copyright 2003-2007 Road Star Clinic and its respective authors.
<-- -->