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    Senior Member nfpgasmask's Avatar
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    So my headlight's low beam crapped out already. So much for aftermarket parts from Japan. It uses a weird MICHIBA H4 12V 35/35W 1204 bulb. Now, I can easily find 65/55w H4s, but I am worried, would this burn to hot or blow a fuse or could I use a 65/55w with no issues?



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    Usually you'll only find 35/35 in stock at motorcycle dealers. Fortunately they're a rare exception in that they're cheaper than automotive counterparts.



    Around 15 bucks at Yamaha.



    Your late model's charging system will support a 55/55, but you may get excess heat buildup in that small housing. If it has either a plastic reflector, plastic lens or plastic housing I'd limit it at 35/35. Plastic parts tend to melt with high wattage bulbs and clear plastic lenses will go yellow on you even if they don't outright melt.



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    You can use a LED headlight. I don't see any possible way that can blow a fuse. H-4

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    Senior Member nfpgasmask's Avatar
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    Thanks, guys. I will see about LED and maybe I will just try a higher wattage bulb. The housing is metal and the lens is glass, so I might be ok.



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    If he goes LED,wouldn't he have to change a relay or two?.Unless I've missed the point completely?.

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    Pretty sure the 01-up come with a 55w bulb. Piaa makes good bulbs "expensive" or you could do a HID light

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    Cheapcycleparts.com lists OEM bulb for TW200 years 2003 forward as 12v 60/55w halogen. Sells for $15.89

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    Yeah, I just put a H3 55/65W in and it works, gets hotter for sure, but my headlight is all metal so I hope it is ok. We'll see.



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