What is a bright, fairly reasonably priced, headlight bulb upgrade for my '95?
Thanks guys. I went ahead and ordered the PIAA HS-1 Super Plasma GT-X like Small's has. The stock bulb is a very yellowish dim 35w, on a new battery, and the PIAA bulb is supposed to be as bright as a 55w. I didn't want to put a 60/55w bulb in because of the '95 electrical system's smaller capacity.
While searching for info I did see some brighter upgrades for my '08 (60/55w bulb) that I might have to get later on.
The PIAA bulb is definitely brighter but still inadequate in my opinion. We've got a lot of deer in Michigan and I need to see them with enough time to react. I'm still doing updates on the bike so I haven't ridden it yet but I've had it sitting next to my 08 in the driveway at night and it's not as bright/white as the stock bulb in the '08. The other difference is that the beam on the PIAA is more focused and the beam from the '08 is more diffused and covers a wider area.Any updates on the performance of the PIAA bulb? The light output coming from my '93 is scary low IMO. I'm afraid even if I replace the stock halogen with a slightly higher output bulb I still won't be happy. I know guys who do H4 to HID conversions but I'm not sure how easy it is to do on the older TWs. I'm looking at LEDs
They spread light everywhere. Definitely not for traffic use unless you dim it down alot. You could do the switch mod to the stock switch and then run the led on a toggle. In traffic turn off the LED and turn on the stocker. One model 44 is way brighter than the stock headlight on the old bike.