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Over the past year I've tried a couple of things to improve the quality of my headlight.
Following the sage advice here, first I replaced the original bulb with the Silverstars H4.
Much better.

Then I replaced the H4 with the H6024XV sealed beam.

MUCH better.

Today after still wishing I could see the road better I took the simplest solution of all.
I finally adjusted the headlight per the Haynes manual.

Let's just say it was WAY high.
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You're no idiot, by any standards.

You've learned and then shared your knowledge with us.

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Idiot!? No Way!. Man Law would not allow us to read the directions for at least a year and you made it twice that long. You are a testament to the fine standards we know and embrace as man! Our genetics blessed us in this approach to problem solving and it up to each of us to continue to develop and mature in this philosophy on dealing with life's mysteries. Manuals, maps, asking for help,.... ha! Where's the adventure with those resources....
 

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I found the same thing and adjusted it after a couple nite rides. By the way, i've only ridden at nite a couple times.
 

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Daz, I've been avoiding night riding because I couldn't see, but maybe now I'll be out there more. lol
 

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I don't just because i feel it's much more dangerous. I know a lot of people will take issue with that, but thats they way i feel. So i only do it if necassary such as i go somewhere and don't make it back b4 dark.
 

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I feel the same way about driving at night...can't half see so I try not to do it. I am interested with replacing the current light with a sealed beam (H6024XV)! Can I get that at my local auto parts store and is it a direct replacement w/o mods? :cool:
 

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Matrix, it should be available at most auto parts stores.
You basically remove the entire bulb and reflector assembly and replace it with the sealed beam. Viola!
 

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Silverado57,

So you should REALLY like that sealed beam now!?!
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Matrix04,

It's also available at Amazon. See previous thread HERE.

It IS a direct replacement. However, mine rattled so bad I put a wrap of 1/4" diameter nylon rope around the back of the sealed beam and under the back retainer ring to keep it tight. :wink:

[ This message was edited by: road_dog on 2006-12-08 20:23 ]
 

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I remember when i first got my 05 america i had the same problem. Then i realized that coming from the factory it was shining way up in the air. I found a "level" parking log with a building on it. I loosened up the adjusters so that I could bump the headlight up and down with my hand. Then at night i went to the lot and pulled up to the building where i could see where the light shone on the side of the wall and lowered it down alot. For the final adjustment I pulled out on a dark road and bumped the beam back up to where the big rectangle of light was about 50 feet out in front of me. Big difference. Years ago I remember having a gold wing with a knob on the dash i could raise and lower the beam by hand. Out on a dark road I remember that i put my high beams on and cranked the adjuster down so that the beam was about 50 feet out ahead of me and i just left it there high beams on 24 hours a day. Visibility was great and it was low enough so that it didn't bother anyone at stop lights.

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On 2006-12-08 12:59, Silverado57 wrote:
Daz, I've been avoiding night riding because I couldn't see, but maybe now I'll be out there more. lol

All you need now is a "crash bar" for the Deer


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Erwin, on my ride home in the dark this evening through Hunterdon and Warren Counties, the deer were heavy on my mind.

But at least now I can SEE them! :razz:
 

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Oh dear... oh, deer!

Good on ya, to be able to ride at this late stage of the calendar!

Stay safe.
 

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Hey guys, after I too adjusted by light down, I also added a Triumph light bar. It looks good, gives me more light on the street, and most important, makes me a whole lot more visable to other cars.
 

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Funny that, had exactly the same on mine. It was doing a great job of guiding Qantas jets into Perth International before I shifted it.

I'm left wondering what Pre delivery inspection actually means. :wink:
 

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On 2006-12-11 20:47, DOUBLEL wrote:
...... I also added a Triumph light bar .....
Got any pics mate. They're not legal here I think but that doesn't mean I wouldn't use 'em :lgh:
 

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I don't have a picture, but they should be on Triumph's web site. I can't believe they would not be legal in Perth, as I said, they make the rider more visable. They don't put an on coming vehicle at a disadvantage that should keep them from being street legal. Anyway, I love 'em, and run with them on even in the daylight.
 

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Got any pics mate. They're not legal here I think but that doesn't mean I wouldn't use 'em :lgh:
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kind of a crappy picture but you get the idea

 
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