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Headlight bulb ( Oh NO!! – not again!! )

My low beam light died last evening – and I would like to know recommendations of the board as to replacement.

I know that lighting in general ( and ad nauseum ) has been beat to death here, so I really have only these criteria:

1) A direct replacement low beam

2) desirous of equal to greater light output ( without violating #1 )

3) able to be shopped locally ( not from oh, say zimbabwe, where they are mined in a complete vacuum, for freshness )

4) Ought not be more money than would say, the cost to rub out your mother-in-law )

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Grand Auto, kragen, Pep Boys, Kmart, Walmart, Target.

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I can safely assume your lighting troubles have been resolved and you can join us in ride tomorow morning?

Short notice I know.

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Ahh, no.

See:

Nor cal Ride on saturday?

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Low beam bulb: PIAA H1 55w / 100w output, part # 11455

High beam bulb: Hella H7 55w +50, part #78119?

These both resulted in much improved night vision while maintaining stock bulb wattage. I used the Hella and PIAA websites to find dealers. PIAA had a local rep, while the Hella I had to mail order. About $20 apiece.

Make sure your headlight is aimed high enough.
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Thanks very much! I found a 'made in Germany' bulb on Sunday ( $4.35 ) 55 watt, and it works.

Went to ~7 stores ( 2 donorcycle[ my doctor calls them such ], 1 big chain auto parts, 2 M/C dealer [ Ducati/KTM and Honda/Kawi ], 2 big box retailers [Target/Walmart ] - nuthin', zip, nada.
Went to small chain local 'murkin auto store they had one.
$4.35.
Wow.

Will get the H1 & H7 PIAA/and or Hella ones for insertion, put the others on the shelf.

thanks again,

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Told ya! You can get it locally

Umm, What was the parts store name?

Did you buy a spare?

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Monument.
They have a store in Concord, I believe.
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And one in Martinez too within a long walk of my house. That's usually my first stop when I'm looking for something. They even have one in Livermore.
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