Just successfully finished installing my new bulb, what an ordeal! Screw #3 is a p*** in the @ss! Took me about 90 minutes! Glad I didn't pay the dealer. I took a "before" photo last night, will take an "after" tonight. Hopefully it was worth the sweat and tears!
The Scrambler headlight is a reflector housing. These are not designed to be used with xenon bulbs. The conversion kits like the ones on ebay do put a cutoff in them, but it's not a completely clean cutoff like a xenon should be, so there is quite a bit of light spill. While the color is xenon, and they are bright, they don't look "right" compared to a real xenon housing (the automotive forum term being "ricer"), and the light spill is usually troubling to others on the road. I advise against it.
Running a relay kit straight from the battery is a proven way to increase brightness :sunny:without doing scary things like using overrated hotter bulbs :indecisiveness: or using blue tinted bulbs that only give the illusion of better light. :nono:
Eastern Beaver makes high quality H4 lighting kits of exceptional build quality and decently priced:
Motorcycling is scary so I tend to ride with my eyes closed anyway so the headlight doesn't bother me..
On a more serious note my previous bike was '56 BSA A10 (6volts). No problems with that one, we have lighting on most of the roads. If it got too dark I'd just turn on my mobilephone screen and point that forwards. It's just a mindset type of thing.
Lets face it, the seat, the shock, the..... but that Headlight!!! There Must be a way to wire the led 'light ring' to stay on with NO other lights right?? or to wire it for daylight only. Im talking about going Tron on my icon.....
I dont mind adding its own switch which Im sure will be the only way around this... Any electric gurus out there have a nugget or two for my vision.
The bike is far less visible from the front with the LED only, especially if you are a little off angle. I wanted to do the same thing, but considering the NUMBER one thing people say when they hit a motorcycle is "I didn't see them," I decided it wasn't a good idea.
Okay I had a look, the UK and Ireland are the only two countrys in Europe where it is not obligatory to run the light at daytime for motorbikes. It is recommended though. So you guys just go for the extra switch.