550 Headlight

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550 Headlight

Postby TerryG » 26 Dec 2019, 15:00

Is it just mine or are the headlights on these just shit? :roll:
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Re: 550 Headlight

Postby Swampy » 26 Dec 2019, 21:28

TerryG wrote:Is it just mine or are the headlights on these just shit? :roll:


I think that you're right, well what I remember anyway, I never really went out in the dark :shock:
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Re: 550 Headlight

Postby hugojose » 26 Dec 2019, 22:56

...they were considered very good 30 years ago, the period these bikes were made, and very reliable even for today's standard, but of course, compared with HID or LEDs of today they look....well, pale.

………………...I have moved to LEDs, but not because ever failed, but because LEDs consumes so little current.
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Re: 550 Headlight

Postby Stu » 27 Dec 2019, 10:59

Have you replaced the entire headlight unit, or just changed the "bulb"?

Pics and links?
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Re: 550 Headlight

Postby Ivor » 31 Dec 2019, 23:02

LED's are undoubtedly a lot brighter, especially if you do a lot of night time commuting, but they don't always look right on an 'older' bike .
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