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Author Topic: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..  (Read 2907 times)

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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2012, 03:55:02 AM »
Durned if I know.  I haven't looked at the lens pattern and I'm not sure I would know if I did.

I did just find some further information about the number though.
Says a Google link, "Lucas part number LLB414 is for right hand drive (RHD) cars. Lucas part number LLB415 is for left hand drive (LHD) cars and is $10 apiece. Please specify."

http://jollyrogersmotors.com/node/364

That seems to say I should be either using #LLB415 for riding in the US.

At one time I also came across this series of headlight bulb that was a "centered" light pattern for motorcycles but  I can't find it now.
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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2012, 01:23:54 PM »
Here is an exercise in headlamp purchasing:::

This first lamp is the "catseye" pattern that I would love to find in a 7 inch glass...   it projects a nice fan, with a central spike.



 
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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2012, 01:26:09 PM »
This next lamp is the one I currently use.  it projects a nicely balanced fan of light - it appears as a horizontal rectangle of light.

1996 Trophy 1200
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1979 XS11 w/vetter terraplane
1981 XS11 streetfighter
1983 Venture Royale
1982 CB750K
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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2012, 01:29:17 PM »
This last lense is a Lucas 7 incher.  Notice the asymetry in the upper left hand corner.

1996 Trophy 1200
2011 RE B5
1979 XS11 w/vetter terraplane
1981 XS11 streetfighter
1983 Venture Royale
1982 CB750K
1971 Triumph Trident
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1966 Sears (puch) 250


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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2012, 04:10:54 PM »
and here is a Bosch H4 unit for the U.S. market.   Notice the lense asymmetry in the right side ....
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1981 XS11 streetfighter
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1982 CB750K
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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2012, 05:12:45 PM »
This is the most aptly named thread I've seen in a while :)

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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2012, 05:56:08 PM »
The Sylvania I have has the cat's eye and seems to be well centered.
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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2012, 06:21:34 PM »
Bare,
Do you have any specific information on the Sylvania bulb that you referenced (part number, etc.)?

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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2012, 06:43:01 PM »
This is the most aptly named thread I've seen in a while :)

Yes it is !  8)
1996 Trophy 1200
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1982 CB750K
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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2012, 06:44:04 PM »
Bare,
Do you have any specific information on the Sylvania bulb that you referenced (part number, etc.)?

Yes, please do share !
1996 Trophy 1200
2011 RE B5
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1981 XS11 streetfighter
1983 Venture Royale
1982 CB750K
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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2012, 06:58:51 PM »
I have the 7" Lucas lens with the asymmetric upper left hand area in the lens.

I assume this is to provide a broad, direct light patch to the left side of the motorcycle while the light towards the right side would be diffused?
This would typically be used in England where they drive in the left hand lane with the curb/sidewalk on the left side.

In any event, I seldom ride at night and on the times I have, the oncoming traffic has not flashed their headlights indicating they are unhappy with my light shining into their faces.
Jim
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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #41 on: September 11, 2012, 06:11:33 AM »
So I was out for a cruise last night and took some darker roads.  All this talk got me wondering about my Minda headlight a bit.  Well I went down some dark back country roads and wouldn't you know it, there's a big dark corner missing from the light pattern in the upper right area on low beam.  It seems the Minda is made for left side of the road driving.  Takinf a look tonight I don't see 'DOT' anywhere on the lens.

No one has ever flashed their brights at me.  Ice has told me that European lights throw their beam lower on the road, whereas US light throw it a bit higher to illuminate street signs.  Maybe that's why I'm not blinding anyone coming at me.

All that said, still sooooooo much better than stock.

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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2012, 06:26:08 PM »
Neither my Lucas headlight or my all metal bullet turn signals have  DOT certification. :)

It's another of my rebellions against against dictatorial Government agencies showing.  ;D
Jim
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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2012, 07:06:04 PM »
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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2012, 09:47:43 PM »
It's a Sylvania SilverStar H6024.
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