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Author Topic: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..  (Read 2825 times)

The_Rigger

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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2012, 05:38:04 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

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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #46 on: September 15, 2012, 12:22:46 AM »
Got my new headlight today: the preassembled kit.  Now I get to un-preassemble it to add the "visor".  Been reading up on the job on other threads here - I'm not afraid!

It uses a Minda bulb, and has a parking light to, as Gremlin puts it, "illuminate the lense"...

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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2012, 03:52:22 AM »
I'm with Arizoni on the non-dot rebellion. Converted to the 7" Lucas with foreign glass before the start of last winter and fitted a Sylvania  55/69 halogen bulb )with mods to make it fit) as the original light reminded me too much of my 1972 Mototrans Ducati 250 24 horas headlight which would not excite a glow-worm let alone allow you to see and be seen. Have not had any charging problems and much of my commute driving has been early dark mornings and in winter night time. Maybe that's just luck or perhaps by 2011 Enfield had sorted any charging issues.
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1969 Ducati 350 Desmo Racer
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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #48 on: September 21, 2012, 07:28:23 PM »
Pre-assembled 7 headlight kit with visor installed!  Had to un-pre-assemble the kit to install the visor, but it was easy pickin's.  The lamp is a Minda housing with a parking light which connects directly to the two spare wire ends that were floating in my factory headlight.  Parking bulb looks cool, but a bit unnecessary since there really isn't a time I would want just my parking lights on - is there?  Don't answer that.

The low beam is literally a brilliant improvement over the stock.  The high beam has a distracting triangular dark patch that points like an arrow straight ahead, right where I want light to see.  The pic shows the short-range effect - doesn't seem like much of a problem, but stretched out over the road, it's a dark area right where you want to see!  Anyone else with this lamp experience this?

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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #49 on: September 21, 2012, 07:35:46 PM »
Looks pretty dark along the curb-line as well !

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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #50 on: September 21, 2012, 08:27:30 PM »
I'd say you're right!  I was sitting on the bike on it's center stand - the beam is pointing higher than it does while I'm riding...

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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2012, 08:53:54 PM »
Yup, low beam is way better, high beam looks as you said.  I never use high beam at night, don't need to :)

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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2012, 10:14:39 PM »
The bright left side and the darkened right side of the lit image looks like it was made for the parts of the world that drives in the left hand lane.

The people in India, England and Oz would like it.
Not so good for the US though.
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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #53 on: September 21, 2012, 10:18:48 PM »
Yes, but in practice it works fine in the US too.  I can still see better than I did with stock and no one has ever flashed their lights at me at night when I'm on low beam.  Euro spec lights throw their light lower in general.  US spec lights are higher to help illuminate overhead road signs.

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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #54 on: September 23, 2012, 02:46:03 AM »
The high beam has a distracting triangular dark patch that points like an arrow straight ahead, right where I want light to see.  The pic shows the short-range effect - doesn't seem like much of a problem, but stretched out over the road, it's a dark area right where you want to see!  Anyone else with this lamp experience this?

I have a 7 inch Minda as well. Pattern on mine is nice, shining where I need it on low and high.  Mine came from a Royal Enfield Canada. The numbers on the bulb are like this...

On the bottom of the bulb face is
MINDA
51140-615

on the right side of the bulb facing it is a bunch of numbers just below the fan pattern
HCR    50R
00       00
E9       E9 (both in circles)
    12.5
1856    1856

Not sure what any of that means, but I like the light it puts out.
oh and the parking light I use when pulling into a lot full of 'that American bike' riders. Seems to make them sigh when they see how stunning the Royal Enfield looks and can be purchased for less than the cost of the exhaust system on their bikes.
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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #55 on: September 23, 2012, 11:14:05 AM »
Lotta numbers - I'll take a look at mine.

I wonder if Gremlin doesn't have a point.  Maybe I need to point it down just a bit - get that dark spot down below where I'm trying to see...

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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2012, 09:50:35 PM »
Desibike , your E9 in a circle means that the component has been approved by Spain for importation into the European Union , just saying.
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1969 Ducati 350 Desmo Racer
1972 Mototrans Ducati 250 24 Horas
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Re: Headlight change out, ad infinitium..
« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2012, 11:29:49 PM »
Good to know... Lol just incase I go on a long road trip
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