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Old 07-15-2018, 07:31 AM   #1
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Question Headlight question

My post has asymmetric headlamps and I've been given a really good symmetrical unit. Before I dig beneath the bodywork, is there a sub loom that I can simply remove the existing one and plug the relevant one in or am I gonna need to splice?
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Most likely splice. There is a plug behind the light, but the chances of the plug and wire layout being the same is slim.
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:22 PM   #3
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I looked in the back of the manual at the wiring diagrams and it has a sub section for the asymmetric ending in a junction! Two versions on the same page!
Mine is an European fw.
However, a splice is what I was banking on but I just wondered if anyone had any experience on this.
I've got some of those projecter type spots to fit also.......I'm determined to see where I'm going for once when winter comes!

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Old 07-15-2018, 03:08 PM   #4
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I looked in the back of the manual at the wiring diagrams and it has a sub section for the asymmetric ending in a junction! Two versions on the same page!
Mine is an European fw.
However, a splice is what I was banking on but I just wondered if anyone had any experience on this.
I've got some of those projecter type spots to fit also.......I'm determined to see where I'm going for once when winter comes!

Seems like an awful lot of bother for some decent lighting in winter.

I got a pair of OSRAM Night Racer bulbs and the difference is absolutely amazing

https://www.osram.co.uk/am/ecat/NIGH...t/ZMP_1168301/


I commute 40 miles to and from University each day and during winter it is dusk or night coming home on mostly country roads. Having made the change of bulbs I would never consider changing the headlight units or faffing around trying to mount spots. Not only is the beam brighter it is better spread so that you can see both kerbs at each side of the road.

If you search on ebay you should get a pair of bulbs for less than €30 (well I managed to).

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Old 07-15-2018, 03:52 PM   #5
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Seems like an awful lot of bother for some decent lighting in winter.

I got a pair of OSRAM Night Racer bulbs and the difference is absolutely amazing

https://www.osram.co.uk/am/ecat/NIGH...t/ZMP_1168301/


I commute 40 miles to and from University each day and during winter it is dusk or night coming home on mostly country roads. Having made the change of bulbs I would never consider changing the headlight units or faffing around trying to mount spots. Not only is the beam brighter it is better spread so that you can see both kerbs at each side of the road.

If you search on ebay you should get a pair of bulbs for less than €30 (well I managed to).
If you have a post Kat, you need to watch the wattage, going above the OEM will burn up the plug behind the lamp.

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I looked in the back of the manual at the wiring diagrams and it has a sub section for the asymmetric ending in a junction! Two versions on the same page!
Mine is an European fw.
However, a splice is what I was banking on but I just wondered if anyone had any experience on this.
I've got some of those projecter type spots to fit also.......I'm determined to see where I'm going for once when winter comes!
Vast info for you https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF...com&gws_rd=ssl

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I appreciate your help mate but my current asymmetric setup is very past it and employs two types of bulb. My post model is one of the first and I guess the lighting was an afterthought in the beginning!
I have (two types) of top grade bulbs but the unit itself is now past it. Reflector and lens are very weathered.
I've been kindly given the unit which takes two h4 bulbs and is in mint condition! Coupla joins and two new bulb connectors will be a worthy effort!
Early bike has one side of lamp for dipped beam and then the other comes on also for main. Crappy idea cos folk keep telling me I have a bulb out!

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If you have a post Kat, you need to watch the wattage, going above the OEM will burn up the plug behind the lamp.

They are same wattage as OEM 55/60w

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I appreciate your help mate but my current asymmetric setup is very past it and employs two types of bulb. My post is one of the first and I guess the lighting was an afterthought in the beginning!
I have (two types) of top grade bulbs but the unit itself is now past it. Reflector and lens are very weathered.
I've been kindly given the unit which takes two h4 bulbs and is in mint condition! Coupla joins and two new bulb connectors will be a worthy effort!
Early bike has one side of lamp for dipped beam and then the other comes on also for main. Crappy idea cos folk keep telling me I have a bulb out!
sorry forgot the old GSX-F had a different headlight setup.

Mines a 98 FW so both bulbs going at the same time on dipped.
Definitely worth changing to night racer bulbs for anyone else that has a 98 onwards bike

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Oh hey 92xjunker, the projecters I've got are side mounted auxiliarys, sorry I didn't make things clear! European bike seems to throw folk as well as my diction!

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They are same wattage as OEM 55/60w



sorry forgot the old GSX-F had a different headlight setup.

Mines a 98 FW so both bulbs going at the same time on dipped.
Definitely worth changing to night racer bulbs for anyone else that has a 98 onwards bike
Mine is an fw also! Same bike but they had a change of heart regarding the lights during that year it seems!

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No, I realized your light function is different. It’s just some ideas that might fix your vision issues.
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No, I realized your light function is different. It’s just some ideas that might fix your vision issues.
I do think that's pretty awesome by the way mate!
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