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post #1 of 8 Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 4:23 pm Thread Starter
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MotoLight replcment bulb

Has any one replaced a 35 watt Bulb with a 55 Watt bulb on their set of Motolights ?

I have the original 35 Watt Kit from 4 years ago and lost a bulb last week.
I know they are cover by warranty, but they have them hardware stores for about $4.95.(shipping and time will cost more then that)
Is there anything to upgrade like Relay, Fuse or harness wise if you replace a 35 watt with a 55 watt bulb ?

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post #2 of 8 Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 4:39 pm
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Re: MotoLight replcment bulb

Nope....I use a 50 watt from Home Depot....When I get home I can give bulb #...But Im sure you can find without


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Re: MotoLight replcment bulb

I believe that MotoLight offers the 55w but not free replacments for them.
Purty sure you can use auto parts versions...........

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Found this info on the Motolight website:

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Motolights® come standard with a 35 watt halogen MR16 bulb. With its 8 degree beam spread the halogen bulb increases daytime visibility making it easier for on-coming traffic to see the motorcycle, while increasing nighttime visibility for the rider. A 50 watt MR16 halogen bulb and a 50 watt MR16 amber bulb are optionally available.

This is good info as I will switch out to the 50 watt as well. Great idea.

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Re: MotoLight replcment bulb

I switched to 50 w. Will cost about $15.00 w/tax at Home Depot (for the pair). They're in the landscaping lighting section (12v); it's the Malibu MRT16 Halogen bulb (with reflector). I think every lumen you can get in making yourself more visible is worth it.

Quite a bit brighter than the 35w.

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Re: MotoLight replcment bulb

Look here: http://www.bulbamerica.com/EYS-42w-1...ategory_id=192

Much cheaper and lots of options! I went with 42W bulbs which are plenty bright. Pay attention to the beam pattern and whether or not the bulb has front glass (which you do not need)

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Re: MotoLight replcment bulb

I thought I had one go out while at Big Bend. It turns out the the wire broke right at the junction where it goes into the ceramic disc that the bulb plugs into.

I squashed one of them leelte round moly plugs and jammed it in. Works bueno, so far.



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Re: MotoLight replcment bulb

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I thought I had one go out while at Big Bend. It turns out the the wire broke right at the junction where it goes into the ceramic disc that the bulb plugs into.

I squashed one of them leelte round moly plugs and jammed it in. Works bueno, so far.
That ended up being my problem also Gif. Thanks for the heads up !!
I still replaced with the 50W bulbs from Lowes for 4.95 each.

Thanks for the responses

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