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post #1 of 3 Old Feb 25th, 2010, 10:37 am Thread Starter
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H7 or H9 for LT ?

I am confused (story of my life).

According to the manual, the 2005īs and later use an H9 65W Hi-beam headlight bulb, but after reading the threads a lot of people seem to have installed H7 55W bulbs instead.

I want to "upgrade" the Hi-beam light bulb so that it matches or nearly matches the HID Xenon low-beam headlight light.

Is a good H7 better than a "normal" H9 , or must I always install an H9 ?

Any suggestions and advice will be appreciated.
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Lightbulb Re: H7 or H9 for LT ?

For 05 and later models LT the low beam is an H9, but you can also fit in an H11, but the H7 are for earlier models, and only for earlier models. H7 will not provide better lighting than H9.

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Re: H7 or H9 for LT ?

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For 05 and later models LT the low beam is an H9, but you can also fit in an H11, but the H7 are for earlier models, and only for earlier models. H7 will not provide better lighting than H9.
I misspoke as I have the Ducati Design headlight housing with 2 x low beams on my 05. The stock low beam is still the H7 on the 05+
My Ducati Design uses 2 xH9 bulbs, which I upgraded to 2 x HID. Double wow!
I can no longer tell when the Halogen H9 high beam is on.

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