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Old 27th May 2013
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Default Headlamp heat

Hey everyone, I'm new here and this my first post sorry if this has been answered before, but a quick search resulted in no answers.

I have just bought my first Harley 72 and I just got back from a ride and touched the headlamp, and damnnnn it almost burned my hand. Is this normal? I mean this was super hot and I wasn't gone that long. I do have Willie and Max toolbag underneath the light, could this cause an overheating issue?

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Headlights do get hot, they produde light and heat, low beam is about 55 watts if I remember correctly.
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Considering that the filament burns at over 3,600 degrees Farenheit, it gets pretty danged hot. In fact, it's the hottest part on yer motorsickle. Excluding yer girlfriend, of course!
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Wow that is smokin hot, umm, the headlight too...
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Wow that is smokin hot, umm, the headlight too...
Now we need a pic!
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I'll post a picture of a headlamp...



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Now we need GF, could be a combination of the two. Gotta know the variables,science here ya know
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Still waitin' for that picture, Slogdog!
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Careful with the tool bag there. I have one below my 48 headlight and the velcro didn't stick right one day and the flap blew up in the wind and melted a bit of the leather. Just a heads up, that light does get very hot.

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