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Old 1st July 2012
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Cool Red Hot Lights and the Wires Who Feed Them

Have not been on by in awhile. However, I thought now I could pass along my experience with "hot" lights and it's effect on the wires inside the headlight can. IMHO the standard bulb sucks. I read somewhere (by someone) that it was safe to replace your headlight bulb with a hotter 85/100 and at that range you would not melt and destroy the wires. So far, so good as I have been doing this for like 6 years now.

Just replaced my bulb and on inspection it "seems" as if the wires are all just fine. I did not note any brittle of burned wires, all at least "appeared" normal. While I don't live in Texas so there is no extreme heat but it gets damn hot and damn cold and I'm one of those evil people who ride on Hi Beam during the day.

I know this is not a scientific review but it seems to work just fine and after 6 years the wires seem just like any others on-board. For me hands down an 85/100 bulb is the ONLY way to go. I work nights and come in from the edge of the county to Mid-Town so I want a good reach to pick up them little critters eyes and avoid that bump in the night. Now on-coming traffic "sometimes" thinks my low beam is too bright (or on high) but it's only occasionaly. I know some don't feel one should use thier "brights" in the day but that is a whole different issue.

This is more to the point, that the Sporty needs better light, and an 85/100 bulb really makes a difference in my opinion while seemingly no causing any noticeable damage to the wires inside the headlight can.
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If cars ask for the dim just lower your light's aim a bit, it will even be better on high beam at night. Running with the spot to high is worst than to low; no need to see the tree leafs.
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I have an 85/100 also and I love it.......I did however buy a ceramic plug as a precautionary measure....its cheap insurance that I figured was worth it..for 7 bucks you get a nice ceramic socket with a 6" pigtail of heavy gauge wire

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