I ran a Eurodezigns 5600K Krypton/Xenon 100w/90w bulb in my '02 500R all of last summer with no problems with the wires over heating. The only thing I did have problems with is the bulb burned out by fall.Teknik said:The other thing i was interested in is that since i do a lot of night riding does anyone know how much extra wattage i can add (eg get a 100w front bulb) before i blow something in the bikes electrics.
Well I wasn't sure how hard it might have been (now seeing the inside you don't even have to take anything apart). But I undid the front fairing which required me using a phillips screw driver, and a size 10 and 12 wrench. I'm actually glad I did, because if I hadn't I would've never known that the turn signal rubber gromets were knocked out and needed to be reseated. So while I was there I used the phillips to redo that. It was a very good experience. So there! lolTeknik said:exactly what tools did you use?
i just used my hands, unclip the clip, use the connector to pull bulb out, *dont touch either of the bulbs* remove old bulb from connector, put new bulb on connector, use connector to locate new bulb in housing, reclip the clip, done.
My new bulb looks really bright, i still havent been out with it (its 6pm now and still really really sunny, i plan to go out about midnight tonight for a ride, mebby get some midnight takeaway) but in the garage it looks pure white with a tinge of blue to the edges.
oh btw, the bulb used in a Ex500A is a standard H4, these are a standard spec accross cars and bikes alike500R2001 said:Tried to get to my bulb (i assume it has a bulb not a sealed beam) no idea how and no idea if is a bulb or sealed beam light. Little help please?