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Old 09-25-2009, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Maybe mine is out of adjustment but, my 07 has never seemed to have a even FAIR head light at night.


I did some searchs for headlight on this 4m. Anyone have a good suggestion for a bulb that will help on our rides. that is In spec with the wiring.


I would love to see where im going at night.


I love my midnight but like to see by a little more than moon light.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Talk to Smashitup on here. He has one of them new fangled car HID headlights in his. That thing is BRIGHT.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I helped mine a bit by going to walmart and buying a bulb with slightly higher wattages than stock.
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Try a PIAA the XTREME White model for Motorcycles that is Anti-Vibration... That's your best bet without spending much and that will last longer without burning out due to extreme vibrations.


I've had one onmy bike for a while now with no problems at all, I also have an HID kit... for a long time but have not installed it yet..., I keep forgetting.





Here's a link: http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/de...oduct_ID=24714


But shop around you should be able to find it a bit cheaper, even though I paid about that price for mine.
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The stock warrior headlight sucks
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have the PIAA Star White 3800K in mine. Much better and has been in for 3yrs without issue.
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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HID conversion all the way. It is one of my winter mods. Man are they bright.


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Maybe mine is out of adjustment but, my 07 has never seemed to have a even FAIR head light at night.


I did some searchs for headlight on this 4m. Anyone have a good suggestion for a bulb that will help on our rides. that is In spec with the wiring.


I would love to see where im going at night.


I love my midnight but like to see by a little more than moon light.

The main problem I've found is the stock reflector that we are forced to use withour aftermarket bulbs...it makes a silly fan of light not a focused or even semi-focused beam of light that shines down the road. Even with HID systems installed, the light is still crappy...high beam tends to go way too high, and wide, in the air so you end up signalling low-flying planes and seeing the tops of the trees alongside the road.Low beam is adequate in name only. Yamaha needs to get rid of that proprietary reflector/one piece headlight crap and put a more useablereflector behind the lense.

A way around this is to ditch the stock unit and custom fabricate a new headlight mounting bracket for an aftermarket housing...either a Headwionds unit or something similar, or, you could go full custom and do a street-fighter style dual headlight with brackets that mount on the forks. I'm consdering this for a winter mod. Either that or replace the stocker with a similar sized aftermarket billet or spun housing with a good reflector in it...like those you can buy from Hella or Candlepower. They actually help direct the beam of light on the road in front of you, which can be handy for seeing t night, if you're so inclined.

A couple of guys have done custom bracket mounts for the stock tree and put either a 5 - 3/4" or 7" bucket on, but it involves some creative wiring skills with eht bundle inside tha bucket, and some have gone as far as hiding the wiring inside the frame, having slots machined in the neck and behind the steering head...you can also replace the stock wiring to the bulb with a 14 gauge or heavier "pigtail" for the high wattage bulbs. There's one called the Fat Bob H4 I've seen around, pricy but "supposed" to give better lighting, they say...


There's tons of useful info here...feel free to ask more questions and/or just search for what you need...we're here to help!

Hope this helps you a bit!
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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+1 going HID. i have a 6000K and it's plenty bright. can see alot better.
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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What is the orginal Wattage of the factory bulb?


Do you have to do any mods to use a hid bulb?


This one say no. but i found this on ebay and info can be kinda rought


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/H4-Xe...QQcmdZViewItem
H4 Xenon HID Bulbs YAMAHA MIDNIGHT WARRIOR 05 06 07 08

100%[/b] BRAND[/b] NEW[/b][/b]
One Pair Set of Two Xenon Gas HID Headlight Bulbs
Hyper White
12V Drawing Input. 5000K Color Temperature
Wattage -100 High Beam / 90W Low Beam
Fast & Easy Installation (Plug In & Replace Stock Light Bulbs)
No need any changing or modification wire
Itís easy to install and will not burn/damage the wire harness
Item in stock and ready to be shipped
Increase Visibility When Driving at Night
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