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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Headlamp replacement

I tried to find a post with this info but im a bit lost.
I have an 09 Versys of course, and I ordered replacement bulbs online. I used the what fits my bike feature and came up with a set of #PIAA H7 bulbs. They seem to have a smaller plug than my stock bulbs? What is the correct part # or am I missing something simple here? Thanks

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 04:45 PM
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I have an 08 I replaced mine with the Silver Star H7, I don't know if the 09 is the same as the 08.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 07:14 PM
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I seem to recall an adapter on the original bulb. Take it off and transfer it to the new bulb and you should be good to go!

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I have an 08 I replaced mine with the Silver Star H7, I don't know if the 09 is the same as the 08.
What kind of difference did you notice between the stock bulbs and the silverstars?
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I seem to recall an adapter on the original bulb. Take it off and transfer it to the new bulb and you should be good to go!
That was it. Thanks so much.
Now the problem is last time my lamp went out, I was on a long long ride. I moved the bright up to the headlamp position and I cant remember what I did with the burned out bulb and adapter? I suppose the dealer might have this part? I wish I would have remembered to separate them before throwing the old bulb out. **&^%. Thanks again.

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What kind of difference did you notice between the stock bulbs and the silverstars?
The silverstars are much better...also make sure your headlight isn't pointing 5 feet in front of the front tire like so many V's did from the factory.

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That was it. Thanks so much.
Now the problem is last time my lamp went out, I was on a long long ride. I moved the bright up to the headlamp position and I cant remember what I did with the burned out bulb and adapter? I suppose the dealer might have this part? I wish I would have remembered to separate them before throwing the old bulb out. **&^%. Thanks again.
You should be able to get one, many jap bikes use the H4 to H7 adapter.

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The silverstars are much better...also make sure your headlight isn't pointing 5 feet in front of the front tire like so many V's did from the factory.
I'm curious to know how long they will last

I'm using those on my car, and both bulb burned in less then 4 months ...

Put same brand/model just in case I had bought a bad batch, it 's being 2 months and they are still holding

I should think that the amount of vibration is much bigger in frequency and amplitude on the V than on my car ...

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I have the xenon bulbs and because they don't have filament they are not that much affected by vibrations.

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I have the xenon bulbs and because they don't have filament they are not that much affected by vibrations.
Are they HIDs? Those don't have a filament, but everything else does.

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You can buy HID kits online on ebay for about $30. Installed on on on my low beam. Not sure how well they work as a high beam though because they take 15seconds to reach full brightness.
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Yes, are HID, so no filament.
I installed them in projectors, not directly in the headlight, high beam is instant. (it flips a cover inside the projector)

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The silverstars are much better...also make sure your headlight isn't pointing 5 feet in front of the front tire like so many V's did from the factory.
Thanks, i might try those or the PIAA'S.
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I'm curious to know how long they will last

I'm using those on my car, and both bulb burned in less then 4 months ...

Put same brand/model just in case I had bought a bad batch, it 's being 2 months and they are still holding

I should think that the amount of vibration is much bigger in frequency and amplitude on the V than on my car ...

LOP
I don't know if you are aware but never touch the glass part of the bulb with your fingers because the oil in them will cause it to burn out way early! Use rubber gloves.
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