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Headlamp brightness. Had my first night time ride on Wednesday returning from a local Bike Night. The headlamp gives a very poor light. My wife on pillion did not enjoy the ride home! Nor did I come to that. Any ideas how to get a better light. It has the stock lamp fitted now. What experiences of night rides do you have?

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Hi Kensar My 1993 bullet has a (newer) flat glass H4 reflector and lens. I have fitted a 12v 35/35w H4 P43T bulb and wired it to draw power from the battery (via light switch and ignition switch) as opposed to drawing power from the alternator output. So the bulb keeps its intensity irrespective of engine revs. I find the light to be good enough for spirited riding on dark country lanes. I did have to adjust the lens by packing the bottom of it away from the chrome rim with a couple of narrow strips of bicycle inner tube to get dip down onto the road and beam to be horizontal. When I got the bike, the headlamp was more like an anti-aircraft searchlight,,,

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