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Hi. I want to improve the output of the headlight and considering changing the standard bulb for an uprated output. But what is my best choice? My night riding is needing better illumination ahead and particularly closer in to my immediate left and right where it seems the existing light spread doesnt do much, this is a worry when cornering. hence can you reccommend a solution? cheers Al

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I have fitted two led lights purchased on the Internet they are better than the headlamp. Heve fitted a switch to turn of the headlamp that is on all the time and use led as daytime running lamps, both led only just use over one amp. Standard headlamp bulb uses nearly five amps. Available on Internet are HID lamp bulb conversions, I hade one but it failed hence fitting led I can now go back to hid safely knowing I have a second light sorce. HIDs are very bright

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Improving the output of the light will only increase the light ahead of you. Having the light spread out wider will require a lense with different angles to spread out the light. If you could find a BOSCH replacement light for your bike, that would be an upgrade other wise, have you considered auxiliary lights? HID lights provide lots of light and the current draw on the electrical system is about 40-50 percent less than that of regular incandecant bulbs. Hope this helps.

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