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Post  Kaupy1962 on Wed 24 Oct 2012, 11:13 pm

Is the Bandit headlight globe a 3 prong? I know it's 65/55w But is there a reason you can't put a 100/75 Halogen globe in?
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Post  paul on Wed 24 Oct 2012, 11:40 pm

Never changed one on the 1250s but looking in the manual , both high & low beam globes look like they both have 2 prongs............12v 55w (h7 ) + 12v 55w ( h7 )
( the naked bikes headlight has only the one globe & three prongs )12v 60/55w ( h4 )

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Post  madmax on Thu 25 Oct 2012, 5:41 am

Kaupy1962 wrote:Is the Bandit headlight globe a 3 prong? I know it's 65/55w But is there a reason you can't put a 100/75 Halogen globe in?

The extra heat from the higher wattage globes has been known to melt some headlight assemblies. Not sure if this would happen to a bandit though.

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Post  reddog on Thu 25 Oct 2012, 5:53 am

Just retrofit with Hids you won't regret it.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Thu 25 Oct 2012, 7:42 am

Regardless of what Paul says and with the greatest respect to him the 1250S comes standard with a birthday candle for a low beam and a kerosene lantern for high beam. Evil or Very Mad

I suggest you upgrade both to a double C cell torch. Mad

FWIW the stock FZ1 headlight melts road signs Shocked
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Post  rolls on Thu 25 Oct 2012, 3:33 pm

madmax wrote:The extra heat from the higher wattage globes has been known to melt some headlight assemblies. Not sure if this would happen to a bandit though.

Yes. In my 1200s I had to replace the hb3 and hb4 connectors and add heavier wiring as well. I used a 60w lamp in the low beam instead of a 51w and that was enough to melt the connector.



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Post  Kaupy1962 on Thu 25 Oct 2012, 11:05 pm

Was thinking of changing High beam to 100w and low to 75w. Just a bit nervous about melting the plastic headlight. need a brighter low beam coz I rode over a big Roo on the way home 2 nights ago.
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Post  paul on Thu 25 Oct 2012, 11:12 pm

Kaupy1962 wrote:Was thinking of changing High beam to 100w and low to 75w. Just a bit nervous about melting the plastic headlight. need a brighter low beam coz I rode over a big Roo on the way home 2 nights ago.




Yikes.........................../someone posted up a demo of led ? spotties they fitted on here not long ago & they were really bright

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Post  Boatz on Fri 26 Oct 2012, 4:59 pm

The standard high & low beam lights on my 1250FA work fine. No changes necessary. Just my 2c.Smile

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Post  madmax on Fri 26 Oct 2012, 5:48 pm

Boatz wrote:The standard high & low beam lights on my 1250FA work fine. No changes necessary. Just my 2c.Smile

Your kidding! Mine was shit until I put HID's in, now its a bit better

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Post  moto1 on Mon 29 Oct 2012, 12:23 pm

Kaupy1962 wrote:Is the Bandit headlight globe a 3 prong? I know it's 65/55w But is there a reason you can't put a 100/75 Halogen globe in?

The extra heat from the 100/75 watt will overheat and fry your wiring, I've seen the results for myself. Paul's correct the S, SA and GSX models use a 2x H7 60/55W where the naked models use a H4 60/55W. I've upgraded my globe to a Narva Plus 120 just the other day and it is as bright as a Xenon bulb (well almost) with no rewiring at all.
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Post  Kaupy1962 on Mon 29 Oct 2012, 10:57 pm

So what's the answer other than HIDS?
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Post  rolls on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 7:38 am

Kaupy1962 wrote:So what's the answer other than HIDS?

LED driving lights.



I had my first real test of them last Saturday night riding back to Queanbeyan from Nelligen, about 130km. I can't describe it any other way than riding behind a huge ball of daylight. The ones I bought have a 40deg spread and there's no "hot spot", in fact when I put them on I thought I'd just point them to the front and adjust them on the first ride I have with them. No need. The tops of the Poplars looked as bright as the road in front.

The bad: The moon was up and when I put on low beam only, the cat's eyes in the road lit up for about 35m and the colour of the road was a dull grey-orange, other than that the luminance looked to be the same as the moon lit paddocks all around. On high beam the cat's eyes could be seen out to about 75m. Going from all lights down to just the low beam was scary as there was a half second or so for my eyes to adjust. When I knew there was a car coming I switched off just the LEDs, but the isolator switch for them is on the bars down near the clamp, so I have to take my hand off each time I need to turn them on/off. The light reflecting back off road signs seemed like it was drilling into my head, and as the bugs started to add up on the visor the signs weren't just annoyingly bright but the diffused light from the visor made seeing the rest of the road a real strain.

I'll post this in the review of the lights in the product review as well. A couple of things to sort out, mainly isolator switch position, but LEDs will fix your light problem.
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Post  madmax on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 8:01 am

SydneyBandit wrote:
Kaupy1962 wrote:Is the Bandit headlight globe a 3 prong? I know it's 65/55w But is there a reason you can't put a 100/75 Halogen globe in?

The extra heat from the 100/75 watt will overheat and fry your wiring, I've seen the results for myself. Paul's correct the S, SA and GSX models use a 2x H7 60/55W where the naked models use a H4 60/55W. I've upgraded my globe to a Narva Plus 120 just the other day and it is as bright as a Xenon bulb (well almost) with no rewiring at all.

Correction the GSX uses a H7 lowbeam and a HB3 (aka 9005) highbeam

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Post  Ewok1958 on Wed 31 Oct 2012, 8:18 pm

This thread might be the one you were looking for. Cheers.
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Post  doubleD on Mon 30 Jun 2014, 5:20 am



So tell me how to get this cover off so I can remove the bulb.  I see in this thread that the Shop Manual says to remove it, but how?  Does it turn or is it a press fit?  What tool?
Anyone using Osram H7 65 watt bulbs in their 2007+ Bandit S?
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Post  Re-Cycled on Mon 30 Jun 2014, 6:43 am

It's just a rubber cover it snaps over a lip, I think those projections are to help you grip it.

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Post  Cal on Mon 30 Jun 2014, 10:07 am

The dust cap grips nearest to the globe, the outside edge is not holding anything, pull firmly and it will come out without damaging anything. Once you have removed the rubber dust cap you will find a wire clip that holds the globe in place, there is a tab that you need to push slightly and wiggle sideways to release. The globe almost falls out from there. It is a fiddly job to replace the globes due to space restrictions.
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Post  boomer on Mon 30 Jun 2014, 2:25 pm

I've just replaced the main globe in my 1250sa last weekend.  the rubber boot comes off really easily.  when you get to the metal clip, push it in at the bottom, then push it left to unhook it.
you will need to remove the globe from the spacer too.

hopefully you've got smaller hands than I have, as it was all a bit of a squeeze!

the globe that blew was a Narva +100 which I'd had for a few years.  it has been replaced with a +120, although I've just ordered a HID conversion kit off ebay.......

not sure if it's still valid, but Supercheap had 30% discount for card holders last weekend, so the H7 +120's (set of 2) were reduced from $90 to $60.

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Post  kewwig on Mon 30 Jun 2014, 7:44 pm

If you fit HIDs you will need a bulb spacer. I have done a full step by step here if it's helpful.  Stay with 35W as 55s are too bright IMHO:  http://kewwibike.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/fitting-hid-lights-to-gsf1250.html
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Post  boomer on Tue 01 Jul 2014, 10:17 am

kewwig wrote:If you fit HIDs you will need a bulb spacer. I have done a full step by step here if it's helpful.  Stay with 35W as 55s are too bright IMHO:  http://kewwibike.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/fitting-hid-lights-to-gsf1250.html

thanks - i'd already ordered the 55W by the time I posted my message though.  just don't ride in front of me!!

is the bulb spacer much different to that for the standard H7's?

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Post  kewwig on Tue 01 Jul 2014, 5:30 pm

The OEM H7 bulb sits in a spacer block on which the spring steel locking wire presses.  The HID bulb has the same shaped base plate, but because it hasn't got two pins but two wires, the spacer can't be used and the bulb would rattle around.  The spacer simply gives the locking wire something to press on to hold the bulb in place. The spacers are a bit long, so cutting them down means you can grab the back of the bulb to help locate it.

The spacers are cheap and you could probably make something out of a bit of plastic pipe.  The Hid kits don't have the spacers, which you will need.  Here's the link (this one is not the cheapest but it's in Australia)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/H7-HID-Bulb-Spacer-Adapter-Honda-Suzuki-CBR-GSXR-Etc-/280992327825?pt=AU_Motorcycle_Parts_Accessories&hash=item416c72a891&vxp=mtr
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Post  Mpottsy on Tue 01 Jul 2014, 7:40 pm

madmax wrote:
Boatz wrote:The standard  high & low beam lights on my 1250FA work fine. No changes necessary. Just my 2c.Smile

Your kidding! Mine was shit until I put HID's in, now its a bit better

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Post  reddog on Tue 01 Jul 2014, 9:14 pm

I made spacers from cheap arse reticulation gear. From memory it was 20 mm pipe cut to size
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