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post #1 of 15 Old 02-25-2008, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Head light bulb

I have a 2000 kawa. KLR 650. My head light burned out. I just checked with Kawasaki and they want 45.67 for a new 1. Does anyone know of a site online to where i could get this cheaper. I was also kinda curius to whether they make a brighter bulb like an xenon or something like that for the KLR. The price for the stock headlight bulb is a bit steep if you ask me..

I would really appreciate anyones help with this matter.

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post #2 of 15 Old 02-25-2008, 04:48 PM
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My buddy just changed his for a blue xenon he purchased locally for 16 bux. Its better and brighter than the stock. He bought it at an auto store. He said it was a common bulb. -Breck-

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Stock bulb should run you less than 10 bux. -Breck-

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Yeah, Take your bulb down to Napa,Kragen,pepboys.. where ever..should have the Wagner BP1210-H4 80/100 bulb for around $13

Oh and The one thing you definitely want to do is replace the 10A headlight fuse with a 15A one. it's under the seat.

Oh and dont switch bettween the hi and low beams slowly. This could put both on at the sametime and blow the fuse with too many amps.

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Thanks for the tips everone, very helpful
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Just look for a H4 or a 9003 bulb. That'll have the correct base and plug.
From there, it's up to you as far as what wattage bulb you're going to use.

9003 is the DOT's designation, but if you look at any 9003 bulb, it'll be marked as a H4.
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Walmart H4 bulb $9.99 just bought one yesterday. Change your fuse from the 10 to the 15. You might just well have a blown fuse. CHeck the fuses first. Buy a spare bulb for emergencies and get spare fuses.
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Might consider changing your fuses over to Circuit breakers. Never buy a fuse again and never get stuck changing one in the dark.

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Might consider changing your fuses over to Circuit breakers. Never buy a fuse again and never get stuck changing one in the dark.
That would work for the klr headlamp circuit but if you have a short circuit, you would melt the wires or connectors eventually. I repair,trace,find automotive electrical problems for a living. MY .02 cents
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I should have elaborated a little more on that I guess. I don't just keep resetting the breakers and ride on like nothing is wrong. Obviously if a breaker has tripped it means there is an issue. One would definately trace down the problem and fix it. All I was elaborating upon, was that with the breakers you don't need to carry extra fuses and have that headache of having to change them out at the worst possible moment. But I do understand your position and having a background in electric would be great. After about five minutes of tracing a problem I get a headache...LOL

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