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Replaced both of these lights on Mar 23/11 @ 90300 K.M. So I got 16 months service...



1 went on me today heading to N5. Bike now has 138,000 KM on it..



Have they been good to me? I guess I will have to replace both when I get to Eureka Springs...Just wondering if I should go with the same Breed.



Anyone care to comment?

We own a 2007 Goldwing with 65,000 KM ( 39,000 Mi. ) on it.

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Go to Harbor Freight. H4 bulbs for $8 ea and members have gotten greater results than that and are very bright. Ask Chromo there at N5.

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That's why I have never switched to them, Bob. I can't see paying $60 for bulbs that havesuch ashort life span!!

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The packsge even shows a shorter bulb hours life span on the silverstars compaired to their regular bulbs. More light, less life.

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I run the Silverstars. (Not Ultra), and so far, so good.

I like the added brightness, but now I'm curious about what Harbor Freight has.

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I have no experience with them but I think THESE are the ones....




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Go to Harbor Freight. H4 bulbs for $8 ea and members have gotten greater results than that and are very bright. Ask Chromo there at N5.
Will see if I can get some while on the way to N5.



Thanks for the info.

We own a 2007 Goldwing with 65,000 KM ( 39,000 Mi. ) on it.

The best part about owning a wing is you know what your next bike is going to be. ( We know, we just bought our 3rd Goldwing )
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I use the HF ones in both my vehicles and carry a spare,they work very good.

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I have had the Ultras installed on my 97' SE for three years, 27,000 km and they have not burnt out yet. Just watch one of them go this week !

I run on high beam during the day and then low later in the day or at night. I have them on three of my vehicles.

I was worried about the lifetime of the bulbs but you should be replacing them every 3 or 4 years anyway because of light degradation.

I like the bright light they provide and will continue to buy them.


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I have had the Ultras installed on my 97' SE for three years, 27,000 km and they have not burnt out yet. Just watch one of them go this week !

I run on high beam during the day and then low later in the day or at night. I have them on three of my vehicles.

I was worried about the lifetime of the bulbs but you should be replacing them every 3 or 4 years anyway because of light degradation.

I like the bright light they provide and will continue to buy them.


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Mine worked great also..But I hit one heck of a bump heading through Michigan on way to N5..That may have been the knockout punch on that Bulb..Those Michigan roads are brutal...

We own a 2007 Goldwing with 65,000 KM ( 39,000 Mi. ) on it.

The best part about owning a wing is you know what your next bike is going to be. ( We know, we just bought our 3rd Goldwing )
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