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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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1500 Headlight Question

Hey all,
I need to replace the headlight bulbs on my 96 GL1500.
Do you have any aftermarket recommendations for a halogen bulb?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 05:38 PM
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If you want to go back in with the halogen bulbs, Cyclemax is a good place to get them. Here is a link to the bulbs at Cyclemax. These are a little brighter than the stock bulbs that came on the bike. These are 60/55 watt compared to the stock 45/45 bulbs.
https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/h4_...ight_bulb/6718
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Look at the Philips extreme vision. Really good lifespan & high output
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Look at the Philips extreme vision. Really good lifespan & high output
These are what I use and I like them a lot.

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I just use standard automotive halogen bulbs, 55/60 watt. Don't remember the number of the bulb.
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I just use standard H4 60/55 watt halogens in my '97.
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[ like the silverstar ultra.
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[ like the silverstar ultra.

+1... I've been using these without issue for ~5yrs; I'd heard that they don't last long, but so far they're as good in that regard as anything else.
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Thank you everyone for your replies!
I ended up installing a set of Silvania Silverstar Ultra. Love them!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-25-2019, 09:33 PM
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I went to LEDs on mine, and every group ride I go on at least one person asks about them, are they hard to install and how much are they.
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