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My local auto parts stores only stock the newer 60W halogen headlamps. Even the fitting of these newer halogens will not seat in my 2002 GW SE. Does anyone know of an online/website that stocks these lamps, anddoesn't gouge the wallet like my local motorcycle dealerships do?
 

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The stock headlight bulbs in a 2002 1800 are H7, 55 watts. I bought them at Walmart for $7 each, made by Philips, and identical to the EOM bulbs. Are you looking for a weaker (less wattage) aftermarket bulb?

Also, there is a plastic adapter piece on the original bulbs that has to be reused on the new bulbs. Perhaps you left those on the old bulbs?
 

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My GW is a 2002 1500, not an 1800. The electrical system definitely calls for a 45W bulb. (H7's are definitely the right bulbs for the 1800's)
 

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Hmmmmm......The last year of manufacture for the 1500's was 2000. If yours is a 2002 GL1500 you have a very rare collector's item.

Anyway, when I was riding 1500's, I used an automotive bulb, and I believe it was #9007 or #9008. For models made between 1998 and 2000, a special adapter shim made by Electrical Connection was required for that same bulb.

I suspect you own a 1500 made in 1998 or later, since the wattage was reduced to 45 for those years.
 

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Try walmart...
 

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check into the silver star ultra they have a bright white light,and abroad lower angle of light.
 

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DOC1500 wrote:
jzellers , try these they are unbelievable...been using them for years. the hardest part is tucking the ballasts in the fairing. if you decide to order get the 4300 k color they are the brightest and whitest.....DOC

http://www.mydepots.com/hid-headlights/bi-xenon-dual-beam-xenon/h4-3-9003-bi-xenon-hid-kit/12v-50-55w-h4-3-9003-hid-conversion-kit-brightest?cPath=72_74_80_15_198
Absolutely amazing light. I just got a set and put in my car, been using them in my bike for a couple years now. You can get them with the slim digital ballasts ans should have no problem fitting them in the fairing.
 

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DOC1500 wrote:
jzellers , try these they are unbelievable...been using them for years. the hardest part is tucking the ballasts in the fairing. if you decide to order get the 4300 k color they are the brightest and whitest.....DOC

http://www.mydepots.com/hid-headlights/bi-xenon-dual-beam-xenon/h4-3-9003-bi-xenon-hid-kit/12v-50-55w-h4-3-9003-hid-conversion-kit-brightest?cPath=72_74_80_15_198
How do the high beam work? I thought it was bad to turn HID's on and off frequently? :?:?
 

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any 9003(H4) bulb should work and aren't expensive. These are a lot more expensive but i have used the Silverstar , Silverstar ULTRA, and the newest Silverstar ZXE . all these are 55w- low beam and 60w on high and i just have the stock alternator. 10-15w per bulb won't hurt anything unless you have a lot of extra other lights. The original 45w bulbs sucked on mine.
 
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