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Old 06-04-2018, 09:20 PM
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I would suggest prior to changing headlights that you get a voltmeter in the car (like a unit that plugs into the lighter) and see how your charging system is performing.

If it is underperforming (low voltage), adjust the regulator and get things where they ought to be.

Then see how unhappy you are with the stock incandescent lights.

Last Fall, thanks to information on this site, I adjusted my voltage regulator and bumped things up a little over 1 volt. This helped the headlights noticeably.

It might be that you still find you want to go aftermarket but either way things will be working as intended.

In my case I was slightly under 12.0 volts with the high beams on at road speed, not very good. Now I am around 13 volts and like them much more.

That said, the halogen conversion is still attractive . . .

I recall an article from the 70s when they had just come out (a single light for a motorcycle was over $50) and the author prefaced it with "God said 'Let there be light' and there was ... and it was good and He called it Quartz Halogen"


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Old 06-17-2018, 01:30 AM
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I Bought The H4 Conversion Headlights, But They Wont Fit Unless I Modify The Bucket. So I Purchesed Relays From Dave Dare And Installed Them In The 60 Bird. It Is An Improvement. Voltage Drops From 13 To 12.5 On High At High Idle And The Lights Seem Whiter. These Are Halogen Sealed Beams.. Very Simple $15.00 Upgrade. Pics Are Hi No Relay, Hi With Relay, Lo No Relay And Lo With Relay...kenn
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