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    Aftermarket LEDs or HIDs????

    Rocking a 2010 XB9SX, headlights suck and need something better.. MUCH better. I'm reading online that I should go with LEDs (https://www.xenonpro.com/led-vs-xeno...ich-are-better) but I'm concerned about fitment bc of the heatsink

    what's recommended? i want some seriously bright white light

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bshatro View Post
    Rocking a 2010 XB9SX, headlights suck and need something better.. MUCH better. I'm reading online that I should go with LEDs (https://www.xenonpro.com/led-vs-xeno...ich-are-better) but I'm concerned about fitment bc of the heatsink

    what's recommended? i want some seriously bright white light

    NJloco likes this light. If you put a brighter light in the stock housing you risk melting the lens.

    https://www.amazon.com/KUQIQI-headli...a-907155609313


    This guy also sells other Buell parts, so this probably works well also:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/23393044027...8AAOSwTQxgTmSs

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    I would always try some new cheap 55w bulbs first. Halogen bulbs dim before going out, and these bikes are old. Call me crazy but I kinda like the old school looking amber light on these, and it's not too weak for me with newer bulbs.

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    +1 for the amazon link above. it's a plug/play option w/ LEDs. looks/works great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RidetheLightning View Post
    I would always try some new cheap 55w bulbs first. Halogen bulbs dim before going out, and these bikes are old. Call me crazy but I kinda like the old school looking amber light on these, and it's not too weak for me with newer bulbs.
    I never take the claims too seriously when someone complains about the lights being too dim. Seriously, who bought one of these NEW and then got home and realized they couldnt see at night?

    And then, did they just park the bike and wait for technology to get better? Or decide not to ride at night?

    Compared to lights in 2021, the stock ones do leave a lot to be desired, but I dont think night has become darker over the past 10-20 years either.

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    Global darkening is REAL, bro!

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    It also causes cancer. Both only happen in California.

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    It only causes cancer to those in California that actually work. So, Cooter should be safe.

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    In Australia now?



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