So you have three bulbs on the Vision, two headlight bulbs, and one cyclops. The two headlight bulbs are dual filament meaning they are both hi and low beam in one bulb.you used the above bulb for both the cyclops and the "normal" headlight? What about the high beam? Is that internal to the bulb, or is that yet another bulb?
Thanks for the wright up Vic.So you have three bulbs on the Vision, two headlight bulbs, and one cyclops. The two headlight bulbs are dual filament meaning they are both hi and low beam in one bulb.
The cyclops light is a single filament and actually calls for a HS1 bulb, but the H4 will work..... It's just more than you need being a dual filament.
I changed all three to the same so they would all be the same color and brightness.
I'm also hoping this bulb in the cyclops will now be more useful. The bulb it came with just was not very bright so I hardly ever used it, only during rain or fog travel. The HID on my 08 is much brighter and therefore useful so I'm hoping my 13 will now be similar.
Some years came with a HID bulb, like my 08. This is a picture of my 08 cyclops light. You can see it has a shroud to reflect the light out after being shot against the rear deflectors. My 13 cyclops light looks just like the headlight bulbs. I haven't replaced the cyclops in my 08 so I'm not sure what the cost of job will be. I hardly ever use them.Thanks for the wright up Vic.
Hopefully I ask this correctly.
Isn't there a split in years for the cyclops light. My bike is a 2011 and it has the blue cyclops light and I think other years it is not.
Will the H4 work for all years?
I will probably do the same and change all three if one goes out.
They really were good on the early bikes. My 08 makes a big difference on dark roads but being most of my night riding is in the big city there is plenty of other lights to pair with my headlights.... Which I have no complaints. It's by far the best headlight I've had on a bike.Very encouraging write up. I had an 09, and the cyclops was AMAZING. I used it all the time.
You make me miss my big bike!
Mine came high from the dealer and I was not impressed. Once I got it right I was very surprised by how good it is. It's the first bike I didn't want to or actually did add extra lights to.The Vision Headlight is really great once you get it adjusted right. I put a PIAA plasma bulb in the cyclops and it is way better than the halogen that was in before.
They didn't have a HS1 so I bought the H4 after reading that it would work.... But not thinking about wattage. I just checked the book and your are correct.I thought the cyclops bulb was a 35watt. An H4 at 55 watts may produce some excess heat. I've read of melting headlight housings...
I'm good with it. I run the same in my truck. I will take a shorter life for a brighter beam. They get some poor reviews on Amazon for burning out fast but I would like to know how many of those people finger fu(ked the bulb when they did their install getting oil on it? I've had them on a few vehicles now and have yet to have one burn out before trading it in. Being that I'm keeping this truck and bike I guess I'll get to see how long they last me. Having done it now I know I could do this in a Autozone parking lot if the stars align and both burn out at the same time at night. I suspect it will go about like it did this time and just one will burn out so I can get home.You did notice on the Ultra package to expect a shorter life span right?
I was eyeballing those. Went with the Ultra not knowing if they were with the extra coin. I guess I'll try those next. I just put new bulbs in my truck a few months ago. Not because they burned out but just because they were old, originals in a 2010. I just wanted more light and was looking for a whiter light to match the led fog lights I installed..... That part didn't work out as they are still very yellow against them. With the little amount I drive my truck they should last me a long time.I used Sylvania ZXE H4 bulbs for the headlights. They are also close to HID but again, not cheap, about $65 a pair. I have these on my truck too, best bulbs I have ever had.