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Author Topic: H4 Bulb Headlight conversion on CB350 - not recommended  (Read 26671 times)

Offline Vince Lupo

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Re: H4 Bulb Headlight conversion on CB350 - not recommended
« Reply #10 on: Sep 03, 2009, 03:29:33 »
I just replaced the sealed beam unit on my '66 Honda CB77 SuperHawk, and it's been great so far.  I got the kit from Cycle Seductions (www.cycleseductions.com), and then found the 'low wattage' 35/35 bulb from Scooterworks.  The only issue I had was all the extra braketry on the back of the unit which had to be removed - I think the kit was meant for a CB400f, but it's the same size (162mm) as the SuperHawk.

Offline sebatron

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Re: H4 Bulb Headlight conversion on CB350 - not recommended
« Reply #11 on: Sep 03, 2009, 08:24:41 »
what about a HID? i've given thought to using one for non-cosmetic reasons, because although they need more power to turn on, their power use while running is lower than H4s.

Offline PHeller

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Re: H4 Bulb Headlight conversion on CB350 - not recommended
« Reply #12 on: Sep 20, 2009, 22:13:01 »
Do the 350 and 360 have the same headlight?

If they do, I assume we need to upgrade the seal beam headlight to a bulb style HID, then get a lower wattage bulb, correct?

Can't you just get a higher watt sealed beam? Or does that end up with the same issue?

Offline DrJ

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Re: H4 Bulb Headlight conversion on CB350 - not recommended
« Reply #13 on: Sep 20, 2009, 22:46:55 »
Do the 350 and 360 have the same headlight?

I'd say yes.

If they do, I assume we need to upgrade the seal beam headlight to a bulb style HID, then get a lower wattage bulb, correct?

Yes, unless the 360 has a stronger charging system than the 350 but I doubt it.

Can't you just get a higher watt sealed beam? Or does that end up with the same issue?

I haven't seen a sealed-beam with the same wattage as an H4. But if there is one, yes you would run into the same charging problem. As already stated, a 35/35 scooter low wattage H4 works well with the 350/360 stock charging system.

Offline gpreciado

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Re: H4 Bulb Headlight conversion on CB350 - not recommended
« Reply #14 on: Jan 18, 2011, 03:24:50 »
the HID kits do require more juice for about 1-2 seconds at about 65 watts before they ignite and run at 35 watts. but you can run a relay kit off the batt to help with the extra juice. I dont know what the going rate is for the conversion with HID but, I have them for $45.00 +shipping for all DTT members any bulb temp and includes the headlamp

Offline dakine_surf

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Re: H4 Bulb Headlight conversion on CB350 - not recommended
« Reply #15 on: Feb 04, 2011, 18:25:14 »
the HID kits do require more juice for about 1-2 seconds at about 65 watts before they ignite and run at 35 watts. but you can run a relay kit off the batt to help with the extra juice. I dont know what the going rate is for the conversion with HID but, I have them for $45.00 +shipping for all DTT members any bulb temp and includes the headlamp

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I have been thinking about doing it to one of my bikes to help the charging system out a bit.
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Offline crazypj

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Re: H4 Bulb Headlight conversion on CB350 - not recommended
« Reply #16 on: Feb 07, 2011, 00:58:07 »
H4's come in all sorts of wattage values.

Having a quiet moment at work, I did a quick check of the Tucker-Rocky catalog.  They list a 35/35 H-4 bulb (P/N 20-0010) for $14.95.  That'd still be an improvement over the stock CB350 bulb, which, if memory serves me correctly, was a chipmunk holding a candle in the headlight bucket.

 I thought it was a pair of copulating glow worms?  ;D
I've mentioned the 35/35 bulb several times, pair of them were standard in early FZR1000
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CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline Big Rich

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Re: H4 Bulb Headlight conversion on CB350 - not recommended
« Reply #17 on: Feb 07, 2011, 01:01:20 »
I've seen Amish buggies shedding more light.

But anyways, Dime City sells 35/35w b4 bulbs.

Offline TonUp

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Re: H4 Bulb Headlight conversion on CB350 - not recommended
« Reply #18 on: Jul 06, 2011, 20:57:44 »
My XS650 project bike has been running well with a H4 conversion using 60/55 bulbs...so far...and there have been a few long night rides in the mix...FWIW..
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Offline crazypj

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Re: H4 Bulb Headlight conversion on CB350 - not recommended
« Reply #19 on: Jul 07, 2011, 00:53:01 »
Parts Unlimited are listing a 45/45 H4 bulb, don't know price but it's the first time I've seen them.
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CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0