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Old 11-07-2007, 02:32 PM
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Default Will the $7 headlight bulb from Walmart work?

I looked up the headlight bulb on the on-line microfiche. They want $28 for a new headlight bulb. Walmart has what looks to be the same bulb for $7.64. Any bets on whether it will work?
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Yes they will.
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As long as it is an H-4 or 9003 bulb, it'll work. As for the amount of light it throws, that will be up for discussion.

Personally, I think the Sylvania Silverstars pack some damn good bang for the buck. I pulled the stock bulbs out of my V and replaced them the first week I owned the bike.

http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProd...ce/Silverstar/

Last week I found a pair of the Silverstar Ultras on sale so I picked them up. I'll put them in my V and move the standard Silverstars to my car.
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How much did you pay for these?

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As long as it is an H-4 or 9003 bulb, it'll work. As for the amount of light it throws, that will be up for discussion.

Personally, I think the Sylvania Silverstars pack some damn good bang for the buck. I pulled the stock bulbs out of my V and replaced them the first week I owned the bike.

http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProd...ce/Silverstar/

Last week I found a pair of the Silverstar Ultras on sale so I picked them up. I'll put them in my V and move the standard Silverstars to my car.
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How much did you pay for these?
The standard Silverstars are on sale in your neighbourhood at $19.99, which is a screaming deal. I'd buy 2 or 3 sets to have spares and you could sell them to unknowing forum members in the future.

http://www.partsamerica.com/productd...pe=301&PTSet=A

The Ultras are more expensive at $48.88.

http://www.partsamerica.com/productd...pe=301&PTSet=A

I'm not sure but I've only ever seen them in 2-packs.

I bought my Silverstar Ultras at an Advance Autoparts in Florida for $13.00 off on the pair. Made them something like $28.00 for the pair, or around there

Oh, and don't worry about them being listed as for a CR-V, I just picked that vehicle because I know it uses the same bulbs as our Stroms.
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I also use the silverstars. They are great. Even if they are not "brighter" they are whiter which allows more contrast which makes it easier to see. Keep your receipt because occasionally they burn out quick. For the first year if that happens just bring your receipt, return them to the vendor and you get another set
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Nice lights 2/$28 at Wally World.They have a shorter life on my Suzuki Burg.but very nice.They make a rough service bulb also.Do not know where or how much.Buy the Silstars
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Added the Silverstar Ultras to me Vee last night. Very nice.
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I also use the silverstars. They are great. Even if they are not "brighter" they are whiter which allows more contrast which makes it easier to see. Keep your receipt because occasionally they burn out quick. For the first year if that happens just bring your receipt, return them to the vendor and you get another set
if they burn out quick it's likely that fingerprints were applied to the bulb during the installation. that'll cause 'em to burn up (i assume they're halogen?). i always trip to wipe mine down with alcohol just before i button up the headlight nacelle, providing enough time for the alcohol to evaporate before reassembly.
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You can buy Sylvania Xtravisions for $20 per pair. They're just as bright as the Silverstars but don't have that hip HID look: they just work.
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