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post #1 of 20 Old 02-21-2008, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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H4 relay kit

Recieved my H4 headlight relay kit today from EasternBeaver.com. It was shipped direct from Japan and took about 2 weeks.
I have not installed it yet, but it appears to be of very high quality, something like a factory componant.
Cost incl. shipping to Canada was about 65.00cdn.

Will update once installed.

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You'll like it, Bro. It works as advertised, and very well at that. I've installed them on my cruiser and the Wee, and am very satisfied with the results. I also use Sylvania 9003 STs instead of the H4s. . . same bulb, same specs, lower price.

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Thats very good to hear, havnt installed it yet, still 4ft of snow on the ground... ;(

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I'm going to be ordering a BUNCH of stuff from Jim in the near future.....but I've got to ask.....

Is there any benefit for using this harness if your keeping your stock bulbs?

If so....How?

I'm just curious....
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The stockers will be brighter because they get more juice through the shorter, heavier wires. I haven't heard of any widespread Hi/Lo beam switch problems but the relays will take the brunt of the switching current instaed of the switch.

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I'm going to be ordering a BUNCH of stuff from Jim in the near future.....but I've got to ask.....

Is there any benefit for using this harness if your keeping your stock bulbs?

If so....How?

I'm just curious....
Yeah, the juice goes straight to the bulbs rather than through a convoluted mess of wires, which means brighter bulbs, no matter what bulbs they are. Or so the theory goes.

If you're thinking about relays, you might consider Jim's relay/modulator combo, which is what I have. It gets lots of attention from people on cell phones.

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Jim's also got a headlight cutout-to turn off ONE of the headlights to save some juice. It'll work with the relay kit.

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I'm going to be ordering a BUNCH of stuff from Jim in the near future.....but I've got to ask.....

Is there any benefit for using this harness if your keeping your stock bulbs?

If so....How?

I'm just curious....
YES! The fact is the VStrom stock bulbs are excellent bulbs. You won't need to change them after installing relays.

I'm not sure what the stocker compare to but they're German made Osrams. Not sure if they're the same as a silverstar or not.

I replaced my stock bulbs PIAA super brights and couldn't really tell a difference. The PIAAs are the brightest bulbs I've ever tried and I've tried a lot of bulbs. Well now I've got two good spare bulbs :-)

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I replaced my stock bulbs PIAA super brights and couldn't really tell a difference. The PIAAs are the brightest bulbs I've ever tried and I've tried a lot of bulbs. Well now I've got two good spare bulbs :-)
+1. Extra bulbs here too.

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Thanks for the info guys.

I may have to consider this upgrade now.
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