Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Whangarei, , New Zealand
Just change the wiring. It'll make a big difference - even to the standard 55/60 bulb. And it'll give you the option of running a 100W bulb should you so desire - though it's really only worth it if you're doing lots of night riding on dark rural roads - a 55/60 +100 bulb will give nearly as much light, but not load up the charging system as much.
Just be careful if you do go with the 100W solution, as the load on the alternator is getting up towards it's max output. That's partly why I changed as many bulbs over to LED as I could - particularly the ones that are usually on.
The added benefit is that I was going through a incandescent tail-light bulb every few months - I haven't had a problem yet with my LED bulb in several years - and I can see my warning lights in the daylight now. I did try a LED H4 headlight bulb at the time, but it didn't really work properly (LOTS of light, but the beams were in the wrong place), so I reverted back to a halogen.
'95 900 Superlight IV #064
Mods are: K&N filter, airbox lid on with rubber trumpets removed, MBP collets, full SMI (SilMoto Italia) spaghetti exhaust with 'open' carbon cans, 41mm FCR's - #182 mains!, Barnett alloy clutch basket, Oberon slave cylinder, Ohlins fork springs, Ohlins rear shock, Verlicchi swingarm.