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Old 07-01-2010, 04:25 AM   #7546
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i put one of those blue Xenon globes in and ride around on high beam , no cars ever flash me at night , its just a standard h4 bulb , not 100W
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:31 PM   #7547
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i put one of those blue Xenon globes in and ride around on high beam , no cars ever flash me at night , its just a standard h4 bulb , not 100W
Any standard bulb with a blue coating is going put out less light than the same bulb with no coating. Also your eves/brain need the yellow end of the light spectrum to make out obstacles (not blue). Not recommended.

This started because HIDs have a slight blue tinge. Note that HIDs put out much more light across the whole colour spectrum

I like the Osram Silverstar bulbs. Narva repackage them here as 'Plus 50'
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:37 AM   #7548
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Any standard bulb with a blue coating is going put out less light than the same bulb with no coating. Also your eves/brain need the yellow end of the light spectrum to make out obstacles (not blue). Not recommended.

This started because HIDs have a slight blue tinge. Note that HIDs put out much more light across the whole colour spectrum

I like the Osram Silverstar bulbs. Narva repackage them here as 'Plus 50'
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when i said blue i meant white light as compared to yellow, its not a cheap blue globe it was a $30 Narva globe and its a lot better than the standard globe for night riding even on low beam , im a retired auto elec , i know if i put a relay and heavier wiring in to the head light it would be better again
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:13 AM   #7549
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when i said blue i meant white light as compared to yellow, its not a cheap blue globe it was a $30 Narva globe and its a lot better than the standard globe for night riding even on low beam , im a retired auto elec , i know if i put a relay and heavier wiring in to the head light it would be better again
Does the bulb have a blue tint on the glass ?
If so see above

PS Your eves need the yellow end of the spectrum to determine contrast.
A slightly blue light looks 'whiter' but your brain registers less objects in the beam
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:43 PM   #7550
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Does the bulb have a blue tint on the glass ?
If so see above

PS Your eves need the yellow end of the spectrum to determine contrast.
A slightly blue light looks 'whiter' but your brain registers less objects in the beam
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and that is where HID and yellow tinted goggle lenses come into their own
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:37 PM   #7551
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Anybody had any dealings with with Partshark for genuine Suzuki parts? http://www.partshark.com/
I sent them an enquiry re a few bits and pieces about a week ago. So far no reply. I'm just trying to work out if they are worth persisting with.

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Old 07-03-2010, 12:20 AM   #7552
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i tried to buy clutch parts for my 600 off partshark ,got a system error when i tried to checkout
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:09 AM   #7553
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i tried to buy clutch parts for my 600 off partshark ,got a system error when i tried to checkout
Sounds like they may not ship genuine parts to Australia. Too bad as the prices looked good, though the main attraction for me is the ability to pick the part nos. myself, order over the net and have the parts delivered. I have no dealer handy. Know any other online suppliers of genuine Suzuki parts?

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Old 07-03-2010, 04:06 AM   #7554
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Sounds like they may not ship genuine parts to Australia. Too bad as the prices looked good, though the main attraction for me is the ability to pick the part nos. myself, order over the net and have the parts delivered. I have no dealer handy. Know any other online suppliers of genuine Suzuki parts?

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havnt used them my self but alpha sports has a good name(dont own a credit card).
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:17 PM   #7555
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Sounds like they may not ship genuine parts to Australia. Too bad as the prices looked good, though the main attraction for me is the ability to pick the part nos. myself, order over the net and have the parts delivered. I have no dealer handy. Know any other online suppliers of genuine Suzuki parts?

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I have used this site before for my DR650 and an XR400 I used to own. Parts arrive promptly from the states everytime.

http://www.cycle-parts.com/Default.aspx
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:11 AM   #7556
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DR650 indicators

I am sure this has been addressed before, but anyway. My 97 DR650. Rear left indicator was not working. All other indicators work fine. Swapped the globes to see if it was a globe problem and now the rear right and left dont work.

Tried new globes and no such luck.

Total electrical/mechanical noob here. So what is the next step?...
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:25 AM   #7557
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Check the earth wire on the left indicator
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:12 AM   #7558
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So what is the next step?...
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:43 AM   #7559
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Check the earth wire on the left indicator
would this also effect the right?
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:19 AM   #7560
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would this also effect the right?
Depends....

If the earth is faulty in the lead between the bulb and the common earth point just the left will be faulty. If the fault is the common earth then it will affect both sides.

My guess is the bulb holder being a bit dirty/corroded.
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