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Old 01-11-2015, 06:43 PM   #1
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Seriously, gasgas?

So I bought mine with a nonworking headlight
finally got around to messing with it and realized the bulb is an interior decorating PAR can bulb!
and this is the factory bulb!



For those curious its a GU5.3
anyone replaced this? Im definitely thinking LED, but Id like to keep the headlight shroud which leaves me a 2" round hole to work with..
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:37 PM   #2
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Replaced it? 90% of trials bikes lights and other trash is removed before the bike is ever ridden.
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:41 PM   #3
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We finished after dark on Friday. Bret's new Ossa has an LED headlight which looked very stylish. I doubt he could see anything with it, but we could see him!
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:48 PM   #4
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In the seventies we would do night trials by coleman lanterns. In the nighties by the full moon and good Tequila. At the turn of the century I gave up 2am trials! Much better to sleep off a hangover than continue to ride through it!
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:52 PM   #5
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I believe GU5.3 refers to the base format only.
The bulb would be an MR16 (2"dia) or MR11 (1 3/8"). MR stands for Mirrored Reflector, number is diameter in eighths.

Shouldn't be hard to find a plug-n-play LED equivalent like this.
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:43 AM   #6
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Actually it stands for "multifaceted reflector," hence all the facets on the reflective surface.

Though uncommon, MR class bulbs are suitable for and used in automotive applications. A popular one many around here know of is MotoLights.
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:41 AM   #7
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SuperbriteLEDs.com has them for cheap. I just bought bunch of those to use in my kitchen.
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:28 AM   #8
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They're used in lots of things. Seen em in pilot fog lights. We have them I our Andros F6A


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Old 01-12-2015, 12:28 PM   #9
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Old 01-13-2015, 07:32 AM   #10
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Hmm interesting

Lineaway - Yea but my bikes have to have some sort of niteride capability.

Ordered a replacement off superbrightleds, we'll see how it goes

Thanks for all the info!
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Old 01-13-2015, 07:51 AM   #11
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Wish I could buy all my replacement parts at Home Depot!
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:57 AM   #12
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So I bought mine with a nonworking headlight
finally got around to messing with it and realized the bulb is an interior decorating PAR can bulb!
and this is the factory bulb!



For those curious its a GU5.3
anyone replaced this? Im definitely thinking LED, but Id like to keep the headlight shroud which leaves me a 2" round hole to work with..
OP you made me laugh, so when it had just ordinary oil in it, & runs on plain old gas, were just as astonished?
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:53 AM   #13
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The same bulb used in Beta Rev3 headlights, so it's not only GasGas.

Let us know if you find and test a good upgrade.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:06 PM   #14
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OP you made me laugh, so when it had just ordinary oil in it, & runs on plain old gas, were just as astonished?
Yup! 70:1 is a pretty far departure from any "plain ol gas"
and mine gets special oil...

I cant think of any other bikes besides trials that use household fixtures for lighting.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:08 PM   #15
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The same bulb used in Beta Rev3 headlights, so it's not only GasGas.

Let us know if you find and test a good upgrade.
I'll post a review of the SBL light on here when I get it
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