Hi there....first ever post!
I need a recommendation on a headlight upgrade for my 71 tiger TR6R.
Currently running a sealed beam (koitto) but would like more light!
Can I use a halogen sealed beam or would that tax the (already suspect) charging system? Bike has brand new harness by the way.
Any ideas welcome. Thanks!
#1. "RE: headlight upgrade (!?!)" In response to Reply # 0
A Halogen sealed beam should be OK,as it does not require any more power to operate than a standard bulb. The fluting of the lens and depth of the parabola(back part) do the focussing of the beam, Halogen just makes it a little brighter. More important is the charging system. There are a lot of upgrades available there. A good battery or/and a capacitor system are necessary to provide enough power at lower RPM to run both the lights and the engine. A good Zener Diode or regulator are needed to prevent overcharging and blowing out lights at higher speeds. Hence the name "Prince of Darkness". Pat
#2. "RE: headlight upgrade (!?!)" In response to Reply # 1
As well as upgrading your charging system, you can make what watts your system produces go a little further, by fitting an LED tail light. The rear and stop draw less than a watt together I believe. You can get them from Paul Goff, in 6V and 12V.