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Well I finally got off my butt and pulled the bulb ou tof the top light on my Foreman. Took it to the autoparts store and found the closest thing to the OE bulb. The factory bulb is a 9145 (Sylvania) I bought a 9005 "Cool Blue" bulb. I asked the guy at the counter which bulb would work best, this is what he recomened. THe two concerns were light output and heat. Since the new one is 65W, I think the old one was 40-45W. There is more heat, of course when I turned it on, but time will tell if it too hot.

I had to trim one of the ears off the new one where it lock into the lens, but the elec. plug fit right in and it is all tight.

Here are some pics, hopefully you can tell the diff. It is hard to tell between my messy garage and my new crappy camera. (Since I pulled a railroader and dunked my good one a few weeks back)

Only took about 10min to do, aside from the trip to the store.
 

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Here are some pics, hopefully you can tell the diff. It is hard to tell between my messy garage and my new crappy camera. (Since I pulled a railroader and dunked my good one a few weeks back)
Am I now the laughing stock, the one who gets picked on on Honda Foreman.com???
 

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lol
 

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From now on all electronic dunking will be known as pulling a railroader.
 

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By the way truegrit thanks for the bulb trick.
 

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From now on all electronic dunking will be known as pulling a railroader.
The poor guy.
 

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how hot does the plastic lens get? I remember a guy who ran a higher wattage bulb in his beemer motorcycle and melted the plastic reflector inside and had a large bill afterwards. I know the plastic lens for quads is a couple hundred each up in canada so be careful......
 
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The actual replacement bulb is an H10, it's a fog light bulb. Check out the nokya bulbs! Bright as a PIAA bulb!
 

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From what I have seen so far, these bulbs H10 or 9145 bulbs have the duel light filiments. One for high and one for low beam. The Foreman pod light does not have both. Should not matter other than with stock light connection, which filiment will light. Both or one , high or low. Any one know?
 

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I would think that when your turn on your lights the low beam comes on first and you have to turn on the high beam that the low would be the one to come on. Does that make sense?
 

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In a regular head light maybe so, but since the pod light has no high or low beam, don't know how it is wired. Does it come on as a high beam or a low beam. Low beam would be one filiment and the high beam should light both filiments to product a brighter light. Have not seen if the bulb in the pod oel has one filimednt or two. Anyone know? I would like to change to a brighter bulb, but not exactly sure if the H10 is actually the light bulb needed based on this.
 

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9145 and H10 bulb bases are interchangable.

Most the 9145 bulbs I have seen are single filament, direct replacements.

Good find on the 65W one, most are just 45 and 50W.

It wont hurt running a high/low bulb in it, its just not gonna switch to high/low, its just going to light one up.
MOST, high/low bulbs have the same brightness on high and low, its just the position of the filament that makes the beam pattern and level change.
That can make it APPEAR brighter.

I replaced mine with a H10 Based HID 35W system,
HID is High Intensity Discharge.
It uses an Arc, instead of a glowing filament.
Even though its only drawing 35W, its MUCH brighter, pumping out 3000+ Lumens.
Thats at least 5 times brighter then any regular bulb you will find.

The drawback?
You also have to mount a ballast somewhere, though theres plenty of room in the 05 handlebars.
and, its not cheap, mine was $145 shipped for the bulb/ballast set.

Here are a few pics, let me know if you have any questions.




~John
 

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Trust me, the photo doesnt do it justice
 

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hm, which ride?
Been hearing about a couple of them,

Donno if I will hit any that are sorta far away yet,
I have no one to go with me really.
 

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will water hurt it?
 

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While it is not rated to be submersible, it is a sealed unit.
The same that is used in other cars,trucks., and bikes.

I know they can handle rain all day long.
 

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That is totally cool, where can I get one???
 
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