new bulb in cheap headlight?

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by ty151, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. ty151

    ty151 Member

    I want to find a bulb that fits in this style headligh because the ones in there now are terrible. Do you guys know if anyone has ever done this? Thanks. Here is a picture of the headlight im talking about:

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  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    they were easy to find in the old days
    still should be
    if it takes two D batteries should be 3 v
    4 D batteries 6 v
    found at most hardware stores
    auto parts stores
    and all bicycle shops should have them
    we carried many many many different ones in our shop
    MM
     
  3. ty151

    ty151 Member

    its a 9v battery inside
     
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    yes they also made those
    batteries don't last very long -- if only one 9 v
    does the bulb have threads or not ??
    some just slip in others have screw threads

    if no threads -- common slip in 9 v
    found at most hardwares
    same bulb as used in flash lights using 6 D batteries
    MM
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2009
  5. ty151

    ty151 Member

    there are two seperate bulbs. They just slip into the holes
     
  6. ty151

    ty151 Member

    will it be brighter than whats in there now though?
     
  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    keep the THING clean !!!!

    no -- not by much anyway
    when they work they work -- that's about it
    now on the other hand if your bulbs are very old
    there may be a more high tec bulb available ???????

    from what I remember -- that type may not be the best to use on a motor bike
    known to be a little weak
    but if we are just wanting to stay legal -- should be fine

    important with those to
    keep glass and insides very clean -- every little bit of help -- helps
    MM
     
  8. ty151

    ty151 Member

    yea well its brand new but the bulbs are horrible. i went out and took one out and the bulb actually had threads on it. The bulb screwed into this plastic piece which slipped into the actual firewall or whatever its called.

    What blub will i need for this? The bulb is very small
     
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