Headlight and Passing Light Bulb Types

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  1. Gunnysgt80

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    I'd like to put brighter whiter bulbs in the HL and PL on the Vintage. I have used Xenon ones in the past with success on other bikes. Does anyone know what the bulb types are in these. H3 H4 H7 ????
     
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    I did well with these as shown in the above thread for the money is well worth trying I live down some very dark black asphalt roads with no lighting at all and did fine with them .. No question some far more expensive options would have been better but as little as I ride at night , was just not worth the expense to me ..



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    Ahhh now I remember that thread from my 2018 Vintage. I don't ride much at night but even the safety factor of brighter lights during the day is a big plus. I checked a video from Indian that was not very informative. They say the headlamp bulb can be accessed from the rear by turning the handlebars full lock. Then they quickly switch to showing you how to replace it with the total assembly already removed. I really don't recall if I removed the nacelle on the 2018 or not. Sure would be nice not having to do that....
     
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    I just did the same on my wife's Chieftain, huge difference. I have the headlight bulb for the Vintage, but haven't taken the nacelle apart yet.
     
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    I think if you crank the bars all the way to the stop you can remove the bulb.....don't need to remove the nacelle....if memory serves me correctly....
     
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    Well prices went up a bit. Was able to find the proper bulbs on Amazon but of course ya gotta buy two headlight bulbs in a pack. $104 total for both the H8 and H4 bulbs. Now the fun part of trying to put the HL bulb in the way Indian claims ya can from the rear of the assembly. This is extra fun if ya got hand tremors.
     
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    Make sure you wear gloves when you install them. The oil from your fingers will cause premature failure if you're not careful
     
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    Same with any projector bulb etc, I usually wipe it off with alcohol first to be sure (not my 12 year old single malt Scotch) and wear rubber gloves.
     
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