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SoundMan
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I was looking to brighten my headlight on my 2014 1200T and the salesman at the Harley dealer sold me the Xenon 90/100 watt bulb. It comes with a heat resistant plug adaptor. I spliced the plug adaptor into the existing wires in the headlight housing as per the dealer instructions and installed the bulb. It seems a lot brighter than the stock bulb and I'm happy with it. My concern is even though I used the heat resistant plug the bulb will run too hot, draw too much from my battery and possible fry other stuff on the bike. The only other electrical add-on I have is a set of 4 LED strips for engine lights. Am I worried for nothing? Anyone else using this bulb have any input?
 

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I was looking to brighten my headlight on my 2014 1200T and the salesman at the Harley dealer sold me the Xenon 90/100 watt bulb. It comes with a heat resistant plug adaptor. I spliced the plug adaptor into the existing wires in the headlight housing as per the dealer instructions and installed the bulb. It seems a lot brighter than the stock bulb and I'm happy with it. My concern is even though I used the heat resistant plug the bulb will run too hot, draw too much from my battery and possible fry other stuff on the bike. The only other electrical add-on I have is a set of 4 LED strips for engine lights. Am I worried for nothing? Anyone else using this bulb have any input?
Yes Sir.


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I {Heart} Hookers.
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I was looking to brighten my headlight on my 2014 1200T and the salesman at the Harley dealer sold me the Xenon 90/100 watt bulb. It comes with a heat resistant plug adaptor. I spliced the plug adaptor into the existing wires in the headlight housing as per the dealer instructions and installed the bulb. It seems a lot brighter than the stock bulb and I'm happy with it. My concern is even though I used the heat resistant plug the bulb will run too hot, draw too much from my battery and possible fry other stuff on the bike. The only other electrical add-on I have is a set of 4 LED strips for engine lights. Am I worried for nothing? Anyone else using this bulb have any input?
Your problem isn't the battery, unles you sit with the lighton and not the engine.

Your issue is the increased heat that will melt the plug and or wiring inside the headlight.
 

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You can always run wires from the battery, use a relay, and avoid the load on the factory harness...
Actually.....it's due to not only amp draw, but also heat from the higher watt bulbs, heat-sinking down the wires.
 

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SoundMan
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Your problem isn't the battery, unles you sit with the lighton and not the engine.

Your issue is the increased heat that will melt the plug and or wiring inside the headlight.
That's why they include a different (more heat resistant) plug with the bulb. The salesman told me to splice it into the existing wires in the headlight housing. I did that, but I just wanted to see if anyone else did the same thing with no problems.
 

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What he ^ said...

But if you are extremely, overly, worried.... you can always install the LED Daymaker for your bike... :know
I thought about it, but $400 is more than I wanted to spend right now. Maybe down the road I'll install that LED headlight. It sure does look nice.
 
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