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Old 11-23-2012, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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WARNING: Osram 70/65W halogen damage

I've been smelling something burning and couldn't sniff it out. My headlamps started dimming intermittently, so I started exploring the cause and discovered the burning smell in the process. Glad I found it now!!!
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What do you think caused it? I've been using the same headlamp for several years and don't have a problem...yet.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What do you think caused it? I've been using the same headlamp for several years and don't have a problem...yet.
On a Road Glide? I'm thinking it's the confined area behind the bulbs in the RG fairing. Maybe? I really don't know.

Whatever it is, it's consistent with both bulbs. Same terminal.

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Old 11-24-2012, 02:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The usual cause it corrosion on the plug end and that raises the amp requirement and it get hotter then it should.
Any higher output bulb will draw more amps, it's how much more. The best you can do is replace the end and when you put a new bulb in, use some dielectric grease to prevent the corrosion from starting.
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