"High Output" headlight bulb by the MoCo - any good? : V-Twin Forum: Harley Davidson Forums
» Sponsors

» Insurance
Go Back   V-Twin Forum : Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Forums > General Discussion Forums > Harley-Davidson Touring
New User? Register Forgot Password

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-15-2004, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 188
LongJohnSilver wants to know Dino or Syn?
"High Output" headlight bulb by the MoCo - any good?

Anybody tried the MoCo Part No. 67074-02? The catalog says: "PERFORMANCE HEADLAMP BULB" "...lights the way with a whiter more natural light" "The coating on the lamp shows a slight blue tint to the oncoming traffic." FOR SURE, the "blue-ish" light on some cars attracts my attention. BUT, does this bulb, still a 60/55 Watt, put out MORE light??? If not, why do they call it "High Performance"?
- LJS -
__________________
"I wuz ridin' high in the saddle... 'till the blisters popped."
LongJohnSilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-15-2004, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
IronButt
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 225
DeaconK wants to know Dino or Syn?
Quote:
Originally Posted by LongJohnSilver
Anybody tried the MoCo Part No. 67074-02? The catalog says: "PERFORMANCE HEADLAMP BULB" "...lights the way with a whiter more natural light" "The coating on the lamp shows a slight blue tint to the oncoming traffic." FOR SURE, the "blue-ish" light on some cars attracts my attention. BUT, does this bulb, still a 60/55 Watt, put out MORE light??? If not, why do they call it "High Performance"?
- LJS -
I picked one up when I replaced the passing lamps with halogens. It does throw out a brighter light. I've read several other comments on switching headlamp bulbs and it seemed that everyone was concerned about upping the amperage draw and burning wires with the other replacements. That's why I went with the "High Performance" bulb. YMMV.

Kev
__________________
"Growing Older, But Not Up"
2003 FLHTCI Electra Glide Classic
Gunmetal Pearl

DeaconK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2004, 01:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
IronButt
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Forty miles from wood, fifty miles from water, and ten feet from hell.
Posts: 758
Mark1 wants to know Dino or Syn?
If the wattage of the replacement bulb is the same as the stock bulb, it isn't throwing out more light, assuming an identical reflector and light assembly. The true test of lighting efficiency is measured in lumens measured at a given distance.

These bulbs are really nothing more than a perception that the rider "sees" a whiter, brighter, or more viewer friendly visible light wavelength.
__________________
"Life's a final exam and you ain't makin' it!"
USMC Drill Instructor-1978
Mark1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2004, 01:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Portland
Posts: 104
PeaceFrog wants to know Dino or Syn?
the color of the light in various environmental conditions will give the eyes the ability to see better or worse. I don't know about the lamps in particular to you ask about, but I do know that color tempature has a lot to do with how welll a lamp will light the road for your eyes. Lumens does have to do a bit with it, but you can have two identical lamps, putting out exact lumens, but at a different tempature, and one will look better and brighter than the other. which which is which, I always have trouble keeping track. I have always heard that the yellowish lamps (warmer temp) are better for rainy conditions, where as the more blue lamps (cooler temp) are better for clear open road with nothing in the atmospere to reflect back at you.
PeaceFrog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2004, 01:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
IronButt
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Forty miles from wood, fifty miles from water, and ten feet from hell.
Posts: 758
Mark1 wants to know Dino or Syn?
Quote:
Originally Posted by LongJohnSilver
If not, why do they call it "High Performance"?
- LJS -
Harley-Davidson is wrong in claiming they are "High Performance". They need to market them under the Screamin' Eagle logo and put them ONLY on C.V.O. bikes! :p
__________________
"Life's a final exam and you ain't makin' it!"
USMC Drill Instructor-1978
Mark1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2011, 01:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
 
chuckfw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,971
chuckfw wants to know Dino or Syn?
I have been running the 67074-02 bulb for the past 5 years, the lower beam finally burned out this month. I am replacing it with the same type bulb, the color they give off seems to "brighten" things up a bit more with the same wattage as the stock bulb. I believe it's worth the extra cost if you do a lot of riding at night on county roads.
__________________

You never see a Harley Ultra parked outside a psychiatrist's office!
chuckfw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2011, 02:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
IronButt
 
WikkedWorkshop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Under the desert sun
Posts: 307
WikkedWorkshop wants to know Dino or Syn?
RIPOFF imo I have a sylvania super white or something like that that I got at auto zone for half the price same wattage and a HUGE improvement over stock of course it is just in my bag as a spare after upgrading to hid
__________________
.
09 flht
Axtell 107 cylinders CP pistons
Wood tw8, Lifters, & springs
Heads "street ported" by Dean Turk

What do I know I dont even use Amsoil!!!
WikkedWorkshop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2011, 10:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
DILLIGAF
 
berserker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Straight jacket memories and sedative highs
Posts: 17,643
berserker is still riding a stock bike berserker is still riding a stock bike
Probably get cheaper aftermarket.

The spot lights on my 01 were 35W and $35 from Harley, 55w and $17 from J&P.

Go with a company that makes bulbs, not a company that puts there name on them.
__________________
Lets not turn on each other, unless we have to.
The only thing that counts in the end is power! Naked merciless force! -Ursus
The Devil made me do it the first time, the second time I did it on my own-Waylon
Helmets are like rubbers you know you should wear one, but its so much better when you don't.-Me
Sometimes I think its a sin, when I feel like I am winning when I am losing again.-GL
2001 FLHR, 98"
2007 FLHTCU
berserker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2011, 10:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
IronButt
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: TOronto
Posts: 178
johNTO wants to know Dino or Syn?
I just ride with the high beams on during the day and switch to low beams at night.
__________________
2009 StreetGlide
SE Ventilator Performance A/C
HeadQuarters Pro Tuner
Rinehart Slip-ons
18" Renegade wheel&rotors
Hidden axle kit
KlockWerks 6.5"
[IMG][/IMG]
joi gin
johNTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2011, 05:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
HogDreamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: South of the River, Minnesota
Posts: 948
HogDreamer wants to know Dino or Syn?
I liked the beam the high performance H-D headlight threw but it only lasted less than two months. Actually burned out on the last night I was at Sturgis last year. Couldn't figure out why my lights weren't throwing much light until I got to the camp site. Turned off my spots and everything went dark.

Had to buy a new bulb on the way home so I could ride at night. Didn't go with the high performance bulb then because I was concerned of its durability. The good thing though was my dealership gave me my money back on the high performance bulb I'd bought from them. Sure didn't expect that but shows they care about the customer.

I just put high performance bulbs in my spot lights last week and now my headlight looks very yellow. Will probably change the headlight bulb soon but not exactly sure what I'm going to go with. Some high performance bulbs are twice the cost of the Harley bulb. Not sure they're worth that much extra.
HogDreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2011, 07:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
IronButt
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Loud Pipes Suck
Posts: 132
ADVNTR wants to know Dino or Syn?
Per Daniel Stern
http://danielsternlighting.com/
I am using an Osram 62405 70/65w off road bulb. I use a Cibie H4 high/low beam, convex (domed) lens headlight [$74.95] as well.
Unless you want to buy the expensive LED lights this is the way to go. The performance of the this lighting set up is fantastic.

The standard harley headlight is junk and has more to do with style than any useful function.
__________________
I ride alone with nobody else
ADVNTR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 11:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
IronButt
 
Larbaldi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Southeast Michigan 15 Minutes East Of Hell
Posts: 1,331
Larbaldi wants to know Dino or Syn?
Quote:
Originally Posted by ADVNTR View Post
Per Daniel Stern
http://danielsternlighting.com/
I am using an Osram 62405 70/65w off road bulb. I use a Cibie H4 high/low beam, convex (domed) lens headlight [$74.95] as well.
Unless you want to buy the expensive LED lights this is the way to go. The performance of the this lighting set up is fantastic.

The standard harley headlight is junk and has more to do with style than any useful function.
Wanted to note that the correct part number for the Osram High Output Bulb is 64205.

You have it listed as a 62405. These bulbs are available from Candlepower.

Here is a link to their site. http://store.candlepower.com/64205.html
__________________
Ride Safe ..... Ride Often
2009 FLHTCU ( BLACK, OF COURSE ! )
1992 FLHTCU ( BLACK, OF COURSE ! )
1979 FXEF STROKER ( BLACK, OF COURSE ! )
BUSHTEC QUANTUM TRAILER ( BLACK, OF COURSE ! )
AMA MEMBER / ABATE MEMBER
Larbaldi is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
(C)2001-2012 V-twinForum.com All Rights Reserved (C)2001- V-twinForum.com All Rights Reserved
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum