I changed the low beams on my F7 to 50W Xenon bulbs and have not experienced any of what you have described. Sled has about 1000 miles on it now.Originally posted by F7_Ditch_Jumper@Feb 6 2003, 04:30 PM
b careful with xeon bulbs. standard bulbs are 37.5 watts.; xeon are 50 watts a piece. Thus you will be running an extra 50 watts. The f7s dont even have anough power to run the headlamps, speedo, and thumb & grip warmers when idle ing. So if you run the xeons and the handwarmers @ high (possibly low or med) your speedo will shut off. If you draw more than 4 amps of additional power (4x13 volts = 52 watts) your will have a problem with you EFI. The check enginel light will come on and will make your sled run rich (limited use mode) and make it run like crap.
If you have an f5 i dont think it is a problem. but on the f7 you may have a problem if you like to use your thumb and grip warmers. Oh, do you use a heated face shield? That thing take power too.
They work good. I can't say that they are much brighter, but they definately produce a "whiter" light. I got mine from Bluhm Enterprises. Check them out.Originally posted by redfirecat03@Feb 6 2003, 04:09 PM
I am going to change my headlight bulbs to Xenon Blue bulbs but I'm not sure how they work and havn't looked at them in operation.