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400/4 Cibie Headlight bulb
« on: June 26, 2018, 11:44:22 AM »
Hi all
         Can anyone tell me if i can upgrade my headlight bulb to be a bit brighter , bikes standard apart from electronic ignition and has a Cibie lens fitted. I have tried searching but cant seem to find a def answer.
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Re: 400/4 Cibie Headlight bulb
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018, 12:30:55 PM »
Depends on type of Cibie, if it's the ones with the H4 bulb in then yes you can fit other types of the same fitting bulbs in there, if however it's the type where the bulb is part of the headlight, in that it's non removable, then no your stuck with that. The 400 used a smaller Cibie than the 500/550/750 and it may be that it's the wrong type as they tended to do that because of space problems.
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Re: 400/4 Cibie Headlight bulb
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2018, 12:43:52 PM »
Hi
    its def a removable bulb but i was just wondering about charging issues etc with a modern type bulb.
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Re: 400/4 Cibie Headlight bulb
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2018, 01:30:46 PM »
You should be ok as most of the better bulbs out there these days produce more light for the same power usage. So long as you stay within the same wattage rating you should be fine, don't for example run a 100/100w bulb in there like I do as that's just asking for trouble with such a limited power generator.
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Re: 400/4 Cibie Headlight bulb
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 02:04:14 PM »
Many thx

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Re: 400/4 Cibie Headlight bulb
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2018, 09:06:37 PM »
I have one of these in my bike its only 20 watts but much brighter but it will not fit in a Cibie light with the concave lens as the bulb is a bit longer than the standard and hits the glass     www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01C1AOSVS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


they can also be bought here for less than half the price

www.aliexpress.com/item/H4-Motorcycle-Headlight-bulbs-6500K-hi-lo-Bulbs-HS1-20W-2-2000LM-2Light-Moped-Scooter-Motobike/32631895395.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.40e64c4dDx72WD
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Re: 400/4 Cibie Headlight bulb
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2018, 09:08:40 PM »
Hi
    Yea mine has the concave lens

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Re: 400/4 Cibie Headlight bulb
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2018, 09:14:36 PM »
It wont fit it hits the glass I took mine off and fitted a standard reflector so I could use the LED, the chinese are catching on these bulbs have went up from £8 last week to £14. One of the other LEDs might work but I haven't tried them.
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Re: 400/4 Cibie Headlight bulb
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2018, 09:52:02 AM »
I bought a pattern headlamp from M&P for a superdream. It comes supplied with a 55/60W H4 bulb. Using the original 400four headlamp shell,  it does fit, just. 
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Re: 400/4 Cibie Headlight bulb
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2018, 07:13:31 PM »
I quite like the Cibie Glass but if all else fails i may have to look into that.

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Re: 400/4 Cibie Headlight bulb
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2018, 07:55:02 PM »
I have also a cibie I have ordered a couple of different LED's to try if I can get one to fit with the cibie concave lens I will let you know.
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Re: 400/4 Cibie Headlight bulb
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2018, 07:55:09 PM »
For halogen H4 bulbs I use Phillips white vision 4300k colour balance bulbs.

They are really good quality and give quite a white light for halogen at the standard 60/55 watt rating.

The Cibié light unit is known as a "Bioscar " in rally car world as I understand it. They are a good headlight with period mod look and good beam pattern I feel, worth keeping. 

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Re: 400/4 Cibie Headlight bulb
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2018, 08:33:01 PM »
Cheers for replies, if i get anything to fit i will post also.