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Offline Davelu88

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DSS Headlight
« on: January 31, 2020, 11:51:31 AM »
Hi All , picked up my 550  K1 last night as been stored in a mates garage while my i moved & had a new garage built, it was dark when rode home & the 1 candle watt powered bulb  ;D did little to help on the country roads. Has anyone used the new headlight glass & halogen bulb DSS sell & if so are there any charging issues.
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Offline Erny

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Re: DSS Headlight
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 12:32:19 PM »
Hi Dave,

having the same bike as you  ;) - some time ago I posted my experience here : http://www.sohc.co.uk/index.php/topic,19777.0.html
Now after ~2000 miles with it - no charging issue unless low speeed cruising in the city, stopping on each traffic light.

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Offline Davelu88

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Re: DSS Headlight
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 12:38:11 PM »
Thanks Erny , is your K1 all sorted & running ok now  ;D

Offline Trigger

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Re: DSS Headlight
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 01:39:47 PM »
Thanks Erny , is your K1 all sorted & running ok now  ;D

Don't get a DSS one, they are just plastic crap  :)

Offline Nurse Julie

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Re: DSS Headlight
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2020, 01:42:46 PM »
Are you sure you wasn't riding with just the side light on like I tried to do across the New Forest in the dark 4 years ago ( I forgot to turn main headlight on) 😭😭😭
Im a Nurse, trust me, this won't hurt.....much !!!

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Offline paul G

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Re: DSS Headlight
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2020, 01:53:07 PM »
These may have what you are looking for

https://www.holden.co.uk/b/cibie

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Offline Davelu88

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Re: DSS Headlight
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2020, 02:13:29 PM »
Cibie ones look good , no Julie I even put full beam on but I just went from 1 candle watt to 2 candle watts  ;D

Offline Nurse Julie

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Re: DSS Headlight
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2020, 02:15:00 PM »
Cibie ones look good , no Julie I even put full beam on but I just went from 1 candle watt to 2 candle watts  ;D
😂😂😂😂😂
Im a Nurse, trust me, this won't hurt.....much !!!

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Re: DSS Headlight
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2020, 02:20:34 PM »
Cibie ones look good , no Julie I even put full beam on but I just went from 1 candle watt to 2 candle watts  ;D
Have a Cibie unit in the 400 4 remarkable difference ;D
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Offline SteveW

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Re: DSS Headlight
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2020, 05:20:44 PM »
I ordered a pair off EBay for a classic mini. About £25 the pair, my mate had one for his Triumph.
Fitted perfectly in my 550 in minutes.
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Offline Seabeowner

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Re: DSS Headlight
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2020, 06:50:18 PM »
I fitted the DSS spares one to one of my bikes. It is fine, but a bit pricey. Last bike I did I got a standard unit like SteveW and fitted that. Needed a small mod to the back. Never had a problem with charging, but often charge when they are in the garage for a week or two un-used.
Phil
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