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Got this off another forum. Thought it was great.

How many Forum members does it take to change a light bulb?

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs

1 to move it to the Lighting section

2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section

7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

5 to flame the spell checkers

3 to correct spelling/grammar flames

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"

15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct

19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum

11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum

36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty

7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's

3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group

13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

13 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.
 

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and three more to complain that the original poster should have used the search function.
 

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If I was a moderator I'd move this thread to the DFF Forum!
Damn Meddling Kids! *shaking fist*
 

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I changed a light bulb once without gear, and I was alright. Can I start on a 100W light bulb if I'm careful? I don't want to waste my time with a 60W cause it'll be too dim.
 

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That's it, I'm done here....I'm tired of the same old light bulb threads.
 

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If you've never changed a lightbulb before id stick to a 50w, stay with that for a while till your more than comfortable to move up to a 75w. No sane person needs a 100w its just too much power. Also if nothing else wear your gear, no matter how bright the other bulbs are burning, while your bulb may not be the biggest or brightest you will live to get lit another day.
 

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I dropped my bulb in my gravel driveway :'(
 

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If you are going to change your lightbulb, you clearly need more light. I can't see any reason other than this to change it, unless you are a poser who just wants to have a cooler, brighter, bulb, without using the light.

Since you clearly need more light, you will be wasting money if you swap in a lightbulb off of another, more powerfully lighted bike. That bulb was designed for that other bike, and as such, it's lighting characteristics will not be properly matched to your lighting needs. While it will be brighter in all conditions, it can't possibly immuminate as the factory intended, which could cause dangerous periodic darknessess.

First think about your light: Where do you intend to shine it? How often? How far do you need it to reach? Then calculate in how much you weigh with gear, without gear, with some gear, after eating, with only gloves on, with your wife/husband/children on the bike, in gear, out of gear and naked. After you have calculated all of that, only then can you get a custom bulb built that will meet your needs.

After changing it, be ready to dial in the bulb for the first few months of riding. Once you get it properly illuminated, be ready for your brake lights to look really weak in comparison. You can't upgrade threar lights without custom bulbing for your lighting preference and wire diameter.

All things considered, be ready to part with 3,500 usd before you will really be able to appreciate your bike fully, with appropriate lighting.
 

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I just did the GSXR bulb swap?and even though I?ve never dyno?d my bike, I swear I?ve picked up 2-3 hp.
 

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