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    Quote Originally Posted by ravi@17bhp View Post
    Hi Inder, I am right now using Osram Silverstar 55/60W bulb. I have been using the bulb for the past 1 year, and never had any problem. No need to go for any coil winding. There are so many who are using 55/60w bulb in Karizma without any modifications.

    One thing to remember is, never switch on the light and forget when the engine is off.
    can you elaborate more on that, is that just for precaution or something went wrong when you did that ??
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    Karizma wont need coil rewinding because unlike in a Pulsar the ZMA has a 188W Alternator on which you can put a 100/90 directly. Just make sure you have the correct relay installed.

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    Apart from battery drain i guess nothing will happen.

    Battery drain will also not take place suddenly but if kept on for more than 5 min then it will surely happen.

    From what i know we don't even need relay for putting the 55/60 W bulb.

    Relay is required for putting dual horns like pulsar.

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    Thats good news for me. I didn't want to meedle with the electricals in any case. So which among the 55/60 W bulbs is recommended?

    Osram? Philips? or something better (except for HIDs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by krish View Post
    Thats good news for me. I didn't want to meedle with the electricals in any case. So which among the 55/60 W bulbs is recommended?

    Osram? Philips? or something better (except for HIDs)
    Guyz, any updates on the above point..i mean which company bulb would be good and will have good life...i.e between Osram, Philips, or any other..??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandeep_K_Ram View Post
    Karizma wont need coil rewinding because unlike in a Pulsar the ZMA has a 188W Alternator on which you can put a 100/90 directly. Just make sure you have the correct relay installed.
    whoah!! I didn't know the ZMA had such huge wattge on its alternator. No wonder then that with a relay in place my bike is running just fine with a 100/90 bulb plus a tad brighter pilots. been three months now and no issues whatsoever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inder.cool View Post
    Guyz, any updates on the above point..i mean which company bulb would be good and will have good life...i.e between Osram, Philips, or any other..??
    I personally have seen tht OSRAM is a good Deal....have used it in cars and in both of my bikes...and the results are satisfying....the Halo remains as good as new even after a year...
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    Osram nightbreaker is tooooo good for a Karizma. One of our xbhp member from Hyderbad is using it, but cost a bomb. You get only in pairs, and a pair costs around 1600.

    Currently I am using Osram SilverStar, which is reasonably good. Philips visionplus is also as good as Osram Silverstar. Somebody even reported (vaas2000) VisionPlus is far better than SilverStar.

    Quote Originally Posted by rahul.cool View Post
    can you elaborate more on that, is that just for precaution or something went wrong when you did that ??
    If you switch on the headlight without the engine running, the battery drains very fast. You know how, in the last one year, the battery prices have double almost.
    Last edited by ravi@17bhp; 09-25-2008 at 04:09 PM.

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    can any one elaborate which relay to install for using a nightbreaker or 100/90bulb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravi@17bhp View Post
    Osram nightbreaker is tooooo good for a Karizma. One of our xbhp member from Hyderbad is using it, but cost a bomb. You get only in pairs, and a pair costs around 1600.
    Then i guess will have to rule out the nightbreaker..!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ravi@17bhp View Post
    Currently I am using Osram SilverStar, which is reasonably good. Philips visionplus is also as good as Osram Silverstar. Somebody even reported (vaas2000) VisionPlus is far better than SilverStar.
    So, now have to decide between silverstar OR visionplus..!!

    Thanx so much Ravi..

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