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Head light poping.. new bulb .


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I don't use me bike at night at all .. last night was the 1st in many months .. well the last time I used the lights the headlight bulb poped .so i fitted a new bulb . Then many months down the line (last night ) I went to pick up my son from his m8s so I used the bike .well about 20 to 30 mins in to the ride it went dark. With the street lights it was bit hard to see then went in to 60 zone no street light and.it.was.pitch black in front me so I put full beam on then for the next hour pissed as many cars off as.i could not dipping my full beam .

1st time the bulb went I thought it must been old and.on its way .. but this on iv never had it on more than 5 to 10 mins

Just when I'm filtering then I turn it off ..as I don't ride with my.lights on(unless its.night time) so

Question is why is it poping and how-to fix it or what I need.to check ... Cheers in advance ..

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When you changed the bulb before were you wearing gloves or holding the bulb with a clean rag? If you touch the glass the oil from your fingerprints can be enough to cause an hot spots to form and as a result the bulb breaks. Got to make sure the glass stays completely clean, even if you've just washed your hands the natural oils left on your skin can be enough to ruin a new bulb.

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