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I purchased a 2004 burgman 400 brand new about 8 months ago. I have put about 2300 miles on it when both hi beams burned out at the same time. First of all I do all my riding with the high beams on during the daytime (the low beams are just not noticable enough). The Service Manager at my local dealer quoted $72 per bulb, plus $35 installation charge. Has anyone experienced this problem ? and are aftermarket bulbs available for this Model?. ...Pierre :?
 

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Try this:

http://burgmanusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=83

And don't touch the glass of the bulb if you can help it. These automotive style bulbs will burn out faster if you get oil from your hands on them. If you do touch it, I'd wipe it with a clean cloth and maybe use a little rubbing alcohol on it if you have some.
 

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Welcome to the BurgmanUSA forums pierre. Glad to have you join us.

Here's a quote from another thread at :

http://burgmanusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2302

pauljo said:
This does seem to be a chronic problem with the 400s - there have been other reports of pre-mature headlight bulb failure. Someone recently reported that their dealer told them that it was due to running with their high beams all the time during the day. Now, you should be able to do that - it is often recommended as a safety measure. But apparently the heat from the high beams does not dissipate properly on the 400 when left on constantly.
 

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help me i'm a scientist

It is of my opinion that I have acheived sustained and reliable photon emission from all tungsten heaters throughout the lifespan
of my road machine up to and not exceeding 4200 miles of use.
 

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Welcome to the group Pierre 8)
 

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Welcome Pierre!
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Hi Pierre

Welcome to the forum. :hello2:

You have received some sound advice which I hope has shed a little light on your problem. :wink:
 

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Pierre, theres 3 of us with '04 Burgs and one had the same problem. His dealer replaced his bulbs under warranty a couple of times the last time using an auto bulb. However, before that the owner went thru the wiring harness and somewhere (sorry I can't precisely pinpoint where) he found one of the plug in's not quite tight. He's had no further probs since and believes it was the connector causing the burn outs. When I see him again I'll ask where the connection was located. He and his dealer had been in contact with Suzuki and they don't seem to have a clue. The dealer was going to replace the voltage regulator but the owner put a volt meter on and it showed that was not the problem.
 

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It seems it's a problem with the 2003 also, both of mine went out within 9 months.
As I am sure you know by now, a H1 standard auto bulb at any Wall-mart store,
they come standard in 60/55 so you get more light and so far it seems no problem..
Like so many parts on a bike the manufacture use rare or custom made products so the dealers will have a captive audience :(
-Just another reason forums like this are so nice. :)

PS.Welcome
 

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headlight failures

ted clement said:
Pierre, theres 3 of us with '04 Burgs and one had the same problem. His dealer replaced his bulbs under warranty a couple of times the last time using an auto bulb. However, before that the owner went thru the wiring harness and somewhere (sorry I can't precisely pinpoint where) he found one of the plug in's not quite tight. He's had no further probs since and believes it was the connector causing the burn outs. When I see him again I'll ask where the connection was located. He and his dealer had been in contact with Suzuki and they don't seem to have a clue. The dealer was going to replace the voltage regulator but the owner put a volt meter on and it showed that was not the problem.
:?: Would anyone know the generic bulb number for the 35/35 used in the 04 burg?. pierre
 

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pierre wrote
Would anyone know the generic bulb number for the 35/35 used in the 04 burg?. pierre
I don't think there is a generic bulb made in 35/35 -at least I could not find one on the net.
Besides why bother, if it's not warranty go with a 55/60 -at least you can get it anywhere.

Buying the bulb from Suzuki is just a major ripoff. :evil:

My local Kawasaki dealer quotes 12.50 per bulb (35/35)
 
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