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    Posted: 29 Dec 2017 at 01:33
I'm down to my last 30 bolts from this restore job on this 1979 v50ii and remember when I pick it up ,the headlight bulb was bad. I took housing apart and found out the bulb is a sealed 7" bulb.. and the little bulb the wires go to is soldier to the glass. I look at the parts manual it shows a little bulb for replacement ?  is this aftermarket one? But the glass hold downs are factory.  this is what it is printed on bulb cev  Milano Italy 53  168 12v-45/40w p45t..look around online -no luck. thanks guys Confused
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The PT45 fitting was standard in Europe around that time, later replaced by the H4.
 
The reflector and glass unit will be a standard 7" and if you look around you might be able to find a later H4 type reflector which will give a lot more light, and replacement bulbs will be easy to get.
 
Since you are that side of the Pond, you might find it worth asking at places like Harpers.
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thanks for the reply... I'm going to put a 7" daymaker on from Harley so I can see at night. My new Harley ultra led lights work great. I like the way it a white light not a soft yellow light and lights up the whole road and the ditches next to the road -so the animals I can see before they cross the road.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 2018 at 10:49
I know it's not local to you but you can get a halogen version of your original bulb.
 It would be far brighter. 
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I went to wally world here  and bought a h4 and had to take off the bulb housing with drem tool and  grid more off and try to make it fit. I would have to resoldier it back on to old bulb..  I was thinking after doing that  WTF I'm I doing.. Wasting time doing this and have the China made h4 go out after couple rides. And have to do this again...So I'm fitting in A Harley daymaker in my housing.

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Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

I know it's not local to you but you can get a halogen version of your original bulb.
 It would be far brighter. 

Thanks for highlighting the H4 P45T equivalent, I will get one ordered
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