I have had the silverstars now for 3-4 months and so far so good. They are much brighter. Once they go I will upgrade to HID. Seems like that is the ultimate and ALOT of guys have them and love them. I would gotten in the group buy they just had but I want to wait until these burn out first.
I'm now heading into my 3rd year on the same Sylvania SilverStar White Light halogens. Prior to installing them, I dreaded riding at night and always made every effort to arrive home just prior to sundown.
After installing the SilverStar White light halogens (and adjusting the beams somewhat higher), I no longer worry about night time riding. They made a HUGE difference and were well worth their cost.
Most Hayabusas arrive with their low beams directed excessively low, which is useless for anything other than looking for your keys at 20 feet away.
The SilverStar White Lights I use are stock wattage, so there's no charging system or electrical issues to fear, and there are no legal issues to fear as they are stock wattage. The SilverStar White Light's are brighter than the Cool Blue's.
just threw in a new silverstar today the first one lasted about 6 months but at only $20 bones a pop i can live with that it for sure makes riding at night less stressful...lots of dear around here simple 10 min. job to replace
I failed to mention that I also installed SilverStar White Light halogens in my 01 GSXR1000 just a couple weeks after I installed them in my Hayabusa. So they're also heading into their 3rd season of use.
Any filament type bulb is susceptible to premature failure but I'm not finding these SilverStars prone to early failure with as many years and thousands of miles as I've already gotten from them.
Your bulb's connector should be making a tight fit to the halogen's terminals and the contacts should be clean. Likewise, the halogen's glass should never be handled with your fingers, as the oil from your fingers will cause excessive heating of the halogen which can result in premature failure. I always clean the halogen's glass with alcohol and a clean cloth prior to installing them just in case some idiot at the plant where they were packaged had previously handled the halogen by its glass.
Naturally, severe highway bumps, hard wheelie landings, poor physical connection or dirty electrical connection of the halogen's terminals will contribute to the halogen's premature demise as well.