I brought this up in a related thread, but it got buried. I figured it was worth having its own.
I was looking to upgrade my headlight to a higher wattage (from 35/35 to 55/60). I saw several posts stating the headlight is the H4 style. To my surprise, my headlight is not H4, but rather S2.
Specifically, my headlight is "12728 S2 Philips Duplo 12v 35/35W" and it looks like this:
Compare this to an H4 bulb:
Now, I can't find much for the S2 style bulb. There are plenty of options for the H4 since it is a standard bulb for vehicles.
First, what gives? Why do I have a S2 bulb when everyone else has a H4? It's a 2009. I'm in the USA if that matters.
Second, does anyone know where to get a 55/60 S2 bulb? I came up with nothing.
My options: a) keep riding with this crappy stock bulb where I can't even see 30 feet in front of me, b) ride with my high beam on to improve my vision and piss off other drivers, c) keep trying to track down a S2 bulb, d) Spend ~$75 to get a replacement body panel with the H4 socket, or e) modify my current setup with a donor H4 socket off a car or something.
All I know is that it feels like I am riding blind in the dark. Something has to change.