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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-11-2010, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Headlight Bulbs

I just picked up a 03 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO yesterday that was in really good shape and not used much. One thing I wanted to do is improve the lower lights in the grill area and was wondering if there is a brighter replacement bulb I could get that will not burn up the housing or wiring? The only numbers I find on the bulbs are 81169 which doing a search on the net does not turn up much. Thanks for any help.
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-11-2010, 12:47 PM
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just get HIDs. you wont regret it
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I believe that your bulb is a 800 series.

HIDs are the only way to go if you want some serious lighting.

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post #5 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-22-2010, 05:00 AM
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Here are pictures of the 880 series HID bulb.





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Does this bulb fit

So does this light bulb fit the low beams on a 03 or 04 sportsman
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As long as its a 880 bulb then yes.

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cant figure it out

I have been searching all over to try and find a size on this 81169 polaris bulb and I cant find anything. I already went to two auto parts store and they cant match it.Here are some pics of the bulbs. I really appreciate your help. Thanks
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Like every one here is telling you, if you want brighter lights upgrade to HID`s they are way brighter than any stock bulb. I have them on my ATV and there a huge improvement over stock. Check out Hey! ATV Parts and Accessories are Here! , that`s were i got my kit from, and its all plug and play.

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With some of the models, the only replacement bulb available is from popo. They engineered stuff that way so that you have to buy their parts.

When you consider the cost of 2 lightbulbs for your machine, if you just double your money you can get a set of hids.
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