--- I'll post in this one!
First, the 880 SS ARE a joke.
I replaced the pair, oh, 3 times, I think.
That might seem stupid, but I didn't think a high quality product would crap out so quickly.
VERY expensive. Finally put the standard type in and they are fine.
The SS headlamps lasted about 2 years until the left one would go back on if you pounded on the glass cover, and then it finally quit working.
I have the SS high beams, but I couldn't use them all the time or I'd blind people driving in front of me.
NOW, the other part of the story...
97BonnSSE on this forum ( who incidentally has his 97BonnSSE for sale in the FOR SALE section... ) was enlisted to help me change the headlamps to the new SilverStar Ultra model.
I was under the impression that I needed to take out the battery and disassemble the airbox to change the bulbs... :P
Since I was going to clean and recharge the K&N filter and put in a battery post, this seemed like a good idea.
Then, Gary says, "...or we could do THIS!!!"
As I watched him undo the ***** and pull the headlamp assembly forward!!!
I said, "...yeah, baby! or we could've looked at the manuals I have in the trunk, right?"
He says, "...we don't need no stinking manuals!"
I told him I was going to post about this and he said, "...Man, I wouldn't tell everybody how dumb we were!"
I figure, maybe it'll help somebody else know what to do or not to do, so what the heck!
Anyway, go for the standard 880'* until Sylvania figures out how to make theirs last longer than 3 months.