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post #1 of 10 Old Aug 14th, 2008, 6:08 pm Thread Starter
 
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Question Highway Lights

Getting darker every day now in Northern Illinois. Started with the light just the other way around but when I'm riding to work now in the wee hours I experienced a blind spot about 60 feet in front. I'd like some more light farther ahead because I know the roadkill number will be going up soon. The adjustment is all the way up. I have a pair of lights(not PIAA) but what I'm looking for is a picture of how these are to look[without looking ugly]. Got any good suggestions? I saw an LT in the Cycle Werks of Barrington with the lights mounted to the tabs on the lower fork tubes but hopefully there is a less conspicuous spot to put them. Thanks _K_
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post #2 of 10 Old Aug 14th, 2008, 8:57 pm
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Re: Highway Lights

hawk,

I put CQlight HD bulbs in the high and low lamp. Huge difference. Not to much money for what you get.

I also mounted some 55w driving lights under the faring. Looks good but does not put out that much light.

Hope this helps,
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Re: Highway Lights

My '06 included a HID low beam. I recently (last weekend) upgraded the high beam too. Nothing (no auxillary light) will work better than your stock light converted to HID for day/night driving. Auxillary lights will help to fill out blind spots, but if they are not HID or 200 watt halogens you are not really doing much for yourself.

I used the SCMR16 HID auxillary lights on my RT (also converted to HID main bulb) and it fills in the blanks spots really well. I highly recommend the TT HID lights for auxillary lights. They also make a 4" model in 30 & 40 watt HID. I guarentee the 40 watt 4" model will light up the road well enough to see any potential roadkill in your way!

But, just as an FYI, best bang for the buck is a High/Low beam kit from WME.Com. Should cost about $80 ~ $100 for both delivered to your door. My H11 (high beam) was a plug and play installtion. Didn't cut a single wire.

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But, just as an FYI, best bang for the buck is a High/Low beam kit from WME.Com. Should cost about $80 ~ $100 for both delivered to your door. My H11 (high beam) was a plug and play installtion. Didn't cut a single wire.

Arthur:

When I plug in WME.com I get "World Mining Equipment" which just seems to list other companies in that field??? No listing of HID lights.

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Sorry, I guess that is a typo on my part. Try ...

http://www.vvme.com/

Two v's not one w.

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Re: Highway Lights

I have a 2002 LT. I purchased the PIAA kit with the brackets, harness and lighst. The Light brackets bolt under the front fairing. The lights are tucked up under the fairing and look great. When driving at night or on a two lane highway they really help. At night they are very bright so you have to make sure they are adjusted correctly or they will blind oncoming traffic.

My wife was in front of me when I turned them on one night and she could have swore that there was an aircraft landing behind her. He he.

I sware by them for safety. I would highly recommend them. About 292.00 for the kit as I remember.

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Re: Highway Lights

Just posted this up within the lighting section .....
Major night vision when used along with my HID Low beam


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I have a 2002 LT. I purchased the PIAA kit with the brackets, harness and lighst. The Light brackets bolt under the front fairing. The lights are tucked up under the fairing and look great. When driving at night or on a two lane highway they really help. At night they are very bright so you have to make sure they are adjusted correctly or they will blind oncoming traffic.

My wife was in front of me when I turned them on one night and she could have swore that there was an aircraft landing behind her. He he.

I sware by them for safety. I would highly recommend them. About 292.00 for the kit as I remember.

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++++1 on the PIAA light set. I even see the deer before they get in the road in front of me. Very bright! I have them on in daytime as well. I've been told that I look like a freight train coming! Gotta be seen!

Just my .02's worth.


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HID high and low beam, PIAA inside the cowling and Motolights on the brake calipers. I saw EVERYTHING in front of me for a LOOOOOONG ways off.

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Re: Highway Lights

Pictyre taken on the Dragon. They are Hella oval driving lights.

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