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I am looking for recommendations for lights that light up the road a looooong in front of the bike. My shorter distance is just fine. I keep getting flashed for bright lights, but I would like something to use instead of the high beam.

And do your think the bike handle the additional power for a set of moto lights, PIAA's and another set of lights?

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Ron,

You didn't say what bike it is for. Here is what my LT looked like with Piaa's under the cowling and Motolights on the calipers. Never an issue for power or light. Best bang for the buck is an HID for the low beam (I had it on my high also).



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Added a HID capsule to a single driving light, mounted it on top of fender making sure clearances were all dealt with .... Works most excellent

Also have a HID low beam installed.
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Re: new recommendations - flamethrowers

If you want "light".. go HID... If you want "markers", go incandescent.

The HID will also pull less power to fire up.... then MUCH less when running.. (if you get a good quality setup).

I have same bike Jerry shows above... minus the "motolights" and High beam HID.

The High beam HID is still the halogen stock because if you use it to "flash", you don't get the same effect with HID because the HID rig takes a few seconds to "come up to temp" and start generating a lot of light.
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Added a HID capsule to a single driving light, mounted it on top of fender making sure clearances were all dealt with .... Works most excellent

Also have a HID low beam installed.
Interesting mount.. should follow the tire pretty well... now, where did you get it.. and does it smack into the lower part of the cowling under "max" braking or "speed bumps"?
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Interesting mount.. should follow the tire pretty well... now, where did you get it.. and does it smack into the lower part of the cowling under "max" braking or "speed bumps"?
Made the mount, NO .. neither the damper, or cowling hit it
Yes, it follows the steering quite well !!

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Re: new recommendations - flamethrowers

Lonewolf, that is the setup I have now and it has a good deal amount light, I was looking for long range.

Motorhead, that looks like possibilities. What is the manufacture of that one? Or does it really matter?

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Ron,

Honestly I don't think you will find anything longer than an HID high beam. The low beam lights up the world. The PIAA's do a great job of lighting up the road too. Of course the Motolights are good for the ditches, but they are really there to be seen.

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Re: new recommendations - flamethrowers

I have Hella FF200s on mounts beneath the mirrors. They are not HID, but the light they throw downrange is awesome. Just what the doctor ordered, IMO.

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Motorhead, that looks like possibilities. What is the manufacture of that one? Or does it really matter? And thanks to both for info
Housing was one of a pair purchased as H4 driving lights for under $50 at Kragen auto.
The HID ballast & bulb is where most of the cost is at.

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