Happy with HID, just installed Motolights
I upgraded my 2005 LT with a HID kit from HID online shortly after I bought my bike last summer. Dramatic improvement!
I bought and installed my caliper mounted Motolights at the Motolight tent at Daytona Beach last week.
The triangulation is part of the reason for getting the motolights. Many have commented on how well I can be seen now.
I stand on adding the HID and the Motolights and be done with it. The combination is the best I've had on any motorcyle.
I have my HID aimed so that the cutoff is about bumper height on the car I'm following at 2 seconds. The motolights are aimed dead level.
With the HID so bright, It's hard to see what the Motolights were adding. What I noticed out on the highway, the motolights help out above the HID cutoff line without annoying oncoming drivers. The Motolights light up stuff much farther down the road and immediately in front of the LT and the HID wash overpowers what's going on in the middle. I also like how the Motolight beams handle the low side dark dead space thrown from the HID as it rotates with the bike in hard corners. I chose the caliper mount to give some directional lighting at night. The motolights with their pencil beam configuration is meant to light up things far down the road, not wash the road in front with a great deal of light.
I would like to know if anyone has fitted a brighter bulb in the Motolights or if anyone else has other aiming suggestions?
The stock high beam seems to be useless now, HID on the high beam may be next on the list.
05 K1200LT, Graphite, XMXT, Xenon, Motolights, Top Trunk Rack
Last edited by Crestwood330; Mar 18th, 2006 at 11:34 pm.