Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
I am pretty sure MOST of the complaints are "Those darned blue lights", which are mostly blue coated halogen bulbs installed as a fashion statement, not true HID (or those silly 6000 degree plus HID's). HID is no worse than halogen if aimed properly, and in a lens/reflector system that does not scatter the light. There are a pretty high percentage of factory HIDs on the road now, and those are not a problem for oncoming drivers. Fortunately, the LT lens/reflector still has a very nice, sharp top cut-off of the low beam when converted, and if aimed properly does not bother oncoming drivers. With over three years of heavy riding, with a lot of it at night, I was never flashed by an oncoming driver. I aimed my low beam so that it was below the normal trunk lip and side view mirrors of cars in front of me.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.