Put a set of HID's in the housing and you will have no need for the auxillary lights I assure you. Any doubts and yoiu can come to the Bacon Run III in April and view my lights in action.I promise I searched...didn't find anything.
has anyone found or made mouting brackets for aux lights that mount up by sandwiching the bracket between the mirror and the fairing? I had a dude make me some for my old CBR1000F and it was perfect-o! Any help would be appreciated (see pic for example).
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That's fine and completely up to you. For me, if I have an issue that I can improve on to make riding safer, I don't quit riding instead, I just make the changes that make me happy, and I keep riding.lol at this, if you are riding in the dark and HID doesn't do it I'd hang up my boots or stick to daytime riding
Again, that's completely fine. If I can't see because I'm leaned over far enough for my headlight cutoff to be an issue, I add light in that area so that it isn't an issue.anyway what ever you feel safe with I guess, my HID lights are better than most cars and if I can't see I SLOW DOWN
Totally not the case. I regularly am able to slow down and take account for deer that are off the shoulder illuminated by my aux lighting that I'd miss seeing 100% of the time without the extra light.if you see that big animal in your lights you're already in it's ass no matter what
No, I don't actually have the bike yet...picking it up in a couple of weeks.Have you had the bike out at night yet? Geoff does have a point - the light output from a pair of arc lamps is an order of magnitude higher than incandescent halogens, to the point of being obscene. I'm just having trouble imagining a situation where they wouldn't be enough, particularly the higher wattage units.
No, I don't actually have the bike yet...picking it up in a couple of weeks.
Folks, I'm aware of the power and awesomeness of HID. I've had HID lights in every vehicle I've owned for almost 10 years now. I appreciate your concern, really I do. However, if the OEM light meets DOT specs (and I'm sure it does) then it has a sharp top cut-off, and does not illuminate the left shoulder area well at all, and won't go far enough to the right either. This is mandated by DOT rules re: headlight coverage/dispersion. If you're happy with the ultra bright HID's in the stock shell and that's it, I'm very happy for you. You've saved money that I will be spending, and your bike looks cooler than mine will.
Easy Doc, nobody is trying to step on your toes.I will say this though...after all the 'why on Earth would you want more light' action in this thread, these XX lights better be the best headlights to ever adorn a motorcycle by half, or I'm gonna be very disappointed
I think I explained the why's a couple of times, and for sure I do appreciate the warnings about the stator. The aux lights I'll be installing are LED, so when combined with the HID headlight, the two will use comparable power to a high output halogen hi beam by itself.Easy Doc, nobody is trying to step on your toes.
The HID conversions for the XX are not technically DOT approved as they tend to have too much spread, even if carefully installed to maintain proper positioning in the reflector's focus. Yes, there are some very definitive cut-off points to the low beam, but they are not quite as restricted as the OEM pattern.
Then there is the brute force of them. My high beam, which is a 100w halogen, gets completely obliterated by my 35w HID low beam. In fact, the only way I can even tell my high beam is on is by checking the dash indicator. There will be an HID going in this winter to deal with the cornering inadequacies of the low beam spread.
The bird's stator is a known weak point, as stated earlier, so most owners try to lighten the load, if you'll pardon the pun, on the electrical system.
That said, I'm certainly not judging your decision to add auxiliary units, just curious about the whys of it.