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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-28-2015, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Need a new headlamp

My high beam went out. Any suggestions on what to replace it with? Stock or upgrade?
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http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.co...ulb-_p_83.html

Installed mine about 3 weeks ago and love it.

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Do you have any pictures of the light that it gives off?

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Scroll down about half way and you should see the pictures.

https://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/s.../171314?page=1
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i was in the middle of no where at 11pm when my head light died, turns out my low beam was toast as well.... gets very dark out there

and thats why i now carry a spare bulb, and ill soon have some LED aux lights

but personally id stick with the stock style bulb, they are easy to find when in need, not a LED should die, but..... anyway if you wanna dick with the headlight add a headlight modulator, the flashy thingy for the day time.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Signal-Dynam...#ht_2043wt_916

made a huge difference in number of people willing to pull out infront of me. i hate them when im caging and a bike is behind me, but damn does it get ppls attention

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i was in the middle of no where at 11pm when my head light died, turns out my low beam was toast as well.... gets very dark out there

and thats why i now carry a spare bulb, and ill soon have some LED aux lights

but personally id stick with the stock style bulb, they are easy to find when in need, not a LED should die, but..... anyway if you wanna dick with the headlight add a headlight modulator, the flashy thingy for the day time.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Signal-Dynam...#ht_2043wt_916

made a huge difference in number of people willing to pull out infront of me. i hate them when im caging and a bike is behind me, but damn does it get ppls attention


HMM good point about carrying a spare. Plenty of room under the seat for one.

Mine went out at night also and I was lucky to have the low beam to get me home.
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http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.co...ulb-_p_83.html

Installed mine about 3 weeks ago and love it.
Can these be used with the headlight modulator that jborushko posted?
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I may try the led out.. I like that its 2/3 cooler than stock.

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http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.co...ulb-_p_83.html

Installed mine about 3 weeks ago and love it.
A neat idea, but their comparison photo is suspect. The light over the vehicle on the left side of the road should have still been illuminated in the top photo, and actually shown up more in the photo because the camera gathering available light. I'm thinking the camera setting were messed with.

Personally, I would add LED fogs or running lights down low on the engine guards. Check out mono lights mm10 for a quality light at a decent price.

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Scroll down about half way and you should see the pictures.

https://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/s.../171314?page=1
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