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Need Help with Headlight Ideas

I started looking for a new headlight and running lights, so I checked our our site first and found a guy that put in a Daymaker in his headlight socket and looked great but after reading a lot about them they only shoot light directly in front of the motorcycle and on corners in the Blueridge Parkway at night it could get a little stressful, So I thought what about HID replacement "Bulbs" instead and found a lot of good reviews on them

So after all of that reading, which lights do you run and where did you get them, what type are they, was it hard to put in, and lastly how well are they working? Good light coverage? etc.

Still doing my research but would value your opinions on this subject.

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I have a Daymaker type light as the main headlight and the two driving lights have LED bulbs in them instead of stock bulbs. Works VERY well for lighting up the road width wise. Sometimes on especially dark back roads I do wish to see a little further in the distance but this generally isn't a circumstance I encounter very often and it keeps me going slower on those roads which I should be doing anyway.

I did not buy or install these as I bought my bike from the previous owner who put these in. However, I remember asking him about it and he said they were not difficult to install. I have owned the bike for 1.5 years and 25,000 miles and no issues to speak of. Not sure when the PO put them on but I don't expect an issue with them. You can see the Daymaker in the picture is darker than the driving lights and while it looks a little funky, I have not wanted to spend the money to upgrade to Daymaker type driving lights to match the headlight when these LED bulbs work so well.
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Thank you Zheissler for the great write up sir...

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Not sure if you read this already, Rverhalen...if not, here you go...my contribution to this subject..Hope this helps, my friend

https://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/4...ssembly-2.html

Minutes to install...had to modify the boot abit but no biggie...still burns great

FluxBeam Motorcycle LED Headlight - OPT7

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I just found this link to a LED BULB shootout, wow I am amazed, check this out


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Hey,

I use Philips RacingVision H4 Headlight Bulb 12342RVS2 Xtreme Vision bought on Amazon


,and LED bulbs in the driving lights. The LEDS give bright white light close and wide at night and the Xtrem Vison bulb gives good down range and wide vison on both low and high beam.
On YouTube there is a video on how one guy installed a daymaker on his Vaquero
I started to do this mod on my Voyager but tried the Xtreme Vison bulb and was happy with the result in combination with the LED driving lights


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Thanks for posting the vid, Rverhalen...very informative, my friend...

See the review for the Opt7 starting at 10:13

Though they shot the OPT7 to bits with an assault rifle in the video, I will continue to stand by it.

The improvement over the oem lamp is nothing less than amazing. It...is...BRIGHT.

Being someone who needs not the newest/greatest of anything, but sufficient while cost effective, I will continue to recommend it to others.

Once again, thank you, my friend, for posting the vid. Folks here will benefit from the information, I'm sure

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I am still looking at all the options and trying to do my homework, this way I can make the wife happy with buying what I need correctly the first time!!!

She does not like it much when I say, "I should have bought........" I get that frown that makes you say next time I will do more homework....

Oh well....

Thanks for the input I will check more into them this week... let you all know what I got and how I installed them (there has to be someone out there that would like to have a write up with pics)

Thank you all with your help in this! What a great group of riders that is for sure

Thanks

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This is a better video

Some are simply using the trim ring to hold the headlight without adjustment. You must weld the two plates/parts together so you have adjustment.

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I finally went with this for the Headlight - Super Nova V.3 LED Conversion Model H4
and for my running lights or Fog lights in the fairing I went with H11 LED bulb kits

Both are from www.headlightrevolution.com

These suckers light up the night ride and even the day, I can see them on the signs when I go by... great price easy install and worth every penny....

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