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Old 06-13-2013, 11:47 PM   #21571
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They look interesting, and look well made too. I've seen some cheap LED headlights that were just garbage.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:07 AM   #21572
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...Of course, I could just be jealous that H-D has them and none of the more "modern" companies do.
Piffle. Halogen (and a big alternator) is the only way to go. LED headlamps is a marketing ploy...



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Old 06-14-2013, 12:12 AM   #21573
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Piffle. Halogen (and a big alternator) is the only way to go. LED headlamps is a marketing ploy...



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Every bike I have owned gets the same treatment. Upgraded harness, high-temp socket, and a 55/100W bulb. It works, and it is inexpensive. However, I'm always open to new technology...so long as someone else successfully tests it first.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:39 AM   #21574
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Piffle. Halogen (and a big alternator) is the only way to go. LED headlamps is a marketing ploy...



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Your airhead's puny alternator would like the LED's (EDIT: my wife has a '73 R75 toaster -- I know puny first hand!)

I have a pair of Clearwater's Erica LED lights (6000 lumens -- each!) -- they make the stock *HID* low beam look like a candle.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:51 AM   #21575
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I didn't mean to sound sooo ludditic. LED headlamps are developing technology and are in the maturing phase. And as such have the aura of gadgetry. I was an early adopter of E-Code H4 headlamps 40 years ago, and now have LED brake lights and Daytime Running Lights on a /5. With an enhanced output alternator. Talk about culture shock...

Anyways. Hot from The Dragon: the ultimate ADV bike. Clean, simple design and great for river crossings. No GPS, but he's got a Garmin Bell



Yardwork this AM before it heats up and then A Bike Ride.

Ha.

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Old 06-14-2013, 08:34 AM   #21576
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The light itself is okay. It's a cleaner white light then the cheap plug and plays they sell at bike week. What makes the difference is the projector housing. That makes the light brutally efficient at lighting up the road, without blinding oncoming traffic.

It's way too expensive as is right now, it cost me 465 bucks for the headlight. I could justify it because half my riding is at night on dark roads, but anywhere else and it's unjustifiable to me.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:38 AM   #21577
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...Need more Killboy failure pix...
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:59 AM   #21578
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No GPS, but he's got a Garmon Bell

he's also got passenger pegs with no passenger seat
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:10 AM   #21579
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he's also got passenger pegs with no passenger seat
He is also touching the deadly front brake lever. Hopefully his gremlin bell will protect him.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:23 AM   #21580
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he's also got passenger pegs with no passenger seat
those are rearsats for trackdays
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:32 AM   #21581
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those are rearsets for pooping whilst riding
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:55 AM   #21582
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The color-matched boot soles are a nice touch.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:08 AM   #21583
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So everyone that requires emergency services and a life flight are "morans"?
Only the ones who jump to conclusions.

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Old 06-14-2013, 10:48 AM   #21584
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Only the ones who jump to conclusions.

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Old 06-14-2013, 10:56 AM   #21585
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...Need more Killboy failure pix...
Go for it. I like the guy's spirit.


(yeah, them's car tires)

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