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Old 05-19-2011, 10:59 AM   #1291
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OK, see where you are going from that. I guess I thought they were tuned differently even though I'd read there was no drop-off on the spot. So basically we are going easier on oncoming by virtue of just less lumens hitting them from nearest the center of the road.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:40 AM   #1292
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I decided I would go with 2 44 and the dimmer so I can turn it down in traffic and boost it up to watch out for those 4 legged hooved rats that love to jump out in front of me on dark roads!
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:50 AM   #1293
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lol, well once I get the 30 going this weekend, if the dimmer definitely makes it bearable to have the 44 on the left for oncoming, I may get a 44 just for the reason you mentioned :)
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:57 AM   #1294
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I ride my bike in TN everyday???

So basically none of these lights would be smart for road use???? Or???
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:58 AM   #1295
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I have been running one model 30 and one model 24, and would like to add one model 44.

The 30 doesnt light the pavement as much as I would like, but it really puts light way out in front of me, ie it will light road signs from over a .25 mile away. Hence the reason I want to add one model 44, but the only time I really feel like I need more light on the road is at interstate speeds.

I have never had any cars flash lights at me for my lights being to bright.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:06 PM   #1296
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I ride my bike in TN everyday???

So basically none of these lights would be smart for road use???? Or???
I was more referring to the rest of his bike as being not DOT approved, then the light issue. I am a former Police Office and showed them to a few Cop buddies and none think they will be an issue if I have them on a dimmer and keep them fairly low when there is traffic. A couple guys I know run a different brand of lights like these in TN with no issues.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:12 PM   #1297
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When I saw the pics on the fence, the 30 looked like it would definitely travel further down the road than the 44 and be a little easier on oncoming.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:45 PM   #1298
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I was more referring to the rest of his bike as being not DOT approved, then the light issue. I am a former Police Office and showed them to a few Cop buddies and none think they will be an issue if I have them on a dimmer and keep them fairly low when there is traffic. A couple guys I know run a different brand of lights like these in TN with no issues.
I thought lights and exhaust and tires were all cops really worried about? ?? I mean it has a speedo and everything...the bodywork follows the original profile....

I would think the lights would be the main problem...
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:47 PM   #1299
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Would the flood 44s have as much distance AND coverage as standard high beams?
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:46 PM   #1300
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Would the flood 44s have as much distance AND coverage as standard high beams?
You will forget you have high beams once you turn on a pair of 44s.

A friend stopped by with his new vstrom which has some of the best stock lights. I was shocked that the 44s he just installed smoked the stock lights.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:06 PM   #1301
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You will forget you have high beams once you turn on a pair of 44s.

A friend stopped by with his new vstrom which has some of the best stock lights. I was shocked that the 44s he just installed smoked the stock lights.
So I would need a pair of 44s

Now I saw the dimmer but I have few questions.

Would I have to reset the dimmer every time I start the bike?
I assume the bypass lets it just go right to no dim at all? Or is the bypass adjustable too? Or do I need two dimmers for what I want to do?(make the two lights do low beam together on low beam, and make the two lights do higfh beam together on high beam)
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:37 PM   #1302
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Would I have to reset the dimmer every time I start the bike?
No, the dimmer has a memory so it stores the last setting.

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I assume the bypass lets it just go right to no dim at all? Or is the bypass adjustable too? Or do I need two dimmers for what I want to do?(make the two lights do low beam together on low beam, and make the two lights do higfh beam together on high beam)
The dimmer can handle four of the model 44 lights. The lights can be dimmed to almost off. The lights go to full power when the high beam bypass is activated.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:07 PM   #1303
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The more I think about it, I think a single 44 paired and dimmed with my stock headlight on low beam would be a good start and then high beam is the same deal.....$110 hurts..lol.....


Guess I'll be making my order soon.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:16 PM   #1304
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Guess I'll be making my order soon.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:27 PM   #1305
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The lights I have now are pretty sad. I don't intend on adding lights. Just replacing what I have.
With the 44s tucked up in the fairing holes, are they going to be able to stay cool enough? They have a lot of heat sink on the back.

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