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Old 07-07-2010, 08:27 PM   #151
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How much for the LED's ?? Are they sourced form a later model year or just optional equipt?
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:53 PM   #152
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I have a set of Martin Fabrication HID's installed on my F650GS Twin. They're only 35W each so I've been able to run them constantly for the past year without issue. When my dad borrowed my bike he said there was so much light it was like he could almost see into the future. Then again, he's half blind... or deaf... or something.


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Old 07-08-2010, 01:14 AM   #153
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I have a set of Martin Fabrication HID's installed on my F650GS Twin..
Can oncoming vehicles still see your front blinkers? I have a set of aux lights and would like to mount them at the same spot you have them but my concern is the bright HID's may mask the front indicators.
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:25 PM   #154
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Can oncoming vehicles still see your front blinkers? I have a set of aux lights and would like to mount them at the same spot you have them but my concern is the bright HID's may mask the front indicators.
Yep! The stick out so far they clear the lights.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:24 PM   #155
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surely you wouldn't have the HID's lit with oncoming traffic close enough to be concerned about seeing your indicators????
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:01 PM   #156
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surely you wouldn't have the HID's lit with oncoming traffic close enough to be concerned about seeing your indicators????

That's the main reason I installed extra lights on the front of my bike. So the oncoming traffic sees me in the day light. I notice I get lots more respect / room from cagers when my lights are on. I run my high beam all day too.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:35 PM   #157
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That's the main reason I installed extra lights on the front of my bike. So the oncoming traffic sees me in the day light. I notice I get lots more respect / room from cagers when my lights are on. I run my high beam all day too.
+1 - extra lights up front for daytime awareness
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:40 PM   #158
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i understand all that....

but HID's up near your indicators/headlights?

isn't the idea to create a 'triangle of light' or something for better distance n speed perception? so would'nt the addtional lights be better lower ie on crash bars etc?
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:25 PM   #159
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Exactly my point, I'd have mine burning while in traffic in the daytime. I don't think his signals will be visable. Just sayin'
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:17 AM   #160
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Day time Light

Here are my Trail Tech HID lights - these are model SCMR16's - 1800 lumens each. That's a lot of light (though I can not recommend them as they like to break - twice already for internal ballast.)

Indicators plainly visible even when off. They show up just fine.

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Old 07-14-2010, 06:33 PM   #161
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:04 AM   #162
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wunderlich micro footers..

Hi guys,

has anyone bought and installed the Wunderlich Microfooter lights?
want to hear some reviews and opinions beside the one that "R12GS HOOLIGAN" posted some time back...

is it bright and adjustable(able to tilt left and right)?

thanks for the help!
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:55 AM   #163
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Micro Flooters

I have them and like them. They are bright and very adjustable in range and angle. the instructions to fit are easy and it took me about 30-45 min to do( im not great with electrics). had them in rain and wind and not failed me yet. makes the front of the bike very visable!
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:37 PM   #164
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I have them and like them. They are bright and very adjustable in range and angle. the instructions to fit are easy and it took me about 30-45 min to do( im not great with electrics). had them in rain and wind and not failed me yet. makes the front of the bike very visable!
thanks jay for your comments and feedback.
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:19 AM   #165
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So how are your Twalcom / Hella DE combo holding up for those who bought them? Thinking about getting them.....
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