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Old 12-18-2012, 06:43 PM   #18496
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The same thing it does for any internal combustion engine, retains heat energy in the exhaust to help improve cylinder scavenging. It's gotta be worth at least .03 HP on that bike.
Probably has more to do with keeping your his pants or boots from melting if he touches it or gets too close...
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:43 PM   #18497
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I do believe I tend to agree with your observation
I like my Gaerne Supermotards for the Husky, but I've got a pair of TCX's for commuting or general goofing off.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:06 PM   #18498
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Hmmm... that might not be a fail. Assuming the one on the other side is similarly aimed, he might have adjusted it such that it lights the road when at maximum lean. Not very sophisticated but could be effective on twisties after dark.
This. I have a pair of el cheapo's mounted and aimed as such. I swear, some bike manufacturers do not test after dark in the twisties. Perhaps govts legislate what lights must be without thought to what it does to bikes? Thus, BMW had to go to the fancy gyroscopic headlight. And I will bet that light has limitations too?

Mine got mounted after several near-collisions with joggers, bicyclists, and debris in corners. Joggers are on a parr with road kill for being brain dead.

The cut-off light spread on my bike is so severe that most regulatory roads signs are not reflected. Dipping the bike into acorner, I get maybe 8 feet of pavement showing in front of me. Forget seeing any pedestrians, bicyclists, etc mid-corner.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:01 PM   #18499
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You have'nt seen a worthless headlight in the twitsties till you ride a 1050 Tiger.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:22 PM   #18500
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:30 PM   #18501
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You have'nt seen a worthless headlight in the twitsties till you ride a 1050 Tiger.
and here starts a smallest-dick contest.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:09 PM   #18502
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You have'nt seen a worthless headlight in the twitsties till you ride a 1050 Tiger.




My head light is so bad, when I go around a curve, I have to put my foot down to feel the yellow line.

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:47 PM   #18503
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My head light is so bad, when I go around a curve, I have to put my foot down to feel the yellow line.

Hah! Mine's so bad I ride backwards and use the tail light!
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:55 PM   #18504
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Hah! Mine's so bad I ride backwards and use the tail light!
Hah! Mine's so bad I need a flashlight to turn the bike off.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:30 PM   #18505
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:10 AM   #18506
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Hah! Mine's so bad I need a flashlight to turn the bike off.
Ha! Mine's so bad, I.... no actually it's pretty decent.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:55 AM   #18507
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Since I put in HID on the low beam it is great with the motolights on straights. Hustling through the twists and bends leaned over on roads like 151, 215 and 276 in the dark of night.. not so good.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:17 AM   #18508
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Since I put in HID on the low beam it is great with the motolights on straights. Hustling through the twists and bends leaned over on roads like 151, 215 and 276 in the dark of night.. not so good.
Yeah, I came down Ceasar's Head late a couple months ago, middle of knat season (so my tinted visor was down). Low beam was sketchy, but the ADV Monster lights worked great. To bad I'm nice and had to kill them when I passed oncoming traffic so I wouldn't blind them...
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:39 AM   #18509
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I have the official Harley LED headlight on my bike. Absolutely amazing on the straights, Can't see more then ten feet in from of me when I'm turning sharp (but it's a very bright ten feet).
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:44 AM   #18510
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I have the official Harley LED headlight on my bike. Absolutely amazing on the straights, Can't see more then ten feet in from of me when I'm turning sharp (but it's a very bright ten feet).
Well you should be set up pretty well then. But then again you are in Florida. If there is a curve, it will be a corner, and if a corner in FL, a street light.
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