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Old 02-03-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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Question Touratech Dual Headlight

I am looking for a Touratech dual headlight setup for my R100GSPD. Are they still available anywhere ? Is there another manufacturer ? Thanks...
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:46 PM   #2
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Easier and cheaper to put a relay in the original system, and/or fit a couple of LED spotties.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:57 PM   #3
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I am looking for a Touratech dual headlight setup for my R100GSPD. Are they still available anywhere ? Is there another manufacturer ? Thanks...
I dont think so, I was having a look recently as mine is broken but they arent on the website any more and I got the idea from googling things that they are discontinued.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:59 AM   #4
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Ive got one

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Old 02-05-2013, 08:59 AM   #5
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Easier and cheaper to put a relay in the original system, and/or fit a couple of LED spotties.
Please elaborate David,what about the high/low beam function.I bought a dual headlight system for my PD but its just a little too big to fit in the square opening.The old square glass headlight is broken and I'm detemined to not fit another one.I hate square headlights.

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Old 02-07-2013, 01:03 AM   #6
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If a relay is fitted, it just brightens up the headlight considerably and has no effect on high and low beam; I never had it done to my bike as a +50 H4 bulb was adequate for the night riding I do.

I found the square headlight on my 1100GS gave an excellent beam spread when travelling on a straight road, don't know if the PD light is the same part number.

If you are determined to not replace the square glass, you don't have many options, the twin headlight TT lights may be all there is. Note that the TT lights have 35 watt bulbs and the reflector is plastic, so will not handle the heat of increased wattage.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:32 AM   #7
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I have the Touratech dual headlight setup on my GS and have been disappointed with it. The reflectors are poor quality and just don't throw as much light as I had hoped. It's also much harder to change out a burned out bulb on than the stock setup. The only real advantage so far is having a spare headlight on those rare times that one bulb burns out. The stock 55/60 H4 bulbs are available just about anywhere. The Touratech uses 35/35 watt and are tough to find. The bike shops want a premium price for them. I ordered six of them off the web last time and got them for less than half the price that our local bike shops want.
I added a set of Piaa aux lights that have been a huge improvement. I leave them on all the time. I think the money would be best spent on a pair of quality LED lights than on the Touratech set. 2HE
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I have the Touratech dual headlight setup on my GS and have been disappointed with it. The reflectors are poor quality and just don't throw as much light as I had hoped. It's also much harder to change out a burned out bulb on than the stock setup. The only real advantage so far is having a spare headlight on those rare times that one bulb burns out. The stock 55/60 H4 bulbs are available just about anywhere. The Touratech uses 35/35 watt and are tough to find. The bike shops want a premium price for them. I ordered six of them off the web last time and got them for less than half the price that our local bike shops want.
I added a set of Piaa aux lights that have been a huge improvement. I leave them on all the time. I think the money would be best spent on a pair of quality LED lights than on the Touratech set. 2HE

I've got the twin light kit from TT as well. Bought it 10 yrs ago from a former dealer [Rides West BMW] as old stock clearance item. I sure like the look, but the fitment was just so so, as the lens' touches the factory 'roo bar'. I put a thin rubber between the two so vibration cracking of the glass lens would not happen. As yet, I'm lucky that the light has not burned out.
As for Twin Headlight Ernie's thought on accessory lights, I think this is a very good idea. It has been basically confirmed that a motorcycle is given more 'consideration' by oncoming cars if there is a trianglation of light emitting from a vehicle rather than a single light source. I've noticed it with the Piaa kit that's on my 1200GS that was installed when I bought it new. Is this kit you have from TT Ernie?

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Old 02-10-2013, 12:28 PM   #9
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I have had a pair of Piaa 002x mounted on the crash bars for quite a few years. I more recently added a pair of oval shaped LED lights I picked up off eBay. Wish I could remember the name brand because I've been very happy with the performance. No issues at all so far. I made the mounts in my shop. (I do that kind of work for a living you know) I installed the Euromoto electric 450 system a couple of seasons ago so power is a non issue. Very happy with it by the way as well. Really like running the aux lights at night. The bike feels naked with them off if you know what I mean. 2HE
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