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Old 10-25-2006, 12:02 PM   #41
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:52 PM   #42
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HIDs are legal on bikes but expensive. A set may run you around $200. Check out http://www.xenondepot.com/category.php?category_id=10

A cheaper solution are Sylvana Silverstars, which you can get at any autoparts store. A bulb runs around $36. I've put them on a bike before and it was a big difference.

The reason you would want to use those brighter headlights is for safety and not to be able to override your stock headlights.

If you are a newbie, learn to ride safe first before even thinking about getting into speed; especially when it is dark. It is very tempting but if you want to last, don't give in to temptation.
i totally agree with you, and takes for the information.. its just the headlights seem to point like 4ft infront of the bike and thats it.. unless i kick on the highbeams.. is there anyway to adjust the headlight up because even riding at the speed limit at night i dont feel 100% safe unless i have the highbeam on
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:58 PM   #43
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welcome to the site. There is a lot of info/experience to learn from here.
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i totally agree with you, and takes for the information.. its just the headlights seem to point like 4ft infront of the bike and thats it.. unless i kick on the highbeams.. is there anyway to adjust the headlight up because even riding at the speed limit at night i dont feel 100% safe unless i have the highbeam on
To adjust your headlight up, you may need to do some preload adjustments for your weight as a new rider on this bike. It is possible that your rear preload is set too high which makes your bike be lower in the front, hence shining the headlights too far down, or the front it set too low. Have someone knowledgable help you get the preload adjusted.
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To adjust your headlight up, you may need to do some preload adjustments for your weight as a new rider on this bike. It is possible that your rear preload is set too high which makes your bike be lower in the front, hence shining the headlights too far down, or the front it set too low. Have someone knowledgable help you get the preload adjusted.
thanks, I should of asked patrick while i was up at his shop today... but it slipped my mind..
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