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Old 11-06-2007, 07:12 PM   #1
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Requirments to satisfy a "headlight"

What are the qualifications to satisfy inspection purposes for a headlight on a motorcycle? Im want to run a race upper with a custom headlight. Id like to know what im workin with before i start buildin brackets.
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:14 PM   #2
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technically it has to be DOT approved...but there's ways around everything...
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:15 PM   #3
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and i believe it has to be high/low beam as well
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has to have high beam as well. so you'll need to rig up 2 lights. or 1 dual filament bulb for high beam capabilities
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both good answers. thanks boys, Id like to keep this legal so i dont have inspection problems,
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would something like this give me enough light?

I don't see anywhere about it being DOT approved though.
http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...d=22003&mmyId=
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actually oem or dot approved based on manufacterer's approved specifications. Including headlight aim and spread.

For the real world; do what you wish, yes, high beam and low beam. U will be able to find someone who can pass it
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would something like this give me enough light?

I don't see anywhere about it being DOT approved though.
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it is a 55 w bulb; I'd be worried about spread of the beam. If I was putting in the effort to fiberglass or plexiglass a frame, I'd definitely go projection. can always upgrade to hid/xenon ignitors later if you'd like
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actually oem or dot approved based on manufacterer's approved specifications. Including headlight aim and spread.

For the real world; do what you wish, yes, high beam and low beam. U will be able to find someone who can pass it
caligonetx is right

you find me 1 inspector (that doesn't work for the dps) that will see if it's oem or dot approved.....and i'll pay you $100.

if it works, it'll pass.
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THe spread does look like it woudl have to be pretty small.

I would realy prefer a projector of some sort but i was thinking of that twin light for the low beams, and run a projector and those for the highbeams
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ok ok put the inspection issue aside cuz really, i got the hookup. Now im just wondering about adequate light output.
sorry about all the double posting.

P.S. signin off for the night, will read all your responses tomoro. Thanks in advance
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:50 PM   #12
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caligonetx is right

you find me 1 inspector (that doesn't work for the dps) that will see if it's oem or dot approved.....and i'll pay you $100.

if it works, it'll pass.


I've sure never checked.
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ok ok put the inspection issue aside cuz really, i got the hookup. Now im just wondering about adequate light output.
sorry about all the double posting.

P.S. signin off for the night, will read all your responses tomoro. Thanks in advance
driving lights will get you a good range and spread. a fog light won't give you enough range, but will be a really nice spread.
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Since we're talking about lighting, what do you guys use for wheelie lights? or aux lights?

brock has a new set up for the 08 busa which got me wondering...
but I'm not gonna fiberglass anymore panels to change the bike; thinking of small hideaways to give some more visibilty during the day
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This passed, once the yellow lights were replaced by white. One was high, one low, have to have a indicator for the high beam.

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shadman u got urs set up perfect maybe i should just buy track uppers... im tired of street fighter look but i dont want to buy a brand new headlight and upper
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