a good day...
Posted February 22, 2001 - 06:52 AM
Posted February 22, 2001 - 07:33 AM
Glad to see someone down there in PA is riding.
Posted February 22, 2001 - 07:42 AM
also on the dual light I had to duct tape the back of each light fixture because the light was "leaking" out the back and causing a bad glare in my goggles.
basically I wouldn't recommend this setup.
-Brett in CT
Posted February 22, 2001 - 07:51 AM
anyway that's the story of why I got the dual headlights.
Posted February 22, 2001 - 07:58 AM
Posted February 22, 2001 - 09:14 AM
It's cold but I have the right gear for cold weather activites. I still have the stock light setup and I'm not impressed. On my mountain bike I run 2x10W on the handlebar and a 15W helmet mount which works great. I'm definately going to try and mimic that setup but with motorcycle parameters. I'm gonna rig up the helmet light tonight, they make all the difference in the world.
Posted February 22, 2001 - 11:21 AM
I assume you have a 130 Watt coil on your bike? year 2000 or better?
Originally posted by npuza:
I have an Acrebis HP headlight and I am using a 100 Watt bulb. Its very bright. I ride two to three night a week and love it.
Posted February 23, 2001 - 06:52 AM
#1 - New 100/90 bulb $11 -you don't need a new enclosure OR
#2 - Buy a new 3 prong adapter at Napa, wire it so that both high and low are on all the same time. Stock bulb. $4 I chose this option, bot for cost but for function.
You'll run into a little compromise at low engine speeds. The light will be dimmer than normal due to low stator output, but the good news is the '00 is higher than 98/99. I heard differnt amount-120W, 130W. But once you get it spinning off idle say around 3,000 rpms, option #2 in my experience has been great. The reason I chose #2 is because now light is pointing down and sideways on low, and farther out on high. Option 1 will only turn the low beams on (I think!)
I tried a brighter bulb in a KLR250 I used to have, it didn't really seem be that much brighter...in case anyone cares.
BTW, I can run heated grips and option #2 (no tail light or DS) without any problems for about 5 months (400 miles maybe). The light is a a little dimmer, but again just at idle and off-idle. My stator and headlight assembly did not appear overheated; just had the covers off this week on the stator. Does anyone think this is too much to pull from a '00? 55+50+30 grips?
I've never tried any other types of setup, so I can't comment on the acerbis or UFO.