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post #1 of 29 Old 09-28-2018, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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bad eyes or bad lights lol

went for a late spin last night and to cut a long story short i found the standard lights on my f shocking , a mate of mine who i ride with a lot who would NEVER be able to leave me in the day left me for dead ,i couldn't see bugger all can i upgrade just the bulbs without changing anything else just the bulbs, that was embarrassing
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best to take it easy anyway at night..i find myself using high beam a lot
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Adjust the beams. Mine were way too low stock. I also recommend Osram Night Racer 110 bulbs.
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the standard lenses actually limit the roadside lighting by their shape, and are pretty meek output wise, ive tried plus 130% navra bulbs, minor improvement in out put, then i installed some autobeam 36watt led bulbs, they rock, 3 x the lumen output on 2/3rds the wattage, plus they light up the roadside alot more , which makes fast night riding much safer, via easy tip in corner judgement
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I found the standard lights to be useless, and i hated only having one light on dipped beam, as Temporary Kiwi says the standard reflectors and lenses are not great - the only solution for me was a HID projector upgrade, its like riding around in daylight now

https://gsx-s.info/gsxs-headlight-hi...ector-upgrade/
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I always ride on high beam. It might piss someone off, but at least they can see me.
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I always ride on high beam. It might piss someone off, but at least they can see me.
f guys for the most part are rude ..never owned a bike with that high beam finger switch...most high tech thing i owned in years...show my harley buddys all the time
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I always ride on high beam. It might piss someone off, but at least they can see me.
Most disappointed to hear that. No they won't see you, just a blinding glare which means they probably won't see anything else for some seconds either.
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I always ride on high beam. It might piss someone off, but at least they can see me.
And the driver in front you blind via their mirrors will fully understand your situation and not complain when you cause them problems.

Have you considered fitting a .50 cal and brassing them up to make sure they are aware of you?
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I find my low beam sufficient for night riding so I would suggest yall have bad eyesight.

I do use my high beam outside of urban areas but will turn it off if there's traffic in front of me. The problem with the high beam is that it will blind oncoming cars which increases the risk that they might cross the center line and hit you.
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