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Re: Upgrading Headlights
« Reply #10 on: Aug 21, 2018, 09:33 PM »
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Re: Upgrading Headlights
« Reply #11 on: Oct 30, 2020, 01:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]

Anyone tried this kit from doubletronics?
Is there another way to get both lights acting together?

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Re: Upgrading Headlights
« Reply #12 on: Nov 04, 2020, 01:01 AM »
I just use two lights at the same time (good LED bulbs).  I know the theory that a car driver can think that you appear as a car far away, but I can always turn the high beam off if a car is approaching when riding on a narrow lane.  all scooters have both lights on, and many other bikes.

by the way, I lowered the high beam so it serves now as a low beam.  because the reflector in the high beam is different, it gives actually much better focus.  I do't drive much in the night, so having two lights is good for visibility.  if I need a high beam, I use Denali D4 for that purpose.  I have also put a black tape on the high beam indicator, so it is not annoying me.

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Re: Upgrading Headlights
« Reply #13 on: Nov 04, 2020, 05:35 AM »
I for one will not use high beam if there is other vehicles around. It is blinding and at least in Australia illegal. In my V1K (same headlight setup as the Mk3 650) I have replaced my H7's with Techmax LEDs and am very happy with them. I also have LED spotlights which add a LOT of light.





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Re: Upgrading Headlights
« Reply #14 on: Nov 04, 2020, 07:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by Maverick [+]
I for one will not use high beam if there is other vehicles around. It is blinding and at least in Australia illegal. In my V1K (same headlight setup as the Mk3 650) I have replaced my H7's with Techmax LEDs and am very happy with them. I also have LED spotlights which add a LOT of light.








as I wrote, I use the high beam as low beam, by lowering it. 

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Re: Upgrading Headlights
« Reply #15 on: Nov 04, 2020, 08:23 AM »
here is my set-up. both lights all the time on, plus  yellow denali drl, and D4 denali for high beam.

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Re: Upgrading Headlights
« Reply #16 on: Nov 04, 2020, 08:37 AM »
*Originally Posted by Krisnow [+]

as I wrote, I use the high beam as low beam, by lowering it.

Yes I read what you wrote, it's still illegal at least here in Australia.

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Re: Upgrading Headlights
« Reply #17 on: Nov 04, 2020, 09:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by Maverick [+]
Yes I read what you wrote, it's still illegal at least here in Australia.

how can it be illegal??? most scooters use both lights at the same time.

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Re: Upgrading Headlights
« Reply #18 on: Nov 04, 2020, 11:39 AM »
*Originally Posted by Krisnow [+]
how can it be illegal??? most scooters use both lights at the same time.

OK I wasn't specific enough it seems. The following is an excerpt of the road rules here in NSW where I live (almost certainly other states are the same)

A driver must not use their headlights on high beam if travelling:
less than 200m behind a vehicle travelling in the same direction
less than 200m from an oncoming vehicle.
It is an offence to flash the vehicle's headlights unless the vehicle is being used to respond to an emergency.

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Re: Upgrading Headlights
« Reply #19 on: Nov 04, 2020, 12:16 PM »
the rule that we have in India and Thailand, is trying not get killed :)