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post #1 of 39 Old 05-09-2011, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Let there be LIGHT!!!

I love my headlight relay kit, but I got a burr bothering me the other day for even more light, so I started doing some research.. I thought about going to the Vision X LED's, and then was told about a guy on ADV with some that use even less juice, throw more light, and cost less..

Am I happy??

Very Happy!!!
I ordered them from ADVMONSTER.com, and if you want to read abou them, check out this topic on the Vendor forum on ADVrider.. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=607184

Ordered last Sunday night.. Order filled almost faster than I could click the button on Paypal..


Finally got a chance to install tonight.. I decided to add some light to the KLR.. I already have an Easter Beaver Relay kit in it, which really helped the light issue but I decided to go with these since I plan on playing after dark in the U.P. this summer..


Installed em' on the fairing support.. Didn't have to drill anything.. Stainless screws were already there from my headlight guard..


Also, I got one of the flood and one spot, and wired them into my high beam circuit... Too damned bright to use with oncoming traffic, and I just wanted them for when I'm all that's on the road, or trail.


Anyway, here's the photos..


After install..



High beam (damn, that headlight's yellow)



Against the garage.. 45 minutes before sunset, cloudy..




Again, very, very happy!!!

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post #2 of 39 Old 05-09-2011, 09:20 PM
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Those are sweet!




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post #3 of 39 Old 05-09-2011, 09:40 PM
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Very nice and the price is half of what I was looking at buying. Have you had them on a dark road yet?

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Have you had them on a dark road yet?
Just stepped in from a quick trip around the block.. Almost dark right now, and all I could do is giggle.. They're amazing!!

The only issue is that they're SO BRIGHT, that when you switch to low beam, your eyes are adjusted to the very bright light and the low beam seems like it's a crappy flashlight..

I wasn't unhappy with my stocker headlight with the Easter Beaver mod, but now it's like the headlight is just there to make the bike legal.. The real light is from the LED's..

I lit up 6 consectutive blocks worth of stop signs like they were powered.. It only lit 6 because there wasn't a 7th..

The last time I had light like this was on my old R1100R BMW that had some super bright PIAA spots on it..

Again.. I giggled.. Out loud..
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The flood just turns the sun on around you.. The spot just reaches out forever!!
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[QUOTE=Paper;80862]
I wasn't unhappy with my stocker headlight with the Easter Beaver mod, but now it's like the headlight is just there to make the bike legal.. The real light is from the LED's.. IQUOTE]

Yeah, I had the same reaction on the 09 after the LED's were installed.
I thought the KLR stock lamps were a big improvement over the Airhead BMW's. Then I turned on the LED's. Yipes! Why did you go with putting them on in conjunction with the hi-beams? I've got a separate switch on mine....which I'm going to relocate.

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Why did you go with putting them on in conjunction with the hi-beams? I've got a separate switch on mine....which I'm going to relocate.

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I didn't want to mess around with two switches when meeting a car.. My BMW had 2 switches and the entire time I owned it, I wanted to switch the PIAA's so they only came on when I had my High Beam on.. So this time I wired it that way..

My low beam's pretty bright during daylight, so I don't run high beam during daylight hours. The only time I run high beam is at night, on open road when I'm looking out for 4 legged creatures to avoid. Now I'll have daylight to see Bambi and her freinds..
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I like the lights. What is the canister on the front of your bike.
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I like the lights. What is the canister on the front of your bike.
It's a PVC tool tube..
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