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I needed to replace my poor rusty stock headlight badly. I love the JNS light but couldn't afford it right now. Top notch product. If you want plug and play, JNS is the ticket. What I do have is time and imagination. There is a ton of 4" x 6" led lamps out there. Dimensions vary. Took a gamble and ordered these with a thought that I could make a bracket for the back. A couple of days of cutting and welding, I made a mount that works well, screws onto the back of the new light and is adjustable. The lamp has 4 small screws covered in goo that I took out and used the holes. I also have a spare light now. Comes as a pair. Great illumination, terrific cut-off line and bright. The mounting bracket is primitive and really doesn't take too much imagination to make. I need to do a little tweaking on the mount to get the light square in the hole and my bike isn't completely upright for the photo of the light patterns.

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Lookin good!

I have the DOT JNS headlight. I definitely like it, but it seems like what you've got accomplishes pretty much the same thing with a bit of ingenuity. (y)(y)

Also, to make you feel better, the JNS light isn't perfect. It would really benefit from a way to adjust the vertical angle without removing the faring.
 

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Lookin good!

I have the DOT JNS headlight. I definitely like it, but it seems like what you've got accomplishes pretty much the same thing with a bit of ingenuity. (y)(y)

Also, to make you feel better, the JNS light isn't perfect. It would really benefit from a way to adjust the vertical angle without removing the faring.
I ran the DOT JNS LED and remember the adjustment could be reached without removing the fairing. If I recall, you could get to it from below reaching vertically. On regular mode I found it not very bright, on Hi it was better but not all that impressive IMO.
 

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It's drastically improved from the stock incandescent. I need to adjust mine up a little, but I find it covers well and has a distinct cutoff.
High beam is a spot front and center, not a flood like a lot of other lights.

Auxiliary lights are better for wide area coverage, IMO.
 

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On regular mode I found it not very bright, on Hi it was better but not all that impressive IMO.
I felt that the JNS DOT LED headlamp that a customer had me install on a Gen 1 was absolutely DIM on low beam.
The cut-off level was fine on the garage wall. but simply too DIM on low beam.

I felt High beam was nice & bright & properly focused for night riding on the sparely traveled WY highways, but low beam was simply too DIM for any night riding, even around the neighborhood with kids. I did take it for a night ride, with customer permission.
 
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This is how I ride. Riding through the many tunnels in my neighborhood became much more comfortable with the aux lights. JNS engineering mounts are super. I also installed the heavy acryllic lense cover to protect my investment, and Eagle Mike Fork Brace with an Acerbis Moto Fender. Then I decided that my fully loaded moto with me (250lb) needed some braking so.........Tusk Rotor Kit. I can provide the data on all the goods if you are so interested.
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Didn't mean to highjack the thread. Sorry. Just really dig the whole lighting and front end aesthetic haha.

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