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MLS59

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Headlight upgrade
« on: February 22, 2015, 10:56:54 AM »

Not that I ride a lot after dark or at least try to avoid it as much as possible in deer heavy rural north Missouri. Has anyone found or figured out a brighter-better solution for the stock configuration dual lights? I really like the looks and individuality of the twin lights, so not wanting to get away from that.
Thanks, Mark
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Re: Headlight upgrade
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2015, 03:00:22 PM »

Have seen a Fat Bob with it's dual headlamps fitted with the Daymaker LEDs.  So there is an LED kit available for the dual Fab Bob lights.


N.B.   Wow, just looked at the HD website to find them.  $800.  Riding in the daytime is a LOT less expensive....  :huepfenlol2:  :drink:
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Re: Headlight upgrade
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2015, 08:19:09 PM »

 :) ;) :D

I just installed the DayMakers for my 2010 CVO Fat Bob.  They are incredible.  Bought them from Kutter Harley shipped to my house in Texas for $640.00

They come in two varieties, black background or chrome.  I went with black.  Fairly easy to install, very easy to align.

Expensive but worth it.

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Re: Headlight upgrade
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2015, 09:56:36 PM »

Daymakers are nice, but they still haven't corrected the 'interior fogging' issue.  Suppose to be a sealed unit, but still fogs up.....don't understand why they can't correct this annoyance.
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Re: Headlight upgrade
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2015, 11:10:24 PM »

Daymakers are nice, but they still haven't corrected the 'interior fogging' issue.  Suppose to be a sealed unit, but still fogs up.....don't understand why they can't correct this annoyance.

So they'd be the perfect combo to illuminate the old gas gauges  :huepfenlol2: .
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Re: Headlight upgrade
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2015, 07:18:32 AM »

YepSir....just pile on the frustration, :brood: esp. for those of us that still have the old foggy gauges.  But, the additional light enables us old farts to continue to ride at night, so it's a worthwhile trade off. :glasses:spyder
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Re: Headlight upgrade
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2015, 04:36:59 PM »

If there is a place to put the ballasts, the SoCal HIDs are a much less expensive alterative to the DMs. 'Have the HID headlight in the '05 SEEG and like it a lot! I think FuelMoto has a LED bulb that is way less expensive than the DMs?
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Re: Headlight upgrade
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2015, 05:20:26 PM »

Thanks for all the replies. That upgrade will deffo be a "fun money" project. If I decide to keep her that is.
Thanks again.
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Re: Headlight upgrade
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2015, 10:29:29 AM »

Thanks for posting this, I was wondering the same thing as there seems to not be a lot of options for the dual lights, but that sounds crazy expensive. Have to think about it. Its between this or getting some of the chrome handlebar speakers , so have to weight the pro's and cons. Thanks.
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Re: Headlight upgrade
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2015, 01:10:47 PM »

Just installed a LED headlight in wife's Slim with the Cyron H4 kit. Big difference! Looking for something to fit the fatbob looks like the limited room in the bucket will be an issue with what I'm finding right now. As fast as thing evolve you never know tho.
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Re: Headlight upgrade
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2015, 05:26:00 PM »

I installed the HD Daymaker LED's in my 09 FXDFSE a couple of weeks ago. Crazy big money up here in Canada with the Canadian - US dollar exchange rate. $ 1048 Can plus GST tax = $ 1105. Been out a couple of times at night around town, big difference in lighting. Have to get out on the road to get a good sense on the improvement.  Pretty chilly to be cruising at night here though.
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Re: Headlight upgrade
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2015, 06:34:37 PM »

I installed the HD Daymaker LED's in my 09 FXDFSE a couple of weeks ago. Crazy big money up here in Canada with the Canadian - US dollar exchange rate. $ 1048 Can plus GST tax = $ 1105. Been out a couple of times at night around town, big difference in lighting. Have to get out on the road to get a good sense on the improvement.  Pretty chilly to be cruising at night here though.
If it helps you miss hitting one critter or bad pothole, it'll be worth it.  For someone with old, tired eyes like mine, it made the difference in being able to continue to ride at night.   8)
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