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Post  mtbeerwah on Sun 22 Oct 2017, 9:36 am

I've ranted on a number of times,  about not being happy with LED lights,  as an upgrade. Prodominantly purpose built lights, as it should be. 
The brand JW Speaker, has been around for along time,  and most truck drivers use them these days.
 I've spoken to a few over the years,  to get their opinions, and also, what "I" actually see on the road.
I was never sold on them.  JW, has come out with their newest version of the same light,  but also made one for bikes.  The 8790- model number.
I'll start with. ..I think they look dog shit ugly,  especially the bike light...hidious!!!!! But the bike light has lean angle sensors,  to activate further lights, upon turning, to fill in the voids, normally being blind spots. Very smart, and long needed for bikes. 
Oh, and it's really cheap, only $1100 Embarassed
It's only good for 7" round replacement, so only suits naked bikes really, which is what my naked is. 
Also,  haleluya....  they've finally changed the kelvin to 5000k, not stupid 6000k, and above. 
A win in my view.  Did I mention how hidious it looks???????

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Post  truck on Sun 22 Oct 2017, 5:58 pm

$1100 dollars for a light? WOW!

I always ask my self before I buy most things - do I need it or do I just want it? I don't need them. WOW!!
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Post  Chook on Mon 23 Oct 2017, 5:22 am

A bloke at work out a pair of LED inserts into his Rocket III
Low beam gives a good light, high beam looks like it would melt the bitumen at 100m
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Post  palexxxx on Mon 23 Oct 2017, 1:43 pm

You could try the Denali version.  

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/denali-m7-dot-led-headlight-module-7-0-round-black-chrome

I don't know if you think this is less hideous but at least it's a 'plug and play' replacement,  no wiring to worry about.

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Post  mtbeerwah on Mon 23 Oct 2017, 2:34 pm

@palexxxx wrote:You could try the Denali version.  

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/denali-m7-dot-led-headlight-module-7-0-round-black-chrome

I don't know if you think this is less hideous but at least it's a 'plug and play' replacement,  no wiring to worry about.
Yeah, that's still no good for bikes. 
That's why I put up the 8790 model,  as it's got lean angle sensors, to light up blind spots,  while cornering for bikes. 
Apart from BMW, no one else,  that I'm aware of, have a smart light for bikes. 
Oh....and all these LED's  look shit.....in my opinion.
Truck-lite and Quadratec, is the look I would go for,  which is reflector, not projector, but they're no good either. 
Just hope the 8790, is a game changer, so all the manufacturers, pull their fingers out, and develop a good light,  that actually works. ..."for bikes" !!!!!

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Post  palexxxx on Mon 23 Oct 2017, 6:03 pm

@mtbeerwah wrote:
Yeah, that's still no good for bikes. 
That's why I put up the 8790 model,  as it's got lean angle sensors, to light up blind spots,  while cornering for bikes. 
Apart from BMW, no one else,  that I'm aware of, have a smart light for bikes. 


2016 >  Yamaha FJR 1300 has cornering lights with lean angle sensors.

https://www.yamaha-motor.com.au/products/motorcycle/road/sport-touring/fjr1300ae

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Post  mtbeerwah on Mon 23 Oct 2017, 8:03 pm

Well, we have :
BMW 1600GT,
Yamaha FJR,
Ducati Multistrada,

and counting I guess.
It should be mandatory on all bikes, not just at the top end of the scale.  
[size=48]All bike manufacturers, want to harp on about the plethora of electronical bullshit they offer,  but never pay attention to basic safety. [/size]
[size=48]I want to be able to see at night, without annoying on coming traffic,  in a safe manner.That's where the majority of my km/s are done. Maybe an upgrade option, but really should be standard. [/size]
[size=48]I know allot of people don't ride at night,  and probably couldn't care less,  but its basic safety. [/size]

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