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Gas Man
09-24-2012, 08:39 PM
It seems like the generic ones are coming out now.

Headwinds came out with one for the 7" for $490 (http://www.headwinds.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=headwinds01&Product_Code=8-9750C&Category_Code=01040161)

But JW Speaker has what looks like the same unit for $390 (http://ok4wd.com/j-w-speaker-model-8700-led-high-low-beam-7-round-headlight.html)

AWESOME!!!

SportstersPaul
09-25-2012, 11:52 PM
Guess where H.D. gets their L.E.D. headlight from? And when first released, H.D. was giving a one year warranty while J.W. was giving a two year, go figure.

Gas Man
09-26-2012, 09:42 AM
Yeah and I can't find out what the HD warranty is...

RedneckMedic
09-26-2012, 02:45 PM
Ya and once people figure it out theyll sell a ton

Mudpuppy
09-27-2012, 10:51 AM
i use a mag light duct taped to the fork, almost the same thing

Gas Man
09-27-2012, 02:33 PM
These LED headlights are real nice... just did the install on a set a few weeks ago.

Hawgrider
09-28-2012, 08:48 AM
I dont know about the led headlights but- I think after following one for 700 miles last weekend that had led tailights they SUCK big time. You cant see diddley during the day time on the rear of a bike with one of those big LED taillights. The Harley with standard tailights was Way WAY more visible. Night yeah its was very visible daytime was terrible. I wouldnt want one on my bike for fear of being rear ended they suck!!

RedneckMedic
09-28-2012, 11:30 AM
Now I've been told the opposite that people can't see the taillights on my bike but the bikes with led tail lights are way more visible.

Hawgrider
09-28-2012, 02:14 PM
Now I've been told the opposite that people can't see the taillights on my bike but the bikes with led tail lights are way more visible.I just returned from WV and southeast Ohio we did close to 700 miles I had the back of the group the whole way There were 3 of us My Heritage, One Street glide, And one Yamaha road liner The road liner has a big profile taillight. When the sun is out you cannot hardly see running light. A little better when he was braking. At night time yeah very visible. Day time they can keep them. I'll take an 1157 type bulb any day of the week.

Yeah I know thread is about the head light. But it reminded me of how I don't like led's

Take a good look at the new led's on semi trucks during the day. Again I think they suck When the sun is out I can barley see them.

Gas Man
09-28-2012, 05:00 PM
I'm with rugby on this..

I wonder what brand those LED tail lights were...

alhall88
09-28-2012, 05:04 PM
I went the cheap route because I like the nostalgia look and it still provides much more light. I put the Hella flat Euro type E class lens and the Osram 80/100 bulb.

Hawgrider
10-02-2012, 07:38 AM
Im referring to what ever Yamaha Put on the Road liner stock in 2010 Its sort of a V shaped led tail light.

Gas Man
10-02-2012, 03:59 PM
Hawg... you mean it was a stock light?

Hawgrider
10-03-2012, 10:46 AM
Yes sir Stock LED on his roadliner. It kind of a V shape. Its on this bike
http://motorcycles.findthebest.com/sites/default/files/778/media/images/2009_Yamaha_Roadliner_Midnight_Motorcycle.jpg

Hawgrider
10-03-2012, 10:57 AM
Looks like this-

http://www.realhog.com/images/image_36868_200.jpg

Gas Man
10-03-2012, 04:28 PM
My BIL's is similar on his Kaw Vulcan Voyager. But haven't noticed any issues with seeing it. His entire rear end is LED... looks nice!

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/other%20bikes/IMG_0374.jpg

Hawgrider
10-04-2012, 08:35 AM
That trunk probably shadows the tail light making it more visible in the bright sunlight. Key words BRIGHT sunlight. Night time Yeah they are brighter than conventional...... In my opinion.

Gas Man
10-04-2012, 09:06 AM
Yeah maybe..

Nobody
10-04-2012, 07:11 PM
might also have to do with the signal cover. I've seen a few with the smoked & clears that you barely notice them.

Hawgrider
10-05-2012, 06:17 AM
That might be the reason right there.

Gas Man
10-05-2012, 09:18 AM
Well I'm doing LEDs this winter... new front turns and rear LED tail light. Running a couple different brands...

That being said, I rolled Custom Dynamics on the Nightster and they are awesome!! I get compliments all the time on how bright they are.

Lights please...
Rears
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs027a.jpg
Left blinker (hard to see with the wierd side light from the open garage)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs032a.jpg
Fronts
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs023.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs033.jpg
With these Eclipse versions for the fronts. Instead of going from level 1 brightness and blink brighter.. these actually turn off and back on instead. They say this makes them more visible. To avoid the "left hand turner in front of you".
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Nightster/LEDs026.jpg

Mudpuppy
10-05-2012, 09:49 AM
do you ever ride that fucking thing or just work on it all the time?

Gas Man
10-05-2012, 10:01 AM
do you ever ride that fucking thing or just work on it all the time?

Actually those are like 2 year old pics... so carry on. :fu2:

RedneckMedic
10-05-2012, 10:42 AM
We dont want him on it. Uma looks way better on it than he does.

Mudpuppy
10-05-2012, 01:47 PM
We dont want him on it. Uma looks way better on it than he does.

and the truth shall set you free.. good call rugby.. chris you carry on - don't you have a quote to post on fb or something?

Gas Man
10-05-2012, 08:38 PM
I might Paul... I'll work on it... this cold (sick not temp) has really been F'in with me.