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Old 10-04-2017, 05:21 PM
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I don't ride much at night, but the Truck-lite (phase 7, I think it's called) LED headlight that I have on my 2014 Street Glide is just not very visible to oncoming traffic in the daylight. Only the top half of it lights up when the low beams are on and anyone who is outside of 180 degrees dead-ahead viewpoint cannot see it. I have some Custom Dynamics LED Ringz front and rear, but still do not feel that this is enough. So, I would like a recommendation for an LED headlight that can be seen from most angles upfront that doesn't require me to spend in excess of $500.00, like for a JW Speaker setup.

I know that I can just keep the high beams on, but do not want to be a total nuisance to oncoming traffic -Thanks
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$500 for a JW is a lot, I like mine but don't remember paying that much.
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FuelMoto, love mine.
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The projection LED headlights (JW Speaker Evo 2 is what I have) is worse for oncoming daytime visibility than what you have now IMO.

I'd run it on high and get in the SMIDSY habit near intersections and if others can turn left in front of you.
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I've had this http://Passing-Davidson-Motorcycle/dp/B017OPE860 on for about 2 months. Night riding is sooo much better. Tons brighter than stock. Bolted right in. Haven't gotten any cars flashing me, so I have to assume I'm not blinding anyone.
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I don't have one yet and haven't seen one in person but am looking at getting one of these:

https://hogworkz.com/7-inch-led-halo...SABEgIBxPD_BwE
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The Hogworkz looks good and the price is very good as well. Anybody using this headlight that can add their comments?
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I travel in my work vehicle close to 1000 miles a week of course I always take a look when seeing a motorcycle and I dont care what anyone says, my opinion is LED headlights are not as visible as standard headlights.

Riders love them for their focused bright light at night, but it is that focus and lack of light scatter that makes it hard for other vehicles to see you in the daytime.
I cant tell you how many times I have to take a double look to see if the LEDs on a bike are lit up during the day.

If you want to be seen, go halogen.
Everyone has their thing, mine is being seen at all costs, including the non headlight matching gold color fog halogen bulbs.




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I've had several different light setups on several different bikes and NOTHING comes close to the brightness and effectiveness of Clearwater LED fog lights. The only downside is that they are pricey but worth every single penny!!! You will not regret spending the $$$
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I took a gamble after reading a review on these forums with Sunpie (on Amazon). I have to say, that I have not been disappointed. It was $59 on Amazon and I had my doubts about it, but for the price, it was worth a shot. My first trip at night, the low beam was much better than the stock halogen on high and had more spread directly in front of the bike. On high beam, it truly lit up the road.

I've only had it for about 3 months now, so time will tell on it's longevity, but for $59, I have 0 complaints for a daymaker knockoff.
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