The last "Blue" brighter headlight I bought for my bike was short-lived. Does anyone know of a brighter than stock headlight that should last as long as a stock one for my Harley Road King? Thanks!
Kuryakyn Phase 7 LED headlight. Amazing difference and half the price of the Harley LED light, check out the video reviews on Youtube.The last "Blue" brighter headlight I bought for my bike was short-lived. Does anyone know of a brighter than stock headlight that should last as long as a stock one for my Harley Road King? Thanks!
Which HID kit are you using? Was it just a bulb replacement or a whole headlight swap? Price??I've been happy with my HID so far, only has 16,000 miles on it since July, but it lights up good and bright.
From what I've read about HID lights, you absolutely need to change the reflector housing and add the HID projector or whatever it's called... the round housing inside the main housing. That will focus the HID properly. If you simply swap out the bulb for an HID, it will throw out too much unfocused light and blind other drivers.Which HID kit are you using? Was it just a bulb replacement or a whole headlight swap? Price??
It's not "too bright" is it? I don't want to be irritating oncoming cars, or cops!
Sorry SgtSlag, but I have to disagree with you a bit. I too have been building and servicing PCs and servers pretty much since i286 PCs have been around, so sounds like the same as you, 25 years or more and you can't compare the environment. PC and server cases blow in cool air and blow out warm air, thus pumping dust right in to the case, and usually from the floor. Most PCs are sitting on the floor under the desk... the floor is full of dust, hair etc and you sit, kick up that dust and gets sucked right in to the case. This is why you need to clean out your cases from time to time. The housings on bikes are just not exposed to the same kind of cumulative dust. Open up a PC case that has been running for a solid year vs a headlight housing on a bike after 10 years and you will find that it's not even close, there will be MUCH more dust bunnies and clumped up dust in the PC case, where a properly closed housing will have next to none. So dust isn't a concern on the fan, it's more along the lines of the bearings or the fan motor type having a failure. I have no problems opening up the headlight and blowing out the fan as part of my storage routine either way.Avoid anything with a fan -- they collect dust, clog up, slow down, and finally stop spinning, which causes the device to overheat, and fail...
I've been a PC technician for 25 years. The number one failure item, is a cooling fan. You will not hear the fan when it buzzes from dust accumulation in the bearings (too much ambient noise from the bike's engine, even when idling), and then it will go silent, when it stops spinning -- the LED will burn out within a minute, or two.
LED's are great, but not when they need a fan.
Some LED's create a lot of RFI (Radio Frequency Interference), which will disrupt both music radios, and radio/Bluetooth Intercoms and GPS's. Just an FYI. Cheers!