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banzai

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« on: August 27, 2003, 02:50:28 AM »
Is there a quick fix get both lights on (other than the obvious of using hi-beam), also any idea of cost?
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Re:headlights
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2003, 09:39:46 AM »
Why does eveyone want to do this? It's how the bike is designed. The easy thing to do is live with it. It looks cool.
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Re:headlights
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2003, 09:42:26 AM »
yea seriously, why would you want to spend your time or money on getting both headlights to run at the same time.  if it was gonna bother you guys that bad, shoulda bought a different bike.  spend you money on something useful, like better gear or something.
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Re:headlights
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2003, 11:01:37 AM »
Is there a quick fix get both lights on (other than the obvious of using hi-beam), also any idea of cost?

i dont know i want to do the same thing, i will work on bypassing it and let you know soon
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Re:headlights
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2003, 12:23:24 PM »
Good luck guys. The reflector I would imagine is designed to be used for highbeams only. You'll have to replace the bulb with a high/low beam one since it will only have high beam. You'll have to modifiy the socket to allow for the extra terminal created by the low beam element. Then you'll get to contend with the no start thing.

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Re:headlights
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2003, 01:52:09 PM »
Is there a quick fix get both lights on (other than the obvious of using hi-beam), also any idea of cost?

banzai, I strongly suggest that you do not try to change the headlights into hi/lo beam combo. At least until Honda comes up with a fix for the no-start thing. I used to ride with hi-beam, or both lights, on all the time. Now to avoid having to push my bike every once in a while, my hi-beams are rarely on. If you change it so both lights are on all the time, you'll lose that option.

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Re:headlights
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2003, 02:36:08 PM »
I dont get this either.

A high/low beam design is a compromise, how?

When you have a lens that is specifically designed for just one filament, the optics engineer knows exactly where to focus and point the light.

When you throw two filaments into the equasion, then its more difficult to design a housing that will be effective (best example to date: Ford Escort ZX2, WORST headlights EVER).

Then.. putting a 2 filament bulb into a lens system that is designed ofr one bulb???? I dont even want to GO there. Your lights will be so far out of whack, that you'll hit yourself for even thinking about trying it.

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Re:headlights
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2003, 10:33:55 PM »
Just tape a damn mag-light to the front fairing.
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Re:headlights
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2003, 06:43:33 AM »


 I just ride with High Beams on, which is what you should do anyways
when you ride to increase your visibilty to others on the road.
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Re:headlights
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2003, 08:19:17 AM »
Visibility? Now we're concerned about visibility? One thread is about how to find the smallest turn signals possible. "Can you get them that aren't visible to the naked eye?" Another thread is about how to remove all the reflectors. Then the next thread is about running with highbeams on to increase visibility? So the logic here is we don't want to be visible if it means our bikes look uncool, but we're ok with visibility as long as the only side effect is possibily blinding other drivers? No wonder other riders aren't waving to you guys.
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Re:headlights
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2003, 03:15:37 PM »
Is there a quick fix get both lights on (other than the obvious of using hi-beam), also any idea of cost?

i dont know i want to do the same thing, i will work on bypassing it and let you know soon

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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2003, 03:21:44 PM »
aggggg.. im gonna go iNsAnE.  :o ???
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Re:headlights
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2003, 03:33:38 PM »
People the RR is one the if not the best lookin motorcycle out there right now.   You can't make perfect perfect

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Re:headlights
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2003, 04:30:37 PM »


 Its never perfect until I get on the bike.. Then its as perfect as perfect can get.

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Re:headlights
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2003, 10:11:12 PM »
I think I am gonna puke! :-X

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