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One Headlight, BE GONE!!!
« on: September 05, 2003, 12:05:31 AM »
I was just wondering what people have done so there isn't just one head light running, and whatever you did if you are able to choose between low/high beams still.

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Re:One Headlight, BE GONE!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2003, 12:40:27 AM »
If one more person asks this question, I am going to end myself.

Listen people. The CBR600RR, designed by Honda, was meant as a 2 headlight reflector system. By switching the system to a dual filament bulb.. you will be REDUCING your light output significantly. Period.

Don't do this conversion. It's NOT good.
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Re:One Headlight, BE GONE!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2003, 09:44:55 AM »
yet, both bulbs are the same ... the reflector is different.  can't do it without replacing entire system (including right side headlight reflector mechanism)

see my previous post: http://www.cbr600rr.com/forum/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=586;start=15

this topic should really be put in that "important things" forum :)
« Last Edit: September 05, 2003, 09:46:03 AM by boba »
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Re:One Headlight, BE GONE!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2003, 12:39:36 PM »
design a new headlight cowl, reflectors and everything.  lay it up in fiberglass, cover it with reflective material, and there you go.  it's harder than it sounds, but get to work.  let me know when you're done stoo

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Re:One Headlight, BE GONE!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2003, 01:16:43 PM »

 I just ride with highbeams on all the time.




I was just wondering what people have done so there isn't just one head light running, and whatever you did if you are able to choose between low/high beams still.
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Re:One Headlight, BE GONE!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2003, 01:56:29 PM »

 I just ride with highbeams on all the time.




I was just wondering what people have done so there isn't just one head light running, and whatever you did if you are able to choose between low/high beams still.

I did till the battery drain posts started appearing  :-\
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Re:One Headlight, BE GONE!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2003, 02:59:51 PM »
If your bike hasn't died from riding with the high beams on by now...It's probably not gonna.  I do it all the time and nothing has happened to mine.

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Re:One Headlight, BE GONE!!!
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2003, 09:38:35 AM »
I wonder if Ducati forums experience this same sort of thing?  ;D

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Re:One Headlight, BE GONE!!!
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2003, 12:22:54 PM »
Alot of sportbikes are doing it now. Look at the newer R6 and the Zx's. I was riding with some R6's yesterday and their damn lights are bright as the sun. I hated being in front of them. Personally I saw just ride with both lights and be done with it. Lock this thread cuz we're done!

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Re:One Headlight, BE GONE!!!
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2003, 06:49:49 PM »
Lock this thread cuz we're done!

Done!  We're not even close to done!  

I bet we can beat this dead horse for at least another 20 or 30 pages.  Come on guys we can do it.   ;D
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Re:One Headlight, BE GONE!!!
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2003, 09:15:19 AM »
I get told at least once a week that I have a headlight out and I always tell them, "I know... I don't know how to fix it."

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Re:One Headlight, BE GONE!!!
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2003, 09:56:01 AM »
I get told at least once a week that I have a headlight out and I always tell them, "I know... I don't know how to fix it."


I was getting told the same thing while riding during the day with my brights on.
So I raised the low beam reflector up to match the high beam (just turn the adjustment bolt to the right) and have not had a comment like that since.
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Re:One Headlight, BE GONE!!!
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2003, 10:51:47 PM »
one headlight on = more HP than two on. :D
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Re:One Headlight, BE GONE!!!
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2003, 12:47:02 PM »
Hey isn't boba kinda right! The higher the drain on the electrical system the more the alternator has to work the more heat it produces and the more it heats the engine up. Isn't a hotter engine not able to work as efficently as a cooler one. Therefore losing hp? Or does the heat that's generated from the high beam heating the air in front of the bike make the air less dense which helps the bike cut through the air better. But wait if you think of that than the headlights are right above the intake ducts and the hotter the intake air the less dense it is. We want the most dense air going into the engine as possible. That's it I'm not gonna use headlights at all during the day and only at night will I use them. It's hotter outside during the day so I don't wanna heat up the air anymore than It already is and at night it's cooler so the headlights heating up the cooler air is ok. Unless I'm racing my shadow than I'll leave the headlights off at night too.

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Re:One Headlight, BE GONE!!!
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2003, 03:34:48 PM »
I love reading theories like these above.

Plain and simple, the reason you 'lose' horsepower when you have more electrical items on is because of increased physical 'drag' on the engine.

The engine has to work harder to move the magnets through a more 'resistive' magnetic field in the alternator. You don't actually "LOSE" horsepower... its only being used elsewhere.
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