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post #11 of 15 Old 10-25-2012, 01:14 AM
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When you guys are talking about a "low beam cutoff", are you just talking about a way to have it off when starting the bike and then turning it on after it's started?
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We're talking about turning one headlight off to save power for use with a lot of heated gear at high power for riding in cold weather in the daytime.

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Which Headlight?

I'll probably do the low beam cutout before I get permission from my wife to get the HID kit I desire so I was wondering if there was a preference as to which headlight to cut out.
When I was adjusting them I would have one off and neither seemed to give full coverage all the way across the road. If I cut out the left one would I still be able to see things on the left side of a back road (animals are my biggest worry)?
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I won't ride at night with one headlight on purpose. If I had only one headlight at night, I'd prefer the right on. It will show the side of the road I'd have to stay on, road signs and the closer deer.

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I'll probably do the low beam cutout before I get permission from my wife to get the HID kit I desire so I was wondering if there was a preference as to which headlight to cut out.
When I was adjusting them I would have one off and neither seemed to give full coverage all the way across the road. If I cut out the left one would I still be able to see things on the left side of a back road (animals are my biggest worry)?
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I was thinking I would do a cut off switch on the right one but not sure I want to go the route. I installed the HID kit at Cambions this past weekend (installing his HIDs this weekend). And if you compare the prices, a nice switch install could run you $20-50 for a quick power savings but when I ride with heated gear its dark in the morning and dark at night so that would help me much when it comes to safety.
If you would like to save 15-25watts and all in I paid 79.00 (do the im conversation or call them and oreder direct you can save 7.00 going stright through them, only pay 69.00 if you don't do the extended warrenty (I did pay the extra) go for the VVME HID lights with 4300K color. When everyone says you get more light you REALLY do, its like riding in the daytime with those things running. Your "See me value" for safety increases alot which my wife likes. Can't complain about 3x more light using less power. Also your lights don't dim as your heat gear pulls power.

In power savings in my situation I am not saving enough to beable to run my gerlings everything on high, sitting at a light with out giving the bike some gas drops my voltmeter below 12v but today it was 28 degrees and my jacket was on (maybe) half way and the gloves on full and I am hitting 12.2ish for the low side.

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