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View Poll Results: Why I don't have a HID headlight
I'm cheap 137 44.05%
I can't figure out how to install one 34 10.93%
I like dim headlights better 12 3.86%
I'm afraid of my shadow 11 3.54%
Can't find one I like 32 10.29%
My bike's not fast enough to need one 12 3.86%
I already have one 46 14.79%
I just don't need that crap, thanks 79 25.40%
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I messed with my turn signals for 3 hours today? 1 wire can sometimes be more problem than it is worth. Where does this magic wire go???
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I messed with my turn signals for 3 hours today? 1 wire can sometimes be more problem than it is worth. Where does this magic wire go???
The main power wire needs to run from the ballast to under the seat. I hooked mine up to the lighting breaker. All the rest of the wires are just plug and play.
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Don't need to stuff five pounds of electrical crap into my stock two pound headlight nacelle since I don't overdrive my lights at night as it is.

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I couldn't find a choice that made sense to me but the above sums up pretty nicely what should have been a choice.
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Looking at the pics, wouldn't aiming the light correctly yield almost the same results?
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I couldn't find a choice that made sense to me but the above sums up pretty nicely what should have been a choice.
It is true that adding anything to a Sportster and making it look clean is a challenge, but it can be done.
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Looking at the pics, wouldn't aiming the light correctly yield almost the same results?
If you mean with a halogen bulb the answer is no. 1100 lms vs 3200. There's no contest.
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If you mean with a halogen bulb the answer is no. 1100 lms vs 3200. There's no contest.
Ok, so it's not just a wider beam but it's much brighter too?
Is blinding oncoming traffic at night really the best thing to do?
A halogen can be put to a reasonable low beam in the city and high beam on the open road so you don't blind everyone else on the road.
This one seems to have 2 modes, blind them and burn out their retinas.
It's bad enough that people don't know when to turn off the high beams with regular halogens.

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Ok, so it's not just a wider beam but it's much brighter too?
Is blinding oncoming traffic at night really the best thing to do?
A halogen can be put to a reasonable low beam in the city and high beam on the open road so you don't blind everyone else on the road.
This one seems to have 2 modes, blind them and burn out their retinas.
It's bad enough that people don't know when to turn off the high beams with regular halogens.
I promise you it doesn't blind anybody. The bulb is very well shielded. The light pattern is exactly the same as my halogen. I've never been flashed once in the last 2 years with this set up. A few years ago I was running a 80/100 watt halogen and I got flashed often. It wasn't as bright as this light, but I wasn't shielded as well (at all).
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Why I don't have a HID Headlight Poll

because there is already this active HID headlight poll
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