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Old 12-24-2010, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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919 Dual Headlight Conversion

It was a PITA to line up the mounting bolts with the windshield, but here is the outcome...............












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Danmoto carbon pipes, dual headlights, flapper mod, frame sliders, K&N, tail tidy, smoke turns, cafe mirrors, windshield, 1" bar riser, PAIRS plates.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:14 PM
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That looks great. I recently put the same Chinese pipes on mine and I like 'em. The price is great too. Strongly considering the twin lites. Good job.

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unless you ride lot, be careful because it will drain the battery.....I am running 1 light for low and dual on high.

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Old 12-24-2010, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the draining battery info. I will have to route my trickle charger under my seat and plug her in on a regular basis. No biggie

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Old 12-25-2010, 06:29 AM
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Nice setup....Just wondered would speed triple twin headlights mount up on the 9er?

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Old 12-26-2010, 03:52 PM
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You did a pretty good job hiding all the extra harness. I ran my 9'er with the dual setup and loved the look.

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Old 12-27-2010, 03:13 PM
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Where are these lights from? Looking for a new light to spice up the 9'rs front end

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Old 12-28-2010, 03:52 AM
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Nice setup....Just wondered would speed triple twin headlights mount up on the 9er?
Anything will mount up if you're willing to fab something to hold it in place. I have Buell XB12SX lights on my 919, including the little [useless] windscreen.

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Old 12-29-2010, 06:17 PM
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Anything will mount up if you're willing to fab something to hold it in place. I have Buell XB12SX lights on my 919, including the little [useless] windscreen.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:32 AM
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Any current draw issues with 2 bulbs on the 919? I just grabbed a set of these and want to run PIAA superbrights like I have in the stock headlight... But I am a little concerned about the stock wiring. Should I grab a beaver harness?

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Old 12-31-2010, 09:49 AM
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With double, higher wattage, I would go for the heavier harness.

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Old 03-13-2013, 06:04 PM
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Heavier harness from who. Couldnt you run your own thicker wires through the stock harness yes its time consuming but my budget is not very friendly for minor personal tweaks.

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Damn you brought one from the dead. The problem with running thicker wires with the stock setup is the cut-off at the switch. It's the weakest point of that whole system.

You can google "Eastern Beaver Company," he makes a pre-wired relay kit out of Japan and ships. Decently priced and from what others have to say, he makes them with quality. If you're going dominators (dual), you'll want the dual H4 relay kit.

I have the duals but only run a single bulb on high during the day and both bulbs on low at night. I find the single high-beam to be sufficient in night time as well.

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Old 03-13-2013, 07:12 PM
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Yea better than a buncb of same old threads lol. So ita only really nessary if you plan on running duals constantly. Also your high switch is for one and your low is for two?

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Old 03-13-2013, 07:15 PM
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Better yet if i run duals that equal 60~55 watt together id be fine

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The relay kit should give you better power to the bulbs resulting in better lighting. It really should be what I'm doing but it seems to be holding up alright. Mind you that I switch the bike to HI even before turning the key and starting only with a single bulb.

I would not recommend using a total of 60W for BOTH bulbs, that's just not enough lighting IMO. And yes I have my HI as a single bulb and the LOW as dual. No fancy wiring here though, I just bent the Hi prong on one of the bulbs out of the way so there's no connection.

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:03 PM
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Yes sir..Thank you for your recommendations

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:20 PM
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Oh hey why didnt you wire the low for one and high for two..just wondering

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Felt it more important to have both bulbs on for night. I'd have both on for hi and low if the cut-off at the starter switch wasn't so prone to crapping out.

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Old 03-18-2013, 10:47 AM
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Hey guys got another question..i know the switch is the weak point so what if you put a fusable link for the second light to help with the extra wattage

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Hey guys got another question..i know the switch is the weak point so what if you put a fusable link for the second light to help with the extra wattage
Thats the same thing as an in-line fuse, and it would be kind of futile...it would potentially save the switch wiring, but the heat load would constantly blow it. You would be better off putting the headlights on a relay, which will isolate the switch wiring from the main electrical draw (as intended).

...and just remember, its better to isolate than never...

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You would be better off putting the headlights on a relay, which will isolate the switch wiring from the main electrical draw (as intended).
Eastern Beaver Company will have said relays premaid.

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Old 03-20-2013, 05:42 PM
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Got somethin goin on. I need another relay to have only one lit but i dont need any during the day. Still getting it though. It took me about 45 min to figure out i needed another relay and then it was dark so picks in the light tomorrow...
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:40 PM
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Changed em up...now some blue wire wrap coming up

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Old 04-03-2013, 09:31 PM
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Alright, I'm going to ask.

Wtf are you trying to accomplish with the setup thus far?

I'm all for creativity but mounting ugly fog/driving lamps in the wrong orientation at the wrong height is just...headaches for oncoming traffic.

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Old 04-03-2013, 09:49 PM
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Lol the wrong orientation therefore blinding people. Lmfao like a 18 wheeler with the lights mounted " correctly " shining strait at your mirrow making you move all three to see infront of you..lol. ok....but i dont like the round lights or the stacked look...i see my whole lane and ditch just in case deer are out ...... there perfect

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Old 04-04-2013, 03:48 AM
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Lol the wrong orientation therefore blinding people. Lmfao like a 18 wheeler with the lights mounted " correctly " shining strait at your mirrow making you move all three to see infront of you..lol. ok....but i dont like the round lights or the stacked look...i see my whole lane and ditch just in case deer are out ...... there perfect
I'd be more concerned with oncoming traffic that can't see the center line and swerve into your lane... Also, you're not going to be able to see the side of the road very well either....

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Lol the wrong orientation therefore blinding people.
He's right. those lights have a specific output pattern. Mounting them sideways will not provide good results.

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:58 AM
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Maybe im the only one to put these on a bike...if they were the other way the light would be wider than my lane which one like is for and one for the shoulder to see the tree line...it works better than the latge single light i can assure you guys...thanks for the concerns however nobodys sight is deminished with my tall light...no fingers no crazy looks unless everyone that catches the light to the eyes in a good mood

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but i dont like the round lights or the stacked look...
there are tons of other options out there.





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Old 04-04-2013, 10:50 AM
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Yea i thought about the gixxer light. I seen these lights in there proper position then thought of the look i wanted and went for it. Its different and functional.

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Hey, I was just wondering. If its just because you want to, then awesome...

I thought your first setup was classy. These last setups are still classy, just not sure which one...

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Maybe im the only one to put these on a bike...if they were the other way the light would be wider than my lane which one like is for and one for the shoulder to see the tree line...it works better than the latge single light i can assure you guys...thanks for the concerns however nobodys sight is deminished with my tall light...no fingers no crazy looks unless everyone that catches the light to the eyes in a good mood
It's because they are not meant as primary light source. They are auxilary lights. Anything "auxiliary" is meant to supplement a primary function aka headlight. But hey, your lane, your space, your life. But the likelihood of the outcome in your favor of bike vs. ANYYHING is abysmal at best. Im done lecturing you, but just wanted to point out the reason why manufacturers don't put auxilary lights as primary sources is as stated above. Carry on, ride as you will.

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Old 04-04-2013, 04:50 PM
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Oil is for engines not wood staining....i understand where your coming from....good debate...i plan on being a lawer

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Old 04-04-2013, 06:45 PM
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It is because they function beautifully its super bright the first 25 or so feet with just one on even on a pitch black road. I turned both on the other evening when it got foggy and i can tell you they function better than the first setup and the stock light...this setup makes the light tall instead of wide .... ill take a pick in the parking lot even though there lot lights...hold please

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Lmao picture sucks

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Oh i see why...i had the flash on....

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:31 PM
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The light pattern is horizontal instead of vertical. This is really bad for you and other drivers!

What you want is a WIDE output and low height.

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