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r80rt

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7" headlamp
« on: July 30, 2009, 09:53:35 PM »
I just installed the 7" head light kit on my C5, Man am I happy with the way it looks! Cabo would give it a WOWZAA for sure  ;D
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Re: 7" headlamp
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009, 11:14:58 PM »
I know, Br. Dannie, because I have the 7 incher on Perla!  So, here goes a red WOWZAA!!!    ;)
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r80rt

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Re: 7" headlamp
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009, 11:33:53 PM »
Thank you sir!
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Re: 7" headlamp
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 01:27:53 AM »
I just installed the 7" head light kit on my C5, Man am I happy with the way it looks! Cabo would give it a WOWZAA for sure  ;D
Which 7" kit did you go with? I was thinking about the pre-assembled kit. Is it much brighter than stock?  The stock light seems a little dim on the unlit backroads.

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Re: 7" headlamp
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009, 02:14:08 AM »
I  just got the rim kit and went to the parts store and bought a Wagner quartz sealed beam. It's a lot brighter than stock. I rarely ride at night anymore, I hit a deer a few years ago on a BMW R75 and it took a lot of the fun out of night riding  :D
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Re: 7" headlamp
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009, 05:31:00 AM »
Oh deer
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Re: 7" headlamp
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2009, 09:17:48 PM »
Just installed my 7" lamp and visor. Looks good and is blinding bright. Can't wait to try it at night. I posted a pic. in the modifications gallery.

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Re: 7" headlamp
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2009, 09:34:44 PM »
Oh deer

Very good, maybe the wrong forum for the full effect (but then I like old gags so maybe not).

Why is the US C5 supplied with the heavily bevelled headlight? Is it a legislative thing?

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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2009, 09:45:19 PM »
Yes it's a legislative thing, the safety Nazi's think we must have an adjustable headlight. ::)
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Re: 7" headlamp
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2009, 09:49:20 PM »
Chris, that 7' looks great on your bike, and I see you've removed the hideous rubber strips from your engine, that the first thing I did :D
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Re: 7" headlamp
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2009, 11:07:43 AM »
Yes it's a legislative thing, the safety Nazi's think we must have an adjustable headlight. ::)

As well we should. The reason being, really bright lights that aren't adjusted properly will cause problems in people that are sensitive to reflections. Just blind one of those and have them veer into your lane day or night. You may not be happy with the decision to put a non-adjustable head light on.

I have a blue dot 7" halogen setting in the garage for just that reason. When I got it and discovered it wasn't adjustable and was able to determine that it wasn't designed properly i.e. it's beam shone way to high, I scrapped it. I won't put shit on my bike that may be harmful to me or anyone else just because it looks cool.

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Re: 7" headlamp
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2009, 11:10:24 AM »
If you know how to shim it, it' adjustable. Mine was too high when first installed, now it's aimed just right.
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Re: 7" headlamp
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2009, 11:15:54 AM »
Fill me in.

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Re: 7" headlamp
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2009, 11:45:20 AM »
For me it's a matter of safety, not looking cool.  I ride a good bit at night, especially in the Fall when it gets dark by the time I 'm done with work, and I Iive in the country. I need to see as far ahead as I can to avoid deer.  If someone flashes their lights at me because I'M TOO BRIGHT, AT LEAST I KNOW THEY'VE SEEN ME (oops, caps...sorry)  If they're so distracted that they veer out of their lane, they probably shouldn't be behind the wheel to start with.  I'm putting MY safety first.

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Re: 7" headlamp
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2009, 11:52:03 AM »
For me it's a matter of safety, not looking cool.  I ride a good bit at night, especially in the Fall when it gets dark by the time I 'm done with work, and I Iive in the country. I need to see as far ahead as I can to avoid deer.  If someone flashes their lights at me because I'M TOO BRIGHT, AT LEAST I KNOW THEY'VE SEEN ME (oops, caps...sorry)  If they're so distracted that they veer out of their lane, they probably shouldn't be behind the wheel to start with.  I'm putting MY safety first.

That seems to be a typical response of today. ME only ME. How can you possibly be any safer if someone encroaches into your lane? No one can be totally safe, but it can be better if we (collectively) consider the other person who has just as much right as you to be one the road. Your attitude will probably change when the shoe is on the other foot.

I live in one of the most highly deer populated areas in the US. I know what it's all about. It requires a lot of attention and there are no guarantees.

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