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Offline Cheekyfork

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Re: double headlights
« Reply #50 on: August 02, 2017, 08:16:05 PM »
Is it just me?...I can't get the link to work
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Re: double headlights
« Reply #51 on: October 04, 2017, 10:28:44 AM »
I now have two headlights on all the time ,I cheated but its working ,I removed the side and dash covers for access to the headlight adjusters ,with a socket set i did this :  Turned lights on and turned  on main beam ,lowered the garage door and backed up 20 feet , I now have dip on and main beam shining on the garage door ,then adjusted the main beam down level with the dip and then side (horizontal) towards the kerbside ,put it all back together and waited for the dark ,rode 80 miles with main beam on ,(down to Poole Quay bike night) and the oncoming cars never flashed me ,so i assume the main beam is as low as the dip ,on a dark bit of road i managed about half a mile with no cars around ,and tried on dip and on main beam ,what i now have is a nice spread of dipped light ,but cheated with the main beam that is about 25 yards further ahead ,considering my route back around 40 miles is mostly across country ,I feel this mod is a worthwhile exersize ,as most of the time in the dark use of full main beam is practicaly useless, with the volume of traffic on our roads ,or your following other vehicles so remain on dip ,the original main beam was far to high  and dissapeared ahead ,but was up in the trees and very dissapointing ,the MOT will not be a problem either . Ime happy with a balanced look .
 

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Re: double headlights
« Reply #52 on: October 04, 2017, 11:52:51 AM »
*Originally Posted by Cheekyfork [+]
Is it just me?...I can't get the link to work

The company in the OP is no longer is business ..but no worries,
try this one https://www.skenelights.com/new-products

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Re: double headlights
« Reply #53 on: May 06, 2018, 10:04:19 PM »
Tried this mod even at 40% still lights up the road signs at night and have been flashed many times

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Re: double headlights
« Reply #54 on: May 07, 2018, 02:34:12 PM »
Are you saying you're happy with it, I can't decipher your comment. I am happy with mine, sod the cars etc  their the general hazard.......beep beep blinding, coming through, see me !!
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Re: double headlights
« Reply #55 on: May 17, 2018, 08:51:12 AM »
The reflectors in the high (focused) and low (wide with cut-off) beam are different. Making them both light up is not a problem but then you have to choose between blinding the oncoming traffic or losing the high beam. This is clearly a mod that compromises usability for looks.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2018, 08:52:57 AM by peter73 »

Offline Cheekyfork

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Re: double headlights
« Reply #56 on: May 17, 2018, 01:27:54 PM »
 :scooter:

You still have a high beam.

One is set to 100% as before and the other to a lower percentage...?
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Re: double headlights
« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2018, 03:49:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by Cheekyfork [+]
:scooter:

You still have a high beam.

One is set to 100% as before and the other to a lower percentage...?

If the high beam is aimed higher, as it is normally, doesn't it still blind the oncomming traffic, even at 40%? That's an honest question - I have really no idea.

Also, one light being at 100% and the other one at 40% - doesn't it look even weirder that one being completely off?

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Re: double headlights
« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2018, 03:53:03 PM »
There may be some dazzle but not as much as you may think and it appears to be equal to the LEDs in today's cars.

You never have the 100%\40% split on for long generally and as you are being it you can't see it  :039:
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Re: double headlights
« Reply #59 on: May 17, 2018, 04:55:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by Cheekyfork [+]
... You never have the 100%\40% split on for long generally and as you are being it you can't see it  :039:

But that also applies to the factory setting - you don't see it being asymmetric either. If the double light does not improve visibility (either mine or that of the oncoming traffic) me, personally, I'm not interested in this mod.

 



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