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MK2 headlights
« on: November 19, 2018, 09:13:41 PM »
Had a search, but I think I read on here that MK2 headlights are only once lens for dip beam, and there is no easy way of making both dip & main. Am I correct, and are the stock headlights that bad. Bear in mind my GTR has both lenses for dip & main.

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Re: MK2 headlights
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2018, 12:29:56 AM »
The cyclops setup on a bike aims one lens for dip and one for high beam. They are single filament bulbs.

Run the search bar for "Skene", a product that runs both lamps on by sending a lower voltage to the high beam. It is still aimed right in the eyes of oncoming drivers, but at a lower brightness that doesn't dazzle them.

I don't consider the stock lighting bad, or unsafe, but I don't do a lot of night riding, and not through London fog or pouring rain. Hundreds on this list have fitted a light bar / running light set.

The new V1K goes to LEDs, both on. That's for both the base model and the SE+.
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Re: MK2 headlights
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 09:29:28 AM »
I agree with Sonny

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www.skenelights.com   

I have a brand new unused conversion set here which I may sell  :028:   
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Re: MK2 headlights
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 10:38:35 AM »
What Sonny wrote is right but in my opinion on a dark street at night the oem lights of the Mk2 are not that bad. Are worse.
The only effective solution to see are the foglights.

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Re: MK2 headlights
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2018, 10:38:59 AM »
I'm running the Skene Set-up with Philips LumiLed Bulbs on my 2015.
I run the Main at 40% iirc and I don't seem to annoy oncoming Road Users greatly.
The other thing to know though is that the Main Beam Warning Light will be on all the time but slightly less bright when running on Dip.
There is a way around this issue by means of a strategically place Diode but that little gem of info wasn't available when mine were fitted so it didn't get done.

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Re: MK2 headlights
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2018, 02:46:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
I agree with Sonny

search

www.skenelights.com   




I have a brand new unused conversion set here which I may sell  :028:

let me know i might be interested

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Re: MK2 headlights
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2018, 06:48:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by fishforpike [+]
let me know i might be interested

Make me a (sensible) offer, I think they retail at around £90.00,

Mine are still packaged and completely unused with instructions
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Re: MK2 headlights
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2018, 09:45:00 PM »
Hi ,,I have both headlights on now ,I lowered the main beam so that it lines up with dip ,so I run all the times with both on ,I hardly ride in the dark so do not miss the main beam . I have not been flashed by oncoming cars and the bike passed its first MOT last month ,as the main beam is not tested .

Even if i do go out in the dark its pretty rare to run with main beam for more than 10 seconds due to the busy roads .

 



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