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EricV

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When you buy a new motorcycle it should come from the factory equipped with decent headlights, the Super Tenere has been sold in the USA for 12 years with very lousy headlights, Eric you seem to be the only rider I know of that is satisfied with the stock Super Tenere headlights.
Your reading comprehension is poor. When did I ever say that? I suggested LED conversion bulbs that are inexpensive and an improvement over the stock halogen. I suggested various types of aux lighting. If you think every new thing you buy should come perfect for everyone from the factory, you need a broader exposure to everyone. We all have different needs. That's what the aftermarket is for. The above pic is my set up, which I have previously described, that works for me riding all night in the darkest of Nevada and West Texas as well as the rest of the USA and Canada, be it twisty roads North of Quebec dodging moose or triple digit speeds in BFE Nevada.

If you don't have anything to add to the conversation, don't post in the thread. You've been here since '16 and you don't have your lighting sorted to meet your needs yet? Really? I find that difficult to believe.
 

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Your reading comprehension is poor. When did I ever say that? I suggested LED conversion bulbs that are inexpensive and an improvement over the stock halogen. I suggested various types of aux lighting. If you think every new thing you buy should come perfect for everyone from the factory, you need a broader exposure to everyone. We all have different needs. That's what the aftermarket is for. The above pic is my set up, which I have previously described, that works for me riding all night in the darkest of Nevada and West Texas as well as the rest of the USA and Canada, be it twisty roads North of Quebec dodging moose or triple digit speeds in BFE Nevada.

If you don't have anything to add to the conversation, don't post in the thread. You've been here since '16 and you don't have your lighting sorted to meet your needs yet? Really? I find that difficult to believe.
After your Novsight recommendation a few years ago I bought a set and used them for about a month, just looking at the bike with the lights turned on they looked very bright but riding after dark they were worse than the stock halogen bulbs so after about a month of use I removed them, then someone said they turned the Novsight in a different position in the socket and that helped so I tried that and it helped slightly but in my opinion not worth the effort.
So I recently tried these 360 degree lights yes another slight improvement but I’m still not satisfied
Yes I do have aftermarket Denali light mounted on the crashbars they help quite a bit but at night they can be offensive to other drivers, I do wish I would have bought the next brighter set.
My first motorcycle was a 1966 Honda 160 Scrambler yes that headlight was terrible but that’s the way things were back then.
 
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That was not my experience with the Novsight LEDs. They were not massively better, but they were better. It's important to understand color temperature as well as wattage. Too high and you lose definition and things wash together making it harder to pick individual things out. The higher the number the bluer the light appears. 4300k used to be considered "sunlight". I'm ok with 5k, but don't care for color temps higher than that.

The Ironwalls 360º lights don't even say what wattage they are. They claim to be suitable replacements for 35-50 watt systems, but then make the wild and impossible claims below. 2000 watts?!

Specification:
Plug Type:H7
Power: 2000W*2pcs
Lumens: 300000 lm
Operating Voltage: DC 9-32V (fit 12V, 24V vehicles)
Color Temperature: Pure White 6500K


You might want to look at DOT legal low beam aux lights. Denali makes very good products, but as I understand, all their lights are off road use. In other words, not road legal. They aren't designed to be used with oncoming vehicles so you really can't get full use from them except when there is no traffic. That said, many of us use off road lights tied to high beams, because if we can use the high beams, we can use the aux lights w/ blinding other road users.

What I read from your comments is that you really want better low beam performance. That's a sticky wicket. You can only throw so much light on a bike before a simple lean blinds oncoming traffic. The sharp cut off required for a DOT legal low beam helps, as does mounting lights down low. But for farther out, you can't blame the low beams, that's something for high beams and spots that by necessity will be aimed too high for oncoming traffic to tolerate.
 
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