These are 7 inch, ( Fatboys etc)
Ordered this one from Ebay last night....
Most of the $46-99. buggers had TERRIBLE feedback. This mob doesn't have much feedback, but it's all these lights and all good feedback - AND they are at least here in Australia.(willing to let a bloke drop in to pick one up)
I did find one other that was $93. delivered to QLD from China(although they claim to be US stock), and they apparently sold 199 of them in the last couple months and had good feedback for the last 6 months..... BUT they make all their listings "Private" so you can't really tell what a person bought. I hate that because something sneaky is up, so none of the good feedbacks were directly related to any of the lights.
This light does NOT appear to have the DRL, but frankly I can't figure out what the Hell that is for on a bike anyway. The only time you would see it was with the ignition on ACC. Otherwise it just gets drowned out in the rest of the lights. Maybe it's a Yank thing?
Will get some detailed pics when it gets here.
so far so good... the mob actually sent a message asking what colour I wanted, as I did not specify when ordering.
And I already have an AUS tracking number.
Should have it in hand next week for sure :)
Well its started off well enough
be warned no E tag means illegal for on road use... even looked up the site here in australia that a few mentioned theirs has no e tag so are really illegal... you make the call if you want another defect on your bike.
Moto Lights are DOT approved, had mine checked out before I put them on.
Thanks for the heads up Loopie.
However, the headlight I am purchasing is marked "DOT" "SAE" and "E" for approvals.
Honestly, if I get pulled up, the headlight would be the least of my concerns LOL
First impressions...... Communication with the Ebay seller was excellent, and postage from Melbourne only took a few days to arrive.
Packaging was quite decent, light was very well protected and even installation instructions (IN ENGLISH) were included.
Looking good so far!
I complicated matters a bit by deciding last minute to change out the headlight bucket. Another Ebay item, and was said to NOT fit LED lights, but it easily does.
The new LED light fit in perfectly and with just a couple tweaks I got the gear mounted on the triples.
Prior to swapping them though, I got a couple pics in the garage.
The dingy yellowy looking thing on the left is OEM H4 on my FXSB.
The crisp white thing on the right is HD Daymaker in the missus' FXSE.
The only thing the new LED does NOT have is the DRL, and I really can't see missing it.
On these bikes, it only even comes on if you put the bike in "Accessory" mode. Might be useful for looking around the carpark?
Anyhow, with eyeball adjustment of the light angle, here's the comparison..........
New LED on the left and HD Daymaker on the right.
The initial colour is not quite the same, but the pattern may be wider than the Daymaker.
They both have a clear border across the top - unlike the OEM H4.
Keep in mind, both bikes are on the side stands - thus the tilted light patterns :)
Will make some final adjustments and get them both on the road in the next few nights for a real on-road comparison.
I opted for the Black headlight, yet I put it in a Chrome bucket. Still looks alright to me. If the chrome bucket starts to look daggy (it eventually will) I may get it powder-coated Gloss Black. My bike is Black and Chrome, so either suits ok.
The pics of the bulbs head on are very hard to see, but the light layout in the Ebay unit is identical to the HD Daymaker with the exception of the Daylight Running Lamp.
Took her for a spin this evening. Thoroughly IMPRESSED!
The bottom of the "eyelid" shaped light pattern is only 2-3 metres in front of the tyre, and fans out nearly 8-10 metres in either direction.
The majority of the light is focused about 20-30 metres in front, and only slightly less intense between 5-10 metres out.
All this on low beam - and the top of the line is sharp and clear and sits about a metre off the ground on either side.
High beam on - Oh yeah!! Not a narrow pointy thing like the HD Daymaker, but instead it adds 50% more light to the bottom end and sends out a beam the width of both lanes for about 200 metres or better.
I am VERY impressed with this light, especially compared to the OEM H4 bulb.
I will have to get the missus out one night soon so we can compare apples to apples on the highway, but I reckon this light nearly (if not totally) has the HD Daymaker beat! And for nearly $500. less, an AUS stocked product that came to me within 3 days of purchase.
Nice one, looking at updating mine as well.
I wonder if he has some duel ones for a FXDX, they are smaller in Diameter I think.