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  • Kingchops Posts: 0
    Kingchops
    27 Dec 2017 04:03 PM
    Normally cheap means nasty, but this is one of the exceptions.  I know a couple of people who've been using these knock-off Daymakers for over a year and the reports are very good.  So I decided to get one.  I thought I'd put up some comparison pics.  It's clearly a much better headlight than the stock incandescent light.  It also runs much cooler and no doubt uses much less power.  Well worth the $63 it cost me.  There's a number of these Chinese LED headlights around, but this particular one goes under the name Wisamic on Amazon and is distinguishable by the green plug and solid black cable on the back.  I got it from this ebay link.

    See below some comparison pics between the stock incandescent headlight and the LED headlight.

    Factory incandescent headlight LOW beam:

    HD Forums Australia - 01_sportster_headlight_low_beam_incandescent.jpg


    LED headlight LOW beam:

    HD Forums Australia - 02_sportster_headlight_low_beam_LED.jpg


    Factory incandescent headlight HIGH beam:

    HD Forums Australia - 03_sportster_headlight_high_beam_incandescent.jpg


    LED headlight HIGH beam:

    HD Forums Australia - 04_sportster_headlight_high_beam_LED.jpg


    LED headlight installed:

    HD Forums Australia - 05_sportster_5-34_LED_headlight.jpg

  • paulybronco Posts: 11960
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    27 Dec 2017 04:49 PM
    Cheap upgrade, looks good
  • JFE Posts: 1745
    NSW
    Motor Head JFE
    27 Dec 2017 07:24 PM
    That was well worth the $73. Be interesting to see how it goes in the future. Sometimes cheaper is better (and worth a shot)!
  • mickle Posts: 2030
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    27 Dec 2017 08:28 PM
    Just make sure you stay behind me, back there with Tim SG, I don't want to get hit in the head with cheap Chinese shit.
  • Kingchops Posts: 0
    Kingchops
    27 Dec 2017 09:00 PM
    Posted by mickle on 27 Dec 2017 08:28 PM
    Just make sure you stay behind me, back there with Tim SG, I don't want to get hit in the head with cheap Chinese shit.

     I'd be more worried about getting hit by Lofty's clothes.

  • Baloffski Posts: 1790
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    27 Dec 2017 09:16 PM
    I'm with you KC. My fear is riding at night lighting, long story, but lights out baby and 2 months hospital.
    Anyway, have bought similar to you but fixed dual for Road Glide, inserting in the new year, can't wait, but going to bush wedding in between. Hanging out to install stuff bought, lighting being one in new year. 
    That is a great improvement from OEM. Fuck knows why we buy these bikes again and agin, bloody every thing gotta be up graded. 
    Nearly as bad as owning a house!
  • mickle Posts: 2030
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    27 Dec 2017 09:54 PM
    Posted by Kingchops on 27 Dec 2017 09:00 PM
    Posted by mickle on 27 Dec 2017 08:28 PM
    Just make sure you stay behind me, back there with Tim SG, I don't want to get hit in the head with cheap Chinese shit.

     I'd be more worried about getting hit by Lofty's clothes.

     Yep, pays to stay in front of him also.

  • gidgi Posts: 818
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    28 Dec 2017 07:28 AM
    looks good but with chinese stuff longevity is the issue 
  • Kingchops Posts: 0
    Kingchops
    28 Dec 2017 08:38 AM
    Posted by Baloffski on 27 Dec 2017 09:16 PM
    I'm with you KC. My fear is riding at night lighting, long story, but lights out baby and 2 months hospital.
    Anyway, have bought similar to you but fixed dual for Road Glide, inserting in the new year, can't wait, but going to bush wedding in between. Hanging out to install stuff bought, lighting being one in new year. 
    That is a great improvement from OEM. Fuck knows why we buy these bikes again and agin, bloody every thing gotta be up graded. 
    Nearly as bad as owning a house!


    I remember your previous post about the headlight going out, causing you to crash.  I don't do much night riding, and the little that I do is done around the city where there's street lights.  But if I did any country night riding, I would definitely have two or more headlights.


  • Kingchops Posts: 0
    Kingchops
    28 Dec 2017 08:39 AM
    Posted by gidgi on 28 Dec 2017 07:28 AM
    looks good but with chinese stuff longevity is the issue 


     I'll give an update in a few months to see how this light goes.  As mentioned in the first post, what convinced me is the good feedback I've had from a couple of people that I know.  Both those guys have been using the same light for over a year.

  • mickle Posts: 2030
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    28 Dec 2017 11:03 AM
    Posted by Kingchops on 28 Dec 2017 08:39 AM
    Posted by gidgi on 28 Dec 2017 07:28 AM
    looks good but with chinese stuff longevity is the issue 


     I'll give an update in a few months to see how this light goes.  As mentioned in the first post, what convinced me is the good feedback I've had from a couple of people that I know.  Both those guys have been using the same light for over a year.

     Bahaaa, what convinced you was the price, something in the water in Adelaide.

  • manyanna Posts: 38
    Stock Poster manyanna
    26 Jan 2019 11:59 PM
    I've been using one on my Dyna for well over a year and still working strong, I love it
  • Iron Posts: 280
    South Oz
    Stage 1 Poster Iron
    02 Feb 2019 11:43 PM
    Quoting mickle on 28 Dec 2017 11:03 AM
    Posted by Kingchops on 28 Dec 2017 08:39 AM
    Posted by gidgi on 28 Dec 2017 07:28 AM
    looks good but with chinese stuff longevity is the issue 


     I'll give an update in a few months to see how this light goes.  As mentioned in the first post, what convinced me is the good feedback I've had from a couple of people that I know.  Both those guys have been using the same light for over a year.

     Bahaaa, what convinced you was the price, something in the water in Adelaide.

    Must be something in the water down here Mickle cause I've just put 3 on my bike as well it cost me $150 for a 7 inch and 2 fog lights , the dearest part for me was the Harley lighting bar $300



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  • jqvp Posts: 1
    Sydney
    Stock Poster jqvp
    19 Jun 2019 08:15 PM
    Quoting mickle on 28 Dec 2017 11:03 AM
    Posted by Kingchops on 28 Dec 2017 08:39 AM
    Posted by gidgi on 28 Dec 2017 07:28 AM
    looks good but with chinese stuff longevity is the issue 


     I'll give an update in a few months to see how this light goes.  As mentioned in the first post, what convinced me is the good feedback I've had from a couple of people that I know.  Both those guys have been using the same light for over a year.

     Bahaaa, what convinced you was the price, something in the water in Adelaide.

    Quoting Iron on 02 Feb 2019 11:43 PM
    Must be something in the water down here Mickle cause I've just put 3 on my bike as well it cost me $150 for a 7 inch and 2 fog lights , the dearest part for me was the Harley lighting bar $300



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    Looks awesome, must be so bright now!

    I've got the amazon version too (Wismac branded?), I regret not getting the one with a DRL ring around it to make sure of the "parker" light connection. Over a year of use now in rain and shine without any issue.
  • Train Posts: 374
    Stage 1 Poster Train
    22 Jun 2019 12:56 PM
    Put this one on the Dyna a few months back. Works well. Big difference.
    The original had to extra wires that plugged into the light. This one had the main plug only. I just taped the two extra wires up and tucked them inside the headlight bucket.
    What are those two wires for. I looked in the service manual and it didn't mention anything.


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  • HOG63 Posts: 179
    Stock Poster HOG63
    22 Jun 2019 09:58 PM
    Got one of these on eBay for $65...


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    Made the stock H4 look like a candle. 

  • gidgi Posts: 818
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    23 Jun 2019 11:37 AM
    Quoting Train on 22 Jun 2019 12:56 PM
    Put this one on the Dyna a few months back. Works well. Big difference.
    The original had to extra wires that plugged into the light. This one had the main plug only. I just taped the two extra wires up and tucked them inside the headlight bucket.
    What are those two wires for. I looked in the service manual and it didn't mention anything.


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    with out seeing the fitting is hard to say but I am now searching for some for my Road king with passing lamps & have noticed some head lights include turn signals within the unit maybe the case here, dunno, yours looks nice BTW
  • shaggy Posts: 2
    Stock Poster shaggy
    11 Jul 2019 12:28 PM
    Quoting Train on 22 Jun 2019 12:56 PM
    Put this one on the Dyna a few months back. Works well. Big difference.
    The original had to extra wires that plugged into the light. This one had the main plug only. I just taped the two extra wires up and tucked them inside the headlight bucket.
    What are those two wires for. I looked in the service manual and it didn't mention anything.


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    I know on my FXR when the headlight blows I lose illumination for the speedo/tacho.
    I assume the light for the gauge is fed power from the headlight circuit. Might be similar for you WRT the extra wires?

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