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  • malibu_lxi Posts: 40
    Penrith NSW
    Stock Poster malibu_lxi
    03 May 2019 09:00 PM
    Hi all, 
    Looking At changing the standard head light  and passing lights to LED on the RK.
    What’s everybody running 
    Have they been ok , easy to fit
    Cheap ones and expensive ones
    Thanks all

  • keith Posts: 1766
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Motor Head keith
    03 May 2019 09:10 PM
    Quoting malibu_lxi on 03 May 2019 09:00 PM
    Hi all, 
    Looking At changing the standard head light  and passing lights to LED on the RK.
    What’s everybody running 
    Have they been ok , easy to fit
    Cheap ones and expensive ones
    Thanks all

    Lots of post already on this subject, with some great suggestions.
  • dyna13 Posts: 176
    Stock Poster dyna13
    04 May 2019 06:16 PM
    Heard HOG Lights Aus are good but haven’t used myself
    https://hoglights.com.au/
  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3310
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    04 May 2019 11:13 PM
    Quoting dyna13 on 04 May 2019 06:16 PM
    Heard HOG Lights Aus are good but haven’t used myself
    https://hoglights.com.au/
    I had a Hog light on my nightrain, it was way better than the standard light
  • Smokey61 Posts: 711
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Smokey61
    05 May 2019 03:51 PM
    Hoglights don't warranty condensation inside the unit. That happened to mine after a few weeks. I don't know if genuine HD LEDs have the same problem.

    2018-07-18 11.20.07_1.jpg


  • DocGreen Posts: 274
    Illawarra NSW
    Stage 1 Poster DocGreen
    05 May 2019 04:52 PM
    Quoting Smokey61 on 05 May 2019 03:51 PM
    Hoglights don't warranty condensation inside the unit. That happened to mine after a few weeks. I don't know if genuine HD LEDs have the same problem.

    2018-07-18 11.20.07_1.jpg


    I bought a cheap LED headlight off ebay and the original HD harness for my 17SGS, awesome light, been on about 12months, doesn't throw any codes, super bright. From memory it was less than $130 all up.
    Cheers
    DocGreen
  • nathan_ford Posts: 59
    Brisbane
    Stock Poster nathan_ford
    05 May 2019 05:59 PM
    Quoting Smokey61 on 05 May 2019 03:51 PM
    Hoglights don't warranty condensation inside the unit. That happened to mine after a few weeks. I don't know if genuine HD LEDs have the same problem.

    2018-07-18 11.20.07_1.jpg


    Hey Smoky, just to clarify, condensation is a fact of life for ALL lights, not just LED’s and not just ours. It’s part of the reason we include a condensation info sheet in with all of our lights. 

    It can happen more in winter due to the cooler air. Riding the fucker is one way to get rid of it (the heat build up will dissipate the condensation). 

    LEDs do take a bit longer to get rid of the condensation than halogen lights, as they are nowhere near as hot. You will also note that the condensation is in the high beam part of the light, where it’s the coolest (as the lights aren’t on). 

    This issue should dissipate by doing the above. If you ever have water ingress (water droplets running down the inside of the light - that’s a problem!) you’ve got a real 7 year warranty supporting you too. 

    If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email to nate@hoglights.com.au or give me a call at the shop on 07 3350 3000.

  • Smokey61 Posts: 711
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Smokey61
    06 May 2019 09:02 AM
    Quoting Smokey61 on 05 May 2019 03:51 PM
    Hoglights don't warranty condensation inside the unit. That happened to mine after a few weeks. I don't know if genuine HD LEDs have the same problem.

    2018-07-18 11.20.07_1.jpg


    Quoting nathan_ford on 05 May 2019 05:59 PM
    Hey Smoky, just to clarify, condensation is a fact of life for ALL lights, not just LED’s and not just ours. It’s part of the reason we include a condensation info sheet in with all of our lights. 

    It can happen more in winter due to the cooler air. Riding the fucker is one way to get rid of it (the heat build up will dissipate the condensation). 

    LEDs do take a bit longer to get rid of the condensation than halogen lights, as they are nowhere near as hot. You will also note that the condensation is in the high beam part of the light, where it’s the coolest (as the lights aren’t on). 

    This issue should dissipate by doing the above. If you ever have water ingress (water droplets running down the inside of the light - that’s a problem!) you’ve got a real 7 year warranty supporting you too. 

    If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email to nate@hoglights.com.au or give me a call at the shop on 07 3350 3000.

    I live in steamy North Queensland. Winter here is the second week in August.

    Riding the fucker is when it fogs up. Same as the OEM HD Speedo. That might be acceptable for everyone else, to me it's not fit for purpose.

    I put the OEM light back in as it's never had a condensation issue.

    My preference now is an old 90's style halogen light like I had on my old bike.
  • Far Canal Posts: 1612
    Motor Head Far Canal
    06 May 2019 06:38 PM
    Quoting Smokey61 on 05 May 2019 03:51 PM
    Hoglights don't warranty condensation inside the unit. That happened to mine after a few weeks. I don't know if genuine HD LEDs have the same problem.

    2018-07-18 11.20.07_1.jpg


    Quoting nathan_ford on 05 May 2019 05:59 PM
    Hey Smoky, just to clarify, condensation is a fact of life for ALL lights, not just LED’s and not just ours. It’s part of the reason we include a condensation info sheet in with all of our lights. 

    It can happen more in winter due to the cooler air. Riding the fucker is one way to get rid of it (the heat build up will dissipate the condensation). 

    LEDs do take a bit longer to get rid of the condensation than halogen lights, as they are nowhere near as hot. You will also note that the condensation is in the high beam part of the light, where it’s the coolest (as the lights aren’t on). 

    This issue should dissipate by doing the above. If you ever have water ingress (water droplets running down the inside of the light - that’s a problem!) you’ve got a real 7 year warranty supporting you too. 

    If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email to nate@hoglights.com.au or give me a call at the shop on 07 3350 3000.

    Quoting Smokey61 on 06 May 2019 09:02 AM
    I live in steamy North Queensland. Winter here is the second week in August.

    Riding the fucker is when it fogs up. Same as the OEM HD Speedo. That might be acceptable for everyone else, to me it's not fit for purpose.

    I put the OEM light back in as it's never had a condensation issue.

    My preference now is an old 90's style halogen light like I had on my old bike.
    Have you fixed the OEM speedo fogging issue?.
    If so, I'd be interested to hear how.
    Mine does the same and it has shit me since day one.
  • Smokey61 Posts: 711
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Smokey61
    06 May 2019 09:09 PM
    Quoting nathan_ford on 05 May 2019 05:59 PM
    Hey Smoky, just to clarify, condensation is a fact of life for ALL lights, not just LED’s and not just ours. It’s part of the reason we include a condensation info sheet in with all of our lights. 

    It can happen more in winter due to the cooler air. Riding the fucker is one way to get rid of it (the heat build up will dissipate the condensation). 

    LEDs do take a bit longer to get rid of the condensation than halogen lights, as they are nowhere near as hot. You will also note that the condensation is in the high beam part of the light, where it’s the coolest (as the lights aren’t on). 

    This issue should dissipate by doing the above. If you ever have water ingress (water droplets running down the inside of the light - that’s a problem!) you’ve got a real 7 year warranty supporting you too. 

    If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email to nate@hoglights.com.au or give me a call at the shop on 07 3350 3000.

    Quoting Smokey61 on 06 May 2019 09:02 AM
    I live in steamy North Queensland. Winter here is the second week in August.

    Riding the fucker is when it fogs up. Same as the OEM HD Speedo. That might be acceptable for everyone else, to me it's not fit for purpose.

    I put the OEM light back in as it's never had a condensation issue.

    My preference now is an old 90's style halogen light like I had on my old bike.
    Quoting Far Canal on 06 May 2019 06:38 PM
    Have you fixed the OEM speedo fogging issue?.
    If so, I'd be interested to hear how.
    Mine does the same and it has shit me since day one.
    Not yet. It's on the list. 
  • JustinCase Posts: 71
    Gold Coast
    Stock Poster JustinCase
    26 Jun 2019 07:33 PM
    My 2 bob. Just fitted a Hog Lights LED headlight to my 1986 FLHTC, bit of minor dremel work to h/light bucket and then plug and play. 
    Very happy with the result. Light spread and intensity (LUX) is much better than the stock halogen. 
    Cost more than ebay generics, but then again you get what you pay for. 

  • STEAMER Posts: 304
    East Coast Oz
    Stage 1 Poster STEAMER
    27 Jun 2019 08:11 PM
    Quoting Smokey61 on 05 May 2019 03:51 PM
    Hoglights don't warranty condensation inside the unit. That happened to mine after a few weeks. I don't know if genuine HD LEDs have the same problem.

    2018-07-18 11.20.07_1.jpg


    Quoting nathan_ford on 05 May 2019 05:59 PM
    Hey Smoky, just to clarify, condensation is a fact of life for ALL lights, not just LED’s and not just ours. It’s part of the reason we include a condensation info sheet in with all of our lights. 

    It can happen more in winter due to the cooler air. Riding the fucker is one way to get rid of it (the heat build up will dissipate the condensation). 

    LEDs do take a bit longer to get rid of the condensation than halogen lights, as they are nowhere near as hot. You will also note that the condensation is in the high beam part of the light, where it’s the coolest (as the lights aren’t on). 

    This issue should dissipate by doing the above. If you ever have water ingress (water droplets running down the inside of the light - that’s a problem!) you’ve got a real 7 year warranty supporting you too. 

    If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email to nate@hoglights.com.au or give me a call at the shop on 07 3350 3000.

    Had my Hog light on my 2011 fxst for 4 years, ridden in plenty rain, and 38c + days and never any condensation.  
  • Groadking Posts: 22
    Perth
    Stock Poster Groadking
    28 Jun 2019 03:50 AM
    Try Amazon.
    Bought an Led for my RK from there.
    Cost about $160 delivered.
    Looks like a daymaker light from Harley but at a fraction of the cost.
    Fantastic light and no issues to date.
  • TJU Posts: 1177
    Logan , Qld .
    Performance Poster TJU
    30 Jun 2019 12:14 PM
    Have a look at both Custom Dynamics and Ciro3D ... have just posted a few pics with how they turned out on my Road Glide in the Touring section under TJU ... they have plenty of stuff for Road Kings as well .
  • Baloffski Posts: 1671
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    30 Jun 2019 09:32 PM
    Quoting Groadking on 28 Jun 2019 03:50 AM
    Try Amazon.
    Bought an Led for my RK from there.
    Cost about $160 delivered.
    Looks like a daymaker light from Harley but at a fraction of the cost.
    Fantastic light and no issues to date.
    Mate I have same I guess around that price from memory. I had to do something about the standard OEM twin lights on my Road Glide, after nearly parking up a tree riding country road at night.
    The high beam is absolutely 'Brilliant', but low beam is woeful, not impressed. I know, pay for what you get! 
    May checkout some others, Hog Lights etc.
  • Groadking Posts: 22
    Perth
    Stock Poster Groadking
    02 Jul 2019 12:43 AM
    Quoting Groadking on 28 Jun 2019 03:50 AM
    Try Amazon.
    Bought an Led for my RK from there.
    Cost about $160 delivered.
    Looks like a daymaker light from Harley but at a fraction of the cost.
    Fantastic light and no issues to date.
    Quoting Baloffski on 30 Jun 2019 09:32 PM
    Mate I have same I guess around that price from memory. I had to do something about the standard OEM twin lights on my Road Glide, after nearly parking up a tree riding country road at night.
    The high beam is absolutely 'Brilliant', but low beam is woeful, not impressed. I know, pay for what you get! 
    May checkout some others, Hog Lights etc.
    May be a different light.
    Low beam is incredibly bright.
    I very mindful at night behind cars 
    High beam is fantastic.
    Will see if I can find out what brand the light is.
    Sometimes it feels like everything is a trial and error with bike accessories.
    Seats, shields, lights. Helmets etc
  • tussuck Posts: 1822
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    02 Jul 2019 12:41 PM
    Quoting Smokey61 on 05 May 2019 03:51 PM
    Hoglights don't warranty condensation inside the unit. That happened to mine after a few weeks. I don't know if genuine HD LEDs have the same problem.

    2018-07-18 11.20.07_1.jpg


    Quoting nathan_ford on 05 May 2019 05:59 PM
    Hey Smoky, just to clarify, condensation is a fact of life for ALL lights, not just LED’s and not just ours. It’s part of the reason we include a condensation info sheet in with all of our lights. 

    It can happen more in winter due to the cooler air. Riding the fucker is one way to get rid of it (the heat build up will dissipate the condensation). 

    LEDs do take a bit longer to get rid of the condensation than halogen lights, as they are nowhere near as hot. You will also note that the condensation is in the high beam part of the light, where it’s the coolest (as the lights aren’t on). 

    This issue should dissipate by doing the above. If you ever have water ingress (water droplets running down the inside of the light - that’s a problem!) you’ve got a real 7 year warranty supporting you too. 

    If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email to nate@hoglights.com.au or give me a call at the shop on 07 3350 3000.

    Quoting Smokey61 on 06 May 2019 09:02 AM
    I live in steamy North Queensland. Winter here is the second week in August.

    Riding the fucker is when it fogs up. Same as the OEM HD Speedo. That might be acceptable for everyone else, to me it's not fit for purpose.

    I put the OEM light back in as it's never had a condensation issue.

    My preference now is an old 90's style halogen light like I had on my old bike.
    Thats a warranty replacement, refund or a letter to the ACCC about fit for purpose.  To say 'chit happens' is not really cutting the mustard - perhaps a light redesign to impreove heat flow within the unit would be the answer.
  • Smokey61 Posts: 711
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Smokey61
    02 Jul 2019 05:57 PM
    Quoting nathan_ford on 05 May 2019 05:59 PM
    Hey Smoky, just to clarify, condensation is a fact of life for ALL lights, not just LED’s and not just ours. It’s part of the reason we include a condensation info sheet in with all of our lights. 

    It can happen more in winter due to the cooler air. Riding the fucker is one way to get rid of it (the heat build up will dissipate the condensation). 

    LEDs do take a bit longer to get rid of the condensation than halogen lights, as they are nowhere near as hot. You will also note that the condensation is in the high beam part of the light, where it’s the coolest (as the lights aren’t on). 

    This issue should dissipate by doing the above. If you ever have water ingress (water droplets running down the inside of the light - that’s a problem!) you’ve got a real 7 year warranty supporting you too. 

    If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email to nate@hoglights.com.au or give me a call at the shop on 07 3350 3000.

    Quoting Smokey61 on 06 May 2019 09:02 AM
    I live in steamy North Queensland. Winter here is the second week in August.

    Riding the fucker is when it fogs up. Same as the OEM HD Speedo. That might be acceptable for everyone else, to me it's not fit for purpose.

    I put the OEM light back in as it's never had a condensation issue.

    My preference now is an old 90's style halogen light like I had on my old bike.
    Quoting tussuck on 02 Jul 2019 12:41 PM
    Thats a warranty replacement, refund or a letter to the ACCC about fit for purpose.  To say 'chit happens' is not really cutting the mustard - perhaps a light redesign to impreove heat flow within the unit would be the answer.
    I'm not that worried, wasn't all that expensive, I won't sell it on to someone else though. Lives under my bed now for no real reason.

    I'd still like an LED but before spending big money on a genuine HD one, I'll want to know that they don't suffer the same issue. Given that their speedos do, yeah, nah.

    Funny thing is that I've never in 40 years had a car or bike with condensation in the lights and/or speedo before this. 

    The OEM headlight on my '12 Widey was hazy when I bought it, washed it out with alcohol and it came up like new but still not as good as the old lights.

    Still looking for the type of headlight they used back about '04. Bought one for the old '86 Evo when the OEM sealed beam died, put a 55/100 bulb in it and I was happy for years. Did a lot of long distance rides at night, sometimes all night. 



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  • JustinCase Posts: 71
    Gold Coast
    Stock Poster JustinCase
    03 Jul 2019 05:44 PM
    Hey guys, 
    On a slightly different theme but still relevant to LED front lights, has anyone fitted those new LED lights that fit on the crash bars.
    They look pretty cool and work as daytime running lights as well as blinkers. Being noticed in traffic is a good thing me thinks. 

    The reason I ask is that I have lower fairings and am not sure that these would fit or be able to be tightened up properly. 
    Not going to ask the seller cause he'll say "Of course they do". 


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  • Groadking Posts: 22
    Perth
    Stock Poster Groadking
    08 Jul 2019 01:30 PM
    Quoting Groadking on 28 Jun 2019 03:50 AM
    Try Amazon.
    Bought an Led for my RK from there.
    Cost about $160 delivered.
    Looks like a daymaker light from Harley but at a fraction of the cost.
    Fantastic light and no issues to date.
    Quoting Baloffski on 30 Jun 2019 09:32 PM
    Mate I have same I guess around that price from memory. I had to do something about the standard OEM twin lights on my Road Glide, after nearly parking up a tree riding country road at night.
    The high beam is absolutely 'Brilliant', but low beam is woeful, not impressed. I know, pay for what you get! 
    May checkout some others, Hog Lights etc.
    Quoting Groadking on 02 Jul 2019 12:43 AM
    May be a different light.
    Low beam is incredibly bright.
    I very mindful at night behind cars 
    High beam is fantastic.
    Will see if I can find out what brand the light is.
    Sometimes it feels like everything is a trial and error with bike accessories.
    Seats, shields, lights. Helmets etc
    The light on my RK is a Evo 8700 made by JW speaker. Awesome light.
    Incredibly bright low beam and spotlight high. Looks the same as the daymaker light.
    Possibly JW makes the Light for HD.
    If I change bikes I wouldn’t hesitate to buy the same light.
    Bought from Amazon.
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