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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2019, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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Low beam light

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Is it normal that the low beam light shine so poorly that you hardly can't see in front of you at night unless you switch to the high beam light?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2019, 05:58 AM
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have you checked the headlight assembly - it may be adjusted to point too low..?
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2019, 07:29 AM
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Try leaving it on high all the time, it will probably be OK (certainly compared to the lights installed on many new cars now, which are really bright even when on low beam) but if oncoming drivers flash their lights then you’ll have to go back to using the low beam.
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OK, I've considered to install a pair of auxiliary lights to enhance the visibility at night. Was thinking also maybe if it could be the bulb which is not giving out correct output or getting weaker maybe.
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have you checked the headlight assembly - it may be adjusted to point too low..?
Yes I did but will make double sure
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What about trying my suggestion.
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What about trying my suggestion.
OK, I will do that...
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-18-2019, 07:43 AM
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Have you checked the bulb
I may just be a case of trying another one. H4 headlight bulbs are readily available and cheap.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-18-2019, 01:31 PM
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Yes you could try a better bulb, there are legal ones that claim to be brighter, and from experience they are an improvement.

I fitted Philips “Blue Vision” to my truck and they are the same wattage but definitely a brighter, whiter light output.
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To aim your motorcycle headlight, find a flat patch of ground with a white or light-colored wall at one end. You may have one of these right there at home—your driveway perhaps. Place the bike 25 feet from the wall or garage door. Have someone sit on your bike and measure from the center of the headlight to the ground with the bike level. Now go over to the garage door and mark one line at the same height above ground, and another 2 inches lower. Use a carpenter's level to draw a horizontal reference line. Switch on the headlights and mount the motorcycle. The low beam's upper cutoff point should rest right on the lower line. Because most bikes have combined high- and low-beam reflectors, setting the height (and checking to see that the beam is centered along the bike's long axis) is about all there is to it. But if you have separate high beams, make the center of the high beam land on the upper line.That's it! Button everything up, it worked for me, in my case the headlight was way to high. Pete
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