Light question (2015 R3)

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  1. MrKrauss

    MrKrauss Standard Bore

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    Hi everyone,
    I wanted to ask you folks something real quick. I am not happy with the light output of my R3. I believe it has got OE bulbs, yet I am not 100% positive. Anyways, I wanted to replace both lights with the Daymakers (or Daymaker-style) LED lights. I haven't decided, whether Daymakers are worth the money they cost, but on the other hand, I do not want the electrical system to go mad because of difference in resistance. That's pretty much the reason, why I decided to post here and ask what you think of this.
    At the moment I consider these 2 options for myself:
    1. Daymaker style lights for motorcycles;
    2. Real HD Daymakers.
    Thoughts? What would you do if you were me?
    Appreciate any help.
     
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    1olbull Riding Motor Since 1950

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    Indeed!
    JWS Daymakers are excellent headlights and better than most everything out there - except - the newer JWS Adaptive and Adaptive 2.
    I have ran all three and thoroughly tested the Daymakers, which BTW out performed my partner's new Lexus!

    Tis a darn shame, but your OEM headlights are criminal, they are so inadequate!
    Change them out ASAP with the best you can afford.
     
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    You can also buy the Chinese specials although not as good as the Daymakers but better than the stock ones.
     
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    Bull are any of your 3 sets not being used ? If so, are they for sale ?
     
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    1olbull Riding Motor Since 1950

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    Appologies, Bill, but you be too late. Both sets have been sold. Perhaps when the Adaptive 3 arrives . . . :roll:
     
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    JW Speaker Adaptives - If you ride at night with any frequency.
    BUT BE WARNED - Once you have ridden with Adaptives you will curse every time to ride at night on anything without them.
    The improvement at night is not MORE light everywhere - but more light where it is needed.
    At first you are a bit surprised then quickly get used to having light to ride by. But when it's not there - oh boy!
    So much so I now would only buy a bike that had them OEM or had stock PAR56 (7") or PAR46(5&3/4") headlight bowls to allow upgrading - REALLY!.

    If you just want more light generally and seldom ride at night - then frankly it makes little difference.

    The OEM lights are a poor design optically - End of story.
     
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    Thanks for replying, folks.
    This is true, folks. First I thought the previous owner just installed crappy bulbs into the lights, but when I started reading about this, it appeared that the problem is about the stock assemblies, so I decided to replace the whole headlights to forget these OE lights. If you are saying the Daymakers are worth the money, I guess I will order 2 for my ride. Anyways, the R3 ain't a cheap thing either...
    Appreciate your replies and input!
    Cheers.
     
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    I have had the Harley genuine daymakers for 5 years now and pleased with them but they were expensive. It took some time to get them adjusted right. Adjusted right makes all the difference.
     
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    Not for me. I was thinking of the guy who is asking about lights. I am VERY happy with the lenses you gave me a few years ago.
     
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    Do give the new Adaptive2 a good look as well.
     
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