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Offline Miracle_Salad

Spotlights worth the investment?
« on: September 04, 2017, 01:34:27 pm »
Hey Folks,

Whats the general opinion on spotlights?

I know the main argument is that they make you more visible during the day and night. But is that all really?

Some of the LED lights can be quite pricey. Im all for the safety side, but was wondering if there are any other practical advantages to having them?

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Re: Spotlights worth the investment?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 01:54:47 pm »
For me it was well worth the money spent, super addition and works like a charm
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Re: Spotlights worth the investment?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 02:04:22 pm »
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On OLDER bikes, such as my 1150 GS, and on SMALLER bikes, such as my G450X, they actually light up the road, since the older OEM headlights were more 'candle-in-the-wind' type of lighting...  :biggrin:

But they do ENLARGE the size of the bike (as it were...) by usually being placed at the outer edge of the bike, giving the TRIANGLE, one headlight + 2 spots = greater 'presence', and then when lane-splitting (responsibly), gives the bike better visibility.

On my 1150, I ride with the feint orange disk in-situ over my very-weak low beam, using the spots for lighting; this is illegal, but people really see the 'dim' orange, and the spots then light the road. have never been pulled over yet, but again, illegal to ride with orange at night.

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Re: Spotlights worth the investment?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 10:46:00 am »
The question is easy: what is your safety worth to you? I some days ride a Honda Estorm 125 - with spots, because I want to be seen. LED spots exponentially increase vision at night, especially if you have an orange light cover (that reduces headlight intensity by 40%).
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