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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-29-2020, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Clearwater LED auxiliary lights ??

Bonsoir owners , hope everybody’s healthy and doing good !!

What you guys think about Clearwater led lights ?

beside being pricy and super bright , how does those goodies are overall ?

i will really use aux. Lights a lot once installed I expect them to handle massive usage

I use heated gear with a dimmer, and have LED low beam that are good

how does the battery react with those on + the rest ( heated gear + phone charger ....) ?

A lot of bikers run those lights by 2 sets , one steady and the other one on the forks !!?? Would this be too much for the poor battery ?

how does a general installation is ? Your cousin Frenchy is not friendly with wiring at all !!! beside the basic stuffs 😅

They look very addictive once you have extra lights on

Please suggest me something else if you guys know

thanks a lot for the future answers and Be safe out there
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I have a pair of Clearwater Darlas that first went on my FJR in 2013. They spent 4 years on the FJR then a year on my GSA and for the past two have been on my Ural. They are bright and durable. Still, I am not convinced they are worth the price. Spousal Unit has a set of Rigid lights on her F800GS that are six years old and doing just fine. I run Rigids on my GSA and her R1200GS. The are relatively inexpensive, bright enough and durable.
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I have a pair of Clearwater Darlas that first went on my FJR in 2013. They spent 4 years on the FJR then a year on my GSA and for the past two have been on my Ural. They are bright and durable. Still, I am not convinced they are worth the price. Spousal Unit has a set of Rigid lights on her F800GS that are six years old and doing just fine. I run Rigids on my GSA and her R1200GS. The are relatively inexpensive, bright enough and durable.
Thanks Pterodactyl for the review , I’ll take a look at the rigid
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When you say massive usage, what are you using them for? Riding at night a lot? If you just want to be more visible, I don't recommend too high powered, people have to be able to identify you and see your turn signals.
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We use a Hex ezCAN on our bikes to control electrical add-ons. Depending on how one opts to wire in the auxiliary lights, either both or one light turns off when a turn signal is activated. The ezCAN is for bikes with a CANBus electrical system, such as BMW, KTM and HD. It also allows one to set the brightness of the lights. For example, they can be at 30% when on low beam and 100% when on high beam during the day and at 0% on low beam and 100% on high beam at night.

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When you say massive usage, what are you using them for? Riding at night a lot? If you just want to be more visible, I don't recommend too high powered, people have to be able to identify you and see your turn signals.
Hi RaYzerman

Yes riding at night a lot , I want to have a lot more visibility in front of me , this my main goal
Be able to spot pot holes better and see further ahead

I have a lot of reflective decals on the bike and on myself , they can spot me easily
Turn signal you right , they have to be able to see me signaling the turn

Clearwater they look super nice but the price is the main No NO factor

Waiting for LED rider response to see what they can propose me

Rigid told me that they have high lumens kits for cars but they are afraid the alternator don’t have enough power

If I remember good the 06 alternator generates around 300w but not sure
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Gen2 and 3 stators put out approx. 590 watts.

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Seeing and Being Seen are 2 different things needing different kinds of light. High-and-wide mounted pencil beans reach out and triangulate objects in the road with more time to react. Low down on the forks, etc. are for Being Seen because they nose dive into the pavement too soon, so wide beams for that.

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Got in touch with Denali lights in Rhode Island
Their D7 model look like a good option for what I want to do
Plug and play , 7000 lumens each , 3 position switch and most important half price of the Clearwater
Saw a couple of review on YouTube
D7 Look like a good product
What you guys think ?
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Denali are great lights. I have used and abused them for years. Twisted Throttle used to be great to do business with but these days their customer service is sort of hit and miss.

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