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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 2010, 5:30 pm Thread Starter
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Moto lights

I am thinking about getting the caliper mounted moto lights for my 2007 GT. They look like the bike was built with them. Has anyone out there installed them and if so, how practical are they? Do they really improve your visabilty?
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I had them on omy 2006 and transferred them to my 2009. They are really great. Lot's of light and the bike is very visible to oncoming vehicles.

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I am thinking about getting the caliper mounted moto lights for my 2007 GT. They look like the bike was built with them. Has anyone out there installed them and if so, how practical are they? Do they really improve your visabilty?
I've had the same set of MotoLites for my Harley (3 yrs), then sold the Hog and kept the Motos for my RT (5 yrs), sold the RT and now have them mounted on my K1300 GT (brake caliper mounts-> gorgeous fit and finish)....I keep them fitted w/the 50 watt bulbs available from the Moto Lite company and they will replace them for free for the life of the Motolites! Over the years they have been true to their word w/free replacements! Yes, they greatly improve your day and night conspicuity to others and yes they really improve the night time site picture....I live in the "country" deep in NC so I also have a pair of supplemental PIAA 1100X lamps in my fairing -> wonderful too! -Dr Ron
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Motolights .... great product , great company !!!

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My 08 GT came with MotoIights from the previous owner. So far no one in a car has crashed into me, which seems good. They don't add any driving light function that I can see, but no animals have wandered out of the rough without my seeing them so far. They work and look great, and people say that the "triangle of light" with them at the calipers is a good thing. My Xenon headlight is much more valuable to me for visibility though. If you don't have one of those, I would do that first

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Mine serve as fork and fender protectors since mine seems to fall over every once in a while.

A little coarse steel wool and they are as good as new. I can find different lamps at the local hardware (Home Depot) store too (flood or spot, different wattages, and different colors). The dealer put an AutoSwitch on them to turn them on and off via the turn signal cancel switch.


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Well thanks for the replies. The main reason I was asking is that of course when you're turning left you actually steer right and with the lights mounted on the forks it would seem that they would actually be pointing in the wrong direction but it is good to hear that they are a good company with a good product that they are willing to stand behind and I just love the way they look.
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Well thanks for the replies. The main reason I was asking is that of course when you're turning left you actually steer right and with the lights mounted on the forks it would seem that they would actually be pointing in the wrong direction but it is good to hear that they are a good company with a good product that they are willing to stand behind and I just love the way they look.
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<Sarcasm On> Here's an example: One night I was tearing down that back road at 152ph and I came up to a sharp turn and leaned that baby over and it wasn't enough and so I remembered what my ex-racer motorcycle safety foundation instructor told me and since I wanted to go left I steered RIGHT and guess what?, I sailed off the road into the woods but it was all good as I just counterstered through the trees for 400 yards and came to a stop in a turnip patch. Yeah, that's what happened. Glad I had those MotoLights installed so I could avoid the trees. <Sarcasm Off>

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If u want driving brightness...go xenon/hid
If u want to be conspicious to others go www.bikevis.com

If u want to be able to see around the corners while counter steering
mount some on your helmet...hehe


Seriously tho I have Xenon and bikevis all I really need.


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I have them on my GT with the amber bulbs. They definitely increase my visibility to other drivers, which is the main reason I mounted them. If you want lights that give you more visibility seeing down the road these with the white halogens are OK, but you may want something mounted higher.

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