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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 2010, 7:37 am Thread Starter
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Anything else besides PIAA $$$$$?

Anything else out there besides PIAA?

I'll pay but I want to find out if there is something comparable to PIAA or is PIAA over priced like some people think our bikes are?

Looking for my 1996 K1100RS and I want to put them on the brake calipers if possible

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 2010, 12:20 pm
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any light with a decent lense that will accept an H3 HID retrofit will work.
Hella's come to mind...

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Catz Lights -- Look on ebay, imported from Japan. Great engineering at less then half the cost of PIAA's.

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 2010, 6:11 pm
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Had a pair of Catz lights on my K11, light, size and looks were good, electronics sucked. I wouldn't buy them again.
Have a pair of Hella's on my K12, price, light and electronics are good, finish, size and getting them to fit sucks; I like them but not sure I would recommend them.
Would love to get a set of PIAA, but haven't been able to stomach the price.
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I had a set of PIAA 004XT driving lights. Not fancy chrome and about 1/2 ($140.+-) of the popular PIAA 1100 series lights. They worked great for me.

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I thought these LED's were cool. Uber-long life, and almost no drain on the system. Not as bright as some of the others, but very adequate.
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While searching today for something completely unrelated to lighting, I came across this supplier which might offer a product that interests you.

http://www.blm-accessories.com/index.cfm

The web site shows a small 30W HID light that is possible to put on the brake caliper with the proper bracketry. I've not bought from this company nor do I know anything about the products they are offering but they might have what you are looking for.

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While searching today for something completely unrelated to lighting, I came across this supplier which might offer a product that interests you.

http://www.blm-accessories.com/index.cfm

The web site shows a small 30W HID light that is possible to put on the brake caliper with the proper bracketry. I've not bought from this company nor do I know anything about the products they are offering but they might have what you are looking for.
I think I have seen that site before but not sure. Interesting products but no prices which means I can't or don't want to afford them. I 'll keep them in mind. I am starting to lean towards CATZ but I have mixed reviews on those also. Funny how even Wally world stuff is used and they are happy with their products. I tried them once and that was enough.

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The newest thing are HDLED lamps like the Clearwater LED lights that are also fully dimmable and draw far less wattage too. Glenda line seems to be the lower wattage units and the newer Kristas are their higher 70 watt (full on) units.

Made in the U.S.A. too, East of Sacramento, CA where they will also do the install if needed.

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The newest thing are HDLED lamps like the Clearwater LED lights that are also fully dimmable and draw far less wattage too. Glenda line seems to be the lower wattage units and the newer Kristas are their higher 70 watt (full on) units.

Made in the U.S.A. too, East of Sacramento, CA where they will also do the install if needed.

Clearwater LED Motorcycle Lighting

Very cool stuff.


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And the best thing is the price of these lights make PIAAs look cheap.

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