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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 2006, 9:00 am Thread Starter
 
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PIAA 004XT vx. 1100-X lights

Has anyone tried PIAA 004XT Extreme White lights? ( http://www.piaa.com/Lamps/Lamp-pages/004xt.html ) I'm wondering how these would be as compared to the 1100Xs ( http://www.piaa.com/Lamps/Lamp-pages/1100x.html ) that everyone raves about.

Advantages of the 004XTs are:

- less expensive
- use a standard H3 size bulb (though PIAA ships them with their fancy bulb.)
- has a narrower dispersion angle - 25 degrees vs. 35 degrees.

I'm presuming that a narrower pattern will give me more carry down the road. I've also got PIAA 1400s mounted in the cowl of my K1200RS and they provide better side to side lighting without blinding oncoming traffic (too much .) The new lights would be intended to augment the factory high beam and I plan to use them at night on the open road.

Another question I have about this is if either light can be mounted sideways. I'm considering using Martin Fabrication fork mounts and it looks like they hold the light sideways. ( http://www.martinfabrication.bigstep...5&PRID=1067139 ) As an aside, if anyone has better pix or experience with this mount, please let me know what you think.

thanks,
hank
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Another question I have about this is if either light can be mounted sideways. I'm considering using Martin Fabrication fork mounts and it looks like they hold the light sideways. ( http://www.martinfabrication.bigstep...5&PRID=1067139 ) As an aside, if anyone has better pix or experience with this mount, please let me know what you think.

thanks,
hank[/QUOTE]

The 1100X's look "cooler" . Like a robot eye. Just to mention, I was told that I would get a lot more vibration with fork mounting (light would "jiggle" when using). Therefore, I decided on the traditional up under headlight area. When I get mine done finally, I will post pics.
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