to the Iron Butt 5000, I replaced my PIAA 910 lights with Future Vision
4G HID lights (replaced by the 90MM HID lights).
The photos below were taken as a quick check on brightness after
the 4G's. I wish I had done a photo with the PIAA's before
removing them, but I think
the Low Beam Only photo was about what it would have looked like.
In all the photos, my lower cowl running lights (quartz bulbs)
are also on. I'll try to remember to get clearer photos this
spring when the snow melts.
I love the 4G's as they are essentially instant on HIDs. The
first time they are turned on each evening, there is a 2-3 second
warm up in brightness. But after that they are instant on.
I have a three way switch to have the HIDs activate either on
their own or when I turn on the high beams. One minor issue
I have with these HID is that on very bumpy roads, the arc fades and
restarts with the big bumps. So, the brightness droops a little.
I have not found it to be a big issue as those are the roads I
slow down for anyway. The other minor issue is that the light
pattern is round. I should have ordered an oval, or point,
pattern because some of the HID light hits the ground where my other
lights are shining already. This is sort of a waste of light.
It should be pushing way out there instead of hitting the ground
just in front of the bike. Just my opinion.
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