I have a neighbor rider who just installed some HID ( ? ) low beam light bulbs. The hook up requires an additional ballast. WOW! Unbelievable light power. I was riding behind him at night and using his illumination to guide me. With these puppies lower fog lights do nothing but add looks. I jumped ahead of him to get a look at the lighting in my rear view mirror and between his headlamps, lower driving lights and turn signals it looked like a train was following me. With a set of these nothing more is needed. I'll get some specifics of these from him soon.As my goal is to see better at night, being seen a secondary consideration, I purchased a PIAA 1100X DRIVING LIGHT kit. I'm in the middle of the install and hope to finish it this week. I'm hoping these true "driving" lights will provide the visibility I'm looking for.
I didn't get into the specifics of the brand or where he got them from, but I will inquire in detail when I see him and post it here on this thread. I was so impressed with the illumination that when I arrived home I told Mz. Vickie about it. I try to avoid driving at night be it in a car or on a bike; but if I had to, I would want these bulbs lighting my way. Be patient, I'll get some info.What brand of HID lights did he install and how and where does the ballast install into the light harness? You mentioned when you got in front of him it looked like train lights behind you, but what does he say about the increased visibility?
I have noticed that the fog/driving lamps seem to be a little more white than the headlamps. Not much but a little and they do seem to make critter eyes gleem more than the headlights by themselves. Guess they have a higher Kelvin number than the regular lights.I've got a set of the Honda LED's waiting for the right time to install. I really think the lights on my '09 are the best m/c light I've ever experienced, but I like the idea of having the LED's for dusk/dawn hours, and the increased visibility from the forward (oncoming) direction. As to fog, I'm in it lots in the morning hours, it's just what we go through in our area, every bit helps. I'm also thinking a cow bell might be a good thing for forest rats and the like