I don't have time or patience for anything below par these days.
The equipment I use now is basically the result of over 160,000 kms of field testing current technologies and updating to smaller and better items. It must also be most reliable, and good value for money. We've all been out in the boonies and had an equipment failure like an electrical gremlin on your bike, a bluetooth item not connecting/pairing up, or even riding gear breaking or malfunctioning etc etc - you KNOW what I mean.
They are the 40W Gold Runway LEDs (GR-40X). I noticed how small they were too, and wondered what kind of "punch" they were going to pack.
They come with all the connections and mountings.
All you have to do is run a switch, fuse, and the wiring from your bike.
Once again, I was impressed with the quality of the components, including the stainless mounting cradle and nuts n bolts.
The cast aluminium bezel and heat sinks are very well manufactured as well and clearly do their intended job for dissipating heat.
The lenses are toughened glass.
Here is why I was a little dubious in changing out my existing lights...
You can see the obvious differences... Anyways, I persevered.
I was already thinking I can probably mount the old JayCar spotties UNDER the mirrors and get a bonus!
So time for a test ride...
Here is low beam and high beam with the new Gold Runway LEDs!
The guys who make the GR-40Xs have certainly done their homework because the distance Vs spread ratio of these lights are the best I've seen. It is not uncommon for long distance riders (read NIGHT RIDERS) to have an auxilliary set of spotties pointing out to the road's tabledrains to spot potential marsupial missiles. I can assure you these lights have that covered! there is a genuine 250-300 metres of direct visibility, and I mean GENUINE. Reflectiions from signs and posts are easily visible from twice that distance. You can not out ride these lights and your stopping distances are not at risk.
They also shake a lot less down my 2km dirt road driveway compared to the JayCar LEDs. I believe this has everything to do with the much more substantial gauge of steel used for the mounting cradle.
I reckon Graham will have them to your door in under a week for $275 plus delivery. I KNOW he will give you loads of support and after sales advice and help too.
Just ask him anything you want about them or about me and he will be more than willing to help out.
Cheers, Diesel Dave