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PIAA 910's 12 66.67%
Other (please explain) 9 50.00%
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Old December 30th, 2008   #21
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Default Re: PIAA 910's or something else?

66% PIAA - 50% other is this new math?
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Old December 30th, 2008   #22
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You got me. It's automated via vBulletin.

I figure that some people's opinions just carry more weight.
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Old December 30th, 2008   #23
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Howdy Birdman.

so, many of you "normal" riders should take what we say about things like this with a grain of salt.
And until you get my humor, you might as well.

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I did get a reply from Dale "Warchild" Wilson on the PIAA Cross Country HID's but, I don't think you're going to like it.

However, he does suggest an alternative.
"<snip>

I have tried them, they are unbelievable worthless. These are re-badged as PIAA, but are actually the as Trailtech.net lamps. ( http://trailtech.net/single_lights.html ) No downrange punch whatsoever, and the light output is rather abysmal.

This is what I am running on the FJR: http://www.autobarn.net/piaa6082.html

<snip>

- Dale"
Hmm, I will check those out.

Honestly the 910's really fill the picture well and at sweep give me a good extra second response time for Elk....
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Old December 30th, 2008   #24
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Hmm, if you get a chance ask him how those would work as a right sweep light. I have issues with Elk, Coyotes and Javalina and something that gave me a 100 feet off to the right would help a LOT!
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Old December 31st, 2008   #25
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Guys,
This is interesting thread, I completely see the point ZLD is making...if you are in the middle of "bfe" and itsd like pitch all around you want a lamp that will illuminate or as I say let there be light. The $20 lamp is good for most urban and some rural locales though...I have been in the North Georgia bacxk woods on my way to T.W.O. and my friends of the road...you are by yourselves, then for fun factor in some rain. I use a PIAA 004XT mini lamp ,fork mounted and they compliment my stock light very well. I aimed the left light straight down the road for what penetration I could get out of them and the right lamp off to the right, for the side show...amazing the critters that are just out of sight by standard lamps.....I really can't justify hids on my budget but if a $20 WalMart lets you see better...you can't lose either.....
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Old January 9th, 2009   #26
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Default Re: PIAA 910's or something else?

Hella 1472 fogs on the lower forks, FF50s on seng mounts, 55/65s in the stock lights.

i won't buy the PIAAs! after they stung me with their 85w is 7,000,000 watts, i will not do business with them...

any body tried the hids out of Aus.



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Hella FF50's on mirror mounts
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Old December 3rd, 2011   #28
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Default Re: PIAA 910's or something else?

I had an R1100GS with PIAAs on it. It had a nice switch for them that tied everythingtogether on the handlebars too.

But the headlights ALONE on my 650 and 1000 Vstroms would blow that out of the water. Those were the best headlights on any motorcycle I ever owned.

Why are they so good and everything else so far behind?

The headlights on the ST13 are second best. Not as good as the Vstroms but better than anything else.

Why people want aux lighting to run triple digits at night with all those critters running around out there I do not understand.

Besides the HID mania is just because of light pollution in the cities. Where I live in Camden NJ you can drive home at midnight without your headlights because of all the stray lighting. You frequently see cars without headlights on because of that. You dont need them! (to see...but you DO to be SEEN)

When I would take my 1978 Chevy C10 back to upstate NY where I grew up at night the headlights blazed like the sun. You could see for miles!

What headlights will be like in 50 years when light pollution is ten times what it is now who can imagine?

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Old December 4th, 2011   #29
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Default Re: PIAA 910's or something else?

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Hmm, if you get a chance ask him how those would work as a right sweep light. I have issues with Elk, Coyotes and Javalina and something that gave me a 100 feet off to the right would help a LOT!
Just saw this thread but What the Heck. I've been running the PIAA 600's for 6 years now and love them, they give a broad spread of light in the horizontal plane and little or no scatter in the vertical. THey do take a bit of adjusting but once you get them right they are brilliant.

As an FYI they are my 'high beams' as I use a low beam only HID (4300k) kit for the stock headlight. I do wish they were a little 'cooler' as they are not the same temp. as the low beams but they do not show up as 'blue' so I guess they are around 600k.

Hope that helps?

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