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View Poll Results: What Auxiliary driving light do you use
PIAA 910's 12 66.67%
Other (please explain) 9 50.00%
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Old December 20th, 2008   #11
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wal mart specials
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Old December 21st, 2008   #12
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Default Re: PIAA 910's or something else?

I'm ready to add some more lighting to my ST, but I have to tell you guys and gals that I am lost with all the information stated above. Can some one tell me what the difference is between PIAA 910 and 912? Also, what is HID and and PHID? I could use a litte educsation here.

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Old December 21st, 2008   #13
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wal mart specials
I am interested in your feelings about the walmart specials.
I bought some for my bike as they have the 55 watt halogen bulbs advertised in a lot of aux lights. They are not (Insert top brand name here) but they should work as well for a while. You like them?
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Old December 21st, 2008   #14
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so far i like my walmart specials. very bright, motorist see you coming, and the price is right.
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Old December 21st, 2008   #15
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I use PIAA 910's and also a set of Walmart specials, that have an amber beam w/Ionized lens. Been running the Walmart specials for almost 10 years. The first set had custom bulbs that I couldn't buy anymore and had to remove them. The next set I bought used H3's that are a lot easier to find and replace.

The PIAA 910's are usually slaved to the high beams and the aux lights slaved to the low. I have an additional switch that can reverse which beams are slaved.

I run the Walmart specials with their yellow beams around dusk or dawn.
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I have the 910's mounted on the police mounts. They are switched using the police switch so that I can have the right one on by itself and then the left one on as well. I have found that with traffic I am switching them off all the time. LOL

I have been looking at replacing one of them and was looking at this PIAA Cross Country HID. Just not sure of the pattern difference, nor can I find someone to sell just one.

I do use fork mounted MotoLights for visibility and lower ground fill.
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Old December 21st, 2008   #17
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I think Dale Wilson has tried these. I'll ask him and let you know.
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Old December 22nd, 2008   #18
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Default Re: PIAA 910's or something else?

Have to agree with Rando in post 3, Have pretty much the same lighting set up other than a set of fork mounted 1100x and a set of the xtra bi-Hid's from the group buy Joe set up last winter all going thur a police switch for flexibility. Can have them all or none. Seldom use the 910's with the 55w other than marker lights, but they were already on so I left them. Using the ff200's can be problematic due to their reach. The PHID's were in the mix while shopping but the Hella mount was more elegant IMHO.

A cane might be a good farkel to add.
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Old December 22nd, 2008   #19
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Default Re: PIAA 910's or something else?

Howdy Birdman.

Let me add a caveat to this. Dale, Maura, Andy Kirby, and myself look at things like auxiliary lighting a bit differently due to our Long Distance riding hobby so, many of you "normal" riders should take what we say about things like this with a grain of salt. When we look at lighting, we're thinking of what we need for night riding in the pitch black of places like the mountains or deserts without anyone else around. Walmart specials will just NOT cut it out there.

You probably won't need some of the things we talk about for regular city riding even at night.

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"
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I have the 910's mounted on the police mounts. They are switched using the police switch so that I can have the right one on by itself and then the left one on as well. I have found that with traffic I am switching them off all the time. LOL

I have been looking at replacing one of them and was looking at this PIAA Cross Country HID. Just not sure of the pattern difference, nor can I find someone to sell just one.

I do use fork mounted MotoLights for visibility and lower ground fill.
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Old December 23rd, 2008   #20
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Please explain: Walmart Fog Burners for $20. Bright, inexpensive last a long time.
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