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Here is before.




And this is after.






I got rid of the Denali D4 fork mounted aux lights as they did not have a road legal beam pattern. They were extremely bright, but they were designed for offroad use. They just released a road legal version with SAE/DOT certified fog beam pattern, I'll be getting them once they become available.
 

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That looks good ! The original Denali's you put on where overkill.(I didn't want to say anything lol), but some small ones on the fender will be plenty.
 

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That looks good ! The original Denali's you put on where overkill.(I didn't want to say anything lol), but some small ones on the fender will be plenty.
I don't disagree, I did not know any better when I bought them. They do not match the style of the bike at all, but if you prefer function over form, they were insanely bright. I was riding through a rural Monticello at night last fall, and boy was I glad I had them.

As much as I don't care for their appearance, I will be getting a set of Denali D3 fog lights. They have a SAE/DOT/ECE certified fog beam pattern, with a sharp cutoff that does not blind other drivers. I expect them to have a similar performance to the D4, but without lighting up top of trees and blinding oncoming drivers. I will probably get them with yellow lenses so they really stand out.
 

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That being said, the JW speaker headlight is a noticeable improvement over the Denali headlight I had on previously. I haven't got a chance to properly test out the adaptive function yet, but so far on local streets it seems to work extremely well. It was just starting to dusk when I got back from the ride, and even then the illumination into turns was clearly noticeable.
 

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These are the Denali D3, they should be arriving in stock in the first half of March. I will speak to a metal finisher to see if they can be chrome or nickel plated.

 

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Last night I took a ride all the way from Brooklyn to Montauk Point at the end of Long Island. Great 130 mile ride, that is a combination of city streets, well lit urban highways, and dark rural highways. This is what I discovered.

On the city streets and urban highway, all lights are on - low beam, passing lights and the D3. They are well lit, so I don't need the light, but it is mostly to make myself as noticeable as possible to other traffic. Bright and looks good.

On the dark rural highways, I keep the headlight on, and alternate low/high beam depending on the oncoming traffic. Also, the Denali D3 aux lights are on, as they have a great long throw, and really illuminate the sides of the road that makes it easier to see animals. There were a bunch of deer on the sides of the road yesterday, I was even thinking about pointing the D3s a few degrees to the sides to throw more light on the sides of the road. But I turned the passing lights off! They create a very bright spot right in front of the bike, and it is very deceiving, which many people do not realize. Human eyes get used to a bright spot that is up close, and can't see far ahead. On the road you want to see as far ahead as possible, to identify potential hazards.

Just sharing this info for others who are considering a set of passing lamps.



 

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they don't actually project enough light to see the road, it is bright enough for on coming drivers to see
Yes, which is an additional layer of safety, its not just for oncoming drivers but drivers in front of you are more likely to see you in their mirrors the brighter your lights are.
 
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