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Rudolfs001
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I hate the asymmetry of only one side being used as the low beam and the other as high beam.

Anyone know of any conversions to having both sides used as the low beam and high beam?
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Xbuell12s
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I do this mod to all my Buells. I go into the left hand controls and bypass the lowbeam wire from the switch. Seems to be the easiest place to make the mod but I'm sure there are other places to do it.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 01:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The CR is a both-bulbs-on for high beam, at least my '09 is.

Not aware of a way to make both bulbs be both beams, the reflector shape isn't right. If you turn a bulb on in the high beam side, it'll be a high beam because of the reflector shape.
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Joe7bros
Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 07:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Probably need to change the light socket on the high beam only side to accept a two filament bulb; wire the new socket into the low beam/high beam side and you should get the look you want. However, the reflector and lens on the former high beam only side is not optimized for low beam on the side you modded
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Rudolfs001
Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks for the suggestions guys! The reflector asymmetry would probably irk me in how the lights look, so I guess I'll just leave it as is.
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Terrys1980
Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 12:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Really it depends on how in depth you want it go with it. A dual projector retrofit would be the way to go.

That would possibly require the light be heated and separated, then glued back together once the projectors are set/sealed in place.
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Imblasted
Posted on Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 03:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

+1 DUAL PROJECTORS

Not my video

(Message edited by imblasted on March 31, 2018)
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Rudolfs001
Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 12:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

@Imblasted

Thanks! That looks disgustingly good.

What tools would I need to to a dual projector retrofit? Would the wiring harness need to be messed with? I've never done lights on a bike or any electrical work.
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Imblasted
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 06:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

i tried to talk to the guy who made it. he is trying to run a business and so he did not want to give me much help. I think he used cheap chinese projectors, so I do not know how the light output will be on those.

I bought the stuff to do a similar setup from the retrofit source. i haven't gotten to start my project yet tho.
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