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In a crazy scheme to be able to actually see the road when riding at night, I've been thinking of trying to setup my '03 6r with two low beams instead of one. I was thinking of changing to hi/low filament bulbs and wiring the lights so that I'd have two lows on at all times, and two highs with the switch. Any ideas/tips???

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www.harbordive.com/josh/zx6r.htm ('03 pics coming soon)
 

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I think that the manufacturers should have made them that way in the first place...but, unfortunately, they didn't...which I think looks really dumb. Yeah, yeah...the excuse is to save weight (ooooh, what, a whole 1-2 pounds?), but, I would rather have that little extra weight and be able to see clearly at night, and avoid all the "dude, your right light is burned out" comments.
 

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I don't believe the excuse was to save weight though... they ADDED a second headlight to have separate low/highs... think back to the '99 model only had 1... the thinking is that the new ones are just as bright as the old ones, and the trend got started by Honda and Suzuki with the single-side lights looking "trick"...

But hey, if you could double your low-beam width at least, go fer it, if the stock wiring won't fry...

"Keep yer feet on the pegs and your right hand cranked."
 

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Ok so I was looking at the zx636-b1 online parts diagram, and it shows that both bulbs (left and right) are the same - 12V, 55W H7. So I take it the only difference between the "low" and "high" bulb is how they are aimed. Am I missing something? If that's all I'll just re-aim the high beam and ride with the switch on.

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www.harbordive.com/josh/zx6r.htm ('03 pics coming soon)
 

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If you actually look at the headlights straight on, you will notice that your dim light just has a deflector on it to refract the light back into the headlight itself, the bright, is a bare bulb with no light refractor on it. If you want to run around with brights on all the time, just take the light refractor off, but if you want to do dim, you will have to add a refractor to the bright bulb. With all that said, I don't think there is a very inexpensive way to make a dual sided, dual filament headlight system, without changing just about everything. I do understand what you mean about the headlight bit though. I get that crap all the time. I don't care though, because the people that say that don't have a clue about sportbikes, and I look at all of them as stupid competition!

-Cops want a hot pursuit, so entertain them! -Shadee
 

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Has anyone yet successfully modified the front lights?
By this I mean getting both bulbs to work as either low or high beams.. I just need that -02 lighting :)
Haven't had time to take closer looks yet. Just wondering if anyone else has.


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A friend of mine has a '99 CBR600 F4i that has two headlights, but only one works on low. He bought it from one of the guys at our local dealer, so we went back and told them that it was burned out, but the guy said that it was supposed to be that way. I couldn't believe my ears! Why on earth would anyone want to ride around on a pididdle on purpose? It looks so stupid. Anyways, he wrecked the bike a week later, so it's still in the shop, and the mechanics won't change it to where both lights come on for low beams, but he said that he would show us how to do it. When the bike is done and back in his garage, I'll post up the components we used and how we did it, if anyone is interested. Glad my '96 only has one headlight! Blue halogen too, not that god-awful yellow look.

By the way, what's up dj, tried to give you props for being a cool cop and you accuse me of alchohol abuse. What's your problem man?;)

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i was going to make a set up on my 03 also. But it looked too hard to either take that deflector out of add another one in there. The easy part was fitting the new dual wattage bulbs and running new wiring. But I said fuck it. I just drive with my highs on 24/7 If people flash me, hey at least i kow they saw me!

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I could be wrong but I was told that the reason for having only one light on was due to other drivers judging your distance from them on how far apart the lights were. Thinking you are a car much further away.
 

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Again here's dj "stirring the pot" ... but I find the single headlight on low beam actually does a real good job of lighting up the road. Seems even brighter than my '98 did.

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Originally posted by number8

I could be wrong but I was told that the reason for having only one light on was due to other drivers judging your distance from them on how far apart the lights were. Thinking you are a car much further away.
That was not the reason, just the speculation. It does serve as a good safety feature, though.:)
 
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