JW Speaker 8790 Led headlight vs Indian Led headlight.

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  1. mauler

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    Have a chance to pick one up slightly used for 350 bucks. Would it be much of an upgrade over the Indian Led headlight which I now have? This is the model that throws a lot of light into the corner while cornering.
     
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    Yes, I paid for the Indian LED when I first bought my 2015 Chieftain, it is a reflective type, very disappointed.

    I bought the JW Speaker LED v2 this spring, it is a projector type and is at least 3 times brighter than the headlight from Indian.

    I also bought the JW Speaker LED driving lights, twice as bright as the driving lights from Indian.

    Make sure the JW Speaker LED Headlight is v2 and not an earlier version.




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    Headlight I am referring to is the 8790 adaptive cornering headlight. How does it compare to the evolution version 2? Two different animals?
     
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    $ 350 for a headlight?....you must ride in the dark a lot!
     
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    I try not to ride in the dark if I can help it but it's gonna happen from time to time especially as the days grow shorter in late summer, fall. I've already been in one accident at night involving a moose and poor lighting played a major role. The light retails for 800 so to me it's a small price to pay to be more safe. Looking for opinions on how the headlight performs. Not the cost.
     
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    Where are you getting it for $350? I was memorized at the JW Speaker booth, but even at the $600 installed price it was too steep for me.
     
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    Small price to pay if it keeps you from hitting a Moose...Here in Missouri deer are everywhere,late Sept to early Jan they literally stand in the roads looking to get laid.
     
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    Yep, one of the first things I did was replace the garbage headlight that comes standard. I was concerned at night due to the limited visibility. Not anymore though.
     
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    What did you replace it with?


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    The passing lights just plug right in. the headlight plugs in, but you have to cut away some of the plastic that holds the light on the frame. I used some tin snips and was done in 2 minutes. You don't need any attachments or anything. They already have what you need attached to them. Big improvement over stock lights.
     
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    You will find that with the china lights there will be many brand names for a few styles available.

    They will all work and there will be various opinions on them. Just do your research as there is a snake slithering around this forum peddling the cheap china lights as a better, higher-end product with a hefty "made in america" price tag.
     
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