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today three of us from this forum got together to install the wiring mod that allows the low beams to stay on with the high beams:



Haven't ridden at night with it yet but I think it's gonna work great.

Here's the link to the instructions
 

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today three of us from this forum got together to install the wiring mod that allows the low beams to stay on with the high beams:



Haven't ridden at night with it yet but I think it's gonna work great.

Here's the link to the instructions
Ok, I see how it's going to be. You guys have a party and I'm not invited?
 

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"Enabling headlight dip with main beam on an MTS1200"
I read this earlier, but didn't get what that meant; headlight dip?
it's a Xenon issue, since xenon has a startup time in which it does not illuminate fully. So when switching to high beam, there will be a short while of lesser illumination, moreso as xenon is bright, so when dark it is extra dark ;)
"Low beam on while the High beam" USA MEANING.......
both low and high beam on together, when switching on high beam.
 

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Yup did mine a few days ago.
Just follow the instructions, use the smallest jewellers screwdriver to release the small wire clip in relay socket , then pull wire out and squeeze the spade reciever to get a firm grip on the spade of the new of wire.

Easy fix!
 

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Did you guys ended up buying the wiring from the seller or making your own?
I remember there was a little whatever about the hidden diode a while ago.
 

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Did you guys ended up buying the wiring from the seller or making your own?
I remember there was a little whatever about the hidden diode a while ago.
We bought it from John - it just seemed easier than making it ourselves and since he does it as favor to forum members it makes sense to support our own. I rode mine last night - works great and also gives a bit more visibility during the daytime.
 

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also gives a bit more visibility during the daytime.
Robb, I'm not going to ride mine with the lights on high during the day, just in case it does have a bit more amperage draw.

I figure it won't be a big deal at night for the little time I'll be in the high position while riding at night. And I don't usually tour at night.

But why push it if it does draw a lot of juice? I know you're into as much safety as possible, if you really want to ride with high beams on all the time we sould probably take the bikes and get output and draw tested.
(in my best jersey accent) I know a guy.
 

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Paypal in £'s here in a week or so. Follow instructions, a snap. No muss no fuss...
 

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wiring part

I am interested in purchasing the wiring also. Can you forward contact info?

Thanks
 

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having used the high beam at the same time as low ( by holding on button ) whilst it gave extra light , its not what I consider a huge improvement
 

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having used the high beam at the same time as low ( by holding on button ) whilst it gave extra light , its not what I consider a huge improvement
I agree, it's only a little better, But I guess each little bit helps. If your not ponying up for killer bulbs or accessory lights, it might be good enough for some. Cheap and easy to try...just hold down the flash as you mention and everyone can decide for themselves right ther on thier own bike.
 

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I don't know, while I had the nose off my bike I replaced the bulbs with silverstars ultras and adding the additional hi beams to them at the same time I think in my case would be way too much, but that's just me.
 

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Robb, I'm not going to ride mine with the lights on high during the day, just in case it does have a bit more amperage draw.

I figure it won't be a big deal at night for the little time I'll be in the high position while riding at night. And I don't usually tour at night.

But why push it if it does draw a lot of juice? I know you're into as much safety as possible, if you really want to ride with high beams on all the time we sould probably take the bikes and get output and draw tested.
(in my best jersey accent) I know a guy.

I did this mod about 8k miles ago and run with the high beams on 99% of the time with no issues. As far as it drawimg too many amps, thats what fuses are for to protect itself.
 

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been using this for over a year now and its especially useful in traffic when you are filtering, the dual lights really let other drivers know you are coming -and you dont have to hold the button and can focus on just riding

so recommnded for any of you that are commuting/regularly go through traffic queues.

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For me with the stock configuration the high beams leave a dark spot in front of the bike.
This mod just lights that dark spot, that's all I expected it to do.
Hi guys.
On the standard bike when you turn high beam on, low beam goes out. This makes riding unlit country lanes interesting.
By keeping the low beams on you can see where the road edge is.

Sure it won't make the lights super bright. If you want that then HIDs are the way to go. Just be aware of the warmup time, because they take a few seconds.

Pleased to hear you guys are all pleased with them. :)

Cheers,
John.
 
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