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post #11 of 25 Old 07-05-2018, 04:21 PM
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QUALITY & LED TECHNOLOGY!!!!!!!

Owned both- Clearwater beats out PIAA hands down!!

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I have the same setup as in the picture (Clearwater Darlas on the front wheel and Ericas on the upper area). I have done quite a bit of night riding in unfamiliar areas as well as familiar areas. This bike is the first bike I have enjoyed night riding on. Even on 15% for in traffic riding, they are great. When I kick them up to 100%, they light up the world.
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post #12 of 25 Old 07-06-2018, 05:30 PM
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I put Clearwater DARLAS with fender mounts, ERICAS with mirror mounts, and BILLIE rear plate lights on my KGTL. Left the OEM fogs lights as is. Pleased with them all. CANBUS controller also works great.
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I'm hoping to win the Clearwater gift certificate at the Rally in Des Moines next week. It's the only way I'll ever be able to afford them...

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I've been running Clearwater Ericas and Darlas for a couple of riding seasons now. There is no comparison to other lighting I've tried. At 100% they make the dark go away. Their service couldn't be better. When you call the company a human answers the phone and you are quickly speaking with the person who will solve your problem. They may cost more, but you get what (if not more) than you paid for.
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could someone with mirror mounted Darlas on a B or GA post a pic without lights on please?

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could someone with mirror mounted Darlas on a B or GA post a pic without lights on please?

Clearwaters ARE the way to go

IMHO the Piaa's are outdated as much as the LT

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I loved my PIAA II but that is all I knew or had. They were expensive to replace after burning out a bulb. Now that I have the Clearwater Darlas which are physically about the same size, the Darlas are much brighter and work with the wonder wheel,

Yes, I know I'm comparing halogen to led, but dollar for dollar, imho, clearwater is top of the line and at the tech. of the market.
PIAA bulbs did not last as long as they should have for the cost. Anyway, the Clearwater are lights are better for the money than PIAA "in my opinion only". They work for me. Ran PIAA II for 15 years on three bikes. lots of replacement bulbs.
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could someone with mirror mounted Darlas on a B or GA post a pic without lights on please?
I don't think there's many with B/GA bikes that have added them as of yet.

FWIW.. if your going to spend nearly 1000 bucks on Clearwater lights and the mirror mounts you should upgrade to the Erica's. Darlas have 2000 lumens each which is nothing to sneeze at but 1 Erica puts out 3x that at 6000 lumens. So instead of projecting 4,000 lumens of light down the road your burning dry grass and weeds on the shoulder with 12,000 lumens.

Most people who use mirror mounts put Erica's on them. Due to the intensity of the Erica's they serve as a better driving light where as the Darlas are a good marker light.. that's just my opinion though. I don't think you will get much down the road use out of Darlas in the dark of night at 70mph.

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I'm hoping to win the Clearwater gift certificate at the Rally in Des Moines next week. It's the only way I'll ever be able to afford them...

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Says the guy with carbon fiber wheels on his bike....
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Says the guy with carbon fiber wheels on his bike....

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