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post #1 of 19 Old 06-24-2019, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Adequate lighting has never been one of BMW's strong points, even on the K1600 with it's adaptive lighting, which was a big reason I bought a K1600 in the first place. The adaptive headlight, while it may adapt to keep the light where it needs to be, is simply not bright enough, and I have to use my brights to really see properly. What bulb is in there and can it be replaced with something brighter? If that's not possible, what would be a good choice for some lights to replace the lower ones that come on the bike? They seem to do a good job of lighting around the bike, but don't help much lighting much further.
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Talk to the boys at Clearwater Lights.
Many forum member, including myself, use them.

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I would agree with you on some really dark roads. However, I think it is working good for me. I did replace the high beams to LED which are amazing at night and I do use those again, on dark roads only and I do not care who I blind for a moment. Those got recommended by a brother here. As far as I know, the adaptive bulb is pretty much limited to other options. Whatever you do, if you have another option installed, never forget to re install the original before you go to service those front owl eyes.
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Whatever you do, if you have another option installed, never forget to re install the original before you go to service those front owl eyes.
Why would you have to reinstall the originals?
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Lightening??

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My dealer does not favor electrical modifications unless it is from a BMW recognized supplier. For some reason, they are just too ass about it but I do understand. To avoid warranty issue, I would always install original parts. That is just for a headache free. Again, every dealer is different. That is my input on that.
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Great photos by Clearwater. To be honest, it makes the bike look like an off road Jeep...LOL. I do not know about those. The set on each side of the wheel wall, I do like.
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Call Clearwater and talk to Glenn. He is the owner/developer of his lights and is a very hands on kind of guy (he rides motorcycles which is why he invented brighter lights).


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My dealer does not favor electrical modifications unless it is from a BMW recognized supplier. For some reason, they are just too ass about it but I do understand. To avoid warranty issue, I would always install original parts. That is just for a headache free. Again, every dealer is different. That is my input on that.
Really? My dealer installed my Clearwaters for me.

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