Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Big Sky Country
You should check to see if your lights are properly aimed. It could be as simple as raising the beam. I do not know what kind of bulb you run, but some bulbs lose their punch over time. Replacing the bulbs may help.
Putting lights, or any other accessory, on a CanBus equipped bike like yours is a bit more complicated than a machine with traditional wiring. If you are unsure of your skill level then best to get a pro to help. I'm no expert on lighting, but I know there are multiple factors affecting the use of lights. Lumens are one, but lens design also has an impact. I have Clearwater lights on my FJR, but they are more for being seen than seeing; I run amber lenses on them. Clearwaters are very pricey, are good quality and if you call they will provide you what you need. I have Denali lights on a couple of other bikes. Also good quality and less expensive. I have Riggs on one of Spousal Unit's bikes; relatively crude.
Lastly, just how fast are you riding at night? 😏
Last edited by Pterodactyl; 24-Aug-2017 at 02:50 PM (826).