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    Fog lights and headlight bulbs
    on: Mar 09, 2017, 02.12 pm
    Mar 09, 2017, 02.12 pm
    Quick couple of questions.

    Is there anyway to adjust Honda'a "Fog" lights? I get flashed by on coming cars with them on as indeedthey are a bit high.

    My old TigerXC were fixed, but perfect and complemented dip beam

    2nd question, how fiddly is it getting 2XL hands and fingers behind teh consol to remove and replace dip and main bulbs

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    Re: Fog lights and headlight bulbs
    Reply #1 on: Mar 09, 2017, 03.54 pm
    Mar 09, 2017, 03.54 pm
    I changed all my front bulbs for LED last night, bit of a bar steward getting hands in & out but managed it and my gloves are 4xl with hands not much smaller.  The HISS ignition key holder was the main pain. No idea about fog lights I'm afraid will be interested to see replies.
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    Re: Fog lights and headlight bulbs
    Reply #2 on: Mar 09, 2017, 05.30 pm
    Mar 09, 2017, 05.30 pm
    I'd be interested in more details about the LED bulbs in the main/dip beam bigbob. 
    What bulbs did you use and what difference have they made?
    All the LED options I have seen appear too big to fit, so it would be great to know how you have solved it ... and got more light to boot?
    Thanks.  :152:

    As far as the auxiliary lights go, I have aftermarket lights that have adjustment.  I have ridden ahead of a few guys with the Honda ones and they can be a bit bright.
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    Re: Fog lights and headlight bulbs
    Reply #3 on: Mar 10, 2017, 07.18 am
    Mar 10, 2017, 07.18 am
    I have the osrams I want to put in as on all my other bikes but looks a bit more fiddly for large hands
    The fog lights I have to turn off when on coming traffic!!

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    Re: Fog lights and headlight bulbs
    Reply #4 on: Mar 10, 2017, 08.14 am
    Mar 10, 2017, 08.14 am
    *Originally Posted by Martymouse [+]
    I'd be interested in more details about the LED bulbs in the main/dip beam bigbob. 
    What bulbs did you use and what difference have they made?
    All the LED options I have seen appear too big to fit, so it would be great to know how you have solved it ... and got more light to boot?
    Thanks.  :152:

    As far as the auxiliary lights go, I have aftermarket lights that have adjustment.  I have ridden ahead of a few guys with the Honda ones and they can be a bit bright.

    I just fitted some H7 Cree LED headlight bulbs. From China via eBay work fine. Seller details pixelpriceltd only £4-98 a pair. UK seller.
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    Re: Fog lights and headlight bulbs
    Reply #5 on: Mar 10, 2017, 08.30 am
    Mar 10, 2017, 08.30 am
    Only use my fogs during the day as otherwise always get flashed at night. Surprised there is no adjustment. A mate has some aftermarket one's fitted and they are quite piercing, but not so bright that they need to be turned off after dusk. All that said the OEM one's do get you seen during the day which imo is the main reason for having them.
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    Re: Fog lights and headlight bulbs
    Reply #6 on: Mar 10, 2017, 11.05 am
    Mar 10, 2017, 11.05 am
    I had the riding/driving lights adjusted as per the MOT requirements during a visit to the dealer - no flashing at me at night now - just a thought.... :305:
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    Re: Fog lights and headlight bulbs
    Reply #7 on: Mar 10, 2017, 11.09 am
    Mar 10, 2017, 11.09 am
    *Originally Posted by bigbob570 [+]
    I just fitted some H7 Cree LED headlight bulbs. From China via eBay work fine. Seller details pixelpriceltd only £4-98 a pair. UK seller.

    were these just a straight swap?  how have you found them?- are they better than standard? I have an HID light in my low beam just wondering about the high beam? Is LED suitable for the reflector type we use on the CT?
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