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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-02-2016, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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DayMaker ???

So, the Daymaker kit that BYAS is selling, is that a stock Harley Daymaker light then that he makes any adapter for? I like the looks of it... but I notice on the site it says you lose your ability to adjust it... Is that even an issue/needed?

And for those that have it... how is the light over the stock bulb?

And is it more noticeable in daytime to on coming traffic (can you be seen better?).

oh, and what is the life of that.... I'm assuming since it's LED it should be a long while... and if it does go bad, if it's a stock Harley light I can pick up a new one easy right?

I'm on the fence on pulling the trigger ordering one...
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Not likely for first question


I like it very much but any projector beam changes how the light is concentrated and dispersed


I have not ever seen mine from the front while driving...do they see us ever?


I would not likely recommend trying to retrofit an HD light to this bracket.



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I got one of these Daymakers with VTX adapter from BYAS.
It's very bright! And a lot more visible to cagers even in daytime.
It is not adjustable. This was a problem for me as I have the longer goldwing
fork springs which raises the front a bit. I found some weather stripping
and put on the adapter ring along the bottom to push the bottom of the
daymaker back into the shell. This lowered the beam to where it should be for me.
One other issue these have is due to the nature of the sharp cutoff of the beam,
when cornering there is not a lot of light ahead of you while banked. My two driving lights
on either side of the headlight resolve this easily by aiming them where needed.
All in all, I would wholeheartedly recommend this headlight. It uses much less power
than stock and is much brighter. Long range visibility at night on the highway is outstanding!
Plus it looks cool

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I got one of these Daymakers with VTX adapter from BYAS.
It's very bright! And a lot more visible to cagers even in daytime.
It is not adjustable. This was a problem for me as I have the longer goldwing
fork springs which raises the front a bit. I found some weather stripping
and put on the adapter ring along the bottom to push the bottom of the
daymaker back into the shell. This lowered the beam to where it should be for me.
One other issue these have is due to the nature of the sharp cutoff of the beam,
when cornering there is not a lot of light ahead of you while banked. My two driving lights
on either side of the headlight resolve this easily by aiming them where needed.
All in all, I would wholeheartedly recommend this headlight. It uses much less power
than stock and is much brighter. Long range visibility at night on the highway is outstanding!
Plus it looks cool

yeah, I'm still leaning on that fence....


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I ordered a 3 light kit for mine and bought a new front ring off Fleabay for 25$ so i can put it in there and can leave my 2002 stocker intact. looking forward to getting it went BLACK on all 3 lights.
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Has anyone compared this to NDAna's? Been thinking about Sam's but with BYAS now having one for the F I'm not sure.

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I just ordered one for my 1800F, it should be here any day! I will post my review this weekend, on the installation, and brightness , so far the guys of been absolutely top notch with handling everything and shipping.(BYAS)

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I just ordered one for my 1800F, it should be here any day! I will post my review this weekend, on the installation, and brightness , so far the guys of been absolutely top notch with handling everything and shipping.(BYAS)
I see Harleys around here all the time with these. They look like a great upgrade. I live in a rural area with a lot of deer, elk and moose. The roads are really dark. I have almost hit deer more than once.

I have been looking for a good a head light upgrade. Curious to see how it fits into the light bucket with all that wiring in there?
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Is there a link for the F model daymaker? What is the cost?
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Link, http://backyardairsuspension.com
And yes they make a kit for the 1800f

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