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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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Can the headlight be modified on 312R?

If one hits the "bright" switch on the headlight, it alternates the lamps, but does not stitch on both. The "dim" lamp lights up the road directly in front of you and the "bright" lamp throws the beam way ahead.
What I would like to do is have both beams on when I hit the "bright" switch, so that I have maximum amount of visual area. Is there a reason that MV do this (battery life?) and is there some way to bypass this and have both beams come on when using the "bright" beam?
I would imagine that this is common to all MV 1000 models?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 01:47 AM
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It's not battery life but charging system capacity that limits the lighting. Whether you could get away with this on the MV, I don't know.

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Also the heat generated inside the lens assembly. I have seen some deformed plastic in other brands of sportbikes from this modification.

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I used to be concerned about this also, until I had an opportunity to make a long drive on an unlit highway one night. The standard high beam throws plenty of light. The only thing I'm thinking of doing is replacing the high beam lamp with a Sylvania Silverstar. I already did that with the low beam and it helped a lot. It's a whiter and brighter light than the standard H3. The wattage increase is not drastic, so you don't need to worry about melting the plastic housing.
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