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Not sure if this thread really belongs in Technical, Performance or Customising?

Anyhooo... I find the headlight a bit weak on the B3, any suggestions??
 

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Go buy some wiring and a crimp tool to put the bits in the trunk.


Edit: Or make sure you got the correct headlight in your bike. If it is then double/triple check to make sure its aligned properly. MV has been known to muck up much simpler things.
 

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Fair point - Checking the bulb etc first might save me £££.

Not so keen on running wiring the length of the bike just to fit an HID kit though, and even less sure that their is room in the back anyway.
 

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I was talking about the actual headlight, not just the bulb. There are 3 different versions of the headlight i believe. They mix and match odd and left over parts seemingly for no rhyme or reason. Really common on the earlier bikes though don't know how prevalent it is now.

Running the wires form the trunk may sound a bit harder than it may actually be. Sure its not ideal, but the only other alternative would be to let it hang out in the breeze so to speak. Unless you can find a way to fit in under/in the airbox. They make those things pretty small and slim nowdays so you shouldn't have to big a problem finding a place/way to mount it.
However, not 100% sure adding xenon bulbs to the headlamp would fix the poor lighting issue. If the lamp is wrong to begin with its just tossing money away. And sometimes the whiter/bluer light doesn't illuminate as much as we are used to. It may shine down the road farther but the way out eyes actually pick up images at night is more in tune with white/yellow light. Although, those Chinese hid kits are pretty cheap so spending a few quid to see if it helps might not hurt the old purse strings to much if it doesn't work out.
 

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I got a HID xenon light kit from Design Corse and it´s already mounted, but the bike is still under repair for another week or 2. I´ll let you know when I ride with it to tell you know the light has improved, VeeTwin.
The original lights sucked.
 

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Agreed, original sucks big time!

I have bought a really cheap HID kit to play with & see where/how to mount on the naked Brutale and how well it works & take it from there...
 

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Review

I have a set of these to put on this week. Hopefully they might brighten up the road as well as make me more visible to other road users.
http://www.bikevis.com/motorcycle-led-running-lights.html
I'll put up review & pics when tested.
Hmmm, wire provided is too thick & too short, wire sticks out of base at right angle so one needs to drill a hole, it should come out the back instead. Just not powerful enough that i can see to warrant drilling holes in things. I tried to mount elsewhere but it was just too fiddly without drilling or glueing so lost interest.
 

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It does make a big difference! Now, at night, I see this glow in front of me that doesn´t stop to surprise me! The wiring was easier for the F4 to hide due to the fairing, but as what it comes to brightness and being better seen by other cars during the day, it looks AWESOME !! Al from www.designcorse.com will make your job easier in ordering the kit - they rock! Believe me!! Different tones to choose from - I got the white and I love it!
Check the photo!

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