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I rode into the dusk today to see how the lights worked on the road. My friend said only one side worked until I switched to high beam or blinked the highbeam blinker...the road way seemed covered by the low beam...I was not riding in total darkness.

Question....Do both of the lens light up or only one side when low beam is on?

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Each side has a large lamp and a smaller corner lamp.
Low beam lights up one side with large and small lamp and the other side's small lamp.
That's my observation.
 

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Single bulb illumination on low beam that's why I ride on high beam always. I don't need comments how one bulb is burned out when it isn't.
 

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I always ride high beam during the day but I'm still torn on what's best for night.
It doesn't help me or anyone to blind an oncoming driver but I do want to be seen in the best illumination I have available.

I'll listen to the pros/cons.
 

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If you want full road coverage get a set of aftermarket driving lights and mount them low on the forks.
 

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Question for you? Did you read the owners manual that came with your new bike? I believe you were referring to the "passing button".
 

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Right now, I'm reluctant to ride my N1K at night around here. The low beam is so dim that I can barely see the road - and our roads are so crappy you really need to be able to see the pot holes and voids in the road. I'm going to be putting in better bulbs - hopefully that will help.
I don't ride with high beams in the day or at night when there is traffic. No reason to piss of cagers andother bikes on the road.
 

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Right now, I'm reluctant to ride my N1K at night around here. The low beam is so dim that I can barely see the road - and our roads are so crappy you really need to be able to see the pot holes and voids in the road. I'm going to be putting in better bulbs - hopefully that will help.
I don't ride with high beams in the day or at night when there is traffic. No reason to piss of cagers andother bikes on the road.
From reading your post you still have the stock bulbs installed. I installed PIAA 17155 H7 Xtreme White Plus Bulbs. Big difference from the stock bulbs even on low beam with one bulb on. I've had good luck with PIAA products.
 
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Sir, you are right in that oen side is off when its a low beam situation. Both dont come on until you switch to high beam.

I'v ehad cars tell me abotu my burned out light, int he daytime, so I too try to use both during the day. Is easy to adjust the high so you dont blind people.
 

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It's not uncommon on dual headlamp equipped bikes to have only one light on low beam - I think Ducati 916/996/1096, etc are another example and have been that way for sometime. If I remember rightly my old ZX9R-E1 had both headlights with low and high beam bulbs, but discussions about having both having low and high beams indicated that car drivers pulling out from side streets at night mistook 2 headlamps on a motorcycle to be mistaken for a car much further down the road.
 

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I know this is a couple months old but I just got my new 2015 and am looking at options for the headlights.

I'm thinking of converting mine to a true dual lamp system with hi/low lamps on both sides. The rewiring should be pretty simple as long as I can get some proper connectors for the new bulbs. The only thing I'm trying to figure out first is if the lenses are different on each side. Visually, they look identical.

Does anyone know otherwise?
 

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Has anyone on the forum posted a step by step how to on changing the wiring for dual headlights on the N1K?
 
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