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    I don't know if I've EVER used the flash function on my bike, I've never needed it. I don't even know if it has one of those "pass" trigger things, or just the hi/lo switch. But if you plan on using it, fair enough :)
     
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    I use mine to warn cars of cops. And sometimes I accidentally bump it.
     
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    I thought you press the pass button whenever you overtake?? Right


    Haha nah you're right, hardly use the pass button or high beams for that matter
     
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    Yeah certainly works well in the car, but I prefer to use hand signals, I reckon they're more visible during the day than flashing motorbike headlights. They fluctuate bightness quite a bit to an oncoming vehicle just from the bike going over bumps in the road, plus the difference between low and high beam isn't that much on most bikes. Although the R1 may be different with it's exposed headlights etc, not sure.
    Was just a thought was all.
    Also yes I guess they are in a bit of an awkward spot. Haha
     
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    Yeah it can be hard to tell during the day. I'm not sure many drivers would know what I was doing if I gave them the hand signal for "police". I'll try it next time and see if I get strange looks.
     
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    Tomorrow is the big day, I finally get to ride my baby:

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    My first ride will be out to Joes for a service and two new Pirelli Angel GTs then getting the suspension sorted and for the rest of the day and week I'll be getting familiar with the bike. :D

    I've installed a bunch of bits:
    HID low beam
    Matching park lights
    New LED indicators all around
    Radiator protector
    Alarm system
    K&N air filter
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    Ahh.. I think I just saw your bike and possibly you outside Joe's half an hour ago.. :) how's the new baby going?
     
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    Yeah I was at joes/fyshwick from 8:30 to about 12:45. The bike is amazing, it's crazy powerful for me and I love the sounds it makes on decel and using the quick shifter. Really happy with the grip of the Pirelli angel GTs. Will hopefully get my suspension sorted out tomorrow.
     
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    Take it to car park and pretend you're a learner again. Get familiar with the slow speed and intricate maneuvers as much as you can as this will be helpful for you to get used to your new bike and it's crazy power! Wish I'd known it was you, I'd have said hi. I was inside chatting to Dennis.
     
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    Pretty sure I saw you leaving Joes today too. Shiny bike :p
     
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    It's currently very shiny. When it was in pieces last weekend I gave it all a good clean ha

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    @zaccy182 what kit did you use for the HID's?
    Are both lights on now or still separated by high/low beams?
    Also, I've read somewhere that the Philips make LED's for bikes and those are meant to be much brighter than your stock bulbs. Did you ever look into those?
    And lastly, what did you use for parkers?
    Sorry for the questions galore, looking at changing the front lightning on mine lol and I'm still at the planning stage of what you've already done.
     
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    The annoying thing with my bike is that the high and low beams are different bulbs. I looked up bike specific Daytona hid kits and they were $30-40 or so more then the car ones. I decided not to change the high beam due to space for the ballast.

    I ended up searching eBay for slim AC 35w hid kit for cars. I figure that I'll have a spare bulb and ballast.

    For the LEDs I ended up getting a few off eBay plus some led Amber strips. I don't know if I'm happy with the rear ones though. Just look for LEDs with large diodes or lots of them for light output. The ones that came with the tail tidy on my bike were small and dense LEDs and they weren't very visible in daylight.

    The parker LEDs are were the same as car ones. Which i think is a T10 fitting and they were off eBay too.
     
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    Steamy Daytona after a morning of riding in the wet. I got my suspension sorted at suspension smith. My nice shiny white bike isn't so clean anymore :(

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    That's right, if I recall correctly, the Daytona specific HID conversions replaced both bulbs with the same ones of high/low beam, so you have both lights running at the same time not just one at a time.
    Interesting, didn't realise you can use the car hid kits for Daymtonas!
     
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    Yeah it's possible to make the both run but it's a bit of work and I didn't want to mess with it too much. One thing to note is if you run 55w bulbs you could damage the headlight lens because of heat which can make it turn milky or haze over. So I went with the 35w 6000k bulbs. It's very nice at night. Very good spread of light and nice and bright.
     
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    You're talking about normal bulbs, not the HID ones?
    Interestingly enough, the parts website for Trumpy's has the 55W H7/H9's listed as stock replacement part :/
     
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    No, HID the exact ones I got were car 35w AC digital ballast output with h7 6000k bulbs. (Dc ballast power output can lead to shaky or fluttery light and isn't recommend). Yeah the triumph replacements are 55w but it's not necessary to run the same power output. 35w is plenty for HIDs and it puts a little less stress on the bulbs which are all generally made for 35w but are sold with 55w kits.
     
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