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How's the lighting?

Post by IdahoRenegade » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:23 am

I live out in the country in "whitetail central". See groups of deer every day. And I frequently ride at night. Most bikes have inadequate lighting-how is the Ural? Given the number of lights on some, it may be fine. If not, are there any common, affordable upgrades that you have done? Thanks.
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Post by Lmo » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:22 am

7" H4 Halogen headlight is a good upgrade/LED headlight replacement are available. Lots of LED auxiliary driving lights available. Plenty of poop from the Denso alternator, so that isn't an issue.

Here's one; usually around $35 + bulb ($8)
On a person note, I've been running Bosch, Hella, Marchall H4 lights in my bikes since the 70s. Lots of light with long reach.

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Post by siberman1 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:34 am

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Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:51 am

I have under $65. in my LED entire lighting upgrade - which is very bright. But you can choose many lighting options with Urals as the later ones have the DENSO CAR ALTERNATOR.
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Post by rivers » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:01 pm

How's the lighting?
Generally pretty pi$$ poor. Lotsa aftermarket head lamp and aux lights options though.
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Post by Emoore » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:59 pm

Lmo wrote:7" H4 Halogen headlight is a good upgrade/LED headlight replacement are available. Lots of LED auxiliary driving lights available. Plenty of poop from the Denso alternator, so that isn't an issue.

Here's one; usually around $35 + bulb ($8)
On a person note, I've been running Bosch, Hella, Marchall H4 lights in my bikes since the 70s. Lots of light with long reach.

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See > http://www.myhellalights.com/index.php/ ... -headlamp/

Thats funny, I just ordered this light for mine to upgrade it three days ago. It should be here Wednesday. :cheers:
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Post by sixbennetts » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:15 am

$15 on ebay and a can of old spray paint. Bright enough to miss the deer.
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Post by Ironhorse Sa » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:20 am

Lighting is 100% - if you only drive during daytime! :)
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Re: How's the lighting?

Post by chaos2 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:22 am

halogen conversion for the headlight, two 6" Hella halogen driving lights and 2 little fog lights, marker light and tail lights changed to led. It's adequate now. I'd consider led driving lights but when I did this couldn't find any I liked that were in my price range
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Post by psyopper » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:38 am

That image is of a Hella E-Code, but your link is for a DOT Vision Plus, a far inferior housing and lens grind. The E-Code is an excellent lens, but considered "off road use only" because it hasn't been DOT certified. The E-Code is the lens used across Europe (hence the E). Nice sharp clear cutoff, nice ditch side sweep up for sign lighting. All glass construction means you can run 100+ watt bulbs. I usually get mine fro Rallylights.com, they also seel the high power bulbs and very well made relay kits so you don;t burn out your stock wiring.

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Lmo wrote:7" H4 Halogen headlight is a good upgrade/LED headlight replacement are available. Lots of LED auxiliary driving lights available. Plenty of poop from the Denso alternator, so that isn't an issue.

Here's one; usually around $35 + bulb ($8)
On a person note, I've been running Bosch, Hella, Marchall H4 lights in my bikes since the 70s. Lots of light with long reach.

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See > http://www.myhellalights.com/index.php/ ... -headlamp/
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Re: How's the lighting?

Post by Kilometers2 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:55 am

On my old Gear Up and on this one, I tighten the spot light mounts so the light doesn't move, and use it as an extra light at night or conditions when I want to make sure I am seen. Have IMWA LED lights on the sidecar but at night the spot light rules! It is pointed center lane and I have never had issues with drivers or police for using it.
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Re: How's the lighting?

Post by Lmo » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:09 pm

An aside; I went to work for the Vetter Fairing Company in Rantoul, Illinois, in 1976; you all may remember the Vetter Windjammer. We started importing 7" diameter Bosch, Marschall, and CIBIE H4 halogen lamps to put in the fairings. It was such an incredible improvement in night vision for motorcyclists. It wasn't too long before cars and trucks around Rantoul were using them too, but, due to the expense, only on one side. If you did see a car with two it was more than likely one of the VFCo folks. If you've never been to Rantoul it is one of the flattest places on earth. There's even a little community, about six miles from the plant, that you can see the church steeple. Flatville. ( for real ) The old roads through corn country run straight as an arrow, for miles, and those H4s were perfect for lighting up the deer.
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