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Twin headlights
« on: 08 July, 2020, 08:53:38 PM »
Thought I would try and show this, which was on the Scenic route app forum.
I have seen on this forum from time to time Questions about wiring both headlights on at the same time. I have only just seen this myself, so know little about it, and not something I will be getting. Just thought I would share the idea, which seems quite good. Might be of interest.

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Re: Twin headlights
« Reply #1 on: 09 July, 2020, 01:53:23 AM »
MOT fail

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Re: Twin headlights
« Reply #2 on: 09 July, 2020, 09:24:43 AM »
Never thought about that. I take it the height of the main beam will be showing all the time.

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Re: Twin headlights
« Reply #3 on: 09 July, 2020, 01:35:49 PM »
It has been argued here and elsewhere that at 40% it would not get picked up on an MOT which is not the point. The point is having an always on main beam is an MOT fail even at 40%. New MOT regulations have placed a greater focus on lighting requirements due to HID and LED conversions which means that having an always on main beam is more likely to be picked up.

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Re: Twin headlights
« Reply #4 on: 09 July, 2020, 02:13:21 PM »
Thanks for pointing that out. Could say heads up on that one.

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Re: Twin headlights
« Reply #5 on: 10 July, 2020, 07:12:42 AM »
We've been here before...

https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,22526.msg258028.html#msg258028

Will it fail on the headlight since the MOT 'changes' this year?  :027:

I'll let you know next year, but personally, I doubt it.

I tend to deal with people loaded with common-sense, not written pedantry.
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Re: Twin headlights
« Reply #6 on: 11 July, 2020, 03:01:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by Shed [+]
We've been here before...

https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,22526.msg258028.html#msg258028

Will it fail on the headlight since the MOT 'changes' this year?  :027:

I'll let you know next year, but personally, I doubt it.

I tend to deal with people loaded with common-sense, not written pedantry.
Lighting MOT regs have been tightened up considerably. My HID lights, although meeting the beam pattern regs are a fail item. If your bike passes next time with the full beam on (in other words it isn't meeting the beam setting when'dipped' beam pattern) the tester is either asleep, or negligent. He could lose his job as a tester and lose the garage its authorisation if DVSA become aware of it as a practice! I suggest it just isn't worthwhile to try to fudge this. If the single headlight isn't to your liking, then a proper total conversion to get two dipped beams as well as at least one full beam headlight (when undipped) is the way to go.
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Re: Twin headlights
« Reply #7 on: 11 July, 2020, 07:09:55 PM »
I just have the module that the OP was asking about, I've never bothered with any HID malarkey.

Well, we'll see how the mot tester interprets the regs next year Ken. In the meantime, I'll continue unabated to ride with my heinously bright main beam bulb running at 40%, while tens of thousands of car drivers use the same roads as me with their headlights blasting out more light than the Sun, complete with one headlight aimed at the back of my head, and the other one aimed at the moon.
But yeah, a 40% always on halogen bulb would be the real sinner here, wouldn't it?  :008:

In the meantime, I won't lose any sleep over it.  :028: