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Old 11-05-2012, 10:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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HD Daymaker LED- 5 3/4" Headlamp Review

Just installed the Daymaker LED Headlight on my 2012 Wide Glide a few days ago. I havent seen to many reviews of this smaller headlight so I wanted to share my thoughts so far-

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quick and easy! Unscrew the headlight trim ring, unplug OEM headlamp, grease connecters with electric contact grease, plug in LED and replace trim ring- All Done!

Product difference-
I am really happy with the light overall. I am able to see more clearly with the White light the LED projects, I am also able to see farther and Wider then I ever have before. One downfall to the LED, it does project perfectly in the sweet spot, right out in front of the bike but when making a turn and with the bike being angled, it too is at an angle and visibility on the same side as the turn (I.E. - left turn, left side) is greatly reduced. You can still see the road on either sides but the distance is what suffers when making a turn and having the bike at an angle.
Overall- I am very happy with the LED headlight. I think it was money well spent and if I could do it again, I would have bought it sooner. Having a Dyna, the lighting for these models is basic, you have a headlight and a couple turn signals. Nothing more. It is very difficult to ride at nite with the stock set up because people don't see you that well and well, you cant really see that well either but now I am able to feel confident that my chances of being seen are greatly improved both during day and night riding. Hope this helps, Heres a few pics



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Old 11-07-2012, 06:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes....i had one of these installed on my new street glide and i really like it. another really big plus is besides the functionability is the cool factor. this is a really bright cool looking headlight.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Did you have any problem with the bucket making LED fit?Also on the LED it says you need 3.5 amps to work right,stock could be 5-6 amps. any problems with this? thanks
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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good write up /review just ordered mine for the street glide
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Did you have any problem with the bucket making LED fit?Also on the LED it says you need 3.5 amps to work right,stock could be 5-6 amps. any problems with this? thanks
Shouldn't hurt anything. Led draws less power. Once you do led turn signals and such you'll need a load equalizer.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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How much they run ? Iam useing the 80-100 and it a bright sum-bitch..they are $20.00 bucks...but might think about trying one on my fatboy....
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I used the $20.00 hologen white bulbs too! Before I got this headlamp, I got mine for around $375, I was a skeptic before I had it and could never justify that much money for a headlight but after using it for about 3 months, It is well worth every penny spent IMO. If you know someone or even go up to a dealership for a demonstration, you will see what I am talking about. It doesn't compare to anything I have ever seen! Love it!


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Old 12-26-2012, 10:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I just installed the Daymaker on the RoadGlide.
Expensive, but worth every penny IMHO.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yap, I agree Vet, I wish I could explain it better but I guess people just need to try it for themselves. Before I could never justify paying that money, after I will never own a bike that doesnt have it. I know lots of others who are the same way too, Gotta get a demonstration to see
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Same here. I think the Daymaker headlamp rocks. I have had people flash me during the DAYTIME to turn my high beam off...it works!
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