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I'm thinking about upgrading my lights on my 06 RK. Any suggestions? Day Maker vs. Phase 7 vs. higher watt bulb? I do very little night riding, mostly interested in daytime visibility. I really like the bright white led lights. Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated.
 

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I am happy with my phase 7...but if you talk to stangs or anyone that had done the hid upgrade.they say that is the way to go!
 

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I have the phase 7 headlight and passing lights. Very happy, price especially.
 

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Are the Phase 7 lights plug and play, or would I need a wiring adapter? I've found the P7 set for less than $500.00, I think the DM set is a little less than $800.00. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. I've also been looking at just going with brighter, whiter bulbs. If I were to go that route, what would be the brightest, whitest(sp) bulb I could use? As of now I'm undecided what I want to do. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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Phase 7 for 3 years. Love it. Problem tho is side visibility by others. I use stock halogen passing lites for cager vis. If you get the Phase 7 you will need to add a "beauty ring" available at HD shops. No big deal to install.
 

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Are the Phase 7 lights plug and play, or would I need a wiring adapter? I've found the P7 set for less than $500.00, I think the DM set is a little less than $800.00. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. I've also been looking at just going with brighter, whiter bulbs. If I were to go that route, what would be the brightest, whitest(sp) bulb I could use? As of now I'm undecided what I want to do. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
The H4 bulb replacement only offers a marginal improvement.... not really noticeable at all unless you do a side by side comparison. I went that route before I did the LED change. No comparison at all.

You also have to consider that a higher wattage H4 = more heat in the headlight bucket, and more current through the wiring.

LED = less current, brighter light... but more $$$.

7" Daymaker is $432 at Newcastle
https://shop.newcastlehd.com/part/67700243
 

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For better or worse. I just ordered a 7' & two 4.5' led Truck Lites from Amazon for $400.00+- to my door. J.W. Speaker makes the same lights as the rebranded Day Maker, but they're like $850.00 a set. depending where you look. The 7" was $300.00, the 4.5" were $275.00 each. Hopefully these from TL will be alright. Thanks every body. Ride safe and enjoy.:ride
 

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Phase 7 passing lights came in today. Even though I ordered for my bike, my light bar came off a much older bike. So the plugs on the new lights won't work unless I use an adapter or cut the plugs and hard wire them in. Even if I use an adapter I would still have to cut the ends off existing wiring. I don't know what my lights came off of, but they don't have plugs on the ends. When my head light comes in , it should be right, since all other wiring is factory. I'm not crazy about cutting the plugs off my lights, but I'm pretty confident in making a good joint. A few butt splices and a little heat shrink it would look good as new. It's not like I would be cutting my factory harness or anything. If there is a difference with the head light, I will most definitely use an adapter. Any thoughts?
 

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Should be a standard H4 connector on the headlight.

For the light bar, I'd cut the plugs off the light bar and put a new connector on the end of that wiring to match the aux lights. That way the wiring would be correct for your bike, and not some sort of hybrid mis match.
 

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Good point. Adapters will be here Wed.. Thanks, I felt that was the right thing to do but was trying to talk myself into the quick, do it now route.
 

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Phase 7 for 3 years. Love it. Problem tho is side visibility by others. I use stock halogen passing lites for cager vis. If you get the Phase 7 you will need to add a "beauty ring" available at HD shops. No big deal to install.
Just installed the P7 head light, what a difference. Simple plug and play deal. I see what you're talking about a beauty ring. My light sticks out an inch beyond factory trim ring. I'll have to check my options on this.
 

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The HID lights are reasonably priced but can be a pain to install since you will probably need to mount a ballast somewhere and in some states they are illegal to install in the stock headlight housing. They want you to use one specifically made for HID.
I have the Phase 7 headlight and passing lights and think they are great.
You can also get the plug and play adaptor from Kuryakyn or Harley that will keep the passing lights on with high and low beams.
 

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I have my passing lights wired to my siren switch, so I can turn them on/off manually. My pig tails should be here tomorrow.
 

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I did HID conversion on my headlight bulb to obtain the same bright white light available on high end cars (6000K) and LED replacements (6000K) for the daytime running lights. It requires a small amount of wiring and placement of the relay and the ballast. On my Deluxe all that stuff fits inside the headlight housing. It cost $150 all in and it's been going strong all summer. It even has the same high/low beams as stock.
 

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Praise the Lord. I can see again! Finished the P7 instal. Wired my passing lights wired up today . I bought them for efficiency, but it really dressed up the front end. Looks like a different bike. I can live with the headlight sticking out an inch. But for the sake of discussion, what type trim rings are y'all using, except the "halo ring". No disrespect to anyone using one of these, I just think they look too aftermarket. In the last couple of months I've added a seat rest, highway pegs, put on new back tire ( new front one in the shed), upgraded cam chain tensioners, and just did the P7 upgrade. Right now I'm happier than a two peckered bulldog puppy.
 

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I'm Using the visor style headlight trim ring on my stock twin bulb halogen on my SGS with matching rings on my turns. Question on the HID conversion though do they draw more current and make more heat than an LED ??
 

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Praise the Lord. I can see again! Finished the P7 instal. Wired my passing lights wired up today . I bought them for efficiency, but it really dressed up the front end. Looks like a different bike. I can live with the headlight sticking out an inch. But for the sake of discussion, what type trim rings are y'all using, except the "halo ring". No disrespect to anyone using one of these, I just think they look too aftermarket. In the last couple of months I've added a seat rest, highway pegs, put on new back tire ( new front one in the shed), upgraded cam chain tensioners, and just did the P7 upgrade. Right now I'm happier than a two peckered bulldog puppy.
I think your ready for a road trip to ES in June, and bring scspartan along with you. It would be nice seeing you to guys again.
 
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