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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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TBS headlight

Anyone changed the headlight on a TBS? I already installed a LED but it is still not better than stock... any idea?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 12:55 PM
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First, make sure your headlight is getting full voltage. On US bikes the ignition switch is also switching the headlight, and this causes the switch to go bad.

If you want the best, get the JW Speaker 7" adaptive headlight.

If you want to go the cheap route, this knockoff has gotten good reviews on more than one forum I frequent: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3278...chweb201603_53

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In my honest opinion the je speaker is too modern looking a light and although itís a half decent light is does not beat the spread of the trucklite. Iíve tried both on and even though the trucklite sticks out1/2Ē I still prefer it. Itís a standard 7Ē light made for jeeps but works wonders. About $160 but with a 3 year warranty.




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I just had the chance to test my Grote LED light up in the Carolina mountains and was very impressed with the wide beam it puts out ( so were the three guys following me ).
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I went with the same Grote headlamp.
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As long as it has more than one wheel, I'm game.
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I just had the chance to test my Grote LED light up in the Carolina mountains and was very impressed with the wide beam it puts out ( so were the three guys following me ).


That actually looks more retro than the trucklite. Any idea where I can find a link for this light?


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That actually looks more retro than the trucklite. Any idea where I can find a link for this light?


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Bought mine off Amazon Grote 90941-5
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thks for the Grote ref. But... there are no springs holding the headlamp on the chromed rim... any pointers on how to install the Grote?
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I went with the same Grote headlamp.
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