That’s a good question considering the options now a days for Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, and Triumph sport bike headlight upgrades. So we are going to cover the most common and sold upgrades. Angel Eyes, (Also known as Halos) Projector Kits, Demon Eyes, DRL, and HID kits. We will attempt to cover all important aspects so that you or any other rider that is considering a headlight upgrade will know what he or she is getting based on what they are looking for.
Pig spotter mirrors have been around for over 12 years now. The 1st style had a very small lens, approx. 2 inches in diameter. The Pig Spotter 2 mirrors have a lens diameter of approx. 3.5 inches making them better for visibility than the Original Pig Spotters. The lens although smaller in relation to OEM mirrors lenses are convex so that the view is widened out to the viewer. All Pig Spotter 2 mirrors have yellow flashing LEDs built in. These can be used as either running lights or turn signals, but not both. Most riders will utilize the LED’s for the signals.
When a car or truck goes in to a shop to have the brakes checked due to pulsation, the problem will nearly always be from warped rotors. For a motorcycle, this is not always the case. Unlike cars and trucks that have a solid mounted rotors, most motorcycles have floating rotors which self align to the brake pads when compressed.
When there is a pulse in the brake lever when compressed that may feel like a warped rotor, it could be something quite different that gives the rider that same symptom. When the “floating buttons” on the rotors get gummed up and stuck, that can prevent the floating rotor from moving freely and self aligning with the compressing brake pads.
When shopping for a fairing kit for your Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, or Yamaha sportbike, most riders should atleast consider an aftermarket bodykit. There are several different manufactures that do make these, and nearly all if not every manufacturer will be in China or surrounding asian countries. Now I am talking about full painted oem replacement abs bodykits, not to be confused with race fairings which many of those are made in the USA. Are aftermarket bodykits as good as factory fairings? I will tell you in one word “NO, but some kits can be very close”. Also understand that not all aftermarket bodykit manufactures are created equal. Some will use lower grade machines and less than perfect molds than what others may use.
For those riders considering upgrading their bikes head light with a Halo/Angel eye kit, please note these details, tips, and installation photos. Halo eyes are one of the more popular eye candy accessories that you can get your bike. The look is quite eye catching to say the least. The main details of this post is about installation and not much more. Since all halo/angel eye kits require removal and disassembly of the headlight, it is important to always test the halo rings to the bikes battery before doing anything else on the installation. Imagine that you take apart your bikes headlight, install the halo eyes, and then put the headlight back on your bike… wire it up… and then one of the rings is dead, does not light. Dont go through this, always test the ring immediately to the battery to ensure proper brightness of each ring.