Denali D2 LED Driving Light Kit
nighttime country riding
I ride through the country every day on my commute. These definitely make me feel safer, better able to see deer and other critters that might be lurking near the road.
May 11, 2015
These brighten my day... And night.
Awesome set of lights. Super bright, they do not match the color of my headlights. My headlights are Osram Nightbreakers halogen the warm color compared to these LED's. I have them wired to switch intensity from low to high with my headlights and they are simply perfect. Easy to install. 2 options 10 degree or 40 wide degree lenses. I have the 10 on the left and 40 on the right.
Just a friendly reminder don't cut off the push button switch for any reason. The lights still need that to run. I had to solder it back in. And now the switch is located under my pillion seat.
May 8, 2015
Good for the size.1190r ADV 2014
Installed these , onThursday , went out into the sticks on friday night for a 6 hr ride thru all sorts of terrain. Spoon drains , slippery mud , tarmac, wet roads, hills, corners tight and sweeping and gravel roads.
They are an improvement over the stock headlamp for sure and light up the bush to the side well, i have mounted them to the crash bars i feel they could do better at around the indicator height as the light skips over the road surface and not onto it, especially on gravel roads which have a light pigment.
I will bulster my setup by moving these to the indicator height and then buying some peircing style leds for a deeper and clearer view further down the road , something that the D2's don't do well IMO.
March 24, 2015
Not as great as people rave about
First problem I had with the Denali D2's involved the hinge link, the M3x20 socket head bolt and the fact that you could not secure one light with it as it was either to short or the hinge link was defective (had to use a nylon hammer to seat it).
I found the hinge link issue out after installing the wiring harness on my 2005 FJR1300 (and wow, is there a LOT of extra wire for my bike left over to try to put somewhere - can't they offer two choices of harness lenght?).
The lights are not as bright as I was hoping. I guess the people that say how bright they are have a poor headlight system to begin with. The FJR1300 has a very decent headlight system - the only one better I've had exposure to was on my Goldwing.
They don't help with the distance much more than the standard FJR headlamps do. The do throw some additional light to the sides, so that's a plus. I purchased mirror mounts for the lights, so they are not close to the ground but approximately headlight level.
Will I keep them - yep, since they are already mounted. Would I buy them again for another bike? Only if my headlight system on that bike was very poor.
Would I recommend them to a friend? Nope, not unless they just wanted some spare lights mounted on the forks for cager visibility.
March 6, 2015
Great Driving Lights
I purchased these lights on sale, so for the "bang" well worth it. I do not think I would have bought them however, if they were at full price.
However, with that said, they do the job well, and enhance the lighting for my motorcycle. These are not flood lights, but driving lights, so don't expect the "world" to light up. But they do provide great added lighting while driving at night, without blinding oncoming traffic. They allow for low and high beam capability, love that.
As for the ease to put them in, well lets say, I am sure that may vary, depending on the individuals mechanical capacity. I do not like working with electrical. The wiring harness provided in the kit is definitely a must.
I did look online for more information as to how to install them for my particular bike, which was the best thing I could have done, helped me immensely in how/where to put my connections.
I am pleased with my purchase, and do recommend them for others to use to enhance the stock lighting on your bikes.
March 2, 2015
D2's rock! Be seen on the road in daylight and lite your nite with these!
This is just about the ideal lighting solution. At 40% light during the day it provides great marking lights to help you stand out and be seen during the daylight hours. At night, when hooked to your brights, they provide exceptional lighting to see what's coming and most any speeds. Only thing that could be easier is the installation. Trusted my dealer to splice them into the existing harness. Very happy with the results.
February 23, 2015
Amazing lights and worth every penny
I bought these lights based on the strength of reviews here and elsewhere. I have not been disappointed. I also purchased the fender bolt mount kit for my 2014 Ninja 650. They look great and I have received a lot of feedback from fellow riders and it was all positive. I spent a lot of time on aiming and a lot of trial and error and tested in my dark early morning commute. I made small aiming changes until I was happy with the result that gave me a long range beam without blinding oncoming motorists. Most folks could just aim a little below level at 20-30 feet from the garage door and be done but I wanted to get the most I could out of them. I like the hi-low configuration and that was a big selling point to me too. I do run them on hi in the day as well without complaint. I am absolutely certain that these increase my visibility to other drivers and I can see much farther down the dark country roads I often drive on. They were expensive but worth every penny. I have been using these for several months now and have had no problems with them at all.
February 9, 2015
Bugs will catch on fire
Reasonably easy to install with instructions from online forums. These babies put out a LOT of light. I installed them to increase my visual footprint and they certainly do that. Very high quality and durable lights. I dropped one of them on a concrete floor during install and it still works.
November 18, 2014