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J.W. Speaker 8692 adaptives long term test

For those not at the SW raffle , I snagged the J W Speaker adaptive LED headlights . Once I rest up I will post the install and start a long term test write up ..

these puppies are sweet ..
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we want pics, videos, etc. (or at least I do.... )

congrats on the win.
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the install video from J.W. Speaker

https://www.jwspeaker.com/resources/...d-glide-video/

video on the adaptive series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjF_l6M5NKg&t=75s

I did the deed yesterday , pretty strait forward , the only PITA to me is the fairing has to be hung with the lights in as it is a one piece unit , much easier to hang the fairing then install the lights ..

Never had daymakers , but have ridden bikes with them , and I believe these are brighter , don't know for certain .. They are advertised at 5000K , IIRC , which is pure white light ..

The side lighting , or adaptive lights work well , I only made a short trip last night to see if they needed adjusting , I think I got the adjustment down real close at the start ..

Seems I herd that J.W. Speaker is the company who makes the daymakers .. Someone else may know for certain ..

First impression is awesome ..

I ride a lot at night , I live in the woods and ride through them to work , and there is no way I could justify , this close to retirement , or any other time for that matter , dropping a grand on a set of headlights .. Like I told BobRG15 yesterday on the phone , so much for upgrading to a newer Roadie ..

The only really skeery thing is realizing that the only things between $1000 and the pavement are the three plastic tabs on the adjustment bolts ..

the only downside is the headlight trim doesn't fit now ...

Soon I will mount the go pro on the fender and do a video of the lights doing their thing ..

Many thanks to J.W. Speaker for the awesome donation to SW VII , and many thanks to the Queen of SWAG , for accepting the bribe ..

No one knows how bad I needed these puppies ..

More to come ..
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First Issue :

So they have been doing great for a bit over two weeks now ...

This morning on the way to work at not much after midnight , I'm on low beams , they start flickering crazy for a few seconds , then wala as if by magic , i have high beams , even tho' the switch is in the low position , then maybe a mile down the road and wala back to low beams , no more flickering ..

They flickered a bit when I fired up at work and went to high beams and flicked back and forth between high and low .

In between I called J.W. Speaker , "well no they aren't sposed to do that" . So fixing to go back in there , make sure I got good voltage at the lights and all the connections are good .. One thing I did notice when I installed them is the fit between the plugs isn't as tight as the fit with the standard lights ...

I asked if I needed to get the anti flicker harness and she said "no" , that's for jeeps .. I have found a place that sells them for the H3 and most every other plug out there .. We will see ..

And yes they are the ones that make the daymakers ..

Otherwise I love 'em ..
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Lets see some pics of them installed.

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electricity has always been strange and done strange things , I can tell you tales of strangeness from the Navy and electricity in my guns that well are strange ..

When they flickered earlier , the high beam indicator stayed on , when the lights were low beam , on low beam the high indicator was dim , and flickered , like the lights were losing ground and looking for it ..

So with my afu'd werk skedule , I had to wait till today to really spend time with it .. Go out this morning , fairing removed , high beam indicator is on at low position , so check my voltages at both connectors , high and low on both connectors are at 12.29 VDC ..

Take one of the OEM lights and plug in to harness , turn lights on and wala low and high beam werk and the high beam indicator is out on low beam ..

So hook the new lights back in and wala #2 , they werk properly , now to get the fairing back on , much easier with the OEM lights as they are separate , and it is much easier to hook the fairing and then plug the lights in ....

Cautiously optimistic , on vacation this week , so we will see ..

BTW in case you didn't know , driving a cage to werk is most embarrassing . The only thing that could be worse is if it was a mini van driving to werk .. My RG is the preferred mode of transport ..

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Been a few months Jack. Any more updates?

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'Sup Mikey , well actually I forgot I posted this ..

When I did the re install after the flicker episode , I filled the plugs with bulb grease which is something I always do , but in my rush on the initial installation did not do .. No more issues since the re installation ..

Still ride at night a lot and the trip to Kentucky with Bob and Gary and Audrey and Scott and Angie and Jim and Gail and wifey , they did great .

Still yet to put the go pro on , right now , she is down with clutch issues ..

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'Sup Mikey , well actually I forgot I posted this ..

When I did the re install after the flicker episode , I filled the plugs with bulb grease which is something I always do , but in my rush on the initial installation did not do .. No more issues since the re installation ..

Still ride at night a lot and the trip to Kentucky with Bob and Gary and Audrey and Scott and Angie and Jim and Gail and wifey , they did great .

Still yet to put the go pro on , right now , she is down with clutch issues ..
Good to hear the lights are doing well. Hope you get that clutch issue sorted out.

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hopefully get in there this week , gonna start at the ball ramps and make sure that's good and gonna pull the plates and put an eyeball on them as well ..

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