FJR guys bought what was available and used that. Not enough light output for low power and not enough for what they wanted on high voltage. They bought clearwaterled lights instead. Clearwaterled lights use no filters "reflectors" Just high powered led's pointing straight to the front. Using the correct reflectors the lights can be used without blinding oncoming traffic. The focus of the light is in the middle just like a regular reflector headlight. Most vehicles use(d) these for years! They don't have a cutoff like a projector, this is true yet they are less than half the size of a projector and still produce usable light. 2016 and previous FZ don't have a cutoff either. Reflector headlight is used. The light output is similar to the H4 used in the headlight. You get a hot spot in the middle with bleeding light on all sides. The bleeding light on all sides isn't as bright as the middle is.You're obviously preaching to the choir about the poor stock headlight pattern. But throwing on lights with no cutoff isn't good just because others do it too. It sucks they charge $500 for these, but they are done right. They work, have a legal cutoff and no light in to drivers eyes, unlike the ones you are playing with. It's one of the reason the FJR guys tried and rejected them that I told you about.
It would be nice if you can come up with a bracket that tucks the led fog lights up out of the way, so they are not all that noticeable when not in use.
Three quick ideas:
Option #1 under the headlight, in front of each fork tube.
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Option #2 under the headlight near the middle of the headlight
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Option #3 again under the headlight but tucked up and back a little so they can be aimed down at the road.
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Just some quick ideas, with another being inside the fake intake scoops, but this might limit the adjustable range of the lights.
Or make them a universal mounting option, so they can be installed on any year FZ/MT-09.
That looks great, and I appreciate that you're thinking of us XSR owners, too. I'm wondering if that mounting location will work for those of us who have removed the 1" spacer between the headlight shell and the bracket. It looks like it might be a little tight…Speaking with an XSR owner we have a location we are going to shoot for and a concept mock up of that location. I think this is a great spot. Going to pick up some xsr headlight parts and see about a bracket putting them in this location. Thanks. Jeffrey for the picture.
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