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Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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After riding for a few weeks, I can tell the aux lights help. They don't make a world of difference in urban environment full of street lights and other ambient lighting, but they make it easier to navigate the dark back roads and dimly lit streets. They did make me feel more comfortable on a recent NY->NJ->NY trip, when I was coming back in the dark. I would rate this lights 7 out of 10, in part for outstanding customer service from Twisted Throttle. "-1" for chrome not being completely uniform on the back of cooling fins, "-0.5" for dinky switch mounted via double-sided tape and "-0.5" for switch mounting plate not working with C50 (contrary to advertised), "-1" for light distribution not being more of a uniform spread on sides. To be honest, $75 shipped - I don't think there is a light system out there that can compete. Would I buy it for $400+ original MSRP - No!
P.S. In all fairness, Twisted Throttle has a new version of this lights called Denali DR1 2.0, which addresses most of my complaints above, plus it has a proper water proof switch, ability to dim the lights out of the box (you do need an extra switch/module) and very cool canbus integration with certain motorcycles. If you were to buy full price, look for DENALI D4 2.0 - I believe a better light for the same $ (original MSRP).
2008 Suzuki C50 Limited Edition