300r anyone re-align the high beam and always have both running? - Page 2 - Honda CBR 300 Forum
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post #11 of 29 Old 02-14-2016, 09:56 PM
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leave the existing wiring and wire the LED bar to come on with your high beams, easy
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I don't know if anyone else has this issue, but at night time when I put on my high beam it doesn't do much at all. Mine is stock, haven't touched it 1 bit and when turned on it kind of shoots up and over to the left. I think both headlights straight forward would be much better. I looked at the shape of the high beam reflector inside and it looks identical as the daytime running light to me. Am I wrong? Has anyone adjusted their high beam to equal that of the daytime running light? IMO, I would think it would dramatically increase my night time view of what's directly in front of me. Any thoughts?
Since it doesn't seem like you received any direct answers to you question, I'll give it a go... it sounds like the factory simply didn't get the headlight aim adjusted correctly on your bike. It happens. Anyway, have you taken a look at your Owner's Manual to see if it shows the procedure for adjusting the headlight aim?
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ahh you have the tiny driver's lights up in the top V corner? In the U.S. we don't get them for some reason. There is a plastic plug in the hole where the bulb would go. Don't know why. Also..you drive on the wrong side of the road! So your highbeam may be at a different angle? Seems like each Country the lights are a bit different. I have Philips 8000k bulbs in. Low and High.
I heard because in USA there are some states (perhaps in all states) the headlight on a motorcycle needs to always be on. The $0.01 plug saves Honda a penny over the $0.25 bulb.
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I've noticed the same problem, that the highbeam is very focused to the top left of the lowbeam.


Best thing you can do is install new plugs and bulbs, and wire both lights in parallel
Install a dual light socket where you can put HID high/low beam bulbs in (with dual filament).

The problem I think is that you can't choose too high powered bulbs, not good for the electrical load on the bike, and the plastic housing.

Not sure how many watts the stock bulbs are, but I would seriously not put anything more than 2x30W HID on them. Forget 50W, they would just melt the casing; or go to ~5W leds.

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Old post has risen. Since this post I have installed exactly what @MeeLee said. A 30w HID system. Haven't adjusted anything and I barely go night riding but when I do I don't need the high beam at all now. The low beam is very bright
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Old post has risen. Since this post I have installed exactly what @MeeLee said. A 30w HID system. Haven't adjusted anything and I barely go night riding but when I do I don't need the high beam at all now. The low beam is very bright
Did you just install the highbeams or the lowbeam?
If the lowbeam, make sure you don't blind other drivers.
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Did you just install the highbeams or the lowbeam?
If the lowbeam, make sure you don't blind other drivers.
I did both low/high. I never ride at night so I haven't gotten any complaints. I always get the 'hey, your other headlight is out' tho.
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I heard because in USA there are some states (perhaps in all states) the headlight on a motorcycle needs to always be on. The $0.01 plug saves Honda a penny over the $0.25 bulb.
Our CBR300R's in the UK always have the dipped and running side lights on when you turn the ignition on. My car has running lights on as well. Apparently it is law in the UK to have them on new vehicles to reduce accidents etc. On my old bikes I turn them on dipped beam when out for a ride.

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I did both low/high. I never ride at night so I haven't gotten any complaints. I always get the 'hey, your other headlight is out' tho.
Likewise.
They look asymmetric with only 1 light on.
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Likewise.
They look asymmetric with only 1 light on.
do you turn on your high beams during the day? I don't think the law requires us to have headlights on as I see many other bikes with no headlights on.
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