Hey guys, been a lurker for about a year, so I thought I would start posting some of my lighting experiences.
I now have a Ninja 1000 and am really disappointed with the stock lighting. I've owned many bikes and just sold a 2010 Concour 14. The Concour had a dual headlight setup like the N1k does, but at least the Concour used both beams for low & high.
2011 Ninja 1000
The N1k only uses the right beam for the low beam and the left is only a high beam. Needless to say, this sucks!
The last few nights when riding the bike home, I would stop at a light and have a car pull up behind me and totally wash out my headlight to the point I can't see the road ahead of me. Geezzzz, it is that bad!
Key-on, not running (marker lights on):
Running low beam:
Running high beam:
** EDIT **
Disclaimer, I am documenting my installation of this kit in this thread just to show the differences in light before and after. This modification might not be legal and I am not recommending that others should do this modification.
I just ordered a BiXenon HID Projector kit and will be doing the install in the coming weeks.
I've done upgrades/retro fits for many different cars, bikes, and quads, so this should not be too much different then what I've done in the past.