Does anyone have any experience with Halo/Demon eyes? What would the best brand be for a 2014 R1? I'm debating doing the demon eyes, I have a red R1 but I might just buy the entire assembly itself....idk...input?
This forum cracks me up sometimes.
What are your thoughts guys on demon lights, halos and angel eyes?
DON'T DO IT!
Because we said so, buy exhausts, buy cowls, buy tracks items!
Anyhow....here is my opinion on after market headlights or headlights mods. I have Angel & Demon eyes projectors retrofitted on my 02.
In theory, the product looks great but as NoExpert mentioned, you will see those only when the headlights are off, which involves the installation of an extra switch to turn the low beams on and off and I am not a fan of any type of non stock switch drilled in the fairings or in the bars. And if you go with the low beams always on to avoid the switch, the demon eyes won't be visible as they turn off when low beams are on.
The angel eyes in white are super bright. Day time, you can barely see the demon eye and night time, the white angel eyes are so bright that they overcome the demon eyes. And to be honest, unless I am at a stop and want to show the bike, I rather have my low beams on, which again, switches off the demon eye and render the angel eyes totally uniform with the low beams.
That was for the aesthetic part.
Now you gotta know that even if they use LEDs, that's a lot of LEDs which draw quite some current, meaning if you have a problem with your bike and have to crank it over and over again, your battery will die quicker (unless you have a switch that would totally disable the headlights).
About the quality now. I don't know whether those guys use OEM headlights or Chinese headlights to do their mods since they sell the assembly, but to do so, they have to separate the lens from the housing and even if it is an OEM headlight, gotta make sure the final product is sealed tight (water & humidity ) and believe me, if you need to change a ring, halo or angel eye, that's gonna be some sport.
LEDs, rings or halo WILL go out! Believe me. No it is up to you to make sure that the look upgrade is worth the headache in case of trouble!
I had done it, I love it.
Good luck bro!