Join Date: May 2014
Location: Maple Ridge, BC Canada
Model: 97 gl1500 SE
The cornering lights do next to nothing as far as lighting up the road no matter what size bulbs you use.They are on too much of an angle towards the ditch.The only real advantage to lighting them all the time is that the bike looks much bigger coming towards you.If you want real driving lights you will have to change them out so the bulbs actually point in the right direction.
My thoughts too. I've been eyeing the 50W LED lower cowl driving lights at Cyclemax. 100W of combined LED lighting would be handy. It would help with visibility (both me being able to see and oncoming cars seeing me.)
Bikes I've owned since June, 2013:
Since sold:11 CBR250R, 89 ZG1000, 92 Ninja 500, 85 V45 Magna, 84 DT200, 82 Virago 750, 92 Virago 1100, 04 Kawasaki ZZR250, 07 Vstrom 650 ABS, 88 GL1500, 14 Ninja 300, 86 V65 Magna, 96 VLX600, 08 WR250X, 09 KLX250S, 87 FZR1000, 14 Ninja 650, plus some more...
2010 Husqvarna TE250
2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650
2008 GL1800 with bagger kit