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    LED Headlight Upgrade

    Interested in upgrading my 17' SGS headlight. Only considering Kuryakyn 7" Orbit or the Custom Dynamics 7" Truebeam. Anyone have expierence with either or done a side by side comparison? From their specifications they seem to perform very similar but there is a big difference in price. $249.00 vs $439.00. I spoke with JP Cycles yesterday, they had not heard of radio interference issues with the Custom Dynamics Truebeam.

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    I dumped my Daymaker for the Custom Dynamic unit with the Halo ring. Very pleased with it. Sold the Daymaker to a buddy for $150.
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    I had the Custom Dynamics, but it interfered with the radio (mostly AM....I know, who listens to AM?!). I put the filter on it and it still buzzed. Now have the Hogworkz Halomaker and it is great. $255 (Dennis Kirk) and no filter needed.
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    I have the CD true beam on my 18 sgs and no problems with radio reception,GREAT light

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    Like Mojo Iíve got the Custom Dynamics with the Halo. I like it a lot and have no static issues with FM, Phone or USB Tunes. I have no idea if it affects AM

    More importantly I love the lllumination you get with the LED

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarleyAl View Post
    I had the Custom Dynamics, but it interfered with the radio (mostly AM....I know, who listens to AM?!). I put the filter on it and it still buzzed. Now have the Hogworkz Halomaker and it is great. $255 (Dennis Kirk) and no filter needed.
    Sorry to hijack but what filter did you have? My eagle lights headlight has killed my radio reception. I was going to try a ferrite bead and some home brew shielding (wire mesh)

    Custom dynamics likely makes their product. Who makes kuryakyn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azglocker View Post
    Sorry to hijack but what filter did you have? My eagle lights headlight has killed my radio reception. I was going to try a ferrite bead and some home brew shielding (wire mesh)

    Custom dynamics likely makes their product. Who makes kuryakyn?

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    I tried two different Custom Dynamics filters (one stock, and one custom built by CD for me). I also tried a Headwinds brand filter. They all helped, but none solved the problem. I even tried using two filters at the same time.

    Here is another one that I just found online:
    https://www.jpcycles.com/search/sear...012733&Ntk=All

    Good luck!
    HarleyAl


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    Founding Member azglocker's Avatar
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    Thanks for the link. I will try it but it's not what I expected. I suspect the noise is from the switching controller in the light. Most LEDs don't just draw a resistive load like incandescent bulbs but have a controller that switches the power on and off. You can even hear it in some lights (my streamlight strion whines at different pitches depending on the setting). Ferrite beads on the antenna and/or light harness may help but my goal I think is to shield the antenna wire from EMI through the fairing and maybe even under the tank to shield against interference from the plug wires.

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    Milwaukee Eight 107 l Stage 1 l V&H FP3 Tuner l SE air cleaner l Cobra 909 Slip ons l Stage ll Torque
    HD Hard Lowers
    l 4 Point detach l Low Backrest l ClearView Shield l Fairing wings l Fork deflectors
    Custom Dynamic Fr & Rr LED's & Plasma Rods, Halo headlight l CVO seat l Tri-Bar / Brake Taillight

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    Hey, just got a rock or something thrown into my headlight and cracked it from top to bottom. The light still works but I'm sure if I get caught in the rain it will get water in it so I'm looking at a new light. The one I found is HogWorkz 7″ LED Blackout HaloMaker Headlight Kit. Does anyone have one of these or know anything about them? It is supposed to be an easy swap and is not supposed to interfere with the radio and is considerably cheaper than the OEM replacement. Any help is appreciated. Oh it's a 18 Street Glide Special.

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