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Would like more information on this, has anyone installed this on there TW, Is there a big difference on light output and brightness VS the stock halogen? I installed a replacement LED bulb last summer and was not satisfied with the results so reinstalled the halogen. Need more light and better night vision! This product is really interesting, not sure if I should purchase black or chrome? Photos and videos would be greatly appreciated

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I have one on my DR650. It would be the same light output as the TW LED. I can say without a doubt, it is all that and more. The difference between the stock DR light and a Cyclops led doesn't even come close to the JNS.
This is what it looks like on the DR. Actually it looks better in person. Should look the same on the TW.
I'll buy one for the TW one of these days.
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Yes. The Cyclops does put out a lot of light, but not much cut off. I still have the 7000 Cyclops in my NC700X, but I have Fog a spotlights on it. The JNS is the best headlight I've tried so far.
 

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I have one on my DR650. It would be the same light output as the TW LED. I can say without a doubt, it is all that and more. The difference between the stock DR light and a Cyclops led doesn't even come close to the JNS.
This is what it looks like on the DR. Actually it looks better in person. Should look the same on the TW.
I'll buy one for the TW one of these days.
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I just installed a JnS Engineering on my 07 tw200 and it was so easy and works great. So much safer at night and uses way less electricity. The first change you should make is this.
 

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Would be nice if someone posted a picture or video of the light put out by the JNS headlight in the real world environment. Light against a garage door, or in a city nightscape with other lights while helpful does not really show what to expect on a darkened road.
I'm just curios how the JNS compares to some of the under $25 options I enjoy, especially the long range beam intensity.
 

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I’ve got a JNS black unit on its way over here – and I’ll report on it shortly (it’s currently stuck in customs)

The deciding factor to go with the JNS unit, was a recent MOT (road worthiness certificate), and I used a new shop to do it. They took a look at my LED and the interaction with the reflector on the headlight, and decided it was too erratic, eg “no good”. Rather than make a simple phone call, they then took it upon themselves to put it all back to good ‘ol Halogen – (fecking useless) – before issuing the bike with the relevant paperwork

They told me what they’d done when I went to pick up the bike. My initial thought was “I’ll soon have that back together”, except for one small detail I discovered later – they’d lost the H4 collar that dictates how the bulb sits in the reflector

This is a common fault when simply replacing the bulb, and one that I’d researched at length earlier and often comes up in the “Cyclops” bulb reviews. If you have an LED that relies on the angles of the reflector in the headlight, it’s the reflector that dictates the “cut off”, and can also interfere with the total output of the LED bulb

To avoid this happening, you have to stick with the type of bulb the reflector was originally designed for – (or you’ll run into a grumpy MOT inspector). What works perfectly well in the daylight or on the trail at night, apparently doesn’t cut much mustard with the tin pot little Hitler who did my MOT. Ironically, the last place DID pass it, but to get the MOT done twice at two different locations would be as costly as buying a new LED bulb – so I cut my losses, lesson learned – no point in crying over spilt milk

The advantage of the JNS unit, is that it uses “forward firing” LED’s, that are not dependant on any reflector (which is just as well, as it’s blacked out on my ordered unit). This means that you get the full potential of the LED bulbs in use, with a more defined cut off and side areas – something a simple bulb swap cannot do by its very nature

As a sealed unit, the beam efficiency and characteristics of the JNS unit are “pre-defined”, and about as good as it gets. The trouble with the “mix and match” options out there, is that by mixing components, you are not going to get the full potential of the bulb, and risk reducing the bulbs potential by scattering the light everywhere but where you want it

The above is what tipped me over the edge towards JNS, and sure, it’s pricey, but look at what we spend on racks. In terms of priority, I think I need to see where I’m going first and foremost …….
 

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The difference between the JNS(or other good quality lights) and the plethora of cheap knock-off LED lights is the beam pattern. Cheapo LED's might appear bright initially but get on a dark road and you realize they don't light up much of anything (same goes for the majority of the led "bulbs" you drop in place of a H4 halogen). The light is scattered off into space and the trees, not really on the road where you want it. LED headlights look funny because LEDs need very different projectors to focus the light.

The JNS is considerably brighter than the stock headlight, and has a very sharp low beam cutoff(good). I left the plastic headlight cowl off initially and brought a 10mm wrench to adjust the two upper bolts, which are slotted to allow you to adjust the vertical aim.

There's "correct" ways to set the proper height, but the easy way is to note where the cutoff falls while riding around in traffic at night. While following a typical sedan at a reasonable following distance, your cutoff should be somewhere between the license plate and rear deck lid- i.e just under the height of the side mirrors.

If you realize the inside of the car in front of you looks like a movie theater, it's because your headlight is projecting into there, and everyone on the road secretly wishes you'd die in a fire.

The high beam on the JNS is a singular "spot", that projects a relatively narrow vertical oval centered and above the low beam, which stays on. To me, the high beam could have a "fuller" pattern with more throw to the sides. It doesn't really bother me on the road much, but compared to the JW Speaker led on my cruiser which is a small sun when you flick to high beam, the JNS's high beam feels pretty wimpy.
 

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Thanks for the great write-ups, Purple & RaZ!

Totally happy with my JNS "black" unit...worth every penny.
And, it's just sexy as hell!
Plus, it's a good company with great customer service...

Suggestion: For the price, I would like to see them include a set of the quality screw-connection splicers.
(John: Hint-Hint!)
 

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compared to the JW Speaker led on my cruiser which is a small sun when you flick to high beam, the JNS's high beam feels pretty wimpy.
Perhaps - but don't forget that with both beams on with the JNS, the total draw is 35W - which is all my '98 has to give .....
 

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A couple of things I've notice installing mine. I had to file down the inside lips in front of the welded nut for the light brackets to be able to shift back to aim it properly, otherwise it will wedge into the frame on the light and stop you from tilting back past just getting the bolt to hold the light on. I also am still trying to figure out the best approach to the wiring behind the light getting crowded especially when turning the handlebars to the right. Other than that, this is the second bike I've ordered this for, and for good reason. I can see so much better at night off to the sides and into the woods than any other alternative I've tried. Plus the dang thing just looks futuristic to me and I'm just the kinda guy that can be sold on something as simple as that.
 

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I put one just for cleaner whiter light. It's a little bit brighter, not much. More importantly to me, I see more details on the road. Also, it was another piece of LED electrical, to reduce draw on the system.
 

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Well... all my mods are done, maintenance all complete for a bike that sat for a very long time. Took it out tonight and just could not figure out why I couldn't get my high beam aligned right for the bike. It would be straight ahead, then I'd ride a bit and then it was off to the side. Then I noticed when on low beam, the blue arrows were vibrating on the roadway more than anything I was sensing from the road or engine vibration. Got off and looked at the light and noticed the center round lens for the high beam will move from side to side if you tilt the bike one way then the other LOL. So.... Now I am waiting for RMATV to contact me about the warranty/return. I've had no trouble and love the JNS headlight on my other bike. Other than that, had a lot of fun on this bike's maiden voyage with me today until the sun went down.

Well... be aware, I bought one of the black ones although I don't know if that is any factor or not (through RMATV you can only order black, through JNS's website you can only order chrome which is kind of odd) but after talking to RMATV's warranty department they want a few days to look through what they still have in stock as I'm one of a few to have the exact same problem within a couple weeks. Guess I'll be throwing the stock headlight back in for now. Still want one of these in the bike, so I'll wait until it gets sorted out and it will get one in there, by garsh!

John at JNS got me back in business so much faster than RMATV would have been able to. I love these lights on my dual sports! My mods are all done and I'm ready to hit the trails tomorrow. JNS is awesome!
 

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So, it's funny that I was coming here to brag on what I feel was great customer service from JNS, and I find out more about why I have to wait on my Black TW200 Headlight. I received a call today from JNS, I think it was John, telling me that there was an issue with his supplier on the Black TW200 Headlight and it would be 2-3 weeks before I got my order. I am not going with any other product, so I didn't think twice about cancelling my order. I was grateful to receive a phone call explaining the issue and asking for my patience while it was resolved. Companies doing this proactively never happens anymore it seems, so call me "easy to please". Sounds like the issue is more than just a supply problem and they are taking the time to get it fixed (I could be reading into this).

BTW, long time lurker, first time poster. Thank you everyone for an awesome forum!
 

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So, it's funny that I was coming here to brag on what I feel was great customer service from JNS, and I find out more about why I have to wait on my Black TW200 Headlight. I received a call today from JNS, I think it was John, telling me that there was an issue with his supplier on the Black TW200 Headlight and it would be 2-3 weeks before I got my order. I am not going with any other product, so I didn't think twice about cancelling my order. I was grateful to receive a phone call explaining the issue and asking for my patience while it was resolved. Companies doing this proactively never happens anymore it seems, so call me "easy to please". Sounds like the issue is more than just a supply problem and they are taking the time to get it fixed (I could be reading into this).

BTW, long time lurker, first time poster. Thank you everyone for an awesome forum!
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