I like the idea of the Harley Daymaker LED light, but at $400 it's a bit pricey. Even if ordering from someone like BoardTracker, that gets it down to $320... still a bit much.
On top of that, Harley doesn't seem to even be offering it anymore on their main site? Part #67700145
(or 67700147A) doesn't show up on harley-davidson.com. I have a Street 750 registered there as my bike, and a search for Daymaker brings up no results (although I can find it on the harley-davidson.ca, the Canadian site... go figure). On the USA site, even when I successfully found the 5 3/4" Daymaker, clicking on it brings up a page that says "This product is no longer available."
So -- affordable alternatives?
Two things I've come across: there appears to be a generic "Daymaker" type of light available here:
5 75" 5 3 4" Black Projector Daymaker LED Light Bulb Headlight for Harley | eBay
Now, $135 is more like it. But at 1/3 the price, the odds of it being cheap junk shoot way up. Or is it possibly the same product that Harley sells, just without the Harley name? Unlikely, but I'm really just asking to see if anyone has gotten or tried this light and has anything to report about it.
Another alternative is an H4 replacement bulb from DK Custom:
DK Custom Premium White LED Drop-In Headlight Bulb H4 - Fits All Harley
$69.95 is pretty darn affordable. Does it work on a Street? They have a disclaimer on their site about the CANBus bikes, saying:
NOTE: H-D CANbus motorcycles require at least 1.2Amps of power draw for the headlight circuit or an error code may display. This will not effect the operation or use of this bulb in any way but at this time there is no way to disable this.
Then again, they also say:
These are Not DOT Approved. Legal for Off-Road Use Only.
That kind of ruins it. They do make a DOT-approved replacement Xenon light, for $23, that puts out 900 lumens. That's a little under 1/3 as much light as the LED, so it's not nearly as appealing of an upgrade.
Anyway -- what are you folks doing for headlight upgrades?