I ain’t skeered of no deerA few years back i rode to see some friends in stonewall. At 11:30 i headed to my cabin rental 15 miles south of Fredericksburg that 22 mile ride was the scariest ride of my life. It was late january and slightly foggy. I gave up counting at 200 deer. White tail and fallow in groups of 15 plus crossing in front of you and a couple standing on the side of the road every 1/4 mile. I never hit 35 mph.
Here in ellis co i trapped 4,500 pigs between 2002 and 2010 out of 30 live traps. I dont enjoy riding at night here at all.
Currently, I'm running Baja Designs S2 lights and a Skene Dimmer on the CB500X. They're pretty good on the little honda (it doesn't go that fast) and they don't draw much electricity. They're also 10x better than the ADV Monster lights ever thought about being. On single lane goat paths at night the headlights are not my limiting factor and on open road I can see plenty far and wide with them at reasonable speeds.... With the Skene dimmer my S2's just dim with my headlight down to something like 15% power. They're on full blast with my high beam and it's an issue on occasion.
I left Clovis. NM at 5:30am a couple of weeks back to get a jump on the ride home. Seems like I rode for a little over an hour before the sun came up.
My Gold Wing's low beams didn't feel like enough to ride highway speeds, so I kicked on the high beams and that threw enough light down the road to see comfortably at those speeds. I was waiting for someone to flash me to turn them down, but no one did. So I just rode like that.
Wasn't so bad, but didn't particularly enjoy it. Felt much more comfortable when the sun came up and I could see off into the sides of the road.
I have the S2 sport driving lights (wide & spot combo) on a similar setup in my Africa Twin. I'm very happy with the setup. I was out last night and they did great as usual. The lights being on at 20% during the day is a big plus too. Far fewer cars pull out in front of me since I installed them.
I run a spot on the left side and a driving combo on the right. The cool thing is BD sells all the different lenses separately so it's easy to experiment with different beam patterns.
My grand dad hit two deer in one year with deer whistles on his truck and he swore they did not work so iv never tried them.I have the Save-A-Deer whistle on my little Ninja. One complaint is that it needs 40 mph wind speed to whistle loudly. On the one mile loose gravel road to my house, 30 mph seems fast enough, 20 mph if the county road grader has has unimproved it. And that mile is where there's always deer jumping across, feeding on the shoulder or has fawn(s) unable to jump the fence. The other is that the glue to attach it wasn't strong enough to hold it on my front fender at highway speeds.
Has anyone had good results with the electric deer whistles?